The US and Russia have held high-level talks over the tension in Ukraine, aimed at lowering the chances of war. The BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale, and Steve Rosenberg, our Moscow Correspondent, join Adam to try and figure out what both sides are thinking.
Armando Iannucci, creator of satires like ‘The Thick of It’ and ‘The Death of Stalin’, gives us his take on the political turbulence, at Westminster in particular, as well as his reasons for campaigning to protect the BBC’s long-term funding.
There were two big music stories today too: Adele’s Las Vegas postponement and the death of the rocker Meat Loaf. Entertainment reporter Sinéad Garvan drops by to tell us more.
First stop: we hear from a pretty recognisable voice on the government’s plan to limit the number of “spam” tannoy announcements on English trains.
Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
A senior Tory accuses Number 10 of using blackmail to keep rebellious MPs in line.
Adam, Chris and Laura chew the fat over the latest serious claims and they are joined by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Simon Clarke, to discuss an apology, a defection and strong-arm tactics.
Today's Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg, John Murphy and Sally Abrahams. The assistant editor was Ali Gee.
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 Cooper. The studio director Hannah Montgomery.
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 efforts are being co-ordinated.
And James G pops back into the studio with a strange warning for us all: prepare for the end of the pandemic because it could be coming very soon.
Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Alix Pickles, Ben Cooper and John Murphy. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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.
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 handling of the deaths of three gay men murdered by Stephen Port, we hear from Sarah Sak, whose son Anthony Walgate was Port's first victim.
Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles and Ben Cooper. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
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 sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17 – the prince denies the allegations.
Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg and Sally Abrahams. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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 Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Michael Regaard and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.
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. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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.
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 showing off its new military gear. Laura Bicker, the BBC’s Seoul Correspondent, tells us about her G-force training – and how she just about managed to avoid vomiting over some very expensive equipment.
Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan, Rosie Blunt and John Murphy. The studio director was Emma Crowe.
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 Djokovic? The BBC's Russell Fuller knows the score...
Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ben Cooper and John Murphy. Emma Crowe is the studio director.
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 Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with John Murphy, Georgia Coan and Rachel Judah. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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 back with a boss. Lord Alan Sugar is on to tell us about how well British businesses have dealt with Covid, the latest series of The Apprentice, and the death of the Blackberry phone.
Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Georgia Coan and Rachel Judah. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
...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 produced by Daniel Wittenberg with Alix Pickles, Sally Abrahams and Ros Jones. The sound design was by Emma Crowe and the studio manager was Mike Regaard. The assistant editor was Sam Bonham.
Twentieth Century Fox and Hughes Entertainment and Chris Columbus for Home Alone 2.
BRON Studios, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Scott Free Productions and Ridley Scott for House of Gucci.
Gary Sanchez Productions, Project Zeus and Hyperobject Industries and Jesse Armstrong for Succession.
New Line Cinema, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions, Gold/Miller Productions and Jon Favreau for Elf.
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 Pickles. The studio manager was Emma Crowe
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.
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 Omicron.
Today’s Newscast was made by Sam Bonham with Ben Cooper, Georgia Coan, Alix Pickles and Danny Wittenberg. Emma Crowe was the studio director. Jonathan Aspinwall was the editor.
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 Abrahams. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee. Jonathan Aspinwall is the editor.
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.