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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.

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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.

    Been here be 4

    Been here be 4

    The UK's coronavirus alert level is being upgraded from 3 to 4. Adam, Laura, Chris and Fergus talk through what it means for the country. And Teesside University student radio station, TUXtra, stages a Newscast takeover. What will Freshers' Week be like for students?

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Sej Asar, Natalie Ktena
    Output Editor: Frankie Tobi
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 32 min
    Short circuit

    Short circuit

    On the day that Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the UK is now seeing a second wave, we try to figure out what the government means when they say they are considering a "circuit-break" approach for suppressing the spread of coronavirus. Also, we discuss the model Emily Ratajkowski’s viral blog about who owns the rights to her image.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Producers: Harriet Noble, Alix Pickles
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham

    Many thanks to New York Magazine’s The Cut podcast for the audio of Emily Ratajkowski used in this episode.

    • 31 min
    The Test and Trace Race

    The Test and Trace Race

    As large parts of the north-east of England are put under further restrictions, and figures today reveal only a third of people are receiving their covid test results within 24 hours, what’s going wrong? Adam, Laura and James ask the former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt about what the backlog could mean for the Winter. And, Samantha Bond reads us extracts of the new book by Lady Sasha Squire that’s got everyone in Westminster talking.

    Producers: Frankie Tobi, Ben Weisz, Nat Ktena, Alix Pickles
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 30 min
    Shadow cab rank

    Shadow cab rank

    Who's who in the shadow cabinet? Newsnight’s Nick Watt has the beginner's guide to the Labour frontbench. And, after yesterday's Newscast raised the possibility of loopholes in the testing system, the BBC’s Rachel Schraer explains what's going on.

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

    • 28 min
    To the Lighthouse (Lab)

    To the Lighthouse (Lab)

    Why is there a shortage of covid tests? Adam speaks to epidemiologist Alan McNally who was one of the people involved in setting up the Milton Keynes Lighthouse Lab. And as the unemployment rate continues to increase and finding a job is becoming harder, former winner of The Apprentice, Lee McQueen, offers some handy CV tips.

    Studio Director: Emma Crowe
    Lead producer: Frankie Tobi
    Producers: Ben Weisz and Natalie Ktena
    Assistant Editor: Emma Close

    • 37 min
    Aye at night

    Aye at night

    The Internal Market Bill, giving government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU, passed its first hurdle in a late night Commons vote. Adam and Laura digest the details of the dramatic day at Westminster.

    And is there life on Venus?

    Studio Director: Michael Regaard
    Producers: Ben Weisz, Frankie Tobi
    Output Editor: Harriet Noble
    Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham
    Editor: Dino Sofos

    • 36 min

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