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As­sign­ment: Break­ing China’s Love Tri­an­gles

WORLD SER­VICE, 8.06PM

Ex­plor­ing the fact that there’s a mar­ket for pretty much any per­sonal ser­vice you can think of some­where in the world, this episode of As­sign­ment looks at the emerg­ing busi­ness of “mistress-dis­pelling” in China. It is the prac­tice of sep­a­rat­ing cheat­ing hus­bands from their girl­friends. Ed But­ler meets the pri­vate de­tec­tives and “mar­riage coun­sel­lors” who see them­selves as help­ing cou­ples to avoid di­vorce, and sits in on a mistress “stake­out”, all while ask­ing what this says about re­la­tion­ships in China to­day.

Wel­come to Wher­ever You Are

RA­DIO 4, 11.00PM

 Co­me­di­ans are fa­mously shy and re­tir­ing types, so this pro­gramme helps those frag­ile souls by al­low­ing them to avoid all gath­er­ing in one place. An­drew Maxwell hosts this stand-up gig with a dif­fer­ence from Lon­don – it fea­tures co­me­di­ans from all around the world, per­form­ing over the phone and in­ter­net video. Alice Fraser is live from Syd­ney, Storm Xu is in Shang­hai and Egyp­tian satirist Bassem Youssef in Los An­ge­les. Talk – slightly stilted by tech­nol­ogy – nat­u­rally turns to Brexit and in­ter­na­tional dif­fer­ences.

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