About this podcast
The death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
About this podcast
The death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
The Death of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Queen's "beloved husband". Our royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell look backs on Prince Philip's life and we listen to the tributes paid to him today.
Keeping Up With the Kamerons
Kris Mason and ko tell all. We get into a lot of different questions on Newscast today... What were Rishi Sunak and David Cameron texting about? What can the Kardashians tell us about life in 2021? And what is really happening in Northern Ireland? Sara Canning, whose partner Lyra McKee was killed in riots in Derry two years ago, explains how she sees things. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham and Emma Close with Cristina Criddle and Alix Pickles. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
Young, wild, AZ free
Looks like under-30s will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab. But if the risks are so low, should we be worried? Fergus is back with all the answers and (right on cue) the Moderna jab arrives in Wales. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Danny Wittenberg and Ben Cooper. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
AZ Good as it Gets?
An AstraZeneca vaccine trial on children gets put on pause while a possible link with rare blood clots is investigated. And former Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, talks climate change, fintech and... should Adam sell his Bitcoin? Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Danny Wittenberg and Ben Cooper. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
Brexitcast: The Earwax Anniversary
It's been three months since the end of the Brexit transition period - so the gang is back together to wang on about its impact on trade, the Irish border and relations between the UK and the EU. Studio Director: Gerard Sudlow Producer: James Mallet Editor: Dino Sofos
Two stories, one issue. Sima Kotecha speaks to one of the co-authors of a government-commissioned report which says the UK "no longer" has a system rigged against minorities. And we also hear what's happened in the first few days of the George Floyd trial, with the BBC's Lebo Diseko. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
Dr. Adler’s European Tour
Katya and Fergus go on a (pretend/imaginary/studio-based) tour to hear what's going on in France, Germany, Spain and elsewhere around the continent. It's all planes, trains and staycations... Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Natalie Higgins, Danny Wittenberg, Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
Jane Garvey is back and, fortunately, the Suez Canal has reopened! Chris Mason joins Jane for a chat outside Westminster to talk about the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England. And we talk through what's happening in UK sex education classes, in light of recent claims of sexual abuse in schools. Today’s Newscast was made by Ben Weisz with Danny Wittenberg and Ben Cooper. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the Assistant Editor and Dino Sofos was the Editor.
Gompertz Not Forgotten
Arts Editor Will Gompertz looks back at some big celebrity moments as he leaves the BBC. What will the office look like when we return? Adam speaks to a project designer about the future of the work place. And, as China imposes sanctions on some UK MPs for spreading “misinformation”, China correspondent Robin Brant tells us why it’s happening. Today’s Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Georgia Coan, Ben Cooper and Ben Weisz. The studio director is Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the editor.
Move over Mondeo Man
Ford is waving farewell to its Mondeo as Adam and Business Editor Simon Jack remember the good old days. And will you be allowed in a pub without a vaccine passport? Adam and Chris chat to a pub landlord about how she's preparing. Also today, Victoria Derbyshire and producer Frankie Tobi bring us an exclusive investigation into those fleeing domestic violence being housed in unsafe refuges. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Cristina Criddle, Ben Cooper and Frankie Tobi. The studio director is Emma Crowe. Emma Close was the assistant editor and Dino Sofos is the editor.
On the day the Suez Canal gets blocked by a massive container ship, Adam decides to call up his favourite shipping expert, Michelle Wiese Bockmann. And Phil Prentice, from the High Streets Task Force, talks through what might happen to the UK hughstreet after John Lewis announces that a load of its shops have permanently closed. Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ben Cooper producing. The Studio Director is Emma Crowe. Dino Sofos is the Editor.
The Week That Changed Everything
One year on, the team look back at the week that sent the nation into lockdown. Adam, Laura and Fergus talk through political regrets, and how far from normal things still are. Newscasters share sounds of what they were up to right before lockdown. The sounds of freedom they look forward to hearing again. Today’s Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Ben Weisz, Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The studio director is Emma Crowe. Emma Close was the assistant editor and Dino Sofos is the editor.
The Third Wave
Boris Johnson warns that a third wave will “wash up on our shores” from Europe. Adam, Laura and Fergus get together to talk through all the big Covid stories of the day, including, when can we book our summer holidays? Also, Radio 1’s Ali Plumb explains why the most recent superhero blockbuster film is in a (Justice) League of it’s own… Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Cooper, Georgia Coen Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
R we there yet?
There are some chunky virus figures on the vaccine rollout and return of schools. Health Correspondent James Gallagher joins Adam to see in the weekend. And Jamie L. Manson, the President of Catholics for Choice, and the first LGBTQ person to lead a Catholic organisation in the United States, on the Pope’s approach to same-sex marriage – and what she hopes will change. Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Natalie Ktena, Daniel Wittenberg and Georgia Coan (and Ben Weisz?) Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The Holyrood cross-party committee has said the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon misled the inquiry into complaints against former SNP leader Alex Salmond. And we get to grips with the exciting world of vaccine global supply chains. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Cristina Criddle and Daniel Wittenberg Output Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
The prime minister's former aide is ready to talk... and Laura and Adam are ready to listen. On today's Newscast we unpick some of the “blockbuster” Dominic Cummings moments from the Science and Technology Committee. And James Gallagher explains why people (himself included) are getting side effects after taking the Covid-19 vaccine. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Danny Wittenberg, Georgia Coan Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos
The UK sets out its foreign policy plans. Newsnight’s Mark Urban takes us through Britain’s new aims for defence and foreign policy. And Fergus and Katya are back to try and understand why Europe is divided over the AstraZeneca jab. Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles, Daniel Wittenberg Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
What's the best way to tackle violence against women? After a weekend of controversy around how a Sarah Everard vigil was policed, that national conversation continues. Laura and Adam chat to former prosecutor, Nazir Afzal about what difference changing the laws could make. And also, Newscast waits around all episode for someone to discuss the Government's new bus strategy... and then two people come along at once. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Georgia Coan, Alix Pickles, Daniel Wittenberg Episode Editor: Ben Weisz Assistant Editors: Emma Close, Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos If you've been affected by the issues raised, you can find support at https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/
The census 2021 drops on doorsteps. Mathematician Dr Hannah Fry tells us why it’s so important. And it’s Pym’s o’clock on Newscast as our health editor Hugh Pym, and his art teacher brother Will Pym, come together to talk through the first week back at school. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles, Natalie Ktena Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Deputy Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos
Small Axe of the law
Looks like the police are going to get more powers to shut down protests. We chat with former police Superintendent Leroy Logan, the real person behind John Boyega’s character, in BBC drama Small Axe. Fergus is also here to let us know about a vaccine production boost. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Alix Pickles, Georgia Coen, Cristina Criddle Episode Editor: Rick Kelsey Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos