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News that's not boring. Brought to you by Adam Fleming, with the BBC's best journalists and other people who know what they're talking about.

    Making the grades

    Making the grades

    With exams cancelled and schools and colleges closed since March, how have A-level and BTec students’ grades been affected? Adam speaks to some of those left unhappy with their results today and we hear what options there are for students around the country. Also James Gallagher updates us on the latest coronavirus news.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 40 min
    Risk Assessment

    Risk Assessment

    On this week's bumper Newscast, Adam asks Jeremy Bowen why the tragic explosion in Beirut could have bigger consequences closer to home. With climate change, coronavirus, and China "feeling its oats", we draw up the Newscast Risk Register of national security concerns - with help from former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers, former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and BBC Security Correspondent Gordon Corera.

    Plus - BBC reporters round up the best of the rest of the week's news, and Jamie Bartlett teases us with the return of The Missing Cryptoqueen.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Natalie Ktena and Harriet Noble
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 48 min
    Hands, Face, Space

    Hands, Face, Space

    As Boris Johnson announces a pause to lockdown easing in England, we try and understand what it means and what could be next. We hear some analysis on the rise in cases that triggered new lockdown rules in parts of the north from the director of public health for Trafford, Eleanor Roaf. And your recommendations for the best summer staycation.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Harriet Noble, Natalie Ktena, Ben Weisz
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Inside AstraZeneca

    Inside AstraZeneca

    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

    • 32 min
    Bossing the Tech Bosses

    Bossing the Tech Bosses

    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

    • 40 min
    On Your Bike

    On Your Bike

    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

    • 34 min

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