The Coronavirus Newscast

The Coronavirus Newscast

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11 June 2020

Gok Wan Styles Chris Mason

BBC Radio
Shops will be able to reopen in England from Monday. But how different will our high streets look with social distancing measures in place? Adam, Laura, Chris and Fergus hear from the stylist and retail expert Gok Wan, and the head of Waterstones James Daunt on how we’ll adapt. Of course, we also get Gok’s verdict on Chris Mason's 'look'. And the comedian Munya Chawawa tells us where he draws the line when it comes to comedy. PRODUCERS: Frankie Tobi, Seren Jones, Harriet Noble, Ben Weisz Studio Director: Andy Mills Editor: Dino Sofos
03 June 2020

New Madeleine McCann suspect

BBC Radio
Police are appealing for more information about a German prisoner they’ve identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The government sets out the quarantine rules for those entering the UK, and we hear from the UK Black Lives Matter protest in London. (Credit:John Boyega audio thanks to @HoxtonWestAid / @NaomiJasmin) Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi, Georgia Coan and Natalie Ktena Assistant Editor: Emma Close Studio Manager: Emma Crowe Editor: Dino Sofos
02 June 2020

(Some) Schools Back For Summer

BBC Radio
Some kids went back to school today in England. How is it working? Adam talks to pupils and a headteacher about their first day back. In non-coronavirus related news, Adam talks to Eugene Scott from the Washington Post about the protests in the United States sparked by the death of George Floyd, who suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police. Studio Director: Emma Crowe Producers: Harriet Noble, Frankie Tobi, Natalie Ktena, Jo Deahl, Georgia Coan Assistant Editor: Sam Bonham Editor: Dino Sofos