The R Kelly Trial
The R Kelly Trial
He could spend the rest of his life behind bars... As R Kelly awaits sentencing, Jim DeRogatis, the music journalist who was one of the first people to break the allegations 20 years ago, talks us through the history and implications of the case.
And as Netflix reveals its viewing figures to much fanfare at an industry conference, technology journalist Stuart Miles sits down with Adam to flick through the most popular offerings.
Today’s Newscast was made by Ben Cooper, Alix Pickles, Georgia Coan and Soila Apparicio. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham and Alison Gee are the assistant editors.
Credits (thanks for letting us use your film trailers):
Bridgerton – Shondaland
Minecraft - Telltale Games
Squid game - Siren Pictures Inc
Filling up on Labour conference, Germany elections and HGV news. Shadow cabinet minister, Andy McDonald, has quit Labour’s frontbench with a scathing attack on Sir Keir Starmer on the eve of his major speech to the Brighton delegates. He’s accused the Labour leader of making the party “more divided than ever” and breaking promises to members over working conditions. Adam and Laura are on the conference floor to assess how it’s gone down. Plus, Laura stumbles across Newscast superfan Jacob, who wangles his way onto the pod.
Also in a Brexitcast-esque crossover, Katya calls in from Berlin, where Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have claimed a narrow election victory, telling the party of Angela Merkel it should no longer be in power. But the outgoing chancellor’s retirement is on hold for what could be weeks of coalition negotiations, with conservative Armin Laschet determined to fight on.
Today’s Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with producers Danny Wittenberg, Ben Cooper and Soila Apparicio. The studio director was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.
People are talking about the UK's fuel queues.
Driver shortages, an energy crisis and rising inflation... But are we really heading towards a new "Winter of Discontent" (like the one in 1978)? To find out, we’ve got the BBC’s political reporter from back in the day, Nick Jones.
And the killing of 28-year-old primary school teacher, Sabina Nessa, in south-east London, has reignited the conversation about women’s safety on the streets. Adam is joined by Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham, and Janey Starling, co-director of the feminist organisation, Level Up, to discuss what more needs to be done to protect women from violence.
Today’s Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Sam Bonham was the assistant editor.
What Are Labour Essaying?
Labour’s internal wranglings ahead of party conference
John McDonnell talks to Laura, Adam and Chris about Keir Starmer, internal party politics and how to win the next general election, ahead of the Labour party conference. But the big question is, will he be taking his trombone?
And Laura spills the beans about her trip across the Atlantic and how Boris Johnson was received by the UN and in particular in meetings with US president Joe Biden
Today’s Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, Caitlin Hanrahan and Danny Wittenberg. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
UNGA-standing what’s going on
World leaders look at their climate commitments at the UN General Assembly.
As President Xi Jinping announces that China will stop building overseas coal-fired power plants during his address, Nick Mabey, Chief Executive of climate change think-tank E3G, explains how it feeds into the upcoming COP26 conference in Glasgow.
With households facing a perfect storm of higher bills at home and at the checkout, Adam speaks to Richard Walker, the MD of supermarket chain Iceland, about what’s being done to tackle the rising cost of living.
And as the royal family reflect on the life of Prince Philip in a new BBC documentary, Newscasters share their own memories of the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Today’s Newscast was made by Rick Kelsey, with producers Ben Cooper and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Emma Close was the Assistant Editor.
The PM on the Train
Behind the scenes with Boris Johnson stateside. Laura explains what’s going on at the UN General Assembly in New York City.
And, it was 20 years ago that a young African boy was murdered and dumped in the River Thames but the police still haven’t solved the case. The BBC’s Angus Crawford, who has followed the murder mystery since the very start, talks Adam through the investigation.
Today’s Newscast was produced by Georgia Coan and Ben Cooper. The studio manager was Emma Crowe and the assistant editors were Sam Bonham and Alison Gee.