Laura Kuenssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).
Let's play Budget Bingo with the Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond... Adam is back and chatting to the man they used to refer to as "Spreadsheet Phil" about what he would do if he was still Chancellor of the Exchequer. We also hear from the BBC's Katie Prescott, who's in a market in Bristol talking to shop owners about how business is going. What are they hoping for in this week's spending review and budget bonanza? Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham, with Georgia Coan, Alix Pickles and Danny Wittenberg. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Alison Gee was the assistant editor.
Could we BE any more across the day's news? On the podcast we're talking about the plans for National Living Wage, greenhouse gases hitting record levels and Gunther's best moments on Friends, after James Michael Tyler (who played the character of Gunther on the sitcom) died. Adam is still "on a break" so Naga Munchetty is our special guest presenter, chatting with Alex Forsyth, Rory Cellan-Jones (for the last time as he's leaving the BBC) and Oksana Tarasova from the World Meteorological Organization. We're really there for you today... Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham, with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. Credits (thanks for the clips): Friends/Bright, Kauffman, Crane Productions/Warner
Giovanna Fletcher and Vernon Kay chat with Victoria Derbyshire about life on I'm a Celeb last year, breaking the rules on reality TV, and plans for the new series. We hear from Scotland's health minister, Humza Yousaf, about his plans for dealing with Covid this winter. And, how did cinematographer Halyna Hutchins end up being shot with a prop gun on a New Mexico film set by the actor Alec Baldwin? We speak to a firearms expert. Today's Newscast was made by Alison Gee, with Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan and Sam Bonham. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Covid cases top 50,000 in the UK The number of new coronavirus cases recorded in the UK reached 52,009 today, going over 50,000 for the first time since July. Former health secretary and chair of the Health and Social Committee Jeremy Hunt tells Laura, Chris and Fergus that we can expect a difficult winter unless the Government encouarges more people to get jabs and boosters. Also the WHO's technical lead on Covid-19, Maria Van Kerkhove says that countries need to think about the rest of the world before they roll out boosters for their own. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey, with Danny Wittenberg and Maz Ebtehaj. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Government tells everyone to get their Covid jabs… The Health Secretary says coronavirus is still a threat, but he's lined up a new antiviral drug that could help speed up recovery time. Fergus talks us through what's going on… What went wrong in Afghanistan? Former Ambassador to the US and national security advisor, Sir Kim Darroch, explains what happened at today's committee looking at how we left the country in the summer. And the director of the BBC documentary “Four Hours in the Capitol” explains how he tracked down the people who stormed the US government buildings back in January. It's a busy one… And we've got Chris Mason in the hot seat! Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. Emma Crowe is the studio director. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.
We've got ourselves a net zero plan for greenhouse gases. Victoria Derbyshire is today's guest presenter… She chats to Chris Stark, who advises government on climate change policy, about what Boris Johnson's plan is for electric vehicles, houses and heat pumps. Fergus pops in for a Covid catchup. And we hear from the boss of Refuge, a charity providing support for women and children experiencing domestic violence, about the ways in which abusers are using technology to undermine and control people. Today's Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with producers Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
The Queen agrees to make Southend a city in honour of the Conservative MP, Sir David Amess, who was stabbed to death in his constituency in Essex on Friday. Naga (today's special guest host) talks it through with Laura, as well as the BBC's Frank Gardiner. And, on the day that former US secretary of state, Colin Powell, dies, we hear from Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British Ambassador to the United States, who worked with him. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with producers Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Cassie Galpin and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
The Conservative MP has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex. As politicians on all sides pay tribute to one of their colleagues, Laura and Alex Forsyth get together with Adam to reflect on Sir David's life and death, as well as the issue of MPs' safety. In this episode you can also hear an interview that we recorded earlier this afternoon, with the environmental activist, Lily Cole. Lily has been at the TED climate conference in Edinburgh, discussing her campaigning on solutions to climate change. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
It's a Royal Boxset! Adam sits down with Prince William at Kensington Palace to watch his landmark BBC One series about the challenges facing the planet. In his Newscast debut, the Prince talks climate change ahead of the Earthshot Prize Awards, which will be awarded for the first time this weekend. Today's Newscast was made by Natalie Ktena and Emma Close. The sound engineers were Gabby Tewson and Emma Crowe. The Editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
The EU's got a new plan for Northern Ireland, getting rid of most checks on British goods... So Katya and Adam are bringing (1/2 of) Brexitcast back! We're talking about trouble at the ports again, as containers stack up in Felixstowe. Shipping expert, Michelle Bockmann is back aboard to explain what's going on. And former England player, Anton Ferdinand, talks us through why social media companies can't ignore racism anymore. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
A report by MPs says the UK's early response to Covid-19 was one of the country's worst public health failures. Professor Sir John Bell joins Adam and James to look back on the momentous decisions made in March 2020. As the financial fallout from the pandemic continues, the number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record 1.1million. Why aren't those jobs filled – and what does it mean for the economy? Bloomberg's Lizzy Burden explains. And what is the EU doing to cut emissions in the run-up to the COP climate summit? Adam reunites with the European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans to find out. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk, is going into space for real. He's swapping the Starship Enterprise for Jeff Bezos's space travel company, Blue Origin. Fellow Canadian and astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield tells us what he can expect. Also, the latest on gas prices and why the rise is such a problem for British steel companies. Gareth Stace of UK Steel explains what he wants the government to do. And chilled meats are back on the menu as the UK and EU face off over Northern Ireland. Today's Newscast was made by Alison Gee with producers Alix Pickles and Georgia Coan. The studio manager was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
John Bird, co-founder of The Big Issue, warns of the risk of mass homelessness at a time when prices are going up. He tells us he wants the government to spend £1 trillion to fix the problem. First up though, Dr Amir Khan drops by to explain why this year's flu jab campaign is the biggest ever. Like his boxing namesake, he wants people to get jabbed. And the UK is eating less MEAT but still too much to MEET a key sustainability target, according to scientists at Oxford. We MEET the lead researcher, Cristina Stewart, who says that not all meat is equal… Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Mike Regaard and the assistant editor was Ali Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Energy bills could rise further Martin Lewis says for the first time ever, he is telling consumers to do nothing! He explains to Laura, Adam and Chris what is going on with energy prices and gives his advice. And Robert Jenrick, former housing minister, says that parliament cannot buckle over planning reforms. He also admits that the cost of living crisis is going to be challenging for all of us. Today's episode of Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Caitlin Hanrahan and Danny Wittenberg. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Music legends are selling off the rights to their music for millions. LONG Music legends are selling off the rights to their music for millions with Tina Turner being the latest! Music man, Chris Cooke, explains how it all works. And Laura is on a train again... this time breaking down the Prime Minister's big conference speech. What did he say and, more importantly, what didn't he say? Also, everyone's talking about universal credit, but how does it actually work? The boss of the Resolution Foundation walks us through it. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.
Police face a moment of reckoning... The government has announced an inquiry into the "systematic failures" that led to the murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer. Zoe Billingham, who was recently commissioned by the Home Secretary to write a report on violence against women and girls, talks us through it all. And, after Facebook, WhatsApp and Insta were hit by the blackout on Monday, Victoria Baines (who's a cyber expert) explains why the internet is not quite as robust as we all thought it was! Today's Newscast was made by Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.
Exposing £££ secrets of some of the world's richest people... The Pandora Papers is a leak of almost 12 million documents that reveals hidden wealth, tax avoidance and, in some cases, money laundering by some of the world's rich and powerful. The BBC's Andy Verity takes us through it all.. And Adam is back on the road again! This time he's at the Conservative party conference in Manchester, talking Rishi Sunak, WhatsApp and pigs! Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Danny Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
The newly-elected Green Party co-leaders, Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, come straight to the Newscast studio to talk about the future of the party and the planet, plus blues dancing and chickpea curry. And before that, Australia is relaxing its strict pandemic border policy. We speak to Newscaster Sharon, who's living in London but is desperate to reunite with her family in Sydney. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Alix Pickles and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Met Police chief under pressure to quit. As Sarah Everard's murderer is given a whole life sentence, the Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick is under pressure to resign. The chair of the Home Affairs select committee Yvette Cooper joins Laura, Adam and Chris to discuss what needs to be done to protect women and girls. Plus former M16 chief Sir Alex Younger talks about the current threats to British security, and how he was scouted to become a spy. And he gives the thumbs up to the latest Bond movie. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Caitlin Hanrahan, Alix Pickles, Georgia Coan and Danny Wittenberg. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Labour's leader, Sir Kier Starmer, faced heckles during his first in-person conference speech… Comedian Susie McCabe shares some tips on how to deal with it, and Adam, Laura, and Chris catch up on how it went. Also, criminology professor, James Treadwell, talks us through the history of protesting. It's after climate change activists, Insulate Britain's, defiance of a court order by blocking part of the M25 today. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey, with producers Georgia Coan and Soila Apparicio. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.
He could spend the rest of his life behind bars... As R Kelly awaits sentencing, Jim DeRogatis, the music journalist who was one of the first people to break the allegations 20 years ago, talks us through the history and implications of the case. And as Netflix reveals its viewing figures to much fanfare at an industry conference, technology journalist Stuart Miles sits down with Adam to flick through the most popular offerings. Today's Newscast was made by Ben Cooper, Alix Pickles, Georgia Coan and Soila Apparicio. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham and Alison Gee are the assistant editors. Credits (thanks for letting us use your film trailers): Bridgerton – Shondaland Minecraft - Telltale Games Squid game - Siren Pictures Inc
Filling up on Labour conference, Germany elections and HGV news. Shadow cabinet minister, Andy McDonald, has quit Labour's frontbench with a scathing attack on Sir Keir Starmer on the eve of his major speech to the Brighton delegates. He's accused the Labour leader of making the party “more divided than ever” and breaking promises to members over working conditions. Adam and Laura are on the conference floor to assess how it's gone down. Plus, Laura stumbles across Newscast superfan Jacob, who wangles his way onto the pod. Also in a Brexitcast-esque crossover, Katya calls in from Berlin, where Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed a narrow election victory, telling the party of Angela Merkel it should no longer be in power. But the outgoing chancellor's retirement is on hold for what could be weeks of coalition negotiations, with conservative Armin Laschet determined to fight on. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with producers Danny Wittenberg, Ben Cooper and Soila Apparicio. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
People are talking about the UK's fuel queues. Driver shortages, an energy crisis and rising inflation... But are we really heading towards a new "Winter of Discontent" (like the one in 1978)? To find out, we've got the BBC's political reporter from back in the day, Nick Jones. And the killing of 28-year-old primary school teacher, Sabina Nessa, in south-east London, has reignited the conversation about women's safety on the streets. Adam is joined by Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham, and Janey Starling, co-director of the feminist organisation, Level Up, to discuss what more needs to be done to protect women from violence. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.
Labour's internal wranglings ahead of party conference John McDonnell talks to Laura, Adam and Chris about Keir Starmer, internal party politics and how to win the next general election, ahead of the Labour party conference. But the big question is, will he be taking his trombone? And Laura spills the beans about her trip across the Atlantic and how Boris Johnson was received by the UN and in particular in meetings with US president Joe Biden Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, Caitlin Hanrahan and Danny Wittenberg. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
World leaders look at their climate commitments at the UN General Assembly. As President Xi Jinping announces that China will stop building overseas coal-fired power plants during his address, Nick Mabey, Chief Executive of climate change think-tank E3G, explains how it feeds into the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow. With households facing a perfect storm of higher bills at home and at the checkout, Adam speaks to Richard Walker, the MD of supermarket chain Iceland, about what's being done to tackle the rising cost of living. And as the royal family reflect on the life of Prince Philip in a new BBC documentary, Newscasters share their own memories of the late Duke of Edinburgh. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey, with producers Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Emma Close was the Assistant Editor.
Behind the scenes with Boris Johnson stateside. Laura explains what's going on at the UN General Assembly in New York City. And, it was 20 years ago that a young African boy was murdered and dumped in the River Thames but the police still haven't solved the case. The BBC's Angus Crawford, who has followed the murder mystery since the very start, talks Adam through the investigation. Today's Newscast was produced by Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Emma Crowe and the assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.
Energy prices have gone up… but the government says there is no chance that the lights will go out. The BBC's Simon Jack explains what it all might mean for our heating bills this winter. Adam speaks to the Lib Dem leader, Sir Ed Davey, after his party's conference this weekend. How does he think he'll win over voters (the answer is by “knocking down the Blue wall" apparently)? Also, Laura is in New York… and we can all go soon too as the US is opening up to fully vaccinated travellers. Today's Newscast was propagated by Caitlin Hanrahan with producers Daniel Wittenberg and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Gareth Jones and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
Len McCluskey, the outgoing Unite union leader, chats to Adam about Labour's chances at the next general election, and why he still wants Sir Keir Starmer to become prime minister even though he doesn't trust him. And...Attention travellers: we have some breaking news about changes to the government's rules on going abroad. Also, Newsnight's Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban is here to explain why the historic security pact known as AUKUS, between Australia, the UK and the US marks a major shift in diplomatic relations in the Asia-Pacific. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Danny Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Nick Jones. Emma Close is the Assistant Editor and Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
John Whittingdale reflects on losing his job. In his first interview since getting the sack, former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale tells Laura and Adam that he was told to make room for young up-and-coming Tory MPs. And former Education Secretary Justine Greening expresses her concerns about social mobility in the cabinet. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj and Rick Kelsey. Today's editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
In… out… shake it all about! On a busy day in Westminster, Laura and Adam discuss the latest moves around the cabinet table as Boris Johnson reshuffles the pack following a feisty PMQs. With inflation rising at the sharpest rate since records began in 1997, Business correspondent Katie Prescott explains what's going on in the UK economy. And as Shamima Begum makes a renewed appeal to return to the UK, producer of the critically-acclaimed podcast “I'm Not A Monster”, Josh Baker, reveals what happened when he interviewed the former ISIS teen bride at a refugee camp last month for his new podcast series. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
The government announces England's pandemic plans for winter. Fergus and Vicki are here with Adam to go through the ‘Plan A', which includes booster jabs, and the potentially more dramatic ‘Plan B'. Vaccine passports haven't been ruled out. And in a surreal turn of events at the announcement, Boris Johnson and Professor Chris Whitty ended up in a spat with rapper Nicki Minaj – and even our very own Laura Kuenssberg was brought into it. Prince Andrew is being sued in New York over allegations of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre, but his new lawyer says the legal papers haven't properly been served. Emily Maitlis comes in to break down the details and talk about the possible significance of *that* Newsnight interview. And, hey presto: the Magic Circle has its first female president! We've conjured up the pioneering magician herself, Megan Swann, who tells us about her new job and has a special trick for Newscasters. Today's Newscast was made by Emma Close with Danny Wittenberg and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Top doctors recommend more teens get the jab. Chris Whitty and his fellow Chief Medical Officers say healthy children aged between 12 and 15 should be offered one dose of a Covid vaccine. As Fergus Walsh tells us, it's now up to ministers to decide. We also hear from a headteacher about whether it could help reduce disruption to education. Meanwhile, North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting Japan, according to its state media. The BBC's Seoul Correspondent Laura Bicker joins us to explain why this one could be significant, as well as why she's watching Kim Jong-Un's weight so closely. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Danny Wittenberg and Georgia Coan. The studio manager was Michael Regaard and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Inside the President's War Room. As we mark a major anniversary of the shocking attacks on the United States, the filmmaker Adam Wishart tells us about his latest documentary. We hear an unprecedented account of how the White House reacted to 9/11 and how the decisions made that day affected the world for the next two decades. Meanwhile, with Emma Raducanu preparing for the US Open singles final, we hear from the legendary tennis player and broadcaster Sue Barker about why this is just the beginning for Britain's newest star. Plus, we've saved a sweet treat for the end of this episode – and it packs a crunch. Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio manager was NicK Jones. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Are social care plans a vote winner or loser? Boris Johnson's former friend and colleague Nick Boles joins Laura, Adam and Chris from his holiday in Ibiza, to give his verdict on the government's new tax for social care. He once proposed a very similar system himself. And Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori Ben Page tells us about the public's attitude to the government's new policy and why Labour have a huge challenge if they want to beat the Conservatives at the next election. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Maz Ebtehaj. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
Is hydrogen on its way to saving the planet? The government is hoping low-carbon hydrogen can make a big difference to how we sustainably generate energy in the UK. Business minister Lord Callanan joins Adam to explain how it could enter our daily lives. And Neil Kermode from the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney pops in to tell us how he's turning the islands on to hydrogen. Also, a historic trial starts in France which will investigate what happened in the 2015 Paris attacks which left 130 people dead. Paris-based journalist Lisa Louis joins us from outside the specially designed courtroom to tell us what to expect from what will be a long and emotional trial. Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producer Alix Pickles. Emma Crowe is the studio manager. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.
Government announces a new Health and Social Care tax... Adam and Laura break down what the new plans are and who will be affected by them. Also, Norman Lamb, the former care minister, pops in to explain how we got to this point... He was the person who suggested a version of these proposals in the first place! This episode of Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producer Danny Wittenberg. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
Laura Kuenssberg is back in Westminster as MPs return from their summer breaks. She has a big old catchup with Adam about what's happening in the House of Commons and the growing political storms around social care and vaccinations. And the tech trial of the century kicks off on Tuesday in Silicon Valley... Elizabeth Holmes (who was called "the next Steve Jobs") goes on trial for fraud. Who is she and what is going on? We chat with the technology author, Margaret O'Mara. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan and producer Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the Assistant Editor.
Abba release 10 new songs and Paralympics GB win more than 100 medals! Adam and Katya reunite with their favourite tribute act, Abalicious! And Channel 4 presenter, Ed Jackson, tells us which Paralympics moments get his gold, silver and bronze medals. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with producers Georgia Coan, Ben Cooper and Natalie Ktena. The studio director is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham.
It's been a summer of shortages. First it was chicken, then it was milkshakes and beer. We were also short of Newscast episodes for a while. Now companies are complaining of a lack of lorry drivers. The BBC's Transport Correspondent Caroline Davies tells us what the problem is and what's being done. And on Newscast, we're going to be the home of your climate coverage ahead of the crucial COP26 in Glasgow next month. We start by taking you through the history of previous COP summits with former US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Danny Wittenberg and Natalie Ktena. The studio director is Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
Dominic Raab has been questioned by MPs on the UK's withdrawal from Afghanistan, during an appearance at the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. We chat with the head of the committee Tom Tugendhat, the Conservative MP, who served in Afghanistan. Our Chief International Correspondent, Lyse Doucet, joins us from Kabul to share what she's been hearing from Afghans about their dreams and fears for the future. And remember Piers Morgan? Ofcom has cleared ITV over the now ex-Good Morning Britain host's comments about Meghan Markle. Stewart Purvis, former Ofcom board member and former chief executive of ITN, helps us understand the media regulator's thinking. Today's Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Danny Wittenberg, Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
A new chapter begins for Afghanistan. Adam chats with the BBC's Yalda Hakim and Secunder Kermani, who's in Afghanistan. What's it like on the streets of Kabul as the Taliban take control? And Fergus gives us all the coronavirus catchup we needed... Vaccines, back to school and will the bank holiday festivals cause more spikes in infections? This episode of Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with producers Caitlin Hanrahan and Alix Pickles. The Studio Manager is Nick Jones. The Editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
We're back with an emergency episode on Afghanistan. Chris sits in for Adam and chats with the BBC's Yalda Hakim about the situation in Kabul. Who are the Taliban and have they changed like they say they have? And how difficult is it to get those at risk out of the country? Shabnam Nasimi, Director of Conservative Friends of Afghanistan, tell us how she is trying to do just that. This episode of Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producer Alix Pickles. The Studio Director is Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham is the Assistant Editor.
The last eight months in Westminster have been wild. It's worth a recap. We began the year in lockdown, with the NHS on the brink and the economy shrinking. Now, as Newscast heads off on our summer holidays, Adam and Chris take a trip down memory lane to find out where we've got to on some of the biggest talking points of this year, whether it's the health or economic recovery from the coronavirus, international travel or trade in the post-Brexit world. To help us, we listen to some of the headline political interviews we've done from our Westminster studios. We talk business with Liz Truss, get geeky with Ed Miliband, bitchy with Sir Alan Duncan and bougie with interior designer Celia Sawyer, and plenty more. But first, we hear from a special guest about some of his most memorable soundbites of 2021 so far… This episode of Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Caitlin Hanrahan. The studio manager was Emma Crowe. The editor was Emma Close.
A case of old-school spying in Berlin? A security guard working for the British Embassy in Germany has been arrested, accused of spying for Russia. Newscast has been to our very own “GCHQ,” aka Gordon Corera HQ… And we send up the bat signal for comic book expert, Susana Polo, and ask why Batman and Robin are revealing new sides to their identity at the moment. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Danny Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Mike Regaard. Sam Bonham is the assistant editor.
Why is there a war in Afghanistan? With the Taliban making advances in Afghanistan and US-led forces withdrawing after 20 years in the country, the BBC's Secunder Kermani and government advisor, Professor Michael Semple, explain what's happening on the ground. And, as singer Rihanna celebrates becoming a billionaire, blogger and podcaster, Charisse Kenion, explains how Fenty Beauty (Rihanna's beauty company) has boomed. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham
Alok Sharma on Climate, Carbon and COP acronyms. COP26 President Alok Sharma joins Adam to talk all things Climate, Carbon and COP. He takes us deep into the negotiations, explaining how he's going to meet the 100 billion climate pledge, what he's doing about NCDs and his plans for Net Zero by 2050. And we give him the ultimate Newscast welcome – with a COP26 acronym quiz! Also, Branwen gives us the run-down of the national picture on A-Level results day and when we can expect exams to return to normal. Today's Newscast was made by Natalie Ktena with Caitlin Hanrahan and Alix Pickles. The Studio Director is Emma Crowe. The Assistant Editor is Emma Close.
Climate change report warns of more extreme heat, droughts and flooding. Professor Ed Hawkins, one of the report's authors, talks us through the findings. Wildfires are spreading in Greece and Turkey. Our reporter, Bethany Bell, is on the Greek island of Evia, where more than 2,000 people have been evacuated. And back home, lockdown rules in Scotland and Wales have mostly been lifted, but there's confusion over where (and when) to wear masks. Lorna Gordon and Hywel Griffiths help us clear it up. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Alix Pickles and Danny Wittenberg. The Studio Director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham is the Assistant Editor.
Whitty, JVT and Maria Van Kerkhove from the WHO Adam and James chat to Professor Neil Ferguson, who's been working with Maria Van Kerkhove from the World Health Organisation, and Jonathan Van-Tam, England's Deputy Chief Medical Officer, for 20 years. And they also speak to Professor David Mabey, who gave a young Chris Whitty one of his first roles in medicine. Today's Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Natalie Ktena. The Studio Directors were Emma Crowe and Mike Regaard. Sam Bonham is the Assistant Editor.
New advice on where to go and where it's a no. Adam is joined by the BBC's Transport Correspondent Caroline Davies to dissect the government's latest announcement on foreign travel and what it means for international families and tourists. And we're on the strip in Ibiza hearing what it's been like without the Brits. (A sobering thought…) Elsewhere we profile the Tory money man with A-list connections, who's been in the headlines over an elite donors club that has access to Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Natalie Ktena, Daniel Wittenberg, Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The Studio Director was Michael Regaard. The Assistant Editor is Emma Close.
"I'm keen to make London the world's sporting capital.” Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, chats to Adam on today's special Newscast. He says he wants to see police on the tube enforcing the use of face masks, he explains why he's expanded the Low Emission Zone in London and he also chats through how he's been inspired by Olympic bronze medalist, Sky Brown, to take up skateboarding! Also, 16 and 17 year olds will be able to get their jab soon! Is Sadiq supportive? Today's Newscast episode was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Caitlin Hanrahan, Natalie Ktena, Danny Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. Emma Crowe is the studio director. Sam Bonham and Emma Close are the assistant editors.
After 18 months of disruption, how is the UK's hospitality industry holding up? Chef and restaurateur, Yotam Ottolenghi, along with Peter Marks, the chief executive of nightclub business, REKOM UK, join Adam to discuss the state of the sector. And with bakery chain Greggs announcing 500 new jobs and 100 new stores, market analyst Susannah Streeter looks at the ingredients driving the their success. Today's Newscast was made by Emma Close, with Caitlin Hanrahan, Natalie Ktena, Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe.