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Pro Green talks mental health and Stephen Kinnock speaks about his mum's Alzheimer's

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Pro Green talks mental health and Stephen Kinnock speaks about his mum's Alzheimer's

    Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill?

    Harry and Meghan: Netflix and Spill?

    Has the announcement of an upcoming Netflix documentary series, plus a racism row involving Prince William's godmother, blighted a royal trip to the US?

    Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond is on to discuss.

    Also, we check in with our World cup Sweepstake as BBC Breakfast’s Jon Kay analyses Japan’s World Cup success, while the BBC’s Emma Vardy has high hopes for Senegal who face England on Sunday.

    And in our book review, Adam speaks to broadcaster Nick Grimshaw about his new memoir, ‘Soft Lad’.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Emma Jacobs and Cordelia Hemming. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 28 min
    Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited

    Professor Green and Chris Mason: Friends Reunited

    Conservative treasury minister Victoria Atkins and shadow immigration minister Stephen Kinnock discuss whether private schools should get tax breaks and what it’s like being the children of politicians.

    And rapper Professor Green speaks about how we should approach mental health at a time when people are struggling with the cost of living.

    Also, on the day that Ian Blackford steps down as SNP Westminster leader, we check in on his pet lambs Mango and Chutney.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and Chris Mason and was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg with Emma Jacobs. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 29 min
    David Cameron on the Alzheimer's Breakthrough

    David Cameron on the Alzheimer's Breakthrough

    The former prime minister says it’s his “happiest day” as president of Alzheimer’s Research UK, after the discovery of the first drug to slow the disease.

    He also speaks about whether he did enough during his premiership to support those who needed dementia care.

    And, the BBC’s health and science correspondent, James Gallagher, explains how the medication works.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by James Cook and made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

    • 26 min
    Census: Losing My Religion

    Census: Losing My Religion

    For the first time less than half of people in England and Wales describe themselves as Christian, according to Census data.

    Scotland Editor James Cook is off the bench, subbing in for Adam, to unpack the headcount on ethnicity and religion. He is joined by the BBC’s Global Population Correspondent Stephanie Hegarty and think-tank director Sunder Katwala.

    Marianna Spring, the BBC’s Disinformation & Social Media correspondent, discusses campaigner’s fears that the Online Safety Bill has been watered down.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by James Cook and made by Tim Walklate with Madeleine Drury, Chris Flynn and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Hannah Montgomery and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    If you have been affected by any of the issues mentioned in this episode, you can find help and support here https://www.bbc.co.uk/actionline

    • 32 min
    China's Lockdown Protests

    China's Lockdown Protests

    Thousands take to the streets in China to protest against Xi Jinping’s Covid lockdown restrictions.

    Adam is joined by John Simpson, the BBC’s world affairs editor and Kerry Allen, the BBC’s China media analyst to discuss what’s happening, what it’s like to be arrested as a journalist in China, and whether state media there is censoring images of maskless fans at the World Cup.

    I’m a Celebrity campmate and TV presenter Scarlette Douglas reveals what it was like living with Matt Hancock in the jungle.

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Madeleine Drury, Miranda Slade and Emma Jacobs. The technical producer was Ben Andrews and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 31 min
    Strikes, Nurses, Action

    Strikes, Nurses, Action

    The largest nursing strike in NHS history is set to go ahead in December.

    Adam is joined by the BBC's Hugh Pym and Newscaster (and former NHS nurse) Ruth Harrison to discuss why staff are walking out.

    The World Cup is in full swing and Piers Morgan joins Adam from Qatar to talk about the fall out around his interview with Cristiano Ronaldo.

    And Historian Dan Snow presents: The History Of Newscast

    This episode of Newscast was presented by Adam Fleming and made by Chris Flynn with Amy Elizabeth, Cordelia Hemming and Kahdra Salad. The technical producer was Michael Regaard and the assistant editor was Sam Bonham.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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155 Ratings

155 Ratings

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Superb show!

This has become one of my ‘have-to’ listens during the week.

Incredibly informative, with a lovely mix of friendly banter, fireside chat, and quirky humour.

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Why why destroy it by turning it into TV?

In a time of chaos this podcast captures a sense of how things are falling apart - including the correspondents who now sound exhausted - frustrated and somewhat terrified as we move into a political landscape without form or reason. Sadly the once great podcast has been lost by the BBC now, at the height of brexit chaos , turning it into a TV show. It's the old BBC thinking that audio success is not enough. Turning brexit cast into corona cast was a dog's dinner of a solution

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