Covid Catch-up

Covid Catch-up

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Friday, 7 October

Covid levels are rising again in the UK. The BBC’s medical editor Fergus Walsh talks us through what could happen if the increase coincides with flu season. This episode of Newscast is presented by BBC Newsnight’s UK editor Sima Kotecha, who also talks us through a story she’s been investigating about racist and homophobic abuse in a WhatsApp group of former Metropolitan Police officers. She discusses what the force can do to tackle racism in its ranks with former Met Police Chief Superintendent Parm Sandhu. And Graham Norton is on Newscast’s virtual sofa, as he swaps roles and is interviewed by Adam Fleming. This episode was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
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