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The Pork Pie Plot

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The Pork Pie Plot

    The Pork Pie Plot

    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 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.

    • 31 min
    Licence Free?

    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.

    • 31 min
    A Suitcaseful of News

    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 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.

    • 35 min
    Waiting for Sue

    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 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.

    • 35 min
    Party Politics

    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 Sam Bonham with Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Michael Regaard and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 46 min
    Bring Your Own Boozecast

    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. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Alison Gee.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5.2K Ratings

5.2K Ratings

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Simply the Best ….

Love Newscast Adam, Chris & Laura best podcast around

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Brilliant!

Lighthearted yet highly informative. Best news podcast by far (well, ties for first place with Americacast). No adverts!

Cossie93 ,

Too late in the day?

Have listened from the start and think it’s gone a little downhill since it became daily however still worth catching however please try and get the episodes out earlier in the day, I end up listening the following day when a lot of the news is old

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