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30 March 2016

Episode 233

27 minutes

British chocolate brand Prestat counted the Queen Mother, Roald Dahl and generations of sweet-toothed children as its fans but what happens when the company is rejuvenated for a new generation? Meanwhile, in Vienna we meet cosmetics entrepreneur Wolfgang Lederhaas, who explains why his products are inspired by 18th-century literature and philosophy. Plus: as Oculus Rift launches this week to international fanfare, we’re in San Francisco to investigate the future of virtual reality.

30 March 2016

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Prestat chocolate factory

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British chocolate brand Prestat has been making delicious delights for more than a century and former fans include the Queen Mother and that literary lover of all things chocolate, Roald Dahl. But after more than 100 years of ups and downs and a succession of colourful owners, the company aims to attract the next generation of fans. We visit the factory and sit down with chairman Nick Crean.

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Lederhaas cosmetics

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Organic skincare is all the rage these days but there’s something that makes Wolfgang Lederhaas and his award-winning company stand out. Alexei Korolyov pays the cosmetics entrepreneur a visit to discover how literature and philosophy influence his products and design.

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The future of virtual reality

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As Oculus Rift launches this week to international fanfare, Corey Takahashi visits the Virtual Reality Developers Conference in San Francisco to investigate the industry’s future.

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