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Presented byLaura Kuenssberg
Katya Adler
Adam Fleming
Chris Mason
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Rob Burley
Editor(s)Dino Sofos
Original networkBBC One
Original release12 September 2019 (2019-09-12) (television)

Brexitcast is a British podcast and television programme produced by BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC News. Launched as a podcast in June 2017, it was announced in June 2019 that Brexitcast had been commissioned as a television programme for BBC One, it was the first BBC podcast to be commissioned for television.


Recorded on a weekly basis, the podcast takes a look at issues relating to Brexit, the term for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, explaining the subject to listeners in an informative but light-hearted fashion; the series styles itself as providing its audience with "geeky Brexit gossip". The podcast is presented by BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Europe editor Katya Adler, Europe correspondent Adam Fleming, and political correspondent Chris Mason.[1][2]


Brexitcast was launched in June 2017 as a podcast, and is available to download from the BBC Sounds app, it is also aired by BBC Radio 5 Live.[3] The first episode of Brexitcast was released on 19 June 2017.[4] On 13 June 2019, the BBC announced that it would be produced as a television programme for BBC One, launching in September. Brexitcast airs in a late night Thursday slot after Question Time, and replaced This Week, which ended after sixteen years on air following presenter Andrew Neil's decision to leave the series,[5][6] it was also confirmed that Brexitcast would continue to be available as a downloadable podcast, with extra editions recorded to coincide with significant events.[7] Brexitcast is the first BBC podcast to be commissioned as a television programme, and follows other podcasts such as The Ricky Gervais Show and My Dad Wrote a Porno in making the transition to screen.[6]

In May 2019, Brexitcast was the recipient of the Listeners’ Choice Award at the British Podcast Awards.[3][6]


  1. ^ "Brexitcast podcast to get late-night BBC One slot". BBC News. BBC. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Brexit Round-Up: February 2018". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b "5 Live's Brexitcast wins British Podcast Awards Listeners Choice". Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ "BBC Radio 5 live – Brexitcast, Electioncast is dead. Long live Brexitcast!". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  5. ^ "BBC 'cheeky' Brexitcast podcast to replace Andrew Neil's This Week on BBC1". The I. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "Brexitcast is coming to BBC One". BBC Media Centre. BBC. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Brexitcast podcast commissioned for BBC One to replace This Week". Evening Express. D. C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 13 June 2019. Retrieved 14 June 2019.

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