Synopsis

Laura Kuennssberg and Katya Adler join Adam Fleming and Chris Mason for some geeky gossip about Brexit from Westminster and Brussels (warning: there may be some biscuit chat).

Episodes

  • Inside AstraZeneca

    Inside AstraZeneca

    30/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    Adam meets the pharma giants making 2 billion doses of Coronavirus vaccine. The race is still on to find a Coronavirus vaccine - but what will it look like, and how will we get hold of it? Adam finds out from Sir Mene Pangalos and Pam Cheng from pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weiz, Frankie Tobi and Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Bossing the Tech Bosses

    Bossing the Tech Bosses

    29/07/2020 Duration: 40min

    On the day that the world's biggest tech companies defend their firms against claims they abuse their power, Adam is joined by the BBC’s Aleem Maqbool and Jessica Lessin from technology business publication, The Information. Studio Directors: Emma Crowe, Mike Addley Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • On Your Bike

    On Your Bike

    28/07/2020 Duration: 34min

    The government has unveiled a plan to boost cycling with new bike lanes, vouchers for repairs and lessons on offer. But how easy is it to create a cycle-friendly city or town? Adam is joined by Jennifer Keesmaat, former chief city planner of Toronto, and the BBC’s unofficial cycling correspondent Jeremy Vine. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Jamie Oliver

    Jamie Oliver

    27/07/2020 Duration: 34min

    Jamie Oliver joins Adam to talk through the government’s obesity strategy. And now that people returning from holidays in Spain have to quarantine for two weeks, can (and should) we still go abroad this summer? Also, how did a cat get coronavirus? Studio director: Michael Regaard Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena Assistant editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Jane Garvey and Greg James

    Jane Garvey and Greg James

    24/07/2020 Duration: 35min

    Fortunately for Newscast, Jane Garvey’s in the hotseat. James and Laura discuss the prime minister’s first year in office, England’s first day of compulsory mask wearing in shops, and whether anti-vaxers pose a threat to Covid recovery. Plus Greg James is on hand to bid Coronavirus a firm “up yours!” Studio Director: Michael Regaard Producers: Ben Weiz, Frankie Tobi and Nathalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Boris Johnson: Year One

    Boris Johnson: Year One

    23/07/2020 Duration: 40min

    Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minster for one year. And what a year it’s been. Laura and Chris are joined by his former Director of Communications, Will Walden, and former editor, Max Hastings, to look back at how the PM has coped with Brexit, a pandemic, a near death experience and a new baby. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi, Seren Jones Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Under New Management

    Under New Management

    22/07/2020 Duration: 29min

    Labour has agreed to pay damages to seven former employees who sued the party in an anti-Semitism row. BBC journalist John Ware, who himself won a payout from the party, joins today's host Naga Munchetty with Laura to talk about what it could mean for the future of the Labour party. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Nick Rotherham Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • The Russia Report

    The Russia Report

    21/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    What’s in the long-awaited report on Russian interference in the UK? A delayed report released today by the Intelligence and Security Committee, accused the Government of ‘badly underestimating’ the level of threat. Our guest presenter Clive Myrie weighs up the fallout with Laura Kuenssberg, the BBC’s Russia Correspondent Steve Rosenberg, and financier Bill Browder. CBS reporter Carter Evans explains what's happening with the protests in Portland, Oregon and singer Lola Rae celebrates the new Afrobeats chart. Studio Director: Tom Burchell Producers: Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl, Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Vaccine breakthrough

    Vaccine breakthrough

    20/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    The Oxford vaccine appears safe and triggers an immune response. But what are the next steps? Our first guest presenter of the week, 5 Live’s Rachel Burden, is joined by Fergus Walsh and Professor Andrew Pollard from the Oxford research group. Studio Director: Tom Burchell Producers: Harriet Noble and Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Santa Clause

    Santa Clause

    17/07/2020 Duration: 36min

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out the next steps in easing lockdown restrictions today. Adam is joined by the BBC’s Vicki Young and James Gallagher to discuss how the UK could start to get life back to ‘significant normality’ in time for Christmas. Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Russian spooks target vaccine

    Russian spooks target vaccine

    16/07/2020 Duration: 30min

    Why are Russian spies targeting covid-19 research? Author of McMafia and organised crime expert, Misha Glenny and former chair of the British Joint Intelligence Committee, Baroness Neville-Jones explain why Russian spies are targeting covid-19 vaccine research. Leicester MP Liz Kendall tells us how the second lockdown is affecting the city. And Shed Seven’s Rick Witter, gives us a guide to his city, York, in case Parliament moves up there while the Palace is renovated. Studio Manager: William Allot Producers: Seren Jones and Nathalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail

    Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail

    15/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    The British socialite has been denied bail and awaits trial in a New York prison on charges of trafficking minors for Jeffrey Epstein. So who is Ghislaine Maxwell? Adam speaks to Andrew Neil, who knew Maxwell and appears in Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous ‘black book’. He’s also joined by the BBC’s Laura Trevelyan in New York and investigative journalist Tara Palmeri, who are both following the case closely. Studio Engineer: Weidong Lin Producers: Natalie Ktena, Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl, Frankie Tobi and Harriet Noble. Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Go Huawei!

    Go Huawei!

    14/07/2020 Duration: 31min

    All Huawei 5G kit must be removed from the UK by 2027. The BBC's Carrie Gracie, Gordon Corera and Rory Cellan-Jones join Adam to discuss the politics, the security issues and the impact on our internet speeds and mobile technology. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Flying Antcast

    Flying Antcast

    13/07/2020 Duration: 33min

    The government reveals more about its immigration plans, we ask if it's right that beauty salons can’t do facial treatments and Nick Baker from The Really Wild Show (remember that?) tells us why we were plagued by flying ants over the weekend. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Harriet Noble, Ben Weisz and Jo Deahl Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Viral voicemails

    Viral voicemails

    10/07/2020 Duration: 34min

    Our medical and scientific friends leave voicemails for their younger selves. What do they wish they had known about coronavirus back in January? Fergus and Adam chat to Professor Clare Wenham about what we know now and what that means for what comes next. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Ben Weisz, Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Fitness Last

    Fitness Last

    09/07/2020 Duration: 30min

    Gyms, beauty salons and outdoor pools are able to open from as early as this weekend in England. Adam, Laura and Fergus look at the small print. And as the government announces that plays and gigs can start happening outdoors again, the comedian Russell Kane tells us he's worried about the future of live comedy. Producers: Frankie Tobi, Seren Jones, Natalie Ktena Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Sunak’s summer statement

    Sunak’s summer statement

    08/07/2020 Duration: 37min

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined the government’s plan for rebuilding the economy today. But will it be enough? Adam and Laura are joined by the economist Stephanie Flanders. And we speak to the chief executives of Burger King and the house-building company Taylor Wimpey about what they think of the announcements. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena, Ben Weisz Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Huawei explained

    Huawei explained

    07/07/2020 Duration: 29min

    Vicki Young and Frank Gardner join Adam to discuss the Chinese technology firm, Huawei. Who are they and why is everyone talking about them? And also Lizo Mzimba explains what it is like in a socially distanced courtroom watching the start of Johnny Depp’s libel action. Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi, Jo Deahl Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos Studio Director: Emma Crowe

  • Trimdependence Day

    Trimdependence Day

    06/07/2020 Duration: 32min

    Will the government's emergency arts funding save live music? And how super was "Super Saturday" for the hospitality industry? In other news, Chris Mason, gets a trim! Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi and Jo Deahl Editor: Dino Sofos

  • Saturday

    Saturday

    03/07/2020 Duration: 27min

    Boris Johnson warns the nation to be responsible when pubs reopen this Saturday, but Radio 1’s Arielle Free tells us why she won’t be one of those going to her local this weekend. We explain the changes in quarantine rules for people arriving back in England after travelling abroad and what that could mean for holidays. And James Gallagher explains some of the context behind new care home death statistics. Studio Director: Tom Burchell Producers: Harriet Noble, Seren Jones and Natalie Ktena Output Editor: Frankie Tobi Assistant Editor: Emma Close Editor: Dino Sofos

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