Marcus Brigstocke, Josie Lawrence and Mark Watson star in a panel game where the teams have just 24 hours to cram as much knowledge as they can on a given subject.

When commercial television arrived in the mid-1950s, brands had to adapt to the new medium, while the 1970s saw the likes of directors Alan Parker and Ridley Scott bringing a cinematic flair to the industry. Here are five incredible archive adverts. 📺

In The Life Scientific, Sir Gregory Winter, winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry tells @jimalkhalili how he invented a new class of drugs – including the world's best selling pharmaceutical.

Non-menstrual related TSS is actually more common in the UK than menstrual-related, which means it can also affect men and children. Here three people – none of whom contracted it via tampons – share their experiences of this incredibly rare infection.

Police have successfully infiltrated some of the biggest criminal markets on the dark web – but it’s pushing criminals into using encrypted apps which the police struggle to crack. So what should be done to ensure criminals do not exploit encryption?

Eleven people have been arrested after a man was stabbed several times in the street in London and collapsed and died in a hotel reception.

The Wolfgat, a small beachside restaurant in South Africa whose six staff have no formal training, has won the top prize at the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris.

It will be 100 years before the Met Police has the same ethnic mix as the population it serves, the force has said.

RT @BBCfileon4: .@BBCfileon4 investigation discovered chatrooms openly promoted as suitable for 13 -17 year olds, but with very sexual desc…

RT @BBC: Did you know that hit TV comedies such as Mighty Boosh and Flight of the Conchords started life on @BBCRadio4 and @BBCRadio2? 🤔

Great white sharks may hold the secrets to curing cancer and other age-related diseases 🦈

From Blackadder to Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (Pancake Day!), @greg_jenner shares his pick of the the funniest comedies inspired by history.

The number of people in work in the UK has continued to climb, with a record 32.6 million employed between October and December.

Karl Lagerfeld (@KarlLagerfeld) was one of the world's most iconic fashion designers, at the heart of not one, not two, but three fashion houses.

Writing to supporters, Mr Sanders said: "We are running against a president who is a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction."

US Senator Bernie Sanders says he will run again for president in 2020, making a second attempt to win the Democratic Party's nomination.

In A Good Read at 4.30pm, Harriett Gilbert (@HarriettSG) and her two guests discuss their favourite books. This week singer and author @tracey_thorn and writer Maggie O'Farrell nominate their choices.

At 4pm, @MichaelRosenYes talks to Eddy Canfor-Dumas and Peter Osborn about how improving our dialogue is good for everything, from helping excluded children to resolving conflict.

A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall.

An advert for Zara has sparked a fierce row over whether freckles "uglify" Chinese people.

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