Newscast

Newscast

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The UK’s flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day’s big stories so you’re never out of your depth. Newscast picks the brains of BBC News experts so you’re ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket and the impact of climate change. Can Rishi Sunak bring down inflation? Will Sir Keir Starmer and the Labour Party win the next general election? Newscast will give you all the best insights from BBC News so you’re across all the day’s top stories. Newscast is hosted by trusted journalists including Adam Fleming, BBC Political Editor Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. Joined by special guests, including Lyse Doucet, Katya Adler, Marianna Spring, John Simpson and Victoria Derbyshire among others. With potentially just under a year until the general election, Newscast will track all the developments from Westminster - as well as following all the big developments around the world, from Israel-Gaza, Ukraine to the United States. Catch Newscast seven-days a week and watch on BBC One at 23:40 on Thursday night or later on BBC iPlayer GET IN TOUCH: You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Send us a message or voicenote via WhatsApp to 03301239480 Email Newscast@bbc.co.uk Or us #Newscast

Episodes

Jeremy on the Hunt for Tax Cuts

Today, we analyse Laura’s interview with the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt ahead of the budget.Laura and Paddy are joined by Torsten Bell from the Resolution Foundation to shed some light on what goes into making a budget and whether the chancellor has any room to manoeuvre this week.And Mariano Janin, the father of Mia Janin, a teenager who took her own life talks to Laura. He believes his daughter was being cyber bullied on social media by her classmates. Mr Janin wants to use his platform to advocate for new cyberbullying laws. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/03/24·30m 27s

Sunak's Speech Against Extremism + What to Expect in the Budget

Today, we reflect on Rishi Sunak’s statement outside Downing Street on extremism and we look ahead to next week’s budget.Laura and Paddy break down the Prime Minister’s speech yesterday evening and explain what he was trying to achieve with it.And the budget will be announced on Wednesday afternoon, and it is reportedly, not going to be a budget that the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, would have hoped for at the start of the year. To explain why, Laura and Paddy are joined by the BBC’s economics editor, Faisal Islam.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
02/03/24·28m 57s

Sunak’s Surprise Downing Street Speech

It’s double episode Newscast kind of day! Rishi Sunak has made a surprise statement in Downing Street.He said democracy is being targeted by extremists, and there are forces that are "trying to tear us apart". Adam speaks to deputy political editor Vicky Young to discuss why Rishi Sunak made this speech today and what message he was trying to get across.And Newsnight Political Editor Nicholas Watt gives us an insight into why Rochdale by-election winner George Galloway is so controversial. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/03/24·24m 56s

George Galloway Wins the Rochdale By-Election

Today, we look at the result from the by-election in Rochdale.George Galloway from the Workers Party of Britain won with a resounding majority. Independent candidate David Tully came second as Labour and the Conservatives only received just over a quarter of the vote put together to come third and fourth. Is this a clear rejection of Keir Starmer’s position on Gaza?Adam is in the studio, Chris is in a bumpy car, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, and North West Tonight Political Editor, Annabel Tiffin. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson . The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/03/24·29m 33s

Sadiq Khan on Sarah Everard Murder + Islamophobia

Today, we look at the missed opportunities to stop Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens.An independent review has found Police "repeatedly failed" to spot warning signs about Couzens’ unsuitability to be an officer. Couzens abducted, raped and murdered Ms Everard while off duty in March 2021. The review also calls for a radical overhaul of police vetting and recruitment. Adam and Chris speak to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. They also discuss with Mayor Khan islamophobia and the comments of Lee Anderson.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
29/02/24·34m 48s

Panic alarms and bodyguards: How unsafe are MPs?

Today, we look at the government announcement of £31m for MPs’ security with politicians from both sides of the house.Labour MP Kim Leadbeater speaks to Adam about the threats she faces, how she deals with them, and what’s changed in the years since the murder of her sister Jo Cox in 2016.Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood joins Adam and Chris to give his view on the new security measures, following protestors recently targeting his family home. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
28/02/24·38m 31s

Bankrupt Birmingham + Could Reproductive Rights Derail Trump?

Today, we look at the financial crisis at Birmingham City Council, which has led to the “largest” budget cut in local authority history + How is IVF impacting the US Presidential Race? The council is attempting to fill a £300m budget shortfall over the next two years after effectively declaring itself bankrupt in September. Plans to tackle the deficit over the next two years were signed off by the cabinet on Tuesday ahead of being voted on by the full council on 5 March. Adam speaks to BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth and Jane Haynes politics editor at Birmingham Live. Plus, as Alabama’s supreme court defines frozen embryos as children, many IVF clinics stop their work. To find out more about the reproductive rights debate which is splitting the US Republican party Adam speaks to US special correspondent Katty Kay and chief election & campaign correspondent for CBS News, Robert Costa. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
27/02/24·32m 12s

No Apology by Lee Anderson + SNP v Speaker (Round 2)

Today, we look at the continued row over Lee Anderson’s refusal to apologise for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The Ashfield MP has said his words were “clumsy”, but said saying sorry “would be a sign of weakness”. Rishi Sunak says the comments by Mr Anderson were “wrong” but fell short of describing them as Islamophobic.Plus Adam and Chris are joined by leader of the SNP in the House of Commons, Stephen Flynn who says the Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is “pulling parliament into disrepute”.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
26/02/24·30m 19s

Lee Anderson, Suella Braverman, and the future of the Conservative Party

Today we look at the Conservative party’s response to Lee Anderson’s comments about the London Mayor Sadiq Khan.Laura’s been talking to the Deputy PM Oliver Dowden. Paddy’s interviewed the former justice secretary Robert Buckland. Newsnight political editor Nick Watt is also in the Newscast studio for analysis on the politics of it all, and he helps us get to the bottom of the row over whether the Speaker was threatened before his key Commons decision.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Catherine Fusillo. The technical producer was Jonny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
25/02/24·30m 42s

Lee Anderson suspended from Tory party over Sadiq Khan comments

Today, we look at the reasons behind Lee Anderson’s suspension from the Tory party after "refusing to apologise" for comments aimed at Sadiq Khan. The London Mayor has accused Anderson of racism.Laura and Paddy also speak to Vadym Prystaiko, former Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, about the two year anniversary of the Russian full scale invasion of Ukraine, and about his sacking by Volodymyr Zelensky.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Catherine Fusillo and Samuel McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
24/02/24·32m 5s

No Return for Shamima Begum + Is This The Real Keir Starmer?

Today, we look at Shamima Begum losing her latest bid to regain UK citizenship, and the upcoming release of Keir Starmer’s political biography.Begum has lost an appeal against a decision to revoke her UK citizenship. The 24 year old travelled to Syria aged 15 to join Islamic State Group, with the government revoking her citizenship in 2019. Is this the end of her legal options? Adam is joined by Joshua Baker, creator of ‘I’m Not A Monster, The Shamima Begum Story’.To hear the full story, listen on BBC Sounds here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p08yblkfAnd, who is the real Keir Starmer? Adam speaks to his biographer Tom Baldwin about Starmer’s upbringing, his career before Westminster and claims he is “boring”. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
23/02/24·33m 28s

Speaker Hoyle on the Brink + Shapps on Ukraine

Today we look at the pressure building on Sir Lindsay Hoyle, and ask whether he could be replaced as speaker of the House of Commons? Rishi Sunak says Sir Lindsay Hoyle's decision to break with convention on a Gaza ceasefire vote is "very concerning". More than 60 MPs now say they have no confidence in Hoyle, who has apologised twice for making the "wrong decision". Adam speaks to defence secretary Grant Shapps about that, the anniversary of the war in Ukraine and the failed Trident missile launch. Plus Adam hears how likely Hoyle is to be replaced from Chris and the Institute for Government’s Hannah White. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
22/02/24·36m 0s

Disorder Disorder in the House of Commons

Today we look at the chaotic scenes in Westminster over Gaza ceasefire votes. A row erupted after the Commons Speaker allowed MPs to vote on a Labour motion on the Israel-Hamas conflict. The SNP and Conservatives accused Sir Lindsay Hoyle of breaking with precedent for allowing the votes - and chaos ensued. Plus a row over who said what about government delays in payments to sub-postmasters.Adam is joined by the BBC’s business editor, Simon Jack and Newsnight’s political editor, Nick Watt to go through both stories.And a Trident missile has failed during a test for the second time in a row. Adam speaks to the man who revealed the news to the world, the Sun’s defence editor, Jerome Starkey. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
21/02/24·41m 18s

Prince William Intervenes in Israel Gaza + Are Farmers Turning Against the Tories?

Today, we look at Prince William’s calls to end the fighting in Israel and Gaza, as the US warn Israel not to invade the city of Rafah. The US has vetoed a resolution at the UN demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza after proposing its own draft urging a temporary ceasefire. Plus Labour change their stance as they call for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire for the first time. To find out why, Adam and Chris speak to international editor Jeremy Bowen.And Rishi Sunak announces support for farmers as he describes the industry as “in crisis”. Adam is joined by the president of the National Farmers Union, Minette Batters.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
20/02/24·37m 40s

No More Phones 4u School Kids

Today, we look at new guidance given to schools on mobile phones + whether citizens’ assemblies could help solve some of the big issues in our democracy.The government has announced new advice for schools in England to try to stop mobile phone use. To explain what difference it will make, Adam is joined in the studio by the BBC’s education editor, Branwen Jeffreys, former children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield and headteacher Becky Arnold. And Labour could implement citizens’ assemblies to propose new laws if they win the election. Shadow health secretary Wes Streeting has suggested they may be used to tackle sensitive issues like assisted dying. Adam is joined in the studio by the CEO of Demos, Polly Curtis.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Johnny Baker. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/02/24·31m 41s

Can the Tories win back the Reform vote?

Today, we look at where the Conservatives go now after big byelection losses in the week, and how the West might respond to the death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.Laura and Paddy are joined by BBC chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to discuss the challenges the Conservatives face from Reform and Labour’s divisions over a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict.We also hear from the wives of two politicians in prison. The exiled Belrusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s husband Sergei is being held in Belarus, and Evgenia Kara-Murza’s husband Vladimir Kara-Murza's husband is being held in Russia. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
18/02/24·27m 32s

Marina Litvinenko on the death of Alexei Navalny

Today, we look at the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and speak to the youngest peer ever to be appointed to the House of Lords.Laura and Paddy are joined by Marina Litvinenko, the wife of Alexander Litvinenko whose killing in London is suspected to have been carried out by Russian agents in 2006. She discusses how Alexei Navalny’s death reminds her of the murder of her husband.When asked about how he died, Dmitry Peskov, Mr Putin's spokesman, said "medics must somehow figure this out".And Carmen Smith, soon to become the country’s youngest peer at 27 talks about her joining the House of Lords, and how she wants to see it abolished. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
17/02/24·24m 2s

Ukrainecast: Alexei Navalny Reported Dead

Putin’s main rival, opposition politician Alexei Navalny, is dead according to the Russian prison service. This is today's Ukrainecast episode, and we thought you might want to listen to it. BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford, who was herself expelled from Russia, explains what we know so far - and if the Kremlin could face any consequences. And Georgian-Russian writer Boris Akunin, a long-standing critic of Putin and personal friend of Navalny, gives his reaction to the news.
16/02/24·20m 42s

By-Election Newscast Special!

Today, we look at the results from a double by-election day in a special live version of Newscast. Labour has won two by-elections in Wellingborough and Kingswood, overturning big Conservative majorities in the process. Where does this leave the government? How well did Reform do?Adam and Paddy are in the studio, Chris is in a messy bedroom, and they are joined by pollster, Scarlett Maguire, Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Peter Kyle. Plus chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman and political correspondent Iain Watson drop in from Wellingborough and Kingswood.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
16/02/24·48m 1s

Was The Recession Inevitable?

Today, we look at whether the UK could have been prevented from falling into a recession? Official figures show people spending less, doctors' strikes and a fall in school attendance dragged the UK into recession at the end of last year. The figures raise questions over whether Rishi Sunak has met his pledge made last January to grow the economy. Adam and Chris speak to BBC Chief Economics Correspondent Dharshini David and Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation Torsten Bell.Plus, after taking centre stage at the Superbowl (kind of) is Taylor Swift the most influential person on the planet? Adam and Chris are joined by Vice Editor in chief Zing Tsjeng and Conservative MP & Swiftie Dehenna Davison. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
15/02/24·31m 16s

Biden, Trump and the Survival of Nato

Today, we look at whether Nato can survive another Trump presidency, and an investigation into the deepfake of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.Nato defence spending has hit a record, as members of the defensive alliance are faced with rising Russian aggression and the potential election of Donald Trump. At a rally in South Carolina, Mr Trump said he would "encourage" Russia to attack any Nato member that did not meet its defence spending quota. Can Nato survive a Trump presidency? To find out, Adam speaks to former Commanding General of US Army Europe Ben Hodges.Plus, Adam is joined by the BBC’s Disinformation and Social Media Correspondent Marianna Spring to discuss how AI could affect our next election. Marianna tells us about her investigation into the deepfake that circulated of London Mayor Sadiq Khan for her new podcast Why Do You Hate Me. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
14/02/24·31m 52s

Steve Wright Tributes + Labour Suspend Another Candidate

Today, we hear tributes to the DJ Steve Wright. We also look Labour’s suspension of a second parliamentary candidate after allegations he made comments about Israel. Steve Wright, who presented programmes for BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 for more than four decades, has died at the age of 69. We hear from his friends and former colleagues: fellow DJ Tony Blackburn and presenter Nicky Campbell.Also Labour withdraws support for their candidate in the upcoming Rochdale by-election, Azhar Ali who claimed Israel had allowed the October 7th attacks by Hamas to happen. Mr Ali apologised, saying his comments were “"deeply offensive, ignorant, and false". A second Labour parliamentary candidate has also been suspended for comments he made about Israel. Adam speaks to Professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde, Sir John Curtice, and Times Radio Presenter, Ayesha Hazarika.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.scom/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Dave O'Neil. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
13/02/24·37m 11s

Is the NHS ready for Alzheimer’s drug breakthroughs?

Adam is back from his holiday and in classic Newscast fashion, there's some breaking news just before we hit publish. But earlier, we looked at warnings the NHS is unprepared to offer two breakthrough Alzheimer’s drugs. Medical editor Fergus Walsh and Dr Susan Kohlhaas from Alzheimer's Research UK join Adam to discuss whether medical science could be overtaking the health system. And, Israel’s military focus has turned to the southern Gazan city of Rafah. International editor Jeremy Bowen explains what’s happening, and how the rest of the world is reacting.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson, Natasha Mayo, and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
12/02/24·36m 15s

How Do You Fix the UK's Housing Crisis?

The Conservatives first promised to end the right of landlords to evict tenants without a reason in 2019.Now, five years later, the Housing Secretary reveals on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg that it’ll become law in time for this year’s election. Paddy has been speaking to Post Office campaigner Alan Bates after it was revealed that Fujitsu UK paid its top executives more than £26m in the 25 years since the controversial Horizon contract with the Post Office started.And, we hear from Ralph Fiennes who spoke to Laura about why he isn’t a fan of trigger warnings in the theatre. Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
11/02/24·29m 18s

Are the Politics of Climate Change Going Out of Fashion?

Today we look at why Labour has U-turned on £28 billion of green spending ahead of the next general election and how attitudes towards climate policies have shifted in recent years.Paddy and Laura also discuss the upcoming by-elections in Kingswood and Wellingborough and what voters in both constituencies are most concerned about. And, why has Labour leader Keir Starmer appeared on the cover of Vogue?You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by George Dabby with Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
10/02/24·28m 13s

Is Biden Too Old?

Today, we look at whether Joe Biden is too old to run for President again?Biden’s competency is under scrutiny after an investigation into the handling of classified documents found him to be ‘a well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory’. In fiery exchanges with reporters last night the President said “My memory is fine. Take a look at what I’ve done since I’ve become President”. James is joined by the editor in chief of the Wall Street Journal Emma Tucker and North American Correspondent John Sudworth. Emma also brings us an update on jailed Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich.And comedian and podcast host Matt Forde talks to Chris and James about being diagnosed with cancer and facing up to his treatment with laughter and optimism. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson, Natasaha Mayo, and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
09/02/24·39m 41s

Keir Starmer's Big Green £28bn U-turn

Today, we look at Labour ditching it’s £28bn green investment pledge.The spending, announced in 2021, had been a key part of the party's plans to reach climate targets and secure green jobs. The U-turn has already faced criticism from within Labour. Chris has been speaking to Keir Starmer, who's blaming the Conservatives. James and Chris are also joined by the Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
08/02/24·30m 57s

Calls for Sunak apology over PMQs trans jibe to Starmer

Today, we look at calls for the PM to apologise after joking about Labour's position on trans people when the mum of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey - who was transgender - was in Parliament.Brianna’s father has told Sky News the comments were “degrading”.Chris talks James through the controversy.And, the government has announced a package aimed at sorting problems in dentistry. Health correspondent Dominic Hughes explains the measures. Dentist Brenda Macmillan explains the problems. Patient Stephen Davies explains what it’s like being on the receiving end.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam Maclaren, Josh Jenkins and Natasha Mayo. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
07/02/24·33m 11s

Liz Truss & The Pop Cons

Today, we look at the return of Liz Truss and talk about online safety with the children’s commissioner for England.Former prime minister Liz Truss launched the Popular Conservatism movement today alongside Tory backbench MPs including Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Lee Anderson. James Cook is joined by LBC’s Iain Dale and the political editor of Tortoise, Catherine Neilan, to discuss what the new faction means for Rishi Sunak.And after Laura Kuenssberg’s interview at the weekend with Esther Ghey, mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey, we speak to the children’s commissioner for England Dame Rachel De Souza about keeping children safe online. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with George Dabby, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/02/24·32m 1s

King Charles diagnosed with cancer

Today we look at the news that King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer.Buckingham Palace announced that he began “regular treatments” on Monday.The statement also said that the King “remains wholly positive about his treatment", but has stepped back from public duties.Royal correspondent Daniela Relph talks us through details we know and don’t know about his condition. Political editor Chris Mason explains how this will affect the business of state. Health correspondent Dominic Hughes is on to talk about how the disease is treated.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
05/02/24·21m 42s

Brianna Ghey’s Mum - The Full Interview

In an emotional interview the mother of murdered teenager Brianna Ghey says she is "open" to speaking to the mother of one of her daughter's killers.Esther Ghey has also called for the government to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones, calling the internet the "Wild West".You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
04/02/24·14m 15s

Reaction to Brianna Ghey’s Mum’s interview

Today, we look at a campaign from the mother of murdered teenage Brianna Ghey to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones. Speaking for the first time since the killers’ sentencing Ms Ghey called for the government to stop children having access to social media apps on smartphones, calling the internet the "Wild West". Esther Ghey also told Laura Kuenssberg she wanted the mother of Scarlett Jenkinson, one of Brianna’s murderers, to know she did not blame her for what happened.Also, Chris is in Belfast as power sharing has been restored at Stormont. He’s been speaking to Northern Ireland’s first nationalist First Minister, Michelle O’Neill. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell with Chris Mason. It was made by Jack Maclaren and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
04/02/24·27m 29s

Bereaved Parents Win Crucial Social Media Victory

Today, we look at the success of a campaign by parents of children who may have died due to online harms to get more information from tech companies. Coroners will be able to demand data from firms when holding an inquest into the circumstances of a child's death. Campaigners have been pushing for new powers to get information from companies after the difficulties the coroner faced dealing with social media firms in the case of Molly Russell.Also Paddy and Laura are joined by Julian Smith, Conservative MP and former Northern Ireland secretary. They discuss the return of the Northern Irish assembly, why he was sacked by Boris Johnson and whether the chancellor could announce tax cuts in the budget. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Arsenii Sok. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/02/24·28m 2s

Why was the Clapham attack suspect's asylum claim approved?

Today we look at why a convicted sex offender, now wanted for an attack involving a chemical, was given permission to stay in the UK in 2020.Abdul Shokoor Ezedi is alleged to have thrown an alkali onto a woman and her two children, injuring them and nine others in the process. James is joined by BBC London reporter, Matt Graveling and immigration lawyer, Jacqueline McKenzie. And big tech is under the spotlight as Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other tech bosses gave evidence to the US senate about how their companies were protecting children online. Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen and our disinformation & social media correspondent Marianna Spring explain how social media can cause harm.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
02/02/24·30m 43s

Has the government changed its mind over tax cuts?

Today, we look at the government’s budget plans, after the chancellor said there is likely to be less scope for tax cuts in the March Budget than there was last autumn.The Chief Secretary to the Treasury Laura Trott is in the studio to discuss.Also joining James and Chris are former Conservative cabinet minister David Gauke, and Shevaun Haviland, director general of the British Chambers of Commerce.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
01/02/24·32m 11s

Nicola Sturgeon at the Covid Inquiry: Tears and deleted WhatsApps

Today we look at the Covid Inquiry, where former First Minister Nicola Sturgeon gave evidence, and we bring you the detail on Northern Ireland’s new Brexit deal. An emotional Nicola Sturgeon also defended deleting all her WhatsApp messages during the period saying that all “relevant” information was provided to the inquiry. BBC Scotland‘s Lorna Gordon and David Wallace Lockhart update James on a busy day at the inquiry. On Wednesday afternoon we got the details of the deal that’s set to send a power sharing government back to Northern Ireland. Chris takes us through them.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
31/01/24·34m 23s

Northern Ireland Deal, Musk’s Brain Chip + Madeleine McCann Disinformation

Today, we look at the agreement to return to power sharing in Northern Ireland, Elon Musk’s claim that his company have implanted a brain chip into a human + why a woman claimed to be Madeleine McCann on social media.After almost 2 years without a government, the DUP have backed a deal to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland. They had previously blocked a government being formed over post-Brexit trade agreements, fearing that customs checks in the Irish Sea could weaken their place in the union. Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill, who is set to be the first nationalist first minister, said it was a “day of optimism”.And Elon Musk says his company Neuralink has successfully implanted a computer chip inside a human brain. Why? James is joined by Neuroscientist, Professor Anil Seth.Plus we hear from the BBC’s disinformation and social media correspondent, Marianna Spring, who has been speaking to a woman who claimed to be Madeline McCann. You can hear more on her new podcast series - Why Do You Hate Me? You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
30/01/24·36m 11s

Families say Nottingham Attack Victims Failed by Authorities

Today, we look at whether the system failed victims of the Nottingham attacks. Families of the victims of the Nottingham attacks are calling for a public inquiry into the case. Valdo Calocane was given a hospital order on Thursday for killing Barnaby Webber and Grace O'Malley-Kumar, both 19, as well as Ian Coates, 65, in June. But Mr Webber's parents said they were "horrified" and "disgusted" there were no immediate plans for an inquiry.Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Ifti Majid said the organisation had "robustly" reviewed its treatment of Calocane between May 2020 and September 2022. Nottinghamshire's police and crime commissioner Caroline Henry said the attacks were a tragedy that no-one could have foreseen. However, she said she was seeking reassurance from Nottinghamshire Police over outstanding warrants. She said she was confident the force delivered a good service overall but there was "always room for improvement".James is joined by Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS mental health trust and former inspector, Zoe Billingham, former director of public prosecutions, Lord Ken MacDonald and East Midlands today reporter, Emily Anderson.And, three US troops have been killed in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan. But who was behind the attack? Our chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet drops into the studio to tell us more. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
29/01/24·31m 17s

Why is trust in UK politics so low?

Today, we look at whether the voters trust political leaders. Laura, Paddy and Henry wrap up what the politicians made of the focus groups on Laura's show. Can politicians be trusted with the big issues voters believe the country faces? Who does the public think would make a good Prime Minister? And why some politicians have had enough of politics. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinall.
28/01/24·29m 17s

What do voters think of Sunak and Starmer? The focus group results are in!

Today, we look at what’s going on in voters’ minds. The Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg show, along with the polling company More In Common have organised a series of focus groups to understand public opinion and what’s going on behind the opinion polls with a range of voters in the north west of England.Laura and Paddy discuss what the focus groups think of Britain in 2024, Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer.You can see Britain in a Room on Laura’s programme on BBC One at 9am on Sunday.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
27/01/24·21m 47s

An Olympics Newscast Special - Six Months Until Paris

Today, we look at this summer’s Paris Olympics. With six months to go until the opening ceremony we see how Parisians are preparing, the hopes of Team GB and who could be the breakout stars of this year’s games.To guide you through Adam is joined by the Chair of UK Sport and one of Britain’s most decorated Olympians, Katherine Grainger, Olympic gold medallist swimmer, Rebecca Adlington, BBC Sport presenter Sarah Mulkerrins and sports reporter for Le Parisien, Romain Baheux.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The assistant editor was Chris Gray. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
26/01/24·32m 59s

Labour Leader Lessons from Lord Kinnock + PAUL FROM THE TRAITORS

Today, we look at why Labour have lost so many general elections historically, and whether this year will be different? Adam and Chris are joined by former Labour leader Lord Neil Kinnock, who also talks about the big changes needed in social care following the death of his wife. Also - Adam and Chris are joined by a Traitor from the hit BBC series. Who is it? And what’s the secret to the show’s success? You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/01/24·35m 51s

Are the Tories plotting to get rid of Rishi Sunak?

Today, we look at whether the Conservative party could be looking to get rid of another prime minister, as an ex minister calls for him to go.Chris has been speaking to Sir Simon Clarke who says his party are on course for “a shattering defeat” at the next election.Adam and Chris are joined by former adviser to David Cameron and director of the ResPublica think tank, Phillip Blond. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/01/24·24m 8s

Will the UK Keep Bombing the Houthis? + Barbenheimer returns…

Today, we look at renewed US/UK airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen and the reaction to this year’s Oscar nominations.To give a clearer picture of why the US and the UK have conducted a fresh wave of strikes Adam is joined by International Correspondent for Newsnight Nawal al-Maghafi and former UK diplomat in Yemen, Arthur Snell.Plus, this year’s Oscar nominations are OUT! We return to the phenomenon of Barbenheimer to ask who will win more awards? Our culture and media editor, Katie Razzall brings us all the shocks and surprises from this year’s nominations. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
23/01/24·31m 19s

Measles cases on the rise + Trump's big week

Today, we look at rising cases of measles in the UK, and a huge boost to Trump’s presidential campaign. As the government launches a catch up campaign for missed MMR Vaccines - we ask why are so many children not being vaccinated? It comes as the West Midlands has seen more than 200 cases of measles since 1st of October. James talks to Preet Kaur Gill, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, and Helen Bedford, Professor of Children’s Health at UCL Institute of Child Health.And in the US, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out the race to become the Republican presidential nominee, endorsing Mr Trump. Is the race to challenge Joe Biden effectively over? BBC US Special Correspondent, Katty Kay, brings us the latest from the campaign trail. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/01/24·31m 19s

Military spending, Labour rules out SNP deal, and DIANE FROM THE TRAITORS!

Today we look at what the UK is doing in response to increasing global threats.Laura’s been speaking to the defence secretary, as well as SNP leader Humza Yousef, who’s asked Sir Keir Starmer for a meeting.And as The Traitors enters its final week, Paddy has been speaking to this season’s standout star Diane.Chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman is also on as we talk about it all.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/01/24·32m 27s

How to avoid campaign cock ups, and the state of the SNP

Today we look at why SNP leader Humza Yousaf insists Labour will win the next election.Paddy and Laura also discuss the power of the electoral campaign trail, after an awkward exchange between the PM and a member of the public. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel and Maia Davies. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
20/01/24·30m 24s

How is AI Threatening Elections?

Today, we look at how AI could play a role in this year’s elections around the world. Is AI threatening democracy? Is it influencing how people vote? To discuss Adam is joined by former global chair of news at Twitter (X) Vivian Schiller, chief executive of Demos Polly Curtis and executive director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge professor Gina Neff.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Maia Davies and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was . The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/01/24·33m 22s

Is the World Becoming Less Safe?

Today, we look at the tensions rising across the globe. Adam is joined by former head of the Foreign Office Sir Simon Fraser and the Sunday Times Chief Foreign Correspondent Christina Lamb. They discuss the shipping crisis in the Red Sea, the war in Ukraine and the possible return of President Trump. And Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds joins us from the World Economic Forum in Davos. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/01/24·33m 49s

Green light for Rwanda flights?

Today, we look at a government win in the Commons with plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda.Adam and Chris talk through what this means for Sunak’s flagship policy, who the Tory rebels were, and what the Rwandan president said about the plans.But what happens now the bill has passed? Legal correspondent Dominic Casciani tells us whether courts will ever allow flights to take off.Plus, we hear from a listener with a very special piece of political memorabilia. Do you have any political memorabilia you want to share with us? Email newscast@bbc.co.uk or send us a Whatsapp 03301239480. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/01/24·32m 12s

The Post Office Scandal: Fujitsu’s Recorded Delivery

Today, the two companies at the centre of the Post Office tech scandal were questioned by MPs. Fujitsu’s Paul Patterson and the head of the Post Office, Nick Read were grilled by the Business and Trade Select Committee. The UK boss of the tech company said Fujitsu had a “moral obligation” to contribute to compensation. Adam speaks to the BBC’s Business Editor Simon Jack, Rebecca Thomson who first broke the story for Computer Weekly in 2009, and journalist Nick Wallis. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Josh Jenkins, Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/01/24·29m 57s

Race for The White House: A Don Deal for Trump?

Today, we look at the Iowa caucus, where voters brave bitterly cold weather to decide who will be their Republican US presidential candidate.Adam is wished a ‘happy caucus day’ by Mick Mulvaney, former White House Chief of Staff to Donald Trump, who tells us why the former president wants to run again. And there’s a special report from Iowa with Americast’s Justin Webb and Marianna Spring.Plus, Adam and Chris give us a round up of everything going on at Westminster as Rishi Sunak addresses parliament on the strikes against the Houthis in Yemen and MPs brace for the return of the Rwanda bill. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/01/24·33m 1s

Cameron and Starmer on the Yemen Strikes

Today, Laura’s been speaking to foreign secretary David Cameron and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.Paddy and Henry join her to discuss the interviews in which she pressed them both on their support for airstrikes in Yemen.Starmer was also pressed on accusations he’d changed his mind over foreign and domestic policies.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/01/24·25m 58s

Yemen strikes: The political fallout

We look at how Westminster is reacting to the US and UK airstrikes in Yemen.Laura and Paddy discuss why the UK got involved, Sunak’s decision not to ask Parliament first, and Labour backing the military action. Laura’s got Sir Keir Starmer on her BBC One show on Sunday, and the Sunday Times’ Gabriel Pogrund is currently writing a book about him. Gabriel joins to give Newscasters the inside track on what’s going on inside the Labour party.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/01/24·32m 24s

Who are the Houthis and why are the US and UK bombing them?

Today, we look at why the UK and US have launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said the strikes were "necessary and proportionate" to protect the global shipping routes in response to a series of attacks by the Houthis on commercial ships in the Red Sea. The Houthis say they have been supporting Hamas by targeting ships on route to Israel.Meanwhile, the UK have announced a £2.5bn aid package to Ukraine with Rishi Sunak visiting Kyiv. This weekend also marks one of the first big elections of the year as people go to the polls in Taiwan, with China closely watching the result. Adam talks to Sophia Gaston, head of foreign policy at the Policy Exchange and Sir Mark Lyall Grant, former permanent representative of the UK to the UN. They are also joined by the former NATO commander, Rear Admiral Dr Christopher Parry.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Bella Saltiel and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/01/24·34m 16s

Rwanda Bill Revolt (again)

Today, we look at the return of the Rwanda Bill as the Prime Minister faces a significant potential rebellion from his own side. More than 40 Tory MPs on the right of the party, including Liz Truss, argue the legislation must be toughened up. But former justice secretary Sir Robert Buckland, from the centrist One Nation group of MPs, has backed three changes which would tone down some measures.James and Chris talk to Robert Jenrick the former Immigration Minister who resigned over the policy in December. And they are joined by Conservative Peer Lord Ed Vaizey, Pollster Scarlett Maguire and Former Labour MP Mary Creagh to discuss the coming weeks and months in Westminster. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/01/24·32m 57s

The Post Office Scandal: Justice Delivered?

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s plan to bring in a new law that will overturn convictions for victims of the Horizon IT scandal.James and Chris talk to Rebecca Thomson, the journalist who first broke the story back in 2009.Alicia Kearns, chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee is also on, after having grilled Lord Cameron, the foreign secretary, over the UK’s approach to the war in the middle east, as well as military support for Ukraine. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/01/24·34m 13s

Paula Vennells: CBE Returned to Sender

Today, we look at why Paula Vennells, ex-boss of the Post Office, is handing back her CBE.After the broadcast of ITV drama - Mr Bates vs The Post Office - pressure has mounted on Ms Vennells to return her honour following the IT scandal, with more than a million people signing a petition for it to be stripped. In a statement Ms Vennells says she has “listened” and is “truly sorry”.James and Chris speak to West Midlands Mayor and former John Lewis boss Andy Street. They also talk devolution, council bankruptcies and Tory election hopes.And 2023 has been confirmed as the hottest year on record, James is joined by climate editor Justin Rowlatt and climate scientist Dr Ella Gilbert. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/01/24·32m 38s

Derek Draper: The Long Covid Struggle

Today, we look at how Covid-19 continues to affect people’s lives after the death of author and political adviser Derek Draper, husband of Kate Garraway.The TV presenter announced on Friday that the 56-year-old had died after living with extreme complications from Covid, and released a video message today thanking people for their support.Is this the most high profile case of long covid? And how many people across the UK have the condition? To answer these questions, James Cook speaks to a sufferer of long Covid, Margaret O’Hara, and researcher on Covid-19, Professor David Strain.And, on the day of the first American moon launch in over 50 years, James speaks to astronaut Chris Hadfield to find out what this mission means for the future of space travel and exploration.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereNewscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by James Cook, and made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producers were Dafydd Evans and Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/01/24·35m 27s

Post Office Scandal: The Prime Minister Gets Involved

Today, we hear Laura’s interview with the prime minister in which he confirmed he’s looking at a review of Post Office prosecutions.He’s also pressed on immigration and NHS strikes.To help unpack what Sunak said, chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman joins Laura and Paddy.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunity hereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/01/24·39m 38s

How To Interview A Prime Minister

Laura’s preparing for an interview with Rishi Sunak on Sunday. She and Paddy are joined by political journalist and documentary maker Michael Cockerell, who’s interviewed nearly every prime minister from 1963 onwards.And, the government is facing another by-election after Tory MP Chris Skidmore announced he’ll be resigning earlier than already planned.Laura also talks about documents she’s seen showing Rishi Sunak’s doubts over the Rwanda scheme while he was chancellor.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/01/24·22m 57s

The Post Office Scandal

Today we look at the Post Office Scandal, where over 700 sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses were wrongly prosecuted due to a flaw in a computer system.Adam is joined by former sub-postmistress, Jo Hamilton, the writer of the ITV drama ‘Mr Bates vs The Post Office’ Gwyneth Hughes and former Government minister for postal affairs, Paul Scully.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/01/24·38m 23s

Sunak’s General Election Selection

Today, we look at Rishi Sunak’s hints of an autumn election and Keir Starmer’s New Year’s speech.Did the prime minister steal the Labour leader’s political thunder with his election announcement? Adam and Chris discuss Keir Starmer’s plan to convince people that change is possible and what Rishi Sunak’s ‘working assumption’ really means.And Shadow Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology Peter Kyle MP talks about Labour’s plans for the economy, AI and the Post Office scandal. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Andrew Mills. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/01/24·28m 29s

Doctors, Darts and Devilishly Good TV

Today, we look at the junior doctors strike, a teenage darting sensation and the return of the Traitors.As Junior doctors begin the longest strike in NHS history Adam is joined by Dr Adrian Boyle, president of Royal College of Emergency Medicine, to find out what the 6-day walkout means for NHS services.And at the age of 16, Luke Littler is now the youngest person ever to make the final of the World Darts Championship. What makes him so special? And what does a teenager do with hundreds of thousands of pounds of prize money? Adam speaks to darts boss and sports promoter Eddie Hearn to find out.Also on tonight is the return of reality TV show, The Traitors. Series 1 winner Hannah Byczkowski tells us what its like to be a contestant on the hit psychological competition. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/01/24·32m 33s

Has Sunak Cleared the Asylum Backlog?

Today, we look at the government’s claim that it has cleared the backlog of older asylum cases.The Home Secretary, James Cleverly, has said that “every single” legacy application has been processed, meeting one of Sunak’s pledges, but is that the case? To delve into the numbers, Adam is joined by Madeleine Sumption from The Migration Observatory, and Nick Eardley from BBC Verify.And, after criticism following the suicide of head teacher Ruth Perry, Ofsted announced that inspectors will receive training around mental health at the start of this new term. Adam speaks to headteacher Calvin Henry and education editor Branwen Jeffreys about what the changes at Ofsted mean for education. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo Mccarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/01/24·32m 54s

What on Earth Could Happen in 2024?

Today, we look at the big stories that will dominate the headlines in 2024. What’s going to happen with the conflict in Israel-Gaza? Will the stalemate in the Ukraine war be broken? Can Donald Trump become the Republican nominee and regain the White House or will Joe Biden retain the presidency? And what impact is AI and social media going to have in 2024? Adam is joined by Marianna Spring and Justin Webb from Americast, Vitaly Shevchenko from Ukrainecast and the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet from The Conflict. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest new stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
29/12/23·35m 11s

The Future of Democracy

More than two billion people go to the polls next year in elections across the world. So, with that in mind, Adam catches up with political scientist Ben Ansell. Professor Ben Ansell delivered this year’s BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures, following in the footsteps of Robert Oppenheimer, Hilary Mantel and Stephen Hawking. They’re called: Our Democratic Future and in this episode, Adam and Ben discuss how we can make politics work for all of us in the 21st century. Listen to all the Reith Lectures here on https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00729d9 You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/12/23·26m 10s

2023 Newscast Unwrapped!

It’s nearly the end of 2023, so time to take a stroll down memory lane and look at what happened in politics over the past year. Adam Fleming is joined by all the Newscast hosts: Chris Mason, Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/12/23·34m 54s

Newscast Xmas Presents!

Christmas has come early for Adam as he unwraps three Christmas presents. Each present contains a story and a special guest! You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
23/12/23·30m 5s

Israel-Gaza: Ten Weeks of War

Today, we look back at the past 10 weeks of the Israel-Gaza conflict.Newscast’s Adam Fleming and The Conflict’s Lyse Doucet discuss the challenges and considerations facing BBC journalists while they report on the war. Revisiting powerful moments from interviews with the BBC’s Gaza Correspondent, Rushdi Abualouf, Anna Foster, Middle East Correspondent and International Editor, Jeremy Bowen - they describe events as they unfolded.Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming and Lyse Doucet. This episode was made by Lucy Boast with Bethan Ashmead Latham. The studio manager was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
22/12/23·28m 30s

Will the courts Trump the Donald?

Today, we look at Donald Trump’s disqualification from the Colorado ballot.The state’s Supreme Court has ruled him ineligible because of his actions in the run up to the US Capital riot in 2021. Americast’s Sarah Smith and Justin Webb join to discuss whether this could be the beginning of the end for his 2024 bid.And the departing First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, is in the studio to talk about his political legacy, as well as really liking cheese. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/12/23·35m 31s

Brianna Ghey trial: Teens guilty

Today we look at the verdict in the trial of the murder of Brianna Ghey. The 16 year old, who was transgender, was stabbed 28 times in a “ferocious” attack in a park in Cheshire. Girl X and boy Y, who can’t be named for legal reasons, were found guilty of murder after the jury deliberated for 4 hours and 40 minutes. Adam is joined by the BBC’s North of England correspondent Judith Moritz and BBC North West reporter Katie Barnfield to discuss the case. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. It was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. To hear more on what led two 15-year-olds to execute their carefully crafted plan to kill a teenage in broad daylight? Listen to a File on 4 special on BBC Sounds which tells the story behind the brutal killing of Brianna Ghey. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0h0l274
20/12/23·25m 3s

Transgender students: What’s in the new school guidance?

Today we look at the transgender guidance for schools released by the Department of Education.The guidance focuses on a number of areas including the role of parents in social transitioning, single sex spaces and fairness in sport. The BBC’s education Branwen Jeffreys and the general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, Geoff Barton join Adam to breakdown what this guidance means for pupils, parents and teachers.And a volcano on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland has erupted causing almost 4000 people to evacuate the local town. Volcanologist at the University of East Anglia, Professor Jenni Barclay explains what’s happening. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. It’s presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack MacLaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/12/23·32m 52s

Red Sea Rebel Attacks

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at BP’s decision to pause all Red Sea shipments after rebel attacks. The firm blamed the "deteriorating security situation" in the region as Iran-backed Houthis target ships they believe are bound for Israel. Adam speaks to Diplomatic correspondent James Landale and John Stawpert from the International Chamber of Shipping to find out what it means and how it could affect prices here. And, the government has announced a package of more than £64bn, but will this be enough to stop more councils from going bust? Adam looks at the issues faced by town halls with leader of Buckinghamshire County Council, Martin Tett, and Stuart Hoddinott from the Institute for Government. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/12/23·30m 32s

The Michelle Mone interview: Reaction!

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. In this episode, Laura and Paddy bring you the reaction to the interview with Baroness Mone and her husband, Doug Barrowman. They’re also joined by chief political correspondent, Henry Zeffman, as the government and Labour respond. Hear the extended interview with Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0h02s78 This episode of Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/12/23·24m 28s

The Michelle Mone and Doug Barrowman interview

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. In this special episode, we bring you an extended interview with Baroness Mone and her husband, Doug Barrowman.She admits that she stands to benefit from tens of millions of pounds of profit from PPE that was sold to the UK government during the pandemic by a company led by her husband.The couple also accept that they lied to the press about their involvement with the firm.This episode of Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/12/23·50m 2s

Michelle Mone interview preview, Sunak and Starmer scorecards, and 2024 predictions

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, Laura and Paddy preview an interview with Baroness Mone, the Tory peer and entrepreneur at the center of a PPE scandal during the pandemic. Extended interview out tomorrow.They also talk about the possible return of a devolved government return in Northern Ireland, and give their political predictions for 2024.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/12/23·24m 29s

Prince Harry: Hacked

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the High Court ruling that Prince Harry was the victim of phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers. MGN issue a statement saying the group “apologises unreservedly”. What does this mean for the future of the Royal Family, and for the press in this country?Adam is joined by media editor Katie Razzall, home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds, and royal commentator Peter Hunt. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/n#ewscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordelia Hemming and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Jack Graysmark. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/12/23·31m 55s

Parliament: End of Term Report

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the big questions hanging over Westminster as MPs prepare to break for Christmas recess. What next for the Rwanda Bill? When might we see a General Election? and who’s favourite flavour of ice cream is vanilla? Adam is joined by Conservative MP Dr Luke Evans, Labour MP + Shadow Culture Secretary Thangam Debbonaire and SNP Cabinet Office Spokesperson Kirsty Blackman You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/12/23·34m 11s

COP28: Fossil Fuels Down, Not Out

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the deal that’s been agreed at COP28.Climate editor Justin Rowlatt goes through the detail, and Nigel Topping from the Climate Change Committee tells us what it means.And Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford has announced he will be stepping down in March. Former Wales political editor and host of Walescast, Felicity Evans, explains why. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/12/23·31m 56s

Sunak Survives Rwanda Vote (For Now)

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at vote on the Rwanda Bill. After a charm offensive to his back bench MPs, the Prime Minister managed to shore up enough support for his Rwanda bill. Adam and Chris look at what happened today in the Commons and whether the real test is yet to come?Meanwhile, climate talks run into the night at COP28 as countries try to salvage a deal to prevent it from being seen as a failure. Adam is joined by climate editor Justin Rowlatt, who explains why some nations are unhappy and what could happen next. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordelia Hemming and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
12/12/23·26m 28s

Is Rishi Sunak facing a Rebellion on Rwanda?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest political news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at what’s happening with the plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda. Conservative MPs met throughout the day to discuss the plan ahead of crunch vote for Rishi Sunak.Adam is joined by Chris Mason and former No10 communications director Craig Oliver.Meanwhile, the Prime Minister spent the day giving evidence to the Covid inquiry and defended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Adam speaks with BBC Health Reporter Jim Reed.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Cordeilia Hemming and Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/12/23·34m 39s

Could This Be Rishi Sunak’s Worst Week EVER?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the divisions within the Conservative Party. Laura’s been talking Robert Jenrick who resigned as immigration minister this week, as well as the levelling up secretary, Michael Gove.Former No. 10 advisor and founder of the blog site Conservative Home Tim Montgomerie is in the Newscast studio reacting to what they had to say.And we look ahead at Rishi Sunak’s evidence at the Covid inquiry on Monday. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/12/23·29m 44s

Ukraine in ‘mortal danger’ without aid: First Lady Zelenska with Laura in Kyiv

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at the war in Ukraine.In an exclusive interview Ukraine’s First Lady Olena Zelenska warns of “mortal danger” if financial support to her country isn’t continued.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Bella Saltiel. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/12/23·20m 14s

What Next For Ofsted?

Newscast brings you daily analysis of the latest news stories from the BBC. Today, we look at what’s next for Ofsted. This follows an inquest into the death of head teacher Ruth Perry which ruled that Ofsted contributed to her death. The BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys, professor of Sociology of Education at UCL Institute of Education, Alice Bradbury, and executive principal of Passmores cooperative, Vic Goddard, join Adam to discuss the future of the schools regulator. And the sports minister of Saudi Arabia has denied accusations of sportswashing after his country won the right the host the 2034 World Cup. The Athletic’s senior football news reporter Matt Slater breaks down why Saudi Arabia are investing in sport. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Natasa Simovic. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/12/23·33m 44s

Sunak defends Rwanda plan

The prime minister has defended his Rwanda bill at a press conference in which he described the plan as the “toughest immigration law ever”. But his own party is split over it.It came the morning after the resignation of immigration minister Robert Jenrick, who said the new law wasn’t tough enough. And former Prime Minister Boris Johnson finishes his evidence at the Covid inquiry after being asked about partygate, Eat Out to Help Out and his time in hospital.Adam and Chris are is joined by Boris Johnson’s former advisor Will Walden, and Times radio presenter and former Labour advisor Ayesha Hazarika.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chis Gray with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham
07/12/23·32m 35s

Boris Johnson at Covid Inquiry + SURPRISE Government Resignation

Today on Newscast, the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives evidence to the Covid inquiry in the first of a two-day questioning of his government’s handling of the pandemic. Adam is joined by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed as well as Alex Thomas from the Institute for Government and The FT’s Lucy Fisher to unpack the key issues and what we’ve learnt from his evidence. And, the government has published emergency Rwanda legislation which makes clear that in UK law, Rwanda is a safe country for asylum seekers. Immigration Minister Robert Jenrick resigns, arguing the bill doesn’t go far enough. Adam and his guests react to this breaking news.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Hanna Ward and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/12/23·32m 40s

Rwanda Plan Takes Flight?

The home secretary, James Cleverly has signed a new asylum treaty with the Rwandan government in an attempt to address the concerns of the Supreme Court.Adam is joined by former home office advisor Claire Pearsall and the BBC’s West Africa correspondent Mayeni Jones to unpack what’s in the treaty and why it matters.And what’s happening at COP28? The BBC’s climate editor Justin Rowlatt and former political strategist to the UNFCC Tom Rivett-Carnac explain what has been going on at the climate conference. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren, Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/12/23·34m 46s

How much is too much legal migration?

The home secretary, James Cleverly, has announced a five-point plan aimed at delivering the “biggest ever cut” in net migration to the UK. James looks at how different sectors might be impacted. We hear from Lord Bilimoria, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer, Crossbench Peer and Vice President of the CBI who thinks this is an “economically illiterate” plan. And Nadra Ahmed, Chair of the National Care Association, who insists this will only heighten staff shortages. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Natasa Simovic, Sam McLaren and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/12/23·31m 32s

Keir Starmer’s Maggie Thatcher Splash

The Labour leader has said the former Tory leader effected "meaningful change” in the Sunday Telegraph. Paddy’s been speaking to him about why.Also, as we head into the winter, Laura has been talking to the Health Secretary Victoria Atkins about whether the NHS is ready.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg, Paddy O’Connell and Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Beth Ashmead Latham. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/12/23·28m 51s

What’s Boris Johnson going to say at the Covid inquiry?

Former PM Boris Johnson will appear at the Covid inquiry next week, and journalists are being told what to expect. Laura and Paddy talk about his media management.They also look back at a week in which Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with the Greek PM. We hear from Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis on the issue at the heart of it - the Pantheon Sculptures.And former Australian PM Julia Gillard is on from COP28 in Dubai to talk about what’s happening there, and her climate legacy in Australia.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/12/23·33m 30s

Royal Ties

Buckingham Palace says it's considering all options, after the King and Princess of Wales were identified as two members of the Royal Family who allegedly discussed the skin colour of Prince Harry and Meghan's son. The names appeared in a Dutch translation of a book which the author insists was an error. Adam speaks to BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Diamond. And King Charles is currently is at a major climate gathering in Dubai, where he’s warned COP28 delegates that the world is far off track from meeting key climate targets. All that while wearing a very interesting tie. Former Irish President Mary Robinson joins the pod.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Natasa Simovic. The technical producer was Matthew Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
01/12/23·30m 24s

Sadiq Khan on Alistair Darling, COP and Xmas Trees

Adam chats to Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan about Alistair Darling, COP28, Ulez and the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. And as Matt Hancock faces the Covid inquiry, Chris and former civil servant Jill Rutter give their analysis.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
30/11/23·34m 16s

COP28: A Guide to the Climate Change Conference

The 28th Climate Change Conference starts on Thursday in Dubai, and we’re giving you all the information you need to make sense of it.To guide us through: - Nigel Topping, business champion at the Climate Change Committee - Vanessa Nakate, climate activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - Jordan Dunbar, host of BBC’s The Climate Question podcast You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
29/11/23·33m 24s

Is Rishi Sunak Losing his Elgin Marbles?

Rishi Sunak cancelled a meeting with the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at short notice after an argument over the Parthenon Sculptures aka the Elgin Marbles.To unpack this disagreement Adam and Chris are joined by historian and comedian Natalie Haynes.And an inquest into the death of Ruth Perry, a primary school headteacher who took her own life following an Ofsted inspection started today. Adam speaks to the BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffreys.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/11/23·30m 17s

Fair COP?

Documents obtained by the BBC show the UAE wanted to discuss new fossil fuel projects with a number of countries at COP28. The BBC’s climate editor and the journalist who got the scoop, Justin Rowlatt and Professor of Political Economy at University of Sheffield, Michael Jacobs joined Adam to discuss what this means for this week’s climate conference.And a new pay offer has been made to consultants in England. The deputy chair of the BMA consultants committee, Dr Shanu Datta says this doesn’t mean there’s an end to strikes. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/11/23·28m 30s

Migration: Labour Put A Number On It

Shadow cabinet minister Darren Jones has told Laura that his party would bring down net migration to ‘normal levels’ of ‘a couple of hundred thousand a year’, by the end of a Labour government first term.And we hear from the families of newly released hostages in Israel, who Paddy’s been talking to.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
26/11/23·26m 27s

Immigration: How high is too high?

We try to answer some of the questions that politicians can’t. And Paddy goes to Stockton to find out what people in the constituency think of “s**tgate”. With thanks to Richard Drake at Drake The Bookshop in Stockton. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/11/23·26m 12s

Israel-Gaza: Hostages and detainees released

13 Israelis, 10 Thais and one Filipino hostage have been released by Hamas and are back in Israel. 39 Palestinian have been freed by Israeli authorities.The BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet joins Adam in the studio to explain how these landmark releases played out.And the special envoy on Covid-19 for the World Health Organisation, Dr David Nabarro swings by to analyse another eventful week in the Covid-19 inquiry. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Beth Ashmead and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Matt Dean. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/11/23·30m 5s

How Much Will Energy Cost Next Year?

Energy bills are on the up and Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis is on the pod to chat to Adam and Chris about what you can do about it. He also shared his thoughts on the Autumn StatementAnd as we find out that net migration - the difference between the number of people coming to live in the UK and those leaving - hit 745,000 last year, Adam speaks to Labour’s shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Beth Ashmead and Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
23/11/23·32m 6s

Autumn Statement: Are Taxes Really Getting Cut?

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced ‘the biggest tax cut in British history’ for businesses and the ‘largest ever tax cut for workers’ in today’s Autumn Statement. But are these tax cuts all they seem? How come overall the tax burden will rise to the highest level since the Second World War? And did the Chancellor hint at a spring election?Adam and Chris are joined by the BBC’s economics editor Faisal Islam and the chief executive of the CBI Rain Newton-Smith to talk this all through. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Jack Maclaren with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/11/23·31m 39s

How Did the Police Handle the Nicola Bulley Case?

A damning report into the Nicola Bulley case finds that the release of sensitive personal information was “avoidable and unnecessary”. On the release of personal information, Lancashire Police's Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett said: "We worked proactively with the Information Commissioner's Office immediately after the disclosure was made and they concluded that no action was required against the force.”Following the disappearance which sparked a TikTok frenzy, what can we learn from the review? Adam talks to the former HM Inspector of Constabulary, Zoë Billingham, and disinformation correspondent, Marianna Spring.And, the Covid Inquiry continued, with chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, taking the stand. Adam is joined by Alex Thomas from the Institute for Government and health correspondent, Jim Reed.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Beth Ashmead and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/11/23·37m 14s

Covid Inquiry: Diary of a CSA (Sir Patrick Vallance)

In today’s session at the Covid Inquiry, more of chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance’s diary was revealed. He described Boris Johnson as ‘weak and indecisive’ and being ‘clearly bamboozled’ by Covid science. Adam and Chris talk to health correspondent, Jim Reed, to understand what we can learn from the evidence.And staff at OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, demanded the return of their former boss, Sam Altman, after he was unexpectedly fired. Adam is joined by the BBC’s technology editor Zoe Kleinman to learn what this means for the future of AI.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
20/11/23·31m 20s

Are Tax Cuts Coming?

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is finalising spending plans ahead of Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.Laura’s been speaking to him this morning, as well as his opposite number from Labour, Rachel Reeves.And Paddy’s been hearing from people across the country who’ve told him what they would like to hear from the chancellor.Economics editor Faisal Islam is in the studio to talk it all through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Laura Kuenssberg. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/11/23·31m 44s

Making an Autumn Statement: What could we hear from the chancellor next week?

The Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is considering cutting inheritance and business taxes, the BBC has been told.He will present new economic policies in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday.Former Treasury minister, David Gauke, gives Laura and Paddy an inside look into how Autumn Statements are made.And they unpack another busy week of Westminster politics.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/11/23·30m 38s

Israel-Gaza: Is The Aid Enough?

Adam is joined by chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and international editor Jeremy Bowen to discuss the latest from the Israel-Gaza conflict. As Israel agrees to allow more fuel into Gaza, the IDF try to prove that Al-Shifa Hospital was a key Hamas command centre.Why has Israel let in aid now? How could the US influence Netanyahu to call a ceasefire? And how is this conflict different to other recent wars? You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/11/23·28m 43s

A Week is a Long Time in Politics

Eight shadow ministers have resigned or were sacked from Labour’s frontbench after voting for an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza war. And new foreign secretary David Cameron makes his first visit to Ukraine.Adam and Chris talk over the huge political stories of the week with Ava-Santina Evans, political correspondent at PoliticsJOE, and Patrick Maguire, columnist at The Times. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/11/23·34m 41s

Rishi, Rwanda and Human Rights (Plus a Labour Rebellion)

Rishi Sunak says he will introduce emergency legislation to “confirm Rwanda is safe” but with pressure mounting from his party, how far will he actually go? Home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani joins Adam and Chris.And as UK inflation drops to its lowest rate in two years, the government says its pledge to halve inflation has been met early. Adam talks to economics correspondent, Dharshini David to find out more. Plus, immediate reaction as Sir Keir Starmer suffers a major rebellion over his stance on the Israel-Gaza war, with 56 of his MPs voting for an immediate ceasefire.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/11/23·32m 36s

Rwanda Flights CANCELLED

The Supreme Court has ruled that the government’s Rwanda asylum plan is unlawful. But Rishi Sunak says the government are not giving up on the plan.How did the Supreme Court reach this ruling? And what could Rishi Sunak do next?Adam and Chris are joined by political correspondent Alex Forsyth and home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani to talk it all through. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/11/23·30m 3s

Braverman's Revenge

Suella Braverman launches a full-scale attack on her old boss Rishi Sunak, a day after he sacked her as home secretary. In a blistering letter to the prime minister, she said he had repeatedly failed on key policies and broken pledges over immigration. Adam and Chris are joined by former BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw and former special advisor at the home office Salma Shah to discuss what it all means. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/11/23·37m 32s

The David Cameron Interview

The new foreign secretary speaks. Chris talks it through with Adam, and they reflect on a day of changes in Rishi Sunak’s cabinet.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/11/23·34m 4s

David Cameron Returns

The former prime minister is in government, and Suella Braverman isn’t.David Cameron is foreign secretary and James Cleverly has been moved to the Home Office after Rishi Sunak’s latest cabinet reshuffle. Cameron, who was prime minister from 2010 to 2016, isn’t a sitting MP but has now been appointed to the House of Lords.Adam and Chris are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman and Cameron’s former deputy chief of staff Baroness Kate Fall to discuss his return. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/11/23·35m 34s

London Protests: Braverman on the Brink?

There’s pressure on the home secretary after protest violence at the weekend and Laura’s been talking to defence secretary Grant Shapps about whether she could lose her job.Laura and James are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to talk all this through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/11/23·25m 41s

London Protests: What Happened?

Arrests in London as thousands attend pro-Palestinian march and counter-protest.Home editor Mark Easton has been on the street and in the Metropolitan Police’s control room - in a secret underground location. He’s in the Newscast studio.And Laura gives her take on whether Rishi Sunak is being made to look weak by Suella Braverman.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn and Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/11/23·25m 53s

The Protests and the Police

The police prepare for an unprecedented security operation ahead of a pro-Palestinian demonstration in London.James talks to home and legal affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani and former Met Police Chief Superintendent, Dal Babu, about how to police a protest.And Alex Forsyth gives us the latest updates on how members of the Cabinet have responded - or avoided responding - to Suella Braverman's comments. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Miranda Slade with Alex Collins and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/11/23·35m 29s

Suella Braverman: Home Secretary Under the Hammer?

Suella Braverman is facing questions about her future.   Adam and Chris talk with GB News’ Christopher Hope, Politico’s Rosa Prince, and the Daily Mirror’s John Stevens.   Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Ged Sudlow. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/11/23·36m 11s

Covid inquiry: Talking "chickenpox parties"

Ex-civil service chief apologises for suggestions made during the pandemic. To help analyse the latest at the Covid inquiry, Adam is joined by health correspondent Jim Reed and Emma Norris from the Institute for Government. And Adam talks to Professor Ed Hawkins, who's on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, about why this year is set to become the hottest year on record.   You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.   Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
08/11/23·32m 16s

Three King’s Speech Takeaways

King Charles has set out the government’s agenda for the year. We look at what it could mean in practice.Adam and Chris are joined by Danny Shaw to discuss plans to bring in tougher sentences on some serious crimes. There were also housing policy plans announced, making it harder for landlords to evict tenants and changes to the leasehold system England and Wales. Vicky Spratt helps make sense of what it means.And, Adam talks to Financial Times technology reporter Cristina Criddle about a new bill the government hopes will pave the way for driverless cars in the UK. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Matt Hewitt. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/11/23·33m 53s

Marching Orders: Met Police Urges Demo Delay

The Metropolitan Police has urged the organisers of pro-Palestinian marches to call off their planned demonstration on Armistice Day. The home secretary, Suella Braverman, said there was a “risk of serious public disorder” if the marches went ahead.To help understand the challenges and complexities of policing these events, Adam is joined by former Met detective superintendent Shabnam Chaudhri and the BBC’s home affairs correspondent, Dominic Casciani. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has described allegations that a Conservative MP committed multiple rapes as "very serious". Chris joins us to discuss what we know so far about the allegations, and what we can expect to hear in the king’s speech tomorrow.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Alex Collins and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
06/11/23·33m 54s

Covid Inquiry Consequences

Evidence at the Covid inquiry has shown there were huge tensions within Number 10 during the pandemic. But is what we're hearing damaging the reputation of the current government?Laura’s been talking to the Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden about it.We also discuss the political and policing challenges of plans for a mass rally next Saturday on Armistice Day.Laura and Paddy are joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman to talk this all through.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/11/23·26m 55s

Sunak’s 2024 plans and his ‘bromance’ with Musk

King Charles will outline the government's law-making plans in Parliament on Tuesday.All the expected announcements, including plans to ban no fault evictions for renters, and to restrict the use of tents by homeless people.Was Sunak's chat with Elon Musk the start of a new 'bromance'?Plus Paddy and Laura's tribute to actor Matthew Perry and what Friends means to them.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/11/23·29m 12s

In the room with Sunak and Musk

The prime minister has been speaking to tech billionaire Elon Musk, who said that at some point all jobs would be redundant because of artificial intelligence. Technology editor Zoe Kleinman was in the room, and is on Newscast.Correspondent Daniel De Simone is also on, discussing the latest evidence he’s found in the murder case of Stephen Lawrence, which raises further questions about a 6th suspect in the case.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
03/11/23·33m 0s

The Covid Inquiry Enquiries

The latest evidence to the Covid Inquiry included the revelation that the former health secretary Matt Hancock wanted to decide “who should live or die” in the event of the NHS becoming overwhelmed. That was the testimony given by Sir Simon Stevens, who led NHS England until 2021. His was followed by the country’s most senior health official, Sir Christopher Wormald, who said that the government was “at least a week late” in imposing restrictions on society at the beginning of the crisis. Laura Kuenssberg joins Adam to give her own reflections as the BBC’s political editor during the period as well as an assessment of the evidence we’ve heard this week.And, on the final day of the UK’s first AI safety summit, Adam and Chris chat to Michael Kratsios, President Donald Trump's top technology advisor, about the goals of the summit and how countries can work together to mitigate the risks posed by artificial intelligence.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
02/11/23·33m 57s

Why Were Women 'Invisible' During Covid?

It’s been another extraordinary day of testimony at the Covid Inquiry. Wednesday’s session began with Helen MacNamara, a top official at Downing Street during the height of the pandemic. She described a “macho” culture at No 10 in which women “became invisible overnight”.She also said she’d struggle to pick “a single day” in which Covid restrictions were followed and recalled meetings at which people were “laughing at the Italians” in the early days of the crisis.Adam’s joined once again by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed and Dr Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government to unpack today’s evidence.And, as the UK AI Summit gets underway, we speak to the BBC’s technology editor Zoe Kleinman after her interview with Rishi Sunak on the day the UK unveiled a global agreement on how to manage the riskiest forms of AI.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
01/11/23·35m 46s

Covid Inquiry: Government Short Cummings?

Figures at the centre of the government decisions during the coronavirus pandemic give evidence to the UK Covid-19 inquiry. First up was Lee Cain, who was a senior aide to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Then it was Dominic Cummings, who was Mr Johnson’s chief adviser until he resigned in late 2020.The inquiry heard the pandemic was the wrong crisis for Boris Johnson’s skillset, the government had “no plan” to help vulnerable people in lockdown and diary entries also read out suggest Mr Johnson believed old people should get the virus to protect others.To talk us through the latest revelations, Adam is joined by Chris Mason and former Downing Street Director of Communications, Guto Harri. And, Adam meets with Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan, to look ahead to this week’s AI Safety Summit. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Alex Collins, Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
31/10/23·39m 54s

WhatsAppening at the Covid Inquiry?

It was a day of explosive evidence and revealing WhatsApp messages at today’s session of the Covid inquiry. First up was former senior civil servant Martin Reynolds, who apologised “unreservedly” for organising BYOB lockdown parties. He also faced questions on why messages in a WhatsApp group of government officials were ‘set to disappear’.He was then followed by another aide, Imran Shafi, who said he thought Boris Johnson had questioned why the economy was being destroyed "for people who will die anyway soon".To talk us through the latest findings from the Covid inquiry, Adam and Chris are joined by BBC health reporter Jim Reed and the Institute for Government’s Dr Catherine Haddon.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
30/10/23·34m 20s

UK Politics and the War in the Middle East

Israeli forces continue moving troops into Gaza as bombing continues.And different positions have emerged in UK politics on what should be done to help civilians in the region.Political editor of Newsnight, Nick Watt helps us make sense of them, and Lyse Doucet, BBC chief international reporter, tells us how the politics of the conflict is playing out across the world.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
29/10/23·27m 14s

Israel Ground Operation in Gaza

Paddy O’Connell is joined by the BBC’s chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and special correspondent Fergal Keane to discuss the next chapter in the Israel-Gaza conflict.The Israeli military says that its forces entered Gaza after heavy bombardment throughout the night. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/10/23·25m 8s

X, Rated: Elon Musk’s First Year

It’s a year since Elon Musk formally completed his acquisition of X, formerly known as Twitter. Since then the business has faced a number of challenges, including ongoing issues surrounding content moderation and a battle to make the platform profitable. To help us understand the business from all angles, Adam is joined by the BBC’s disinformation correspondent, Marianna Spring, and tech investor Ross Gerber. And, the BBC’s Leila Nathoo drops in to discuss tensions in the Labour Party after Sadiq Khan, Andy Burnham and Anas Sarwar all call for a ceasefire in Gaza. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren, Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/10/23·35m 30s

AI: Nothing to 'Lose Sleep Over'?

The prime minister has outlined the potential risks of artificial intelligence, arguing we must not “put our heads in the sand”. His comments come ahead of a two-day AI safety summit at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire next week. Professors Hannah Fry and Gina Neff join us in the studio to discuss the event as well as the risks and opportunities presented by AI. And, Bastille singer Dan Smith takes a seat next to Planet Earth III director Kiri Cashell for a conversation about how they made the music and television for the latest iteration of Sir David Attenborough’s iconic documentary series. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Alex Forsyth. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Miranda Slade. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
26/10/23·35m 33s

365 Days of PM Rishi Sunak: How's He Done?

Adam and Chris reflect on one year of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak as Sir Keir Starmer comes under pressure from his own MPs because of his position on the Israel-Gaza conflict. And there are plans to send an all-UK astronaut mission into space. BBC science correspondent Jonathan Amos and the first British astronaut Helen Sharman discuss whether the project is good news for space exploration. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper, Sam McLaren and Hanna Ward. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
25/10/23·34m 1s

Israel-Gaza: High Stakes Diplomacy

After two Israeli hostages were released by Hamas last night, BBC diplomatic correspondent James Landale joins Katya Adler, who’s in Jerusalem, to discuss how diplomacy is impacting the Israel-Gaza conflict. And, Adam is joined by BBC football correspondent John Murray to discuss how UEFA’s calendar shakeup could cause a significant increase in carbon emissions. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
24/10/23·32m 9s

Israel-Gaza: Policing UK Protests

Several government ministers have called for tougher policing of protests after a row over the police’s handling of pro-Palestinian protests at the weekend. Adam and Chris discuss how the day unfolded after the prime minister committed a further £20 million in humanitarian aid for civilians in Gaza. And we’re joined in studio by Jonathan Wittenberg and Ibrahim Mogra, the rabbi and imam who are working together to unite their communities during the Israel-Gaza conflict.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
23/10/23·29m 13s

Israel-Gaza: The West Bank Strike

The Israeli military says it was a targeted attack against Hamas.Paddy and Victoria talk about the operation with chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet.And chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman assesses the Conservatives’ electoral prospects after two by-election defeats.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Matthew Dean The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/10/23·26m 36s

Sweary WhatsApps At The Covid Inquiry

WhatsApps seen by the UK’s Covid-19 Inquiry have given us an insight into the different opinions inside government during the pandemic.Health reporter and host of The Covid Inquiry Podcast Jim Reed has been closely following every day of evidence. He’s in the studio with Dr. Catherine Haddon from the Institute for Government to look at what we’ve learned.Marianna Spring is also in to help with tips on how to recognise disinformation online, as claim, counterclaim, and straight up lies swirl on social media.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Paddy O'Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Arsenii Sokolov. The technical producer was Ricardo McCarthy. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
21/10/23·32m 6s

By-Electioncast Live!

​​Labour win two by-elections and we record one podcast on TV! Newscast was live early this morning to analyse and react to the results of the Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-elections. ​​ ​​Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell chat through Labour’s historic double by-election win with help from Chris Mason, Alex Forsyth, Henry Zeffman, Professor John Curtice, Jeremy Vine and Labour MP Peter Kyle. ​​ ​​You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere ​​ ​​Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Gray with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
20/10/23·1h 5m

Israel-Gaza: Lyse Doucet and Jeremy Bowen

Vehicles carrying aid are waiting to be allowed into Gaza to bring in vital supplies.International editor Jeremy Bowen and chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet join Chris from Israel to discuss.The three of them also talk about Rishi Sunak’s visit to the country, and the different allegiances in the middle east.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Chris Mason and Lyse Doucet. It was made by Chris Flynn. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
19/10/23·26m 8s

Gaza Hospital Blast: The Information War

Hundreds of people are known to have died in a blast at a Gaza hospital on Tuesday. Hamas blames Israel for the attack, while Israel has insisted it is not to blame. BBC Verify’s Shayan Sardarizadeh joins Adam in the studio to discuss what we know so far.And, on the day that US President Joe Biden flew to Israel in an attempt to calm tensions, we’re joined by former CIA director David Petraeus and US special correspondent Katty Kay to assess the bigger picture for the US as they attempt to deescalate the conflict.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
18/10/23·38m 5s

Emergency episode: The Gaza Hospital Strike

A huge blast at a hospital in Gaza City is reported to have killed hundreds.In this emergency episode recorded at 10pm tonight in Israel, host of The Conflict podcast, BBC International Correspondent Lyse Doucet, and her colleague Anna Foster, grapple with the breaking news and the claims and counter claims as protests break out across the region. This episode was made by Clare Williamson and Joe Kent in London and Alex Lederman and Naomi Scherbel-Ball in Israel. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/10/23·28m 31s

Is the UK Getting a Pay Rise?

Wage growth has overtaken inflation for the first time in two years, in a sign that cost of living pressures may now be starting to ease. The Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned, however, that the UK remains stuck in a bind between high inflation and weak economic growth. Their director, Paul Johnson, joins Adam alongside the BBC’s chief economics correspondent, Dharshini David, to unpack the day’s economic headlines.And it’s the final day of SNP conference as Humza Yousaf delivers a closing speech which pledged an extra £300m to help cut NHS waiting lists by 100,000 patients by 2026. We’re joined by the SNP’s Emma Roddick to find out the party’s reaction to Yousaf’s first speech as party leader.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Gemma Roper and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
17/10/23·31m 47s

Israel-Gaza: Could the Conflict Spread?

Adam and Chris are joined by BBC world affairs editor John Simpson to discuss the potential implications of Israel’s expected ground invasion of Gaza. Rishi Sunak set out the UK government’s response to the situation in Parliament and announced an increase in humanitarian aid to Gaza by £10 million.And Europe editor Katya Adler analyses the results of the Polish elections as exit polls suggest that the governing right-wing Law and Justice party won the most seats but will lose its majority in parliament.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins, Gemma Roper and Teodora Agarici. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
16/10/23·30m 59s

Israel-Gaza: Attack by land, air and sea

Tanks and troops gather for an expected offensive into Gaza.Paddy and Victoria discuss new details about the planned attack, and the British government’s position on the conflict.Chris Mason and James Cook are at the SNP annual conference in Aberdeen. They explain the SNP’s new strategy for a second referendum on Scottish independence.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
15/10/23·23m 52s

Urban War Insights And The Hamas Tunnels

Israel appears to be preparing for a ground invasion into Gaza. Paddy’s joined by Lyse Doucet as they get detail on what that could look like from defence correspondent Jonathan Beale.They also discuss the underground network set up by Hamas in Gaza.We also answer some of your questions, in this collaboration with The Conflict podcast.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Lyse Doucet. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor s are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/10/23·25m 33s

Israel-Gaza: One Million Told To Leave Home

The Israeli military has ordered around 1 million people in northern Gaza to move to the south within 24 hours.BBC documentary and podcast maker, Josh Baker is on the podcast from Jerusalem, to help explain the difficulties that civilians will have following that order. He also talks about the aftermath of attacks on civilians by Hamas.Yesterday, David Baddiel mentioned a group that helps maintain safety at synagogues and Jewish schools in the UK called the Community Security Trust, so we thought we’d invite them on to find out more. Dave Rich, its director of policy, joins Adam. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/10/23·35m 27s

David Baddiel on Israel and Antisemitism

As Israel’s siege of Gaza continues, the UN has warned that Gaza is in a ‘dire situation’. Joining us in the studio is the writer and comedian, David Baddiel, who talks about what the past week has been like for British Jews.Following the end of their party conference, Pat McFadden, who’s in charge of Labour’s electoral strategy, also stops by to talk to us about the party’s game plan ahead of the next general election.And, Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson join Adam to talk about their latest episode of The Today Podcast, in which they discuss the complexities of covering the Israel-Gaza War, as well as some of their own disagreements.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Miranda Slade and Hayley Clarke. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/10/23·35m 46s

Starmer Bets on the House

As the Labour Party Conference draws to a close, Chris joins Adam to discuss his interview with Sir Keir Starmer, in which the Labour leader reiterated his pledge to build 1.5 million homes. And the chair of the British Palestinian Committee, Dr Aimee Shalan, speaks to Adam about the situation in Gaza after Israel cut off its access to electricity.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/10/23·31m 10s

Labour Conference: Sir Glitter Starmer

Sir Keir Starmer sets out his plan for government at the Labour Party Conference. Adam is joined by Chris Mason to discuss the speech, where the Labour leader laid out promised a "decade of renewal under Labour”Adam also chats to shadow health secretary Wes Streeting. And, Israel’s ambassador to the UK, Tzipi Hotovely speaks to Adam about the UK’s support for Israel and why she feels these attacks are comparable to the Holocaust.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Gemma Roper and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/10/23·42m 56s

Israel-Gaza: The Siege

Adam is joined by chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and world affairs editor John Simpson to discuss the events in Israel, as Benjamin Netanyahu warns the country will use “enormous force” against Hamas. And as the world reacts to the events, Lyse and John focus on how the conflict will affect other countries in the Middle East, such as Lebanon and Iran.The essential background you need to understand the conflict can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-67039975Also, Adam catches up with Chris Mason at the Labour Party Conference to talk about Rachel Reeves’ plan for the economy. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren, Gemma Roper and Hayley Clarke. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/10/23·35m 17s

Israel-Gaza: Fear For Hostages Taken By Hamas

Hundreds of people have been killed and kidnapped as fighting in Israel and Gaza continues.The BBC’s security correspondent Frank Gardner is on to discuss what we know about the situation.And after Sir Keir Starmer’s Sunday morning interview, Victoria and Paddy chat to chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman about Labour’s ideas for the NHS and housing.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
08/10/23·26m 51s

Attack on Israel from Gaza

Paddy and Victoria catch up with international editor Jeremy Bowen as he heads to Israel to cover a major new crisis in the Middle East.And, on the eve of Labour conference, Lord Mandelson talks through how Sir Keir Starmer should now redefine himself. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Paddy O'Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Tom Smithard with Arsenii Sokolov. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/10/23·33m 27s

By-Election: Labour Day in Scotland

Starmer tells campaigners they "blew the doors off" in Friday's by-election.Adam is joined by Scotland editor, James Cook, and political scientist, Professor Sir John Curtice, to analyse the results in Rutherglen and Hamilton West.And, on its 10th birthday, the National Crime Agency’s director general, Graeme Biggar, is in the studio talking about illegal migration, organised crime, and fraud.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The assistant editor is Chris Gray. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/10/23·33m 25s

Rishi Sunak Puts Out Cigarettes

As the dust settles after Rishi Sunak’s conference speech, Adam and Chris focus on the fallout from the biggest talking points, including the prime minister’s plans to ban smoking for younger generations.They’re joined by doctor and TV presenter Alexander "Dr Xand" van Tulleken to hear the medical profession’s reaction and whether it’s true that there’s no safe level of smoking.And to help analyse the wider political context of the speech, we’re joined in the studio by former special adviser Anita Boateng and broadcaster and author Matt Chorley who give us their own reflections of being at party conferences.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by George Dabby with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/10/23·36m 35s

Amol Rajan and Nick Robinson Introduce 'The Today Podcast'

Amol and Nick give Newscast a taste of their brand new podcast.
05/10/23·3m 56s

Sunak ends Tory Conference (and HS2 to Manchester)

In his first Conservative conference speech as prime minister, Rishi Sunak confirms the Manchester leg of HS2 is to be scrapped. In its place, a range of new transport projects for the Midlands and the North are to be put forward. Aside from HS2, he also proposes raising the age that people can buy tobacco and cigarettes in England every year to create a "smoke-free generation.” Alongside the smoking changes, Sunak also wants to clamp down on vaping among children.He also announced a new educational qualification for England combining A-Levels and T-levels that he proposes all students would sit.Adam’s been at conference all week and caught up with some Conservative cabinet ministers after the speech - and he chats with Chris Mason to reflect on the speech and the last few days. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/10/23·29m 51s

Is Rishi Sunak Being Overshadowed?

After intense speculation on the future of HS2, the BBC understands the prime minister is to announce the scrapping of HS2 from West Midlands to Manchester in his closing conference speech on Wednesday. Chris joins Adam to reflect on his interview earlier in the day with Rishi Sunak. As the Conservative Party Conference draws to a close, Henry Zeffman, the BBC's chief political correspondent, sits down with Adam to assess another busy day for the party. And as Adam continues to work his way around Manchester, he bumps into Nigel Farage and asks whether he's planning on joining a new political party.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/10/23·36m 42s

Tory Conference Derailed By HS2

On the day of the chancellor’s speech, everyone’s talking about a train line.West Midlands Tory mayor Andy Street has said Rishi Sunak would be "cancelling the future" if he "gives up" on the Manchester leg of HS2.Adam and Chris are there for his impromptu press conference.Conservative Party chairman Greg Hands joins to react to that, as well as what Jeremy Hunt and Liz Truss had to say today. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.Topics: 01:12 Andy Street press conference 10:42 Tory chairman Greg Hands 22:11 Analysis with Chris Mason
02/10/23·34m 31s

The Rishi Sunak Interview

Analysis of Laura’s sit down with the PM.Paddy’s presenting with her, and they’re joined by chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman.They talk about refusals in the interview to commit to HS2 in full, as well as tax cuts before the next election, and how it all looks together with Sunak’s attempts to be seen as being on the front foot.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Ash Taylor. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.00:00 Sunak interview analysis 24:19 Jon Culshaw's Sunak impression
01/10/23·26m 31s

Will The Rishi Rebrand Work?

Can the PM win over voters as the ‘change candidate’?Laura and Paddy discuss.And Newscasters have been getting in touch about 'State of Chaos’ - Laura’s show about the political turmoil in the May/Johnson/Truss years. She answers some of them, and talks about what putting the programme together was like.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O'Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Arsenii Sokolov. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.00:00 Will the Rishi Rebrand work? 13:59 State of Chaos: Your questions answered
30/09/23·24m 7s

U K Economy?

The Chancellor will be addressing the Conservative party conference on Monday to set out his economic vision - but what health is the UK economy in?Faisal Islam and Dharshini David have been reporting on economic affairs around the UK and how consumers are coping. Joined by Rain Newton-Smith, chief executive of the Confederation of British Industry, they discuss all aspects of the economy from infrastructure, to energy, to robots. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
29/09/23·31m 6s

Breaking GB News: Ofcom Investigates

The media regulator Ofcom has announced it will investigate the Dan Wootton Tonight show on GB News after a sexism row sparked 7,300 complaints. Adam and Chris sit down with GB News presenter Nana Akua to discuss the last 24 hours and the nature of impartiality rules.Also, Asa Bennett, a former adviser to Liz Truss, joins us to discuss what it was like writing a conference speech for the former prime minister ahead of the Conservative Party Conference. He sits alongside former transport secretary Justine Greening, who gives us her thoughts on whether HS2 should go ahead.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Miranda Slade. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
28/09/23·35m 1s

Breaking GB News: The Ava-Santina Interview

“It’s made me feel disgusting, it’s made me feel vile".Political correspondent at PoliticsJoe Ava-Santina speaks about the comments made about her by GB News presenter Laurence Fox. He and Dan Wootton have both been suspended by the broadcaster.And, the UK's largest untapped oil field has been approved by regulators. Adam speaks to the country manager for Equinor Alex Grant, one of the main stakeholders and Scotland Editor James Cook. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Sam McLaren. The technical producer is Ben Andrews. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
27/09/23·37m 17s

The Ed Davey Train: Lib Dem Conference

Sir Ed Davey launches an all-out attack on the Conservative government’s record on the NHS as he closes the Liberal Democrat party conference. Chris Mason gives his analysis and Adam quizzes Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine on the finer details of her party’s policies.And does the 1951 Refugee Convention need updating? Suella Braverman thinks so. Adam is joined by the Labour Peer, Lord Dubs, to discuss the Home Secretary’s speech on migration.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.TOPICS00:00 - Chris Mason 06:45 - Lib Dem Conference 20:42 - Migration
26/09/23·39m 38s

Why Are The Police Putting Down Their Guns?

Soldiers were put on standby after hundreds of Metropolitan Police officers stepped back from firearms duties after an officer was charged with the murder of Chris Kaba last September. Home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds talks us through a dramatic day for the Met alongside Harriet Wistrich, the lawyer who represented the family of Jean Charles de Menezes after he was killed by police in 2005.And what next for HS2? Adam is joined by the BBC’s transport correspondent, Katy Austin, alongside Manchester City Council Leader Bev Craig and former Network Rail director Anna-Jayne Hunter to discuss the possible next steps.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins and Sam McLaren. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.TOPICS01:17 - Metropolitan Police 18:09 - HS2
25/09/23·33m 19s

Are Government Putting the Brakes on HS2?

More politicians refuse to commit to plans for the rail link. Paddy is joined by Victoria Derbyshire who has been hosting Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg. Rachel Johnson, journalist and broadcaster, joins them in the studio fresh from sitting on Victoria’s panel and Henry Zeffman, BBC chief political correspondent, analyses the details of this morning’s interviews. Victoria’s been speaking to Grant Shapps, defence secretary and former transport secretary, about HS2. And Paddy has spoken to Sir Vince Cable, former Liberal Democrats leader, about tactical voting while Victoria spoke to current leader Ed Davey about the party’s policy on the EU.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Today's Newscast was hosted by Paddy O’Connell and Victoria Derbyshire. It was made by Sam Bonham with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwal.
24/09/23·25m 18s

What REALLY Happens at Party Conferences?

Paddy is joined by Salma Shah, former Conservative adviser, and Marie Le Conte, political journalist, to discuss party conference season which begins today.What happens at a conference? Who are party conferences for? And is this all about ‘electioneering’?They also discuss the latest policy announcements from the government, the Labour party and the Liberal Democrats. And Newscasters send in their thoughts on political slogans. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.00:00 A Newscaster writes 01:57 Policy analysis 19:38 Slogans 21:29 Behind the scenes at party conferences
23/09/23·28m 55s

​​Labournomics: Ask Reeves

​​The shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves is in the studio. ​​ ​​She promises to hand more power to the UK economic watchdog the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), discusses Sir Keir Starmer’s comments on common ground with the EU, and tells Adam where Labour is on HS2. ​​ ​​You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. ​​ ​​Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Keiligh Baker. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
22/09/23·30m 15s

The Murdoch Succession

Rupert Murdoch has stepped aside as chairman of Fox and News Corp. Adam and Chris are joined by former editor of The Sun, Kelvin MacKenzie, PoliticsJOE’s Ava Santina and former Boris Johnson adviser Cleo Watson to discuss what this means for the media landscape.And COP26 President Sir Alok Sharma dials in from the UN Climate Action Summit in New York to give his thoughts on Rishi Sunak’s pivot on net zero plans.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by George Dabby with Sam McLaren and Keiligh Baker. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.TOPICS: 02:18 - Murdoch 20:18 - Alok Sharma
21/09/23·31m 38s

Climate (Policy) Change

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak pushes back the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK from 2030 to 2035 and extends the transition from gas boilers to heat pumps.Adam is joined by Chris Mason, Faisal Islam and the Labour Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. And the BBC’s Disinformation & Social Media Correspondent, Marianna Spring, pops by to chat about her documentary looking at how the TikTok algorithm can create frenzies. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.TOPICS: 01:20 - Net Zero 31:57 - TikTok
20/09/23·38m 31s

Sunak Tightens His Green Belt

Rishi Sunak could weaken some of the government's key green commitments in a major policy shift. Chris joins Adam from Westminster to discuss what the prime minister might do and what it means for net zero. And a public inquiry has found detainees at Brook House migrant removal centre were subjected to degrading treatment and unnecessary pain. Callum Tulley, a former Brook House officer and whistleblower, now BBC journalist, gives us his reaction to the inquiry’s report.If you, or someone you know, need help after hearing about some of the issues raised in this podcast, organisations offering assistance can be found on the BBC Action Line website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/ You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. TOPICS: 01:20 - Sunak Net Zero plans 11:27 - Brook House
19/09/23·33m 29s

The Investigation into Russell Brand

How did Channel 4’s Dispatches & The Sunday Times put the Russell Brand investigation together? Adam is joined by Louisa Compton, head of news and current affairs at Channel 4 and Alistair Jackson, investigations editor of Dispatches.And Liz Truss is back on the political stage, urging the Prime Minister to cut taxes a year after her Downing Street exit. The BBC’s Chris Mason and Faisal Islam give us their take on her speech.If you, or someone you know, need help after hearing about some of the issues raised in this podcast, organisations offering assistance can be found on the BBC Action Line website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere
18/09/23·36m 19s

The Russell Brand Allegations

Paddy’s been talking to Rosamund Urwin, the journalist who led The Sunday Times investigation into allegations against comedian Russell Brand.And Laura’s been talking to the Foreign Secretary James Cleverly about it. He says the entertainment industry has questions to answer.They discuss what those questions might be, and the work that’s gone into publishing the story.Also in the studio is the Telegraph’s political editor Ben Riley-Smith, who’s been uncovering details of what was going on behind the scenes as recent prime ministers lost their jobs.If you, or someone you know, need help after hearing about some of the issues raised in this podcast, organisations offering assistance can be found on the BBC Action Line website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline/ You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere With credit to Russell Brand: In Plain Sight: Dispatches for use of a clip from the programme.Today's Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
17/09/23·26m 4s

Inside Labour's Election Strategy

What’s Labour’s plan to win the next election?Laura and Paddy discuss the opposition’s plan to attract votes, as they make immigration and crime their subjects of the moment.They also talk about accusations against comedian and actor Russell Brand of rape, sexual assaults and emotional abuse in The Times and on Channel 4’s Dispatches, which he denies.And a former Network Rail director in the North of England is on to talk about whether HS2 will make it as far as Manchester, and why it’s cost so much money.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.00:00 A Newscaster's guest suggestion 02:33 Russell Brand allegations 06:18 Labour's election strategy 14:23 Changes to HS2 plans? 22:54 How often do you wash your towels?
16/09/23·24m 17s

XL Bully Dogs Banned

Marianna Spring sits in for Adam. Rishi Sunak has pledged to ban American bully XL dogs, following a spate of attacks.Marianna is joined by the BBC’s Navtej Johal, who’s been following the story all week and a has spoken to a young victim. Dog law specialist Trevor Cooper is also on.And thousands of people are still missing in the city of Derna in north-east Libya, after two dams burst. The death toll could reach 20,000. We speak to Ayat Mneina, a Libyan writer and researcher whose family are from the city.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Marianna Spring. It was made by Chris Flynn with Stephanie Mitcalf. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Chris Gray.00:00 XL bully dog ban 16:19 The latest from Libya
15/09/23·25m 45s

Crystal Keir: Labour's Small Boats Plan

Sir Keir Starmer seeks new deal with EU to stop smugglers.Labour’s Emily Thornberry joins Adam and Chris to take us through what their plan is.And, the government’s target to reduce the hospital waiting list in England is in doubt according to the prime minister. He was speaking to health editor Hugh Pym, who joins us, as does Saffron Cordery from NHS Providers. 00:00 Labour’s plan to stop small boat gangs 20:20 PM admits target to cut waiting times in doubt You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Stephanie Mitcalf and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
14/09/23·35m 41s

From Russia, With Kim Jong Un

BBC world affairs editor John Simpson and former spy chief Christopher Steele reveal what the Russian and North Korean leaders meeting means for the rest of the world.And Political Thinking presenter Nick Robinson joins Adam to discuss his revealing interview with former Prime Minister Theresa May.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Keiligh Baker, Josh Jenkins and Niamh Hughes. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
13/09/23·33m 40s

Pension Tension: End of the Triple Lock?

The state pension is likely to rise by 8.5% in April because of the ‘triple lock’. The policy means that the value increases in line with average earnings, inflation or 2.5% - whichever is highest. Adam and Chris are joined by our Economics Editor Faisal Islam and Jonathan Cribb from the Institute for Fiscal Studies to explore the ramifications.Google has been in court for a trial brought by the US government. The company has been accused of ‘hobbling rivals’ to dominate the search market. The BBC’s Zoe Kleinman talks us through the stakes.And Europe Editor Katya Adler is on to discuss what she learned whilst making her new documentary, 'Living Next Door to Putin'.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Stephanie Mitcalf and Keiligh Baker. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
12/09/23·31m 45s

End of the UK-China 'Golden Era'?: George Osborne Interview

Questions continue following the arrest of a parliamentary researcher on suspicion of spying for China. The man, who has not been charged, has today insisted that he is ‘completely innocent’.We are joined by George Osborne to discuss how the government should engage with Beijing. The former chancellor also gives his thoughts on Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer’s prospects in the next general election.Wilko will close all 400 of its shops after a rescue deal for the chain fell through. The BBC’s Colletta Smith and Nadine Houghton, the GMB’s National Officer, speak to Adam about how this came about and the consequences for the chain’s 12,500 staff.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Stephanie Mitcalf, Keiligh Baker and Hayley Clarke. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/09/23·35m 36s

A Spy in Parliament?

Researcher arrested amid claims he was spying for China. Chief political correspondent Henry Zeffman helps Laura and James Cook understand what information Westminster staffers get access to, as well as the UK government’s reaction to the news.And, the case of escaped prisoner Daniel Khalife has put prisons at the top of the political agenda. Laura’s interviewed the justice secretary Alex Chalk. We reflect on his comments and on the question of how important prisons are to politicians and the electorate.Newscast was hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and James Cook with Henry Zeffman. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
10/09/23·29m 11s

How the Police Caught Daniel Khalife

The ex-soldier was pulled off a bike by a plain clothes officer.The BBC’s Dominic Casciani joins Laura in the studio and Chris, who’s dialling in from the G20 in India, to explain what techniques the police may have used to track down and capture the escaped prisoner, Daniel Khalife.At least 1000 people have died following an earthquake in Morocco. Clara Bennett from Hampshire was on holiday in Marrakech with her family when the earthquake struck. She speaks to Laura about the impact in Marrakech and her family’s struggle to get home. And Chris and Laura chat about how Rishi Sunak’s visit to the G20 is going so far. Newscast was hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and Chris Mason. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/09/23·31m 27s

The Modi Bunch: India's G20 Ambitions

The world’s eyes are on Delhi as world leaders meet.Chris Mason joins from India. Adam and Chris chat to the former head of the UK’s Foreign Office Sir Simon McDonald about India’s ambitions. And the government’s renewable power strategy has been dealt a blow after no new offshore wind project contracts were bought by developers at a recent auction. Emma Pinchbeck, CEO of Energy UK, the body that represents the energy industry, gives her view on what went wrong.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Stephanie Mitcalf and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.00:00 Who’s in the G20? 02:28 India’s global ambitions 21:13 No bids for offshore wind in government auction
08/09/23·35m 33s

Re-New Horizons

The UK rejoins the EU's flagship scientific research schemeWhat does it mean to the country? The UK’s top scientific advisor Dame Angela McLean is on, as well as Katya Adler, who tells us whether this could be a thaw in UK/EU relations.And what does the case of the escaped Wandsworth prisoner tell us about the state of prisons? Former BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw and former Head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office Chris Phillips gives Adam the lowdown.Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Stephanie Mitcalf, Rufus Gray and Josh Jenkins. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
07/09/23·36m 57s

CrisisCast: Escaped prisoner, School Concrete and THAT kiss

Chris and Adam speak about the escaped prisoner and the on-going issue of RAAC in schools. For more on the government’s handling of concrete, Adam is joined by hosts of the new BBC Sounds podcast When It Hits the Fan, crisis PR gurus David Yelland and Simon Lewis. They also chat about Spain’s World Cup Kiss with Spanish lawyer Miriam González Durántez. What does the story say about the country’s treatment of women?02:31 Terror suspect escapes from prison 07:22 Chris Mason’s take on PMQs as concrete dominates 13:57 PR Guru’s David Yelland and Simon Lewis break down the RAAC PR crisis 20:37 Spain’s World Cup kiss and what it means for the countryYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Gray with Stephanie Mitcalf and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. And you can listen to the first episode of When It Hits the Fan on BBC Sounds here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001q6gk
06/09/23·32m 10s

Sewage Happens (Again)

A BBC investigation has revealed that three major water companies have been illegally spilling sewage on days when it’s not raining. Our correspondents Jonah Fisher and Emma Vardy bring us up to date.Birmingham City Council has effectively declared bankruptcy. Alex Forsyth joins Adam to explain how their finances have got to this point.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Stephanie Mitcalf and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
05/09/23·27m 47s

'F***ing good job'

Politics is back in Westminster with an almighty bang.A hot-mic moment lands the education secretary in hot water as Sir Keir Starmer shuffles his shadow cabinet. Adam and Chris dissect the day’s events.Adam is also joined by former Labour foreign secretary, now chief executive of the International Rescue Committee, David Miliband to discuss Ukraine. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Hayley Clarke, Cordelia Hemming and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
04/09/23·30m 11s

The Costs of Crumbly Concrete and THAT Piers Morgan Answer

Day two of weekend Newscasts with Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. And brand new BBC political chief correspondent, Henry Zeffman, joins them from his sofa at home. Laura gives her take on her interview with the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, who says the government "won't take any risks" with children's safety following the crumbly concrete crisis. But how worried should the government be about the political heat?And what did everyone make of Laura’s exchange with Piers Morgan? He denied any involvement in phone hacking and accused Prince Harry, who is suing Mirror Group Newspapers, of being a “shameless hypocrite”.In case you've missed it, Laura and Paddy will be on Newscast on Saturday and Sundays, popping into the Newscast studio from their respective weekend TV and radio shows. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere. Today's Newscast was hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. 00:00 A gift from Laura to Paddy 01:34 The political consequences of the concrete crisis 12:59 Laura’s take on the Piers Morgan interview 20:12 Newscasters respond to Laura and Paddy’s Saturday chat on the expense of splitting up
03/09/23·24m 4s

Laura and Paddy's weekend Newscast is here!

Talking crumbly concrete and Sunak’s in tray.Welcome to the first ever weekend Newscast, with Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell!Today they hear from Kirstie Allsopp, from the TV show Location, Location, Location, about falling house prices. And they talk about the political impact of the concrete problem in schools. Also, a surprise guest pops into the studio for a very special Newscast outro. Btw, in case you've missed it, Laura and Paddy will be on Newscast on Saturday and Sundays, popping into the Newscast studio from their respective weekend TV and radio shows. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and Paddy O’Connell. It was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham. 00:04 Hello from Laura and Paddy! 02:48 Crumbly concrete in schools 09:01 What next for Rishi Sunak 13:30 House prices are down with Kirstie Allsopp 20:02 Special guest!
02/09/23·25m 14s

RAAC To School

Potentially Dangerous RAAC Concrete found in schools just before the start of term.Former teacher and a senior analyst for the Times Education Supplement, Gráinne Hallahan explains how widespread the problem is, and who’s picking up the bill. We also hear from a parent whose son’s school is affected.And, Chris Giles from the Financial Times is on to talk about how a change to the way we measure growth could mean the UK’s economy could actually be doing better than we thought.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.01:34 The concrete problem in schools 18:23 Is the UK’s economy doing better than we thought?
01/09/23·29m 23s

Mini Rishuffle

Ben Wallace resigns, Grant Shapps replaces him as defence secretary and Claire Coutinho takes over as energy secretary. Chris Mason and Laura Kuenssberg join Adam to chat about why Rishi Sunak has reassembled his top team and what else is in the Prime Minister’s in-tray for Parliament’s return. And filmmakers Matt Shea and Jamie Tahsin discuss how they investigated the influencer Andrew Tate for their new documentary ‘Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed The World?’. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Josh Jenkins and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editor is Daniel Wittenberg.00:00 - Newscast's weekend edition 03:02 - Chris Mason and Laura Kuenssberg on Rishi Sunak's reshuffle 21:44 - ‘Andrew Tate: The Man Who Groomed The World?’
31/08/23·35m 41s

Can You Force Criminals Into Court?

Offenders will be made to attend sentencing hearings under new laws.Farah Naz, the aunt of Zara Aleena, who was killed in 2022, joins Adam to talk about her experience of the perpetrator not attending his sentencing. Former Old Bailey judge Wendy Joseph KC explains the difficulties of forcing criminals into the dock.Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has said that the UK will not disengage with China as he travels to Beijing for talks. Cindy Yu, the Assistant Editor at the Spectator and host of the magazine’s Chinese Whispers podcast discusses whether the UK is reliant on China.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editor is Damon Rose.
30/08/23·33m 32s

Ground Control to Major Glitch

How did a technical issue lead to hundreds of cancelled flights?An investigation has been launched over UK flight disruption that has left thousands of passengers stranded.Former air traffic controller, Michele Robson and operating director at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Paul Staples, join Sima Kotecha to help us understand the system that should keep planes taking off on time.Newscasters Bex and Lydia also share their experience of cancelled flights. And, the Ultra Low Emission Zone has expanded to include all London Boroughs. Claims and counter claims are being made about the scheme's effectiveness. BBC science journalist Esme Stallard helps us get to the truth.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Sima Kotecha. It was made by Chris Flynn with Maddie Drury and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Phil Bull. The editor is Damon Rose.00:00 - Exciting Newscast news 02:27 - Inside the flight control room 16:55 - Fact checking ULEZ claims
29/08/23·24m 43s

Why are energy bills still so high?

Police forces in the UK have made welfare checks on every household that purchased poison from an online seller based in Canada. Over 200 people bought the poisonous substance from Kenneth Law, with 88 people subsequently dying, many of them young and still at university. James Beale and Will Roe, The Times journalists who tracked down Law, tell us how they posed as a potential buyer, eventually taking their findings to the Canadian authorities. The latest energy price cap for the first months of winter has been announced. While the headline price has fallen slightly, the BBC’s Cost of living correspondent, Colletta Smith, delves into the devilish detail to explain what the new numbers mean for us - and gives her latest tips for saving money.And, having been set the challenge of naming her three top documentaries on Thursday’s Newscast, film-maker Molly Dineen calls in to give Adam her suggestions. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Clare Williamson, Madeleine Drury and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.BBC Sounds topics: 01:03 - Navigating the new energy price cap 10:51 - Uncovering the ‘suicide poison’ chef 19:46 - Film-maker Molly Dineen on her top three ‘must-watch’ documentaries
25/08/23·27m 45s

Educating Newscast

It’s GCSE results day! Branwen Jeffreys is reporting on the picture across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, while headteachers Sir Anthony Seldon and Educating Yorkshire’s Jonny Mitchell tell Adam how their schools got on.And documentary-maker Louis Theroux has made a speech about the future of TV in which he said the BBC has been ‘playing it safe’. Former creative director of BBC Alan Yentob and documentarian Molly Dineen discuss how documentaries are commissioned. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tom Smithard with Hayley Clarke, Madeleine Drury and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.BBC Sounds topics: 00:00 - Newscasters let us know their GCSE results 02:31 - Headteachers Jonny Mitchell and Anthony Seldon join Branwen Jeffreys to chew over GCSE results 19:09 - Documentary makers Molly Dineen and Alan Yentob discuss whether the BBC has grown too safe in its commissions
24/08/23·30m 25s

Prigozhin: Has Putin Struck Again?

The boss of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is presumed dead after a plane crash north of Moscow killed all on board.Ukrainecast’s Vitaly Shevchenko and security correspondent, Frank Gardner, join Adam to go through what we know. Lou Osborn from the monitoring group All Eyes on Wagner also shares her expertise.And, India has made history by landing a spacecraft near the south pole of the Moon for the first time. Journalist and author of the book The Future of Geography: How Power and Politics in Space Will Change Our World Tim Marshall explains where it puts them in the 21st century space race.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.01:18 - Prigozhin presumed dead in plane crash 16:36 - India’s historic moon mission
23/08/23·31m 59s

Scotland’s Drug Problem

Drugs deaths are falling in Scotland, but it continues to have the worst drug death rate in Europe. Scotland editor James Cook has been to Portugal, where they’ve decriminalised drugs for personal use. He’s on to talk about whether its working, and what the UK could learn, with Professor Fiona Measham, chair in criminology at the University of Liverpool.And could we be on the verge of a national screening programme for prostate cancer? Health editor Fergus Walsh is in the studio to talk about the disease, which 1 in 8 men suffer from.Plus the funniest gag at Edinburgh fringe this year.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.00:00 - The Edinburgh Fringe’s funniest gag 03:18 - Why does Scotland have the worst drug death rate in Europe? 22:24 - A potential prostate cancer detection breakthrough
22/08/23·33m 56s

Lucy Letby Jailed For Life

Lucy Letby will spend the rest of her life in prison with no chance of parole. She refused to appear in court to hear her sentence or the statements of grief and loss from the families of the babies she murdered. Shaun Lintern, health editor at The Sunday Times, has spent years investigating the case and is in the studio.And 5 Live commentator Vicki Sparks is back on, as well as former England player Karen Bardsley, talk us through what it was like commentating on the first World Cup final for England since 1966, and what’s next for the women’s game.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Hayley Clarke and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.00:00 - A Newscaster’s message from Stadium Australia 01:39 - Remaining questions for the NHS as Letby is sentenced 22:16 - The commentary team behind the 2023 Women's World Cup final
21/08/23·34m 34s

Gabby Logan on the Lionesses' World Cup chances

TV anchor and Newscaster Gabby Logan chats with Adam about who the Lionesses are up against, how Australia embraced the Beautiful Game, and her disappointment at Prince William’s no-show on Sunday. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Josh Jenkin. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/08/23·22m 53s

Serial baby killer Lucy Letby

Nurse Lucy Letby has been found guilty of murdering seven babies and attempting to murder a further six. She deliberately injected babies in her care with air, force fed others milk and poisoned two with insulin. Her crimes make her the UK's most prolific child serial killer in modern times.We hear from two journalists covering the case and the ten month long trial, the BBC’s Judith Mortiz and Caroline Cheetham, host of The Trial of Lucy Letby podcast.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Clare Williamson and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/08/23·25m 54s

Goodbye Parky

How did Michael Parkinson change British television? To mark his death at the age of 88, Adam assembles his own panel of legends for a chat on the imaginary sofas of the Newscast studio.Parkinson producer Bea Ballard, former BBC One controller Lorraine Heggessey and presenter Dame Esther Rantzen lift the lid on behind-the-scenes moments and delve into the enduring power of Parky. We also catch up with the BBC’s education editor Branwen Jeffries at the end of a busy day taking questions from our Discord community on today’s A-Level, T-Level and BTEC results.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tom Smithard with Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.BBC Sounds topics: 00:00 - A note from fellow Yorkshireman Chris Mason 02:33 - Three legends of broadcasting pay tribute to Parky 24:57 - Branwen Jeffries gives us the lowdown on A-level results day
17/08/23·33m 5s

Three Lionesses on the Scoresheet

England reached the Women's World Cup final for the first time. The BBC's Vicki Sparks speaks to Adam from Sydney, straight after commentating on the match. And the BBC's Dominic Casciani talks us through DNA evidence and updates in Andrew Malkinson’s case after he had a wrongful conviction for rape overturned by the Court of Appeal last month. We also hear from Neal Keeling, chief reporter at the Manchester Evening News, who covered the original court case, who reflects on his reporting at the time of Andrew’s conviction.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.00:00 - Discord 4000 02:08 - Lionesses 18:33 - Andrew Malkinson case 35:48 - Women's World Cup final
16/08/23·36m 56s

The Newscast Security Briefing

Three people have been arrested and are suspected of spying for Russia in the UK. It’s BBC correspondent Daniel De Simone’s exclusive, and he’s in the studio to give the background. And, information from 10,000 employees at the Police Service of Northern Ireland has been mistakenly released. An ex PSNI officer is on to discuss why many are feeling unsafe as a result, as well as Jordan Dunbar, presenter of BBC podcast series Blood On The Dance Floor, which is about the killing of a Northern Irish police officer. BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner describes what the intelligence services are focussing on, and is on throughout. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Damon Rose.This podcast has been edited since it was first published to delete a section in which a contributor said police suspect the Real Ira of the shooting of an officer and the killing of journalist Lyra McKee. In fact police believe the New Ira are responsible.01:04 - PSNI data leaks 14:32 - Three are suspected of spying for Russia 20:38 - The focus of British intelligence services
15/08/23·27m 2s

Wildfires in Hawaii

At least 96 people died in wildfires in Hawaii, making them the deadliest in the US in more than a century.CBS reporter Jessica Kartalija is on the island of Maui and tells us about why the toll is so large, and the questions being asked in its aftermath.What can be done to mitigate against wildfires and make towns and cities more resilient? We talk to Dr Kimiko Barrett, an adviser to the Biden administration on wildfires, and analyst at Headwaters Economics.And Americast host Justin Webb explains how the events are playing out in American politics.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s episode is hosted by James Cook. It was made by Chris Flynn with Joe Wilkinson and Clare Williamson. The technical director is Gareth Jones and the editor was Damon Rose.00:00 - James Cook’s experience of reporting on wildfires 02:54 - The situation in Maui 12:02 - Why the fires spread so fast, and the political reaction
14/08/23·28m 34s

Some Strike It, Doc

Adam’s joined by the BBC’s health reporter Jim Reed who lets him peek inside two junior doctors’ pay slips - a new trainee and an old hand. And we try to answer the question of whether they earn more or less than a barista. TV and theatreland’s James Graham talks England and penalties, from Southgate to Kane and the Lionesses. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Joe Wilkinson and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham. BBC Sounds audio: 00:00 - Steps count on a stationary cycle 03:19 - NHS pay slips and waiting 19:17 - Playwright James Graham on Southgate, penalties and the Lionesses
11/08/23·34m 42s

Hip-Hop Happy Birthday

Broadcasting legend Trevor Nelson celebrates 50 years of hip-hop. He chats to Adam about the early days of hip-hop, his stand-out tracks and the impact the music has had on popular culture.The BBC's Ben Chu and the FT’s Yuan Yang talk about the Chinese economy. What is going wrong and should the rest of the world be worried? 00:00 - Steps count 02:23 - Chinese economy 14:43 - Cost of living 16:16 - 50 years of hip-hopYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade with Joe Wilkinson and Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
10/08/23·33m 23s

Small Boats, Big Numbers

Understanding the asylum system, and the benefits of 5000 steps.Chief political correspondent Nick Eardley discusses the government’s latest immigration policy proposals and leading immigration barrister Colin Yeo explains how the legal system works for asylum seekers.New research says that doing more than just 3967 steps a day can boost your health. Stats legend Sir David Speigelhalter explains what the numbers mean, and best-selling author of The Salt Path, Raynor Winn, tells Adam how walking has changed her life. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editor is Damon Rose.01:40 - Understanding the asylum system 21:35 - The benefits of 5000 steps
09/08/23·31m 22s

What the Hack?

Voters’ personal details stolen in cyber attack.The Electoral Commission has revealed that they have been the subject of a ‘complex attack’ and hackers have accessed electoral registers. BBC cyber correspondent Joe Tidy and Mihaela Jembei from the Information Commissioner’s Office join Adam to discuss what we know so far, and who could be behind the breach.Niger has closed its airspace as a military group continues their coup. CNN’s international correspondent, and friend of the podcast, Larry Madowo is on to talk about how Russia, France, and the US are all involved in the story. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.02:09 - Electoral Commission cyber attack 17:38 - Niger coup latest
08/08/23·33m 3s

Disease X

How to stop the next pandemic One of the UK's most secretive research centres has been looking into Disease X. James Gallagher and Professor Dame Jenny Harries tell us more about how the centre hopes to safeguard the UK against the next pandemic. The BBC's Ellie Price explains what's going on as the first asylum seekers board the Bibby Stockholm housing barge in Dorset. After a tense penalty shootout, the Lionesses have made it to the quarter-finals! Former England goalie Siobhan Chamberlain joins Adam to celebrate. And Marianna Spring has returned to Conspiracyland for the next episode in her series Marianna in Conspiracyland. She tells us about her latest investigation which takes her to Ireland. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor was Damon Rose. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham and Jonathan Aspinwall.
07/08/23·33m 53s

Sea Change

The Edinburgh Fringe kicks off this week! Adam is checking out the vibe at the Festival with comedians John Robins and Rosie Holt.Oceans reached their hottest ever recorded temperatures this week. BBC’s former climate analyst Roger Harrabin and Blue Planet cameraman Doug Allan join Adam to discuss the findings and share what they’ve seen when working around the world’s oceans. And… What do you call your TV remote? This week’s debate between Newscasters rumbles on. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Miranda Slade and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The editor is Sam Bonham.
04/08/23·31m 5s

All We Need Is Radio Rajar

Adam gets out his hoofer-doofer (everyone else calls it a remote control) and starts flicking through the media landscape in search of answers for why no-one is watching or listening to the stuff they were just a few years ago.Legendary disc jockeys Tony Blackburn and Shaun Keaveny give their take on the latest Rajar ratings which show a steep decline in listening to traditional networks like Radio 2 and Radio 4.And Danny Cohen, former boss of BBC television, and Helen Daly from the Radio Times talk through a new Ofcom report on what we’re now watching (clue: not so much terrestrial television, especially soaps).You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tom Smithard with Miranda Slade and Chloe Desave. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor is Sam Bonham.
03/08/23·37m 24s

Argy Bargey

The row over the barge set to house hundreds of asylum seekers.Adam is back in the studio and is joined by home affairs editor Mark Easton, as well as BBC Solent journalist Sophie Cridland to discuss when people might start to board the great big boat called Bibby Stockholm.Rishi Sunak has said Nadine Dorries's constituents are not being properly represented. Alex Forsyth is on to talk about why, and why she’s not yet stood down like she said she would.And Americast host and North America editor Sarah Smith takes us through the US legal system, to help us understand what Trump’s indictment means.You can hear more of Sarah’s interview with the former FBI director James Comey here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0g485ncYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
02/08/23·30m 5s

Boozenews

Alcohol tax up, house prices down, and food inflation slowing.There’s loads of news about the changing price of various things, including alcohol, so The Newscast Arms is reopening.At the bar with us is:- Cost of living correspondent Coletta Smith, who explains how the government's alcohol tax changes will work. - Boss of Iceland Richard Walker, who talks about how customers might experience slowing inflation. - Property website Zoopla’s research and insights director Richard Donnell, who chats through why house prices are falling. - And Newsnight’s Kirsty Walk, who takes us through why a by-election has been called in Scotland.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast Landlady was Alex Forsyth. The podcast was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade, Alex Collins, and Gemma Roper. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
01/08/23·31m 55s

Oil Or Nothing?

Rishi Sunak has defended granting 100 new North Sea oil and gas licences, and said the government will fund a carbon capture project in the north east of Scotland.Scotland editor James Cook and climate analyst Sepi Golzari-Munro join Alex Forsyth to discuss what it could mean for the nation, and for the whole of the UK.The BBC’s Good Morning Scotland presenter Martin Geissler’s interviewed the prime minster this morning. He also joins to reflect on his exchange which went viral. And weather presenter Elizabeth Rizzini comes into the studio to explain why the weather’s so rubbish at the moment. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Alex Forsyth. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins, Hayley Clarke and Darin Graham. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
31/07/23·30m 12s

Junk Food for Thought

Dr Xand van Tulleken and Dr Dolly van Tulleken join Adam to chat about confusing portion sizes, ultra-processed foods and how the government could act to improve Britain’s diet. And BBC international editor Jeremy Bowen unpicks events in Israel after a tumultuous week which saw mass protests after a vote passed limiting the power of the country’s Supreme Court. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Miranda Slade, Alexander Collins, Gemma Roper and Hayley Clarke. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
28/07/23·33m 46s

Energy Profits With Ed Miliband

Ed Miliband, shadow climate change secretary, joins Adam and Alex to talk about Labour’s position on windfall taxes and green energy.And Justin Webb, host of Today and Americast, reflects on his emotional interview with Andy Malkinson, who was formally cleared on Wednesday after serving 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of rape.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade, Gemma Roper and Douglas Hodgson. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Tim Walklate.
27/07/23·33m 26s

Debunking Debanking

Are bank accounts being closed because of people's political views?It’s a claim made by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who’s at the centre of the story that’s led to the resignation of NatWest CEO Dame Alison Rose.Dame Alison admitted she had made a mistake in speaking to the BBC about Farage's relationship with the bank.BBC global trade correspondent Dharshini David is on to talk though her tenure, and Today programme presenter Nick Robinson, who’s just interviewed Farage, also joins the conversation to put it into political context.And trainer enthusiast and collector Kish Kash talks all things trainers with Adam following the news of some rare Apple computer trainers going on sale for $50,000.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alexander Collins. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editor is Daniel Wittenberg.
26/07/23·32m 50s

Global Warnings

Hottest June on record, and July heat near 'impossible' without climate change.Four records have been broken so far this year relating to the world’s climate. To discuss each of them, and understand how they could be linked, Adam is joined by climate editor Justin Rowlatt, as well as climate scientist Ed Hawkins.Tim Leunig, former economic adviser to the then-chancellor Rishi Sunak is also on to go through green solutions on the table and who should pay for them.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://discord.gg/HKHAQAYKfK.Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The news editor was Damon Rose.
25/07/23·35m 3s

Greece's Wildfire Tragedy

Wildfires on several Greek islands have left many Brits worrying about how to get home, including BBC sports journalist Warren Muggleton, who was on holiday in Rhodes. He joins Adam and the BBC’s Azadeh Moshiri from Rhodes airport to discuss the impact of the fires on residents and tourists.And Katya Adler is in Madrid unpacking Spain’s election results and reflecting on what they say about extreme politics in Europe.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://discord.gg/HKHAQAYKfK.Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Miranda Slade, Alex Collins and Douglas Hodgson. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The news editor was Damon Rose.
24/07/23·36m 5s

By-electioncast

Labour 1, Lib Dems 1, Conservatives 1. For this LIVE Newscast, Adam chats with some of our favourite BBC political correspondents and reporters, Alex Forsyth, Chris Mason, Nick Watt, Jeremy Vine, David Wallace Lockhart, Jenny Kumar and polling expert John Curtice to discuss the ins and outs of the overnight by-election results.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://discord.gg/HKHAQAYKfK Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Alex Collins and Hayley Clarke. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
21/07/23·1h 7m

AI: P45?

Adam is joined by BBC Click presenter Spencer Kelly and lawyer Tarun Tawakley to find out how the UK’s legislation on Artificial Intelligence in the employment sector stacks up, as well as how capable AI could be at replacing the human workforce.And as the Women’s World Cup gets underway Down Under, Fox Sports commentator Jacqui Oatley reports on the first match of the tournament, the atmosphere in Sydney and how the Lionesses are looking.Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Madeleine Drury and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Rohan Madison. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
20/07/23·29m 45s

Rate of the Nation

What the UK’s surprise inflation drop means for you…PM presenter Evan Davis and Newsnight’s Ben Chu join Adam to chat about the slight drop in the UK’s inflation rate and what could be behind it, as well as all the different types of ‘flation’ we’ve heard about recently.And Jean Lee, co-host of The Lazarus Heist podcast, discusses what we know so far about US soldier, Travis King, who is being held in North Korea after crossing the border during a tour of the Joint Security Area between North and South Korea.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://discord.gg/HKHAQAYKfK Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Alex Collins, Miranda Slade, Madeleine Drury and Joe Wilkinson. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
19/07/23·30m 5s

McProblems

Fast food chain workers speak out over sexual abuse claims. Adam is joined by employment correspondent Zoe Conway and business reporter Noor Nanji who reveal how young people in particular are impacted. We hear from Christine, a former worker who tells us about her own experiences.McDonald's said it would look into all reports of harassment, abuse or discrimination of any kind and that proven allegations would be met with "the most severe measures we can legally impose, up to and including dismissal".With three seats up for grabs in the House of Commons, Chris Mason and Alex Forsyth unpack this week’s upcoming by-elections. They also look at what’s next after the government's Illegal Migration Bill cleared hurdles in the House of Lords.You can join our Newscast online community here:https://discord.gg/HKHAQAYKfKToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Alex Collins and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Frank McWeeny. The editor is Damon Rose.
18/07/23·34m 4s

Heat of the Moment

Why are temperatures soaring around the world?Amol Rajan comes on Newscast to talk about his new job as host of University Challenge and gives us his thoughts on the BBC presenter scandal after a week of allegations in the media.And the BBC’s Climate Editor, Justin Rowlatt, dials in from Spain to bring us the latest news from Europe’s heatwave. Eleni Myrivili, the United Nation’s Chief Heat Officer, joins him to discuss how societies must adapt to higher temperatures.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by George Dabby with Miranda Slade, Gemma Roper and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Frank McWeeny. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
17/07/23·35m 5s

Hollywood Strikes Back

Culture editor Katie Razzall joins Adam to explain why, for the first time since the 1960s, both the Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America are on strike. They also speak to the actor Brian Cox.There’s more movie news as ‘Barbenheimer’ fever takes over the red carpet. BBC Radio 1’s in-house film critic Ali Plumb is on hand to tell us what’s behind the hype.And friends of the pod Robert Peston and Steph McGovern talk about their own new podcast ‘The Rest Is Money’.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Alex Collins and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
14/07/23·33m 59s

Pay Attention

Rishi Sunak makes what he says is the final offer on pay rises for the public sector. But what’s on the table, and where’s the money coming from? Chris and Faisal join Adam to discuss the government’s offer and the response from the unions.Also, Sofia Bettiza, BBC reporter in Rome, and Mike Berners-Lee, climate scientist, discuss the heatwaves engulfing southern Europe and parts of the US.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
13/07/23·27m 9s

BBC Presenter Allegations: Huw Edwards Named

His wife has issued a statement on his behalf. Huw Edwards been named as the BBC presenter facing allegations over payments for sexually explicit images, in a statement issued on his behalf by his wife.Media editor Katie Razzall and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani have been covering events since allegations were made in The Sun on Friday. They join Adam in the studio to talk about what’s in the statement. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Gemma Roper and Danielle Okine. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
12/07/23·28m 14s

BBC Presenter Allegations: New Claims

A young person has told BBC News they felt threatened by the presenter at the centre of a row over payment for sexually explicit photos. We go through the new details, and speak to Radio 4 presenter Sarah Montague, after she interviewed the man in charge of the BBC, director general Tim Davie. And Craig Oliver, former senior editor at BBC News, gives his verdict on how the corporation is covering itself.Also, in Ireland people are going to the pub to watch the news. Political correspondent Gavan Reilly from Virgin Media News tells us why.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereWe have made a small amendment to this podcast since we published it. Originally it was said that GB News broadcast Tim Davie’s interview live on its channel, which it didn’t. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Gemma Roper. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
11/07/23·31m 25s

BBC Presenter Allegations: The Lawyer's Letter

The lawyer for the young person disputes claims against BBC presenter, after a weekend of allegations, but The Sun stands by its story.The BBC’s culture editor Katie Razzall and home and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani explain what we know, and what we still don’t know. They explore the legal difficulties in covering this story, including why the BBC presenter can’t be named.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Gemma Roper. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
10/07/23·27m 20s

Just Stop Sport?

In this Newscast, Adam is joined by BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew and tennis commentator Katie Smith to talk about how the crowds reacted when Just Stop Oil stopped play at the Ashes and Wimbledon. And the managing director of Silverstone, hosting this weekend’s Formula 1, tells Adam that the British Grand Prix is pulling out the stops to prevent any attempts to invade the circuit. And drinks journalist Alice Lascelles from the Financial Times celebrates the this summer’s cocktail - the Hugo Spritz. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Rufus Grey and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
07/07/23·34m 11s

Angela Of The North

"I got death threats to my children"Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner, tells Newscast that she’s worried about her family’s safety.Adam and Chris are joined by Angela Rayner to talk about her family's safety, her accent, snobbery, Mhairi Black, Taylor Swift and opera.And there’s a new social media app in town called Threads. But can it dethrone Twitter as a go-to platform for journalists? Political Correspondent at PoliticsJOE Ava Santina, and Lucy Fisher. Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times give their take.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Rufus Gray with Miranda Slade. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/07/23·32m 44s

Alzheimer's: Am I At Risk?

Broadcaster Fiona Phillips reveals her diagnosis, and we’re joined by experts who help us understand the condition.BBC medical editor Fergus Walsh, and professor of clinical neurology Paresh Malhotra explain how common it is, and the drugs that could help us cope with it in the future.And Karen White, whose dad was diagnosed with the condition in 2017, tells us what it’s like to care for a person with it.And Newscasters who work for the NHS, and the BBC’s health editor Hugh Pym, dial into Adam’s phone-in clinic to give their analysis of the service in 2023.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
05/07/23·28m 14s

Dawn Of The Threads

Meta will launch a Twitter rival app on Thursday. Adam is joined by Shiona McCallum, BBC tech reporter, and Vivian Schiller, the former head of news at Twitter, to talk about the effect they expect it to have on our online lives. Chris Mason is also on with the latest as the police reopen an investigation into a 'jingle and mingle' event at Conservative HQ while Covid restrictions were in place. And, business editor Simon Jack has been investigating what’s going on with Nigel Farage’s bank accounts, after Mr Farage claimed an account of his was shut for political reasons. We hear what he’s found. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The news editor was Damon Rose.
04/07/23·25m 29s

Jeremy Bowen on Israel's Military Operation

The BBC’s international editor Jeremy Bowen explains what’s behind what appears to be one of Israel’s biggest military operations in years in the occupied West Bank.And Adam and Chris discuss how fuel retailers will be forced to publish live prices under a new scheme aimed at stopping them overcharging.Plus - the prospect of Orkney Island Council considering an ‘Orkxit’, and what’s ‘new’ about the New Conservatives.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray, Miranda Slade, and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
03/07/23·32m 41s

Paris is Burning

Adam’s joined by Europe editor, Katya Adler, and Amina Kalache, a journalist from the Paris suburb of Nanterre where a 17 year old boy, Nahel M, was shot dead by a police officer while at the wheel of a car.And Hugh Pym, the BBC’s health editor, tells Adam what’s in the Government’s long-awaited plan to plug the long-term gaps in NHS England’s staffing. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereJoanna did, and that’s where she posted her astoundingly detailed spreadsheet, logging every single Newscast intro that’s ever existed. We hear from her on the pod. Today's Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming. It was made by Fiona Leach with Alex Collins, George Dabby and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editors are Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
30/06/23·32m 23s

Check Your Privileges Committee

Tory MPs are accused of interfering with the Partygate probe.Adam and Chris are joined by shadow leader of the House of Commons Thangam Debbonaire to discuss what the latest report from the Privileges Committee could mean for freedom of speech. Plus, Conservative peer and former ministerial adviser Lord Finkelstein reveals how his parents’ experience of the Holocaust shaped his own world view. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Alison Gee with Cordelia Hemming, Rufus Gray and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Ged Sudlow. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
29/06/23·29m 31s

Thames They Are A-Changin'

Thames Water is in talks to secure extra funding as the government says it is ready to act in a worst case scenario if the company collapses. Adam is joined by Newsnight’s economics editor Ben Chu to explain why the company is in trouble, and how it could affect the public. And Chris Stark from the UK Climate Change Committee is in the studio to go through a new report by the body, which concludes that the UK is no longer a world leader. They’re joined by climate scientist Dr Tamsin Edwards. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Jack Taylor. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
28/06/23·32m 52s

Hancock's Three Hours

The ex-health secretary says pandemic planning was "completely wrong" in Covid inquiry evidence.Health reporter Jim Reed, who spent three hours watching the testimony joins Adam, along with Emma Norris from the Institute for Government.Also, a damning report into English and Welsh cricket says racism, sexism, classism and elitism are widespread in the game. West Indies cricket legend Michael Holding, and former professional cricketer now journalist, Isabelle Westbury, give their reaction.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade, George Dabby, Alex Collins and Jack Taylor. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
27/06/23·32m 41s

Stephen Lawrence: The 6th Suspect

How the BBC uncovered a new suspect in the Stephen Lawrence murder.Adam speaks to home affairs correspondent Daniel De Simone who has spent the last two years looking into the police investigation into the 1993 murder of Stephen Lawrence - the UK's most notorious racist killing. Daniel’s investigation has for the first time named a major suspect in the case.We also hear from former BBC correspondent, Danny Shaw, who has reported on the story and the subsequent inquiry, investigations and trials over the last 30 years. And Jane Deighton, the lawyer for Duwayne Brooks, who was with his friend Stephen on the night of the attack talks about the toll it’s taken on her client.You can watch ‘The Big Cases, Stephen Lawrence: The Sixth Suspect’ on BBC iPlayer here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0fwqkm8/the-big-cases-stephen-lawrence-the-sixth-suspectYou can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Alex Collins and Jack Taylor. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
26/06/23·25m 18s

Ukrainecast: Is Russia on the verge of a coup?

President Putin decries "betrayal" and "treason" after a dramatic challenge by the chief of the Wagner mercenary force, Yevgeny Prigozhin.Russia editor Steve Rosenberg, security correspondent Frank Gardner and broadcaster Gabriel Gatehouse try to make sense of a moving and murky situation in Russia.Today’s extra episode is presented by Victoria Derbyshire and Vitaliy Shevchenko. The series producer is Tim Walklate. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
24/06/23·25m 41s

Titan Implosion: How Did It Happen?

What could have caused the Titan disaster, and why has it attracted so much coverage? Science correspondent Jonathan Amos joins us to discuss.Media and culture editor Katie Razzall and entertainment reporter Daniel Rosney are in Glastonbury for the start of the festival.And there’s set to be another high pollen count weekend. Hay fever sufferer and diplomatic correspondent James Landale gets advice from GP Dr Sarah Jarvis.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereThis Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn, Alex Collins and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor is Fiona Leach.
23/06/23·27m 13s

Titan Sub: Five Dead

The US Coastguard has confirmed the “catastrophic implosion” of Titan submersible, and tributes have been paid to those on board who’ve died.Adam talks to North America Correspondent Nomia Iqbal, who’s in Newfoundland where it set off from, as well as David Russell, who led the UK effort to rescue survivors from the sunken Russian submarine Kursk in the Barents Sea in 2000.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereThis Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Clare Williamson. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
22/06/23·16m 55s

Rate Rise: Martin Lewis on what it means

The Bank of England has raised interest rates to their highest level in nearly 15 years. Money expert Martin Lewis explains what it means for people with mortgages, renters and savers. He says increasing interest rates to tackle inflation is designed to hurt. Also, Education Secretary Gillian Keegan discusses what the high rate of inflation means for pay negotiations with teachers. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Clare Williamson. The senior news editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
22/06/23·31m 25s

The Missing Sub: A Sound of Hope

Noise from the ocean raises hopes of a rescue.Adam is joined by BBC science correspondent Victoria Gill and Dr Joe MacInnis, who was among the first to dive down to the wreck of the Titanic and knows one of the five people on board well, to discuss the complex search to find the missing Titanic submersible.Also, interest rates are expected to rise again after UK inflation remained much higher than expected for the fourth month in a row. Economics editor Faisal Islam and the FT’s Claer Barrett are in the studio to explain what this could mean for the government, our wallets and our mortgages.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Adam Chowdhury and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
21/06/23·27m 9s

The Missing Titanic Sub

Rescue efforts are ongoing for the missing Titanic sub.In this live Newscast, Adam is joined by three guests to help understand why a tourist submersible carrying five people went missing while diving to the wreck of the Titanic.Simon Platts directed a BBC documentary episode about the Titanic sub last year. David Russell was a Royal Navy submariner in charge of the British response to the Kursk submarine disaster in 2000. And Heather Gillis from CBC News joins us close to the wreck site of the Titanic in Newfoundland and Labrador.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Fiona Leach, George Dabby and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
20/06/23·31m 15s

"Jingle and Mingle"

Tory aides were invited to a Covid party in December 2020. Adam and Chris are joined by Scotland editor James Cook to discuss that latest lockdown video, the future of Nicola Sturgeon and Sir Keir Starmer’s plans for North Sea Oil exploration.Also, former Prime Minister David Cameron has appeared before the Covid Inquiry. Health reporter Jim Reed and Emma Norris from the Institute of Government discuss the coalition government’s approach to pandemic preparedness. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with George Dabby and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
19/06/23·33m 0s

Rising to the Ashes

It’s the first day of the Ashes - can Felix White from the Tailenders podcast on BBC Sounds convince Adam to embrace cricket?A capsized fishing boat carrying migrants is feared to be one of Europe's worst migrant disasters. BBC reporter Sophia Bettiza and chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet discuss what’s happening in southern Greece. And Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt and a former junior doctor, chats about his new book - Undoctored - as well as this week’s junior doctor strikes in England.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Fiona Leach, George Dabby, Miranda Slade and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
16/06/23·30m 18s

The After Partygate Report

Let's be blunt: it says he lied. Adam and Chris are joined by former Conservative advisor, Salma Shah, and the Guardian’s Political Editor, Pippa Crerar, to unpack the Partygate report and discuss what happens next. Author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine Mayer, whose partner Andy died at the beginning of the pandemic, returns to the podcast three years since she was last on.Also, mathematician and Maths Appeal podcaster, Bobby Seagull, explains why Rishi Sunak has put up a load of ones and zeros on the door at Downing Street. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
15/06/23·31m 55s

Privileged Information

What next for Boris Johnson after Privileges Committee says he deliberately misled the Commons?
15/06/23·12m 54s

The Nottingham Vigil

"Look after each other”. BBC Midlands correspondent Navtej Johal talks to Adam about the tragic events in Nottingham, which have left three people dead. And Newsbeat reporter Charlotte Simpson reflects on the outpouring of grief from the student community at today’s vigil.There was a tiny bit of good economic news today: the UK economy grew by 0.2%. But BBC Economics editor, Faisal Islam explains how inflation and interest rates continue to pose a clear and present danger. And we hear how all this is impacting those looking to get a mortgage, with the Times money reporter George Nixon. Today’s episode was made by Ben Carter with Madeleine Drury, Alex Collins, Ben Mundy and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
14/06/23·30m 42s

Covid Inquiry: What could we learn?

How will the three year inquiry into the pandemic unfold? Adam talks to More or Less presenter Tim Harford about how statistics influenced government decision making on the lockdown and vaccines. BBC Health Editor Hugh Pym was in the room for the first day of public hearings and tells us how families reacted at the beginning of the long-awaited proceedings. Adam also talks to Emma Norris, the Institute for Government’s expert on public inquiries to untangle what the inquiry hopes to achieve and what she took away from day one. Today’s episode was made by Ben Carter with Madeleine Drury, Alex Collins and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
13/06/23·29m 21s

War Of The Words

Boris Johnson accuses Rishi Sunak of “talking rubbish” as row erupts over honours. Chris Mason explains what it’s all about.And there are more former leaders in the news… Europe editor Katya Adler reflects on the colourful political life of Silvio Berlusconi following his death at 86. Scotland editor James Cook explains how the arrest of Nicola Sturgeon has been playing out politically. Disinformation and social media correspondent Marianna Spring talks about her new podcast Marianna in Conspiracyland. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhere Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn, George Dabby and Alex Collins. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor is Damon Rose.
12/06/23·34m 50s

Boris Johnson Resigns

Ex-PM quits Parliament over Partygate report. Adam and Chris go through his dramatic resignation statement, and discuss the fallout to come, with the former PM’s former communications director, Will Walden.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
09/06/23·25m 13s

Johnson Does The Honours

Chris Mason is back from the US to run us through who’s who on the resignation honours list, and discuss why former minister Nadine Dorries might have resigned with immediate effect as a Conservative MP.BBC North America Editor Sarah Smith looks at the charges facing Donald Trump over the handling of classified documents.And Private Eye Editor Ian Hislop tells us about this year’s winner of the Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism, David Conn.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming and George Dabby. The technical producer was Gareth Jones. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
09/06/23·28m 22s

Semiconducting Business

Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden take to the stage to announce a new economic partnership called the Atlantic Declaration. Chris Mason sends a message from Washington DC explaining what’s going on to Adam and today’s guest host Alex Forsyth, Presenter of ‘Any Questions?’ on Radio 4 and Political Correspondent for BBC News.Andrew Neil, broadcaster and chair of The Spectator, is also on hand for his analysis of the deal, as well as Prince Harry’s court battle with Mirror Group Newspapers.And the BBC’s International Editor Jeremy Bowen joins to tell us about the latest developments of the extreme flooding in Ukraine from the destruction of a dam in Kherson.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Alex Forsyth. It was made by Rufus Gray with Chris Flynn. The editor is Sam Bonham
08/06/23·31m 29s

Prince Harry: Court of Opinions

Prince Harry is cross-examined for a second day in court. BBC media editor Katie Razzall and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani, outline the latest developments in his case against Mirror Group Newspapers. And Adam finds out how the story is going down across the world with New Zealand correspondent, Mei Heron.Newscast’s Chris Mason is in Washington where he has been interviewing the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.And with thousands fleeing southern Ukraine after a major dam burst, Ukrainecast’s Victoria Derbyshire, speaks to a Olga, a resident of Kherson whose city has been flooded. You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Ben Carter with Cecelia Armstrong, Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
07/06/23·32m 15s

The Man And The Mirror

A look inside the courtroom as Prince Harry gives evidence in phone hacking trial.BBC media editor Katie Razzall and legal correspondent Dominic Casciani update Adam Fleming after watching Prince Harry’s first appearance in the witness box in the case against Mirror Group Newspapers.Ukrainecast’s Vitaly Shevchenko analyses what might happen next after a major dam burst in Kherson, causing widespread flooding and evacuations.And Adam catches up with Katya Adler, after we spotted her in the office.You can join our Newscast online community here: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
06/06/23·31m 19s

Harry and the Chamber of Phone Hacking Secrets

Explaining Prince Harry’s court case against Mirror Group NewspapersBBC media editor Katie Razzall and lawyer Mark Stephens talk Adam Fleming through the first day of the trial and discuss what Prince Harry will have to face when he takes the stand on Tuesday.Chris Mason is back after parliamentary recess and he tells us what Rishi Sunak had to say about illegal migration when he was in Kent today. And beloved children’s author Michael Morpurgo talks about his new book, the environment, King Charles and children’s literacy.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Ben Carter with George Dabby and Rufus Gray. The senior news editors are Damon Rose and Sam Bonham.
05/06/23·35m 38s

Analysing the Phillip Schofield interview

What next after the BBC’s interview with the former This Morning presenter?After Philip Schofield’s first interview since leaving ITV, Adam is joined by 5 Live's Nicky Campbell and Lorraine Heggessey, former controller of BBC One. They unpack what we learned and the potential impact on the TV industry. Union boss Mick Lynch comes in ahead of a weekend of disruption to answer questions from Newscasters.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Ben Carter with Chloe Desave, Rufus Gray and Miranda Slade. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
02/06/23·36m 13s

Phillip Schofield: The Interview

Here's the whole interview with the former This Morning presenter, with the BBC's Amol Rajan.If you have been impacted suicide or any of the issues discussed in this podcast, please visit www.bbc.co.uk/actionline.
02/06/23·43m 50s

Still Haven't Found WhatsApp They're Looking For

The government will launch a legal challenge over the Covid inquiry’s demand for messages between Boris Johnson and his advisers during the pandemic. Adam speaks to one of the those advisers, Cleo Watson, who was the former prime minister’s deputy chief of staff, and is now the author of Whips.Also, the BBC has interviewed controversial influencer Andrew Tate. We go through what he said, and the decision to interview him, with the BBC’s Marianna Spring and journalist Matt Shea who has made a documentary about Tate. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
01/06/23·34m 4s

ITV To Review Schofield Affair

Lorraine Heggessey, former controller of BBC One and Head of Children's BBC talks to Adam about the future of Phillip Schofield and ITV, which has launched a review into its handling of a relationship between the presenter and his colleague.We also talk about how governments are gearing up to regulate artificial intelligence with Joe Tidy, the BBC’s cyber correspondent. And Chris Mason has been pulled back from his holiday to discuss Boris Johnson’s WhatsApps. You’re invited to a new listener experiment; Newscast is launching a community space to meet with other curious Newscasters.You can join by going to this link: https://tinyurl.com/newscastcommunityhereToday’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Rufus Gray and Jack Taylor. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
31/05/23·27m 34s

Covid Enquiries

Number 10 deny a cover-up over Boris Johnson’s Covid Whatsapp messages. The Covid inquiry has demanded that the former PM hand over unredacted messages, diaries and notebooks by Thursday. Adam talks it all through with political correspondent Alex Forsyth and the Institute for Government’s Catherine Haddon, who also teaches ministers the do’s and don’ts of doing official business over WhatsApp.Plus the BBC’s former China correspondent John Sudworth and producer Simon Maybin talk about their new Radio 4 series which explores Covid’s origin.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Ben Carter with Madeleine Drury, Rufus Gray and Jack Taylor. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
30/05/23·27m 19s

The One With Faisal and Rachel Reeves

The shadow chancellor’s American dreamEconomics Editor Faisal Islam is in the hot seat. Labour’s Rachel Reeves has been in New York and Washington to talk about how one of the US administration’s flagship policies has inspired her own economic vision. America’s Inflation Reduction Act will boost the green economy and provide huge subsidies to consumers who buy American-made products. How might a similar scheme work in the UK?He also gets chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s thoughts. Faisal also asks Octopus Energy founder Greg Jackson and Andy Palmer, chairman of electric car battery company InoBat, how the plans might work in practice.Today’s Newscast was presented by Faisal. It was made by Ben Carter with Miranda Slade, Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
26/05/23·36m 32s

Migration Nation

We chat to Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.Adam is back from his holiday and is joined by Scotland Editor James Cook. They speak to the Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper and Madeleine Sumption, director of the Migration Observatory at Oxford University. Chris Mason is also on a beach (!) in Great Yarmouth reporting on how migration numbers have gone down in parts of the country that voted for Brexit.Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook and Adam Fleming. It was made by Rufus Gray with Chris Flynn. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
25/05/23·30m 8s

More or Less Inflation?

Inflation has fallen, but will we really notice the difference? Scotland editor James Cook steps in for Adam today. He talks to consumer champion Gemma Godfrey and Tim Harford, presenter of Radio 4’s More or Less, about today’s announcement that inflation has dropped below 10% for the first time since last August.And it’s already been a very busy week in Westminster. Political editor Chris Mason talks through the latest developments.Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook. It was made by Ben Carter with Rufus Gray and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The series producer was Tim Walklate. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
24/05/23·32m 15s

Planet of the Vapes

How illegal vaping is threatening the health of school children.BBC chief political correspondent Nick Eardley is hosting today's Newscast. He’s joined by health editor Hugh Pym and celebrity doctor Michael Mosley to talk through the problems around illegal vaping, both inside and outside the classroom.Jim Gamble, who was heavily involved in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, dials in to discuss a possible development in the long-running case.We hear breaking news from BBC politics reporter Jonathan Blake that Boris Johnson has been referred to police over further potential Covid rule breaches.And, the BBC’s Tomos Morgan gives us the latest on the Cardiff riots.Today’s Newscast was presented by Nick Eardley. It was made by Ben Carter with Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The series producer was Tim Walklate. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
23/05/23·33m 2s

A Braverman Decision to Make

What will Rishi Sunak do with the home secretary?Suella Braverman says she is "confident nothing untoward happened", but has refused to be drawn over whether she asked civil servants to arrange a one-to-one speed awareness course for her. Standing in for Adam today are Americast presenters Marianna Spring and Justin Webb, who are joined by Newsnight political editor Nick Watt and Sir Jonathan Jones, who was the government’s most senior lawyer, to take part in their very own ‘ministerial code awareness course’.And a new investigative journalism team called BBC Verify has been launched today, tasked with countering disinformation and fact checking. But how exactly does it work?Today’s Newscast was presented by Marianna Spring and Justin Webb. It was made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray and George Dabby. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editor is Damon Rose.
22/05/23·33m 21s

​​Dermot O’Leary & Tina Daheley Do Newscast

Radio 2 duo get the latest on the G7 summit in Japan. ​​ ​​Political correspondent Alex Forsyth and chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet are around to help, plus Chris Mason sends an audio postcard from Hiroshima. ​​ ​​Plus media editor Katie Razzall reflects on a week of Harry and Meghan's New York paparazzi incident. ​​ ​​Today’s Newscast was presented by Dermot O’Leary and Tina Daheley. It was made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray, Ben Carter, Joe Wallace and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
19/05/23·32m 14s

Sewage Happens

Lib Dem leader Ed Davey on sewage, social care, and election stunts.Hot off the back of big local elections gains, the Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey joins today’s Newscast hosts, BBC Presenter Tina Daheley and Scotland Editor James Cook. Chris Mason is in Japan with the Prime Minister for a G7 summit. And Dr Tamsin Edwards, a climate scientist at King’s College London, responds to news that global warming is set to break a key 1.5C limit for first time.Today’s Newscast was presented by James Cook and Tina Daheley. It was made by Rufus Gray with Chris Flynn and Joe Wallace. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
18/05/23·33m 34s

Stop! In the Name of Gove

Landlords could be banned from evicting tenants with no justification as part of a long-promised overhaul of the private rental sector in England.Adam and Chris question Housing Secretary Michael Gove on the new law being tabled in Parliament on Wednesday, which would also give renters the legal right to request a pet in their home. And, he talks about reports of a rift in government over immigration plans, suggestions that the Brexit deal needs to be revised, and what those accents he did on BBC Breakfast last year were all about.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Ben Carter and Joe Wallace. The senior editor is Sam Bonham.
17/05/23·30m 0s

Farming Todaycast

Adam opens Fleming's Farm and ploughs through trade deals, food security and labour shortages in the farming industry with BBC economics editor Faisal Islam and Anna Hill, presenter of Farming Today.Love Island star and sheep farmer Will Young dials in to discuss what it's like working in the profession.And, BBC gaming correspondent Steffan Powell is in the studio to explain Microsoft's Activision takeover, which was approved by the EU but vetoed by the UK.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Ben Carter, Chloe Desave, Rufus Gray and Joe Wallace. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
16/05/23·33m 9s

God Save Loreen

Tory right-wingers are getting worried about the direction of Rishi Sunak’s government. Boris Johnson’s spin doctor at Number 10, Guto Harri, tells Adam and Chris why some still support the ex-PM and what it was like listening in to his calls with President Zelensky. Radio 2’s Scott Mills spills the beans on how Eurovision went in Liverpool, plus MP Andrea Jenkyns sings us a special rendition of Sweden’s winning song. And as a new exam season starts, the BBC’s education editor, Branwen Jeffreys, answers whether we’re finally back to normal after the pandemic. You may begin… Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Chloe Desave, Ben Carter and Joe Wallace. The technical producer was Sam Dickinson. The news editor was Damon Rose.
15/05/23·39m 6s

Home Truths

The Newscast guide to housing. As the Bank of England issues warnings over the offer of no-deposit mortgages, we look at the state of the housing and rental market in the UK. Housing correspondent for the i newspaper, Vicky Spratt, tells Adam what to expect from a major shakeup of renting rules. Estate agent Megan Eighteen tells us how industry insiders are feeling. And Newsnight economics editor Ben Chu explains the finances behind owning vs renting, and whether housing is actually a good long term investment. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with George Dabby and Ivana Davidovic. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The news editor was Damon Rose.
12/05/23·32m 15s

TransPennine Eurovision Express

Adam gets the train to Liverpool for Eurovision, as a rail service is nationalised.Joining him at Lime Street station is Ben Clatworthy, transport correspondent for the Times, to discuss what the nationalisation of TransPennine Express means for passengers.Also, with the Eurovision final imminent, the Eurovisioncast team drop in to give us a preview, and a brief on how the scoring works.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Rufus Gray and Nicky Edwards. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
11/05/23·30m 27s

Newsbeatcast

It’s the BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat takeover with Pria Rai and Calum Leslie.Chris Mason drops in to impart his advice on presenting Newscast, and to give an update on what’s been happening in parliament today.Health correspondent James Gallagher talks through some of the big health stories, including calls for tighter regulation around aesthetic procedures like lip fillers. And two-time world boxing champion, Carl Frampton, opens up about mental health in sport and Northern Ireland, in his new documentary.If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here www.bbc.co.uk/actionlineToday’s Newscast was presented by Pria Rai and Calum Leslie. It was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming, Rufus Gray and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Caitlyn Gazeley and Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
10/05/23·33m 34s

Coronation Beat

What do we know about the law behind the Coronation arrests?Adam is joined by home editor Mark Easton and former chief constable of Northumbria Police Sue Sim to discuss what the arrest of six anti-monarchy protesters means for the police going forward.Russia editor Steve Rosenberg is in Liverpool to be Newscast’s on the ground reporter as Eurovision gets under way.And, investigative journalist Jamie Bartlett talks through his latest intriguing podcast.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Miranda Slade . The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor is Damon Rose.
09/05/23·32m 26s

Eurovisioncast Week Begins!

Live from Måns Zelmerlöw’s bed! Listen to Eurovisioncast everyday this week on BBC Sounds, for post show reviews, backstage insights, and big name interviews. Today's Eurovisioncast was hosted by Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw, BBC Breakfast’s Nina Warhurst, BBC News Eurovision Reporter Daniel Rosney, and BBC Radio Merseyside's Ngunan Adamu. The podcast producer is Emma Forde. Sound design was by Nicky Edwards. The social media producer is Melanie Stewart-Smith. The podcast commissioning producer was Caroline McEvoy. The commissioning executive was Louise Kattenhorn. The senior news editors were Jonathan Aspinwall and Sam Bonham.
09/05/23·27m 23s

Coronationcast

Behind the scenes on this historic day. We go through the best bits, talking points and chat about what it was like behind the scenes as King Charles III and Queen Camilla are crowned at Westminster Abbey. Adam’s joined by the man who’s come to be Newscast’s voice of the "royal moment", Jim Naughtie, as well as royal correspondent Jonny Dymond.5 Live’s Rachel Burden also joins us from the pub, and John Murray explains the difference between football and royal event commentary.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade, and Chloe Desave. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior editor is Sam Bonham.
06/05/23·32m 50s

HRH, the PNS, and the WHO

We preview the King’s Coronation by looking at how it will compare with the past with the hosts of The Rest is History podcast Dominic Sandbrook and Tom Holland. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Covid-19 no longer represents a "global health emergency". Medical Editor for the BBC Fergus Walsh returns to the podcast to put the news into perspective.And with most of England’s local election results in, deputy political editor Vicki Young helps us makes sense of what they mean for the country.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cecelia Armstrong, Miranda Slade, and Jack Taylor. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Alison Gee. The senior editor is Sam Bonham.
05/05/23·31m 15s

Live, Laugh, Local Elections

Is John Curtice on TV? Yes! And so is Newscast.The results of England’s local elections have started coming in, so Newscast have woken up early (or stayed up all night) to talk about what it all means in a special live episode, broadcast on BBC iPlayer.Adam is joined in the studio by Laura Kuenssberg and Chris Mason fresh from reporting on the results overnight. Professor Sir John Curtice tells us how he’s crunching the numbers, Alex Forsyth calls in from Salford and Vicki Young dials in from her breakfast table. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Ben Andrews. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
05/05/23·1h 2m

International Newscast

It’s local election day in England and while people are voting broadcasters aren’t allowed to report details of campaigning or election issues… so we’re going global. By that we mean Turkey, Sudan, Moscow and the West Bank. The BBC’s Orla Guerin has interviewed Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu ahead of presidential elections there, Lyse Doucet has been reporting on Sudan, and Jeremy Bowen has just got back from Jerusalem.But why are there restrictions on UK broadcasters on local election day? Adam also speaks to the BBC chief politics advisor for the lowdown.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cecelia Armstrong and Jack Taylor. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The assistant editor is Alison Gee. The editor is Sam Bonham.
04/05/23·33m 49s

Scamscast

The government bans cold calls selling financial products. Adam takes a look at the announcement and the world of scams with Nick Stapleton from the BBC’s Scam Interceptors and cost of living correspondent Kevin Peachey. BBC deputy political editor Vicki Young looks ahead to Thursdays local elections in England.And Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, from the Writers Guild of America, talks about the US shows going dark as writers step away from their keyboards for their first strike in 15 years.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Alison Gee with Cecelia Armstrong and George Dabby. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
03/05/23·34m 16s

NHStrike a Deal

More than a million NHS staff in England are to receive a 5% pay rise, after health unions backed a pay deal with the government. Adam and Chris are joined by health editor Hugh Pym, as well as Unison head of health Sara Gorton, who chairs the joint NHS union group.And as the BBC launches an emergency pop-up radio service for Sudan, we hear from presenter of the first edition - Omar El Tayeb.Journalist and podcaster Zach Stafford is also on to talk us through why, or whether, The Met Gala matters. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cecelia Armstrong and George Dabby. The technical producer Emma Crowe. The news editor was Damon Rose.With thanks to Met Gala 2023/Vogue for the audio of Doja Cat meowing in the interview with Emma Chamberlain.
02/05/23·32m 58s

Richard Sharp Resignationcast

The BBC chairman Richard Sharp has resigned after a report found he broke transparency rules over his dealings with Boris Johnson ahead of his appointment. Adam is joined by culture and media editor, Katie Razzall, and whitehall editor at the Sunday Times, Gabriel Pogrund, who uncovered the story that prompted the report.And we look at the present and future of artificial intelligence with AI expert Nina Schick, and Will Jackson creator of human-like robot AMECA.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The news editor was Damon Rose.
28/04/23·30m 40s

Newscarpool Karaoke

Adam pays homage to James Corden’s final carpool karaoke. Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, David Lammy, joins him in the passenger seat and gives his take on the government’s response to the crisis in Sudan.And, with local elections in England and Northern Ireland happening next week, Adam and Chris are joined by Professor Sir John Curtice to find out what the opinion polls suggest.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Cordelia Hemming and Chris Flynn. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
27/04/23·32m 10s

Bobbies and Jobbies

Has the government honoured its manifesto pledge and successfully recruited 20,000 police officers since 2019? Crime, justice and police commentator Danny Shaw joins Adam and Chris to fact check those claims. Also under the microscope is the government’s new target to reduce sewage overflows by 2050.6-Music’s resident news hound Matt Everitt also drops by for a summary of all the music-related stories, including Ed Sheeran’s plagiarism court battle with the family of Marvin Gaye.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Rufus Gray, Chloe Desave and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
26/04/23·27m 58s

Escape from Khartoum

After the first evacuation planes carrying British nationals arrive in Cyprus, Adam hears one Newscaster’s first-hand account of fleeing war-torn Sudan, and speaks to Larry Madowo, CNN’s international correspondent, from Nairobi.And the BBC’s media editor Katie Razzall is in the studio to tell us about three major court cases that Prince Harry has made against tabloid newspapers.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with George Dabby, Cat Farnsworth and Miranda Slade. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
25/04/23·32m 1s

CoroNation

How popular is the monarchy under King Charles? Adam is joined by BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell and Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell to talk through new polling into the public mood ahead of the King's coronation.And political editor Chris Mason and former head of the Foreign Office, Sir Simon Fraser, discuss the government’s options, with thousands of British citizens trapped in Sudan. Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
24/04/23·32m 49s

Raab Resignationcast

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has resigned from the government after a report upheld bullying allegations against him. Adam is joined by Sima Kotecha, Newsnight’s UK Editor, Deputy Political Editor Vicki Young, and Lord Gavin Barwell, Theresa May’s former chief of staff.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
21/04/23·34m 25s

Raabullying Probe Delay

Westminster waits for report into Dominic Raab’s behaviourThe Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering the much anticipated report into alleged bullying by the Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister, Dominic Raab. Adam and Chris talk about what to expect and are joined by Sir Alex Allan, who was the government’s independent adviser on ministerial interests from 2011-2020.Adam catches up with Lauren Mahon and Steve Bland from the You, Me and the Big C podcast. They discuss a new documentary following the last years of Deborah James’ life, as well as the impact of Covid on cancer treatments and the importance of early diagnosis. And, in solidarity with BBC presenter Claire Frisby - who presented the news in the dark after a studio malfunctoin - Adam and Chris switch the lights off for some of the show.Today’s Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason. It was made by Cat Farnsworth with Chris Flynn. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
20/04/23·35m 2s

The Most Expensive Thing Since Sliced Bread

With inflation still high, when will food prices start to fall?Adam talks to business editor Simon Jack to make sense of today’s numbers and why things like bread and cereal cost so much. Also, the BBC’s Sarah Smith and Jeremy Barr from the Washington Post discuss Fox News’ settlement over a defamation case with the voting machine company, Dominion, for $787.5m.And Sophie Raworth explains what it’s like doing ultra marathons, after one recent runner had her medal taken away for driving some of the route.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Cat Farnsworth with Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The series producer is Tim Walklate.
19/04/23·32m 23s

More SNProblems

The SNP treasurer Colin Beattie who was arrested by police investigating the party's finances has been released without charge pending further investigation.To untangle what this all means for the party and its new leader, Adam is joined by Scotland editor, James Cook, and chief political correspondent, Nick Eardley.Also, after two major sport events are disrupted by protesters, former captain of the Wales women’s football team, Laura McAllister, and sociology professor, Dr Graeme Hayes, assess how effective protests can be in the sporting arena.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Cat Farnsworth and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Sam Bonham.
18/04/23·32m 21s

Rishinometry

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is being investigated by Parliament's standards watchdog over a possible failure to declare an interest. Adam is joined by Chris to examine what it could mean.Also, as the Prime Minister sets up a review to tackle what he calls an “anti-maths mindset” in England, Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley is in the studio to assess whether his plans add up.And BBC World Service presenter James Copnall gives us the latest on the violence which has rocked Sudan’s capital Khartoum.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, George Dabby and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The editor is Damon Rose.
17/04/23·29m 46s

Leaky Friday

Everything you need to know about how confidential US intelligence was leaked, and who’s accused of being behind them.Adam is joined by security correspondent Gordon Corera, journalist for the BBC’s newly created forensic hub, Shayan Sardarizadeh, and North America correspondent Anthony Zurcher.We also have the latest on the current junior doctors strike.And, author and comedian David Baddiel speaks to Adam about why he doesn’t believe in a god and his theories as to why some do.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade, Rufus Gray and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
14/04/23·30m 42s

Mooscast

President Joe Biden explores his family roots on his tour of Ireland and addresses parliament in Dublin. Ireland correspondent Emma Vardy and Economic correspondent Faisal Islam chat through the significance of the visit.After North Korea’s latest missile test sparked alarm in Japan, Jean Lee, former Associated Press bureau chief in Pyongyang and host of the BBC’s Lazarus Heist podcast, gives her take on what message the leader Kim Jong Un is trying to send.And Adam looks at why some supermarkets are cutting the price of milk.Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cat Farnsworth and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Dafydd Evans. The senior news editor is Sam Bonham.
13/04/23·30m 58s

A Musk Listen

Elon Musk speaks to the BBC about Twitter, tackling hate speech and not posting after 3am.Adam is joined by the BBC’s technology reporter, James Clayton, and culture and media editor, Katie Razzall, to dissect the hour long interview. And with the news that 248 phones are stolen in London a day, Adam speaks with consumer champion and watchdog presenter, Matt Allwright, to discuss why the police don’t investigate these crimes and what people can do to protect their devices.If you’ve had your phone or other device stolen, the Met Police says: “It’s important victims contact the police as soon as a robbery occurs, the ‘Golden Hour’ after a robbery is critical to catching robbers.”Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Cat Farnsworth with Cordelia Hemming and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Mike Regaard. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
12/04/23·30m 41s

Biden in Belfast

President Biden visits Belfast to mark anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement Adam and Chris discuss what's on the agenda during Biden's trip, whether his meeting with Sunak is a "bilat" or just a coffee, and what it all means for the Special Relationship. They also speak with Mark Lucas, who used to make party political broadcasts for New Labour, about Keir Starmer's new ads which attack Rishi Sunak and his wife. And junior doctors across England have begun a four-day-strike seeking better pay, but how is the industrial action affecting different parts of the country? Nikki Fox, Matthew Hill and Sharon Barbour cover health for the BBC in different corners of England and join Adam to paint the picture. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming. It was made by Cat Farnsworth with Cordelia Hemming and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Philip Bull. The senior news editor was Damon Rose.
11/04/23·33m 33s

He Said Xi Said

As French leader Emmanuel Macron meets his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and diplomatic correspondent James Landale join Adam to talk about China’s growing presence as a mediator in world conflicts.Sainsbury's has defended its new minced beef packaging after some shoppers complained it turned the meat to mush. Carbon-footprint expert Professor Mike Berners-Lee explains whether the low-plastic packaging could help in the climate crisis.And we find out when everyone in the UK will soon hear a test emergency message on their phone.Today’s Newscast was presented Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Adam Chowdhury and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
06/04/23·31m 48s

SNPolice Investigation

Former SNP boss - and husband of Nicola Sturgeon, the former Scottish first minister - Peter Murrell has been released without charge, pending further investigation into party finances. Scotland Editor James Cook explains the background to his arrest and what this means for the party.Jeff Leigh-Jones, who escaped a modern day cult, joins Catrin Nye, the BBC Journalist whose new documentary uncovered how the organisation operated.Today’s Newscast was presented Adam Fleming. It was made by Chris Flynn with Cordelia Hemming and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
05/04/23·32m 33s

Living With Parkinson's

What’s it like to have the condition?Former BBC North America editor Mark Mardell joins Sima Kotecha and Marianna Spring to talk about living with Parkinson’s disease. Sima’s dad Suresh, who also has the condition, joins too.Mark is also on hand to explain the significance of Donald Trump’s historic court hearing in New York as he becomes the first former US president to face criminal charges.Today’s Newscast was presented by Marianna Spring and Sima Kotecha. It was made by Tim Walklate with Chris Flynn, Miranda Slade, Chloe Desave, and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Jonny Hall. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
04/04/23·25m 8s

A Striking Comeback

More teacher strikes are planned... But are there others coming too? Alan Jones, industrial correspondent for PA, joins Marianna Spring and Sima Kotecha (who are sitting in for Adam) for a strike action audit.After a pro-war blogger was killed in a blast at a St Petersburg cafe, the BBC’s Will Vernon is in Moscow to help make sense of what’s happening in Russia.Also, Sima’s mum and Marianna’s dad celebrate 50 years since the first mobile phone call.Today’s Newscast was presented by Marianna Spring and Sima Kotecha. It was made by Tim Walklate with Cordelia Hemming and Rufus Gray. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery. The senior news editor was Sam Bonham.
03/04/23·30m 39s

Arresting Developments

The BBC's disinformation and social media correspondent Marianna Spring joins Adam to talk about how the world is reacting to Donald Trump's indictment online, as well as how US voters are experiencing the news on their feeds. The UK government says it has struck the "biggest trade deal since Brexit", but how big are the benefits for the economy? The BBC's trade and economics correspondent Dharshini David gives her analysis. And, as The Guardian apologises for its historic links to slavery, board member and historian David Olusoga tells Newscast what the paper is doing to try to atone. Today's Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and was made by Chris Flynn with Rufus Gray, Madeleine Drury. The assistant news editor is Damon Rose.
31/03/23·27m 50s
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