Convicted murderer and former music producer Phil Spector dies in jail at 81
The pop music producer Phil Spector has died while serving a jail sentence for murder. He masterminded dozens of hits in the 1960s and 70s and the US media has reported that he had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19.
Series 6, Episode 20: Joe Wicks
Joe Wicks also known as ‘The Body Coach’ has for many become the personal trainer of the nation.
Series 6, Episode 19: Spike Lee
Spike talks to Krishnan about his reflections on the US election result and the changes this year has brought to the fight against racism across the world.
Africa and coronavirus: Why did we think the continent would be brought to its knees?
How have so many African nations managed to contain the coronavirus and why we have we left them out of the Covid conversation?
Series 6, Episode 18: Devi Sridhar
Professor Devi Sridhar is the Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh and sits on the Scottish Government Covid-19 Advisory Group.
Nigerian musician Rema now making political waves
He’s become one of the biggest names in Afropop with a huge following across Africa. Nigerian superstar Rema is now making political waves. His latest song Peace of Mind reflects on a difficult year for the world, and for his homeland, especially the popular movement that’s taken to the streets.
Ancient Egyptian artefact found in cigar box in Aberdeen
It’s the archeologist’s equivalent of finding a £5 note down the back of the sofa, but on a much bigger scale. Step forward assistant curator Abeer Eladany, doing a stock take in the vaults of the University of Aberdeen when she found an old cigar box with a 5,000-year-old Egyptian surprise.
Series 6, Episode 17: Yungblud
Dominic Harrison, or Yungblud, is a singer-songwriter who has become the poster of the younger generation.
Should BAME groups be fast-tracked for the vaccine?
After a summer where concerns were raised over the numbers of BAME people dying in the community, should they be offered a vaccine early?
‘We have to remain optimistic, or we all just curl up and die’ – The Young Vic’s Kwame Kwei-Armah
Kwame Kwei-Armah is the artistic director of the Young Vic theatre.
Theatres begin to reopen in London’s West End after Covid shutdown
A new comedy play called The Comeback is quite literally making a comeback, as theatres in London’s West End begin opening their doors once again.
How bad was Donald Trump for the planet – and can Joe Biden turn things around?
When Donald Trump responded to the California wildfires by saying it would “start getting cooler”, it was a prime example of the president’s climate change scepticism that has partly defined his tenure in the White House.
The Fourcast – Channel 4 News’ new podcast, introduced by Jon Snow
Welcome to a new podcast from Channel 4 News, an in-depth look at the stories you need to know about; how the past shapes the present and what might lie ahead for us all.
Series 6, Episode 16: David Dimbleby
David Dimbleby is a British journalist who has covered major news events for the BBC for over 40 years.
Series 6, Episode 15: Bim Afolami
Bim Afolami is a Conservative MP, who was elected in 2017 to represent Hitchin and Harpenden.