BBC News at Six (1984– )

Episode dated 5 December 2018 

The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa May ... Herself - Prime Minister
Laura Kuenssberg Laura Kuenssberg ... Herself - Reporter (Political Editor)
Ian Blackford Ian Blackford ... Himself - PMQ's Questioner (SNP) (as Ian Blackford MP)
Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell ... Himself - PMQ's Questioner (DUP) (as Gregory Campbell MP)
Keir Starmer Keir Starmer ... Himself - Contributor (Shadow Brexit Secretary) (as Sir Keir Starmer MP)
Boris Johnson ... Himself - Contributor (Conservative) (as Boris Johnson MP)
Nicky Morgan ... Herself - Contributor (Conservative) (as Nicky Morgan MP)
John Pienaar John Pienaar ... Himself - Reporter (Deputy Political Editor)
Fergus Walsh Fergus Walsh ... Himself - Reporter (Medical Correspondent)
Karen Carter Karen Carter ... Herself - Interviewee (had genome scanned to help cure her cancer)
Tilly Young Tilly Young ... Herself - had genome scanning to see the cause of her genetic disease
Arlo Young Arlo Young ... Herself - brother of tilly who had genome scanning to see the cause of her genetic disease
Hana Young Hana Young ... Herself - Interviewee (Tilly's mother, who along with her daughter had genome scanning to see the cause of her genetic disease)
John Chisholm John Chisholm ... Himself - Contributor (Chair, Genomics England)
Matthew Hedges Matthew Hedges ... Himself - Interviewee


Fiona Bruce presents the latest news. Laura Kuenssberg reports on the tensions over the legal advice on the government's agreed withdrawal agreement with the EU with contributions from Keir Starmer, Boris Johnson and Nicky Morgan. John Pienaar reports on what could happen next with Brexit. Fergus Walsh reports on genome scanning to detect/help see why certain conditions are the case with interviews with Karen Carter, Tilly Young and Hana Young and contribution from John Chisholm. John Humphrys reports on Matthew Hedges's return and his story after being jailed in UAE with his interview with the Today Programme with his wife Daniela Tejada. Alex Forsyth reports on the funding shortfall in councils in England with interviews with Andrew Newton, Michael Angove and Michelle Angove and contribution from Richard Webb. Adina Campbell reports on the National Audit Office's report on the failings of the Home Office on how its immigration measures would hit the WIndrush generation with ... Written by Anonymous

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