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Abuse of Truss

Cabinet divisions dominate the Tory party conference. Adam and Chris chew over another challenging day for Prime Minister Liz Truss, who faces mounting pressure over her refusal to commit to increasing benefits in line with inflation.We discuss a huge protest movement sweeping across Iran with the BBC’s international correspondent Lyse Doucet.And the James Bond film franchise is 60! Adam speaks to producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson about when we can expect the next film.Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming and political editor Chris Mason.This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Cordelia Hemming and Madeleine Drury. The technical producer was Mike Regaard and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.Thanks to Amazon for clips from ‘The Sound of 007’ documentary, which is available on Prime Video.

36mins

4 Oct 2022

Rank #1

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Tax Cut Cut

The government has U-turned on plans to scrap the 45p rate of income tax for higher earners, a day after the prime minister committed to them.Chris and Adam are in Birmingham for the Conservative party conference, where Kwasi Kwarteng defended economic plans but admitted there had been “a little turbulence”.Conservative MP and former cabinet minister Grant Shapps joins them, as does Bloomberg’s Stephanie Flanders.Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming and political editor Chris Mason.This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe and the editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

35mins

3 Oct 2022

Rank #2

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Laura’s Liz Truss Interview

We bring you Laura Kuenssberg’s interview with Liz Truss, in which the prime minister said she was committed to scrapping the 45p top rate of tax, but called it ‘a decision the chancellor made’.Straight after coming off air, we also get Laura’s thoughts on what the prime minister had to say and what Michael Gove said in response. Newscast is hosted by Adam Fleming. This episode was made by Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

44mins

2 Oct 2022

Rank #3

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Beyond the Palin

As energy prices go up for millions of households this weekend, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis and The Economist’s Soumaya Keynes explain what could happen to our bills.Alex is in Westminster to talk through the PM’s emergency meeting with the Office for Budget Responsibility.And comedian and documentary maker Michael Palin tells Adam about his recent travels through Iraq, his previous experience in Ukraine, and why Monty Python director Terry Gilliam’s humour is unique. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Miranda Slade, Alix Pickles and Tim Walklate. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.Thank you to ITN Productions, Prominent Television, Passepartout Productions and Arts and Entertainment for use of the Michael Palin clips.

37mins

30 Sep 2022

Rank #4

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Alan Partridge on Liz Truss

On the day when the country’s attention turned to BBC local radio as Liz Truss did the morning interview round, we hear what Steve Coogan, and Alan Partridge, make of the PM.Also on with Adam, Chris and Jo is BBC broadcasting legend David Dimbleby, who has some choice words about the economic challenges people in the country are facing.And, Tory MP Bim Afolami explains why he’s still got full confidence in the prime minister and chancellor.Newscast was hosted by Adam Fleming, Political Editor Chris Mason and Politics Live presenter Jo Coburn.This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn and Danny Wittenberg. The assistant editor was Alison Gee. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

34mins

29 Sep 2022

Rank #5

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The Liz Truss BBC Local Radio Interviews

Liz Truss speaks to eight BBC Local Radio stations, defending her mini-budget, saying she was prepared to make "controversial and difficult decisions" to get the economy moving. Newscast has assembled the full set of interviews. The BBC local radio round has been a pre-conference tradition for political party leaders for many years, a chance to speak directly to voters. Thanks to our colleagues at BBC Local Radio in Leeds, Norfolk, Kent, Lancashire, Nottingham, Tees, Bristol and Stoke who produced these interviews. The presenters were Rima Ahmed, Chris Goreham, Anna Cookson, Graham Liver, Sarah Julian, Amy Oakden, James Hanson and John Acres. Newscast is hosted by Adam Fleming. The producers of this episode were Louisa Lewis, Jonathan Aspinwall, Chris Brindley and Carlie Swain.

59mins

29 Sep 2022

Rank #6

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Bank Statement

The government has rejected calls to abandon its mini-budget despite the Bank of England having to step in, in an unprecedented move, amid market turmoil.Adam is joined by Chris, Simon Jack, the FT’s Gillian Tett and author Duncan Weldon to help us understand the economics, politics and history behind what’s going on.This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

35mins

28 Sep 2022

Rank #7

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Loud and Keir?

How did the Labour leader’s conference speech go down in Liverpool?Adam heads to Merseyside and is joined by Chris and shadow climate change secretary Ed Miliband to discuss Sir Keir Starmer’s speech at his party’s conference.The BBC’s Science Editor Rebecca Morelle is also on to explain why flying a spacecraft directly into an asteroid is actually a really clever idea.This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

33mins

27 Sep 2022

Rank #8

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Pound Down

Newscast's guide to Sterling's historic slide. As the Bank of England and the chancellor try to steady the ship, we explain the forces behind the fall in value of the pound, as well as the economic jargon being used to describe what’s going on.Head of Bloomberg Economics Stephanie Flanders joins Adam and Chris to help.And the former shadow chancellor John McDonnell gives his view from Liverpool, where the Labour conference is taking place.This episode of Newscast was made by Tim Walklate with Miranda Slade, Danny Wittenberg and Chris Flynn. The technical producer was Michael Regaard. The editor was Jonathan Aspinwall.

31mins

26 Sep 2022

Rank #9

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Mini Maxi Budget

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng unveils the biggest package of tax cuts in 50 years, before being questioned by Chris on his thinking. We hear what the chancellor has to say, as well as Chris’s thoughts, and those of the Financial Times’ Clear Barrett and former Bank of England Chief Economist, Andy Haldane. Also pop star sensation Dua Lipa stops by to talk about making social media algorithms kinder, if there’s still a place for livestreaming in the music industry post-lockdown, and her new podcast. This episode of Newscast was made by Chris Flynn with Miranda Slade and Alix Pickles. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

35mins

23 Sep 2022

Rank #10