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John Whittingdale reflects on losing his job

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John Whittingdale reflects on losing his job

    At Whitt’s End

    At Whitt’s End

    John Whittingdale reflects on losing his job.

    In his first interview since getting the sack, former Culture Secretary John Whittingdale tells Laura and Adam that he was told to make room for young up-and-coming Tory MPs. And former Education Secretary Justine Greening expresses her concerns about social mobility in the cabinet.

    Today’s Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj and Rick Kelsey. Today’s editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 34 min
    Promotion, Demotion, Commotion

    Promotion, Demotion, Commotion

    In… out… shake it all about!
    On a busy day in Westminster, Laura and Adam discuss the latest moves around the cabinet table as Boris Johnson reshuffles the pack following a feisty PMQs.
    With inflation rising at the sharpest rate since records began in 1997, Business correspondent Katie Prescott explains what’s going on in the UK economy.
    And as Shamima Begum makes a renewed appeal to return to the UK, producer of the critically-acclaimed podcast “I’m Not A Monster”, Josh Baker, reveals what happened when he interviewed the former ISIS teen bride at a refugee camp last month for his new podcast series.
    Today’s Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj with Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.

    • 31 min
    Whitty Minaj

    Whitty Minaj

    The government announces England's pandemic plans for winter. Fergus and Vicki are here with Adam to go through the ‘Plan A’, which includes booster jabs, and the potentially more dramatic ‘Plan B’. Vaccine passports haven’t been ruled out. And in a surreal turn of events at the announcement, Boris Johnson and Professor Chris Whitty ended up in a spat with rapper Nicki Minaj – and even our very own Laura Kuenssberg was brought into it.

    Prince Andrew is being sued in New York over allegations of sexual assault by Virginia Giuffre, but his new lawyer says the legal papers haven’t properly been served. Emily Maitlis comes in to break down the details and talk about the possible significance of *that* Newsnight interview.

    And, hey presto: the Magic Circle has its first female president! We’ve conjured up the pioneering magician herself, Megan Swann, who tells us about her new job and has a special trick for Newscasters.

    Today’s Newscast was made by Emma Close with Danny Wittenberg and Georgia Coan. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 34 min
    The Kids Are Alright!

    The Kids Are Alright!

    Top doctors recommend more teens get the jab. Chris Whitty and his fellow Chief Medical Officers say healthy children aged between 12 and 15 should be offered one dose of a Covid vaccine. As Fergus Walsh tells us, it’s now up to ministers to decide. We also hear from a headteacher about whether it could help reduce disruption to education.

    Meanwhile, North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting Japan, according to its state media. The BBC’s Seoul Correspondent Laura Bicker joins us to explain why this one could be significant, as well as why she’s watching Kim Jong-Un’s weight so closely.

    Today’s Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Danny Wittenberg and Georgia Coan. The studio manager was Michael Regaard and the editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 31 min
    9/11: 20 Years On

    9/11: 20 Years On

    Inside the President’s War Room. As we mark a major anniversary of the shocking attacks on the United States, the filmmaker Adam Wishart tells us about his latest documentary. We hear an unprecedented account of how the White House reacted to 9/11 and how the decisions made that day affected the world for the next two decades.

    Meanwhile, with Emma Raducanu preparing for the US Open singles final, we hear from the legendary tennis player and broadcaster Sue Barker about why this is just the beginning for Britain’s newest star.

    Plus, we’ve saved a sweet treat for the end of this episode – and it packs a crunch.

    Today’s Newscast was made by Danny Wittenberg with producers Georgia Coan and Alix Pickles. The studio manager was NicK Jones. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 33 min
    Politics, Polls and Peaches

    Politics, Polls and Peaches

    Are social care plans a vote winner or loser?
    Boris Johnson’s former friend and colleague Nick Boles joins Laura, Adam and Chris from his holiday in Ibiza, to give his verdict on the government’s new tax for social care. He once proposed a very similar system himself.
    And Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori Ben Page tells us about the public’s attitude to the government’s new policy and why Labour have a huge challenge if they want to beat the Conservatives at the next election.
    Today’s Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Maz Ebtehaj. Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.

    • 32 min

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4.6 out of 5
317 Ratings

317 Ratings

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