'WHAT A Day!'

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'WHAT A Day!'




'WHAT A Day!'

Will they / won’t they? All eyes are on Boris Johnson, still... as more MPs call for him to stand down. Laura K and Craig Oliver (ex Director of Comms for David Cameron) pick through the pieces. And, what is really happening in Ukraine right now? The US say that the Russians could attack at any moment. We catch-up with Americast's Anthony Zurcher, as well as Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former Nato Secretary General... Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with John Murphy, Alix Pickles and Ben...


The Pork Pie Plot

Is it a serious threat for the PM? The BBC has been told that a group of around 20 MPs (all of whom were first elected in 2019) have met to talk about whether they should try to get rid of Boris Johnson. Laura explains the latest in Westminster... Malakai Fekitoa, the Wasps rugby player, hasn’t been able to speak to his family in Tonga since a volcanic eruption wiped out communication lines to the country. He is joined by the BBC's Michael Bristow to discuss the damage caused and how rescue...


Licence Free?

Government freezes the BBC licence fee for two years. We get the BBC's culture editor, Katie Razzall, to explain what's happening... And, what happened during the Texas synagogue siege? The BBC's Frank Gardner has all the details (or, at least all the details we know right now). Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan, John Murphy and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Ash Taylor and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.


A Suitcaseful of News

Two more boozy get-togethers in No 10 during lockdown have come to light, this time on the night before the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral. We speak to the reporter who got the scoop, The Telegraph’s Tony Diver, and Lord Gavin Barwell, former Chief of Staff to Theresa May. Australia has detained Novak Djokovic and cancelled his visa for a second time. But is it game, set and vax for the tennis star? The BBC's Russell Fuller is in Melbourne. And following the BBC drama about the Met Police's...


Waiting for Sue

Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, tells Adam and Chris to wait for Sue Gray’s report into whether the PM and others broke Covid rules. Shelagh Fogarty and Kaye Adams say people calling their phone-in shows are full of rage, grief and pain over the saga. Conservative MP, Tobias Ellwood, tells us Boris Johnson needs to change the way he’s running things. And he says he welcomes the fact that Prince Andrew’s military titles have been removed. The Duke of York is fighting claims that he...


Party Politics

What next for Boris Johnson after his apology? Adam, Laura and the BBC's Nick Watt talk through what he said, what he didn't say, and what the reaction has been. We also hear from broadcaster, Simon Thomas, who was sleeping in a camper van on his sister's drive to be closer to his dad in hospital around the time of the Downing Street Party. And, there's been a huge development in the Prince Andrew sexual assault case. The BBC’s Dominic Casciani has the latest... Today’s Newscast was made by...


Bring Your Own Boozecast

Leaked email reveals a BYOB party at No 10... It’s been reported more than 100 staff at No 10 were invited, including the prime minister himself, all the while Government were telling the public they could only leave home for work, exercise or essential supplies. The BBC’s Vicki Young and Craig Oliver (former Downing Street director of comms when David Cameron was the prime minister) talk it all through with Adam... Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles....


Lift Goving Down

Michael Gove should have taken the stairs today... as he got stuck in the lift at the BBC. He was meant to be on Radio 4 announcing his plans to fix dangerous cladding. The BBC's Lewis Goodall has the latest... Also, we're still playing our game of "Where in the world is Novak Djokovic?" on the podcast. The BBC's Guy De Launey joins us... Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Hannah Montgomery.


Taking a Kazakhstand

Why's it kicking off in Kazakhstan? Protests over fuel prices have got ugly and the government’s cracking down. So what does it mean for this former Soviet country? Newsnight’s International Editor, Gabriel Gatehouse, is back to explain. Henry Dyne hasn’t had a great time of late. First, he got Covid and ended up in hospital. Then he got death threats from anti-vaxxers. Henry joins the BBC’s Disinformation Reporter, Marianna Spring, to talk Covid conspiracy theories. South Korea’s been...


America's Anniverscary

It’s been one year since the Capitol Hill attack and, as the world remembers, we hear from the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse about his new podcast, The Coming Storm, investigating some of the conspiracy theories that fuelled the events of January 6th 2021. With lots of people asking government to act on spiralling fuel bills, Adam chats with the boss of the energy industry’s trade body, Energy UK, about what’s being done (and what's not being done, yet). Also, what's the latest with Novak...


Novax Mr Djokovic?

Australia cancels top tennis player's visa... We catch up with the BBC’s tennis guru Russell Fuller to find out what’s really going on. Boris Johnson has confirmed Plan B rules will continue for three weeks. Vicki Young talks Adam through the latest in Westminster. And what was the Theranos scandal all about? James Clayton (who's currently at the CES tech conference in the US) explains why it's gone very wrong for Elizabeth Holmes, the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Today’s...


Sugar and Spikes

We’re into a third year of this pandemic and the UK is reporting record numbers of Covid cases. How worried should we be and what do we still not know? Adam hears from the BBC's health editor, Hugh Pym, and the World Health Organization’s Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, who says there’s hope yet for a healthier 2022. Meanwhile, with a decision imminent on whether Virginia Giuffre’s US lawsuit against Prince Andrew will be allowed to continue, what does this ruling mean for the Duke? And Newscast is...


The Newscast Christmas Party 2021

...and you're invited! Singer Jessie Ware and her mum/podcast co-host Lennie, Radio 1’s Greg James and author Bella Mackie, plus filmmaker Richard Curtis and broadcaster Emma Freud, are the special guests at Newscast's virtual Christmas party this year. A bit of a family affair! It’s been another year of big news, so as a seasonal treat, we talk about the politics… of Christmas food, we review the year in music, and we celebrate the best festive films. The Newscast Christmas special was...


Mingle Bells

There'll be no new restrictions in England before Christmas Day, says Boris Johnson... Adam and Chris chat through the days news. The BBC's Jim Reed explains what we know (and what we still don't know) about the latest Omicron data and Simon Jack runs through what the government's £1bn fund means for businesses around the country. Also, Louise, from the Oxford Playhouse, lifts the curtain on how her industry is coping right now. Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ros Jones and Alix...


Covid Rules Not Ruled Out

How likely are further restrictions over the festive period? Vicki Young, Hugh Pym and Adam pore over the latest covid data and consider what the numbers mean for hospitals and hospitality. And as jigsaw sales soar, Cynthia Yeoh chats through the nation’s favourites in 2021. Newscast was made by Emma Close with Ros Jones and Alix Pickles. The studio manager was Emma Crowe.


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another turbulent week in politics... Andrew Marr, the soon-to-be-ex-Sunday-morning-TV-host, drops by to reflect on his career (and pore over the shock by-election result in Shropshire). Laura makes a late appearance after news breaks that Simon Case (the person currently investigating lockdown Xmas parties at Downing Street) was also at a seasonal office get-together last year. And Adam hears from Dr Maryam Khosravi, an intensive care doctor in London, about how she is preparing for...


Disappointing the Archbishop

The Archbishop of Canterbury tells Adam, Laura and Chris that he was disappointed to see a photo of Conservative activists having what looked like a party at Tory headquarters last Christmas. Justin Welby also says leaders need to be honest, admit mistakes and stick to the rules. And he reveals what it was like to do a jigsaw with the Queen at Sandringham. We get the latest on record Covid figures from Fergus Walsh too. Today’s episode of Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and Sally...


Christmas Prioritrees

Chris Whitty sends clear message on festive parties as Omicron surges: stay at home unless it really matters. Adam, Laura and Fergus reflect on a gloomy No 10 press conference... And, what did the COP26 President really think of what happened in Glasgow? We find out from the man himself, Alok Sharma. Today’s episode of Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ros Jones, Georgia Coan, Maia Lowerson and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Michael Regaard.


Plan reBellion

Covid passes pass... despite a huge Tory revolt. MPs have backed the government’s Plan B measures (for England) in a Commons vote, despite nearly 100 Tory MPs rebelling against the plans. The BBC's Vicki Young joins Adam to chat through what went down in Parliament. And Dr Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who first spotted the new Omicron variant, joins Newscast to explain why it’s different from the rest. Today’s episode of Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ben Cooper, Georgia...


All I Want for Christmas Is Queue(s)

People have been queuing at vaccine centres and online for hours to get hold of the booster after the PM’s address last night. Even the NHS website crashed! Laura, Fergus and GP Silvana McCaffrey join Adam to chat through the booster roll-out plans, what we know about the Omicron variant so far, and what this all means for the government now. Today’s Newscast was made by Emma Close with Alix Pickles and Georgia Coan. The studio manager was Emma Crowe.