Tue 29 October 2019

What I'm up to at the moment

Big news. We finally launched the thing.


If you have an Amazon Alexa device, I hope you have a go at saying hello to BBC Interactive News - the UK’s (and, possibly, the world’s) first interactive audio news bulletin.

To make it come to life all you have to do is say:

Alexa, give me BBC News

Once you’re in (and you’ve had an introduction from one of the BBC’s big names) you’ll be hearing me, or one of the people I work with, telling you all about the day’s top stories.

If you’ve heard enough about Brexit, you can say:

Alexa, next

If you change your mind, and decide you really do want to hear about Brexit say:

Alexa, back

On certain stories, we give you a little bit extra. It could be a longer interview that you wouldn’t otherwise hear, an extract from one of our podcasts or even a gem dug out of the archives. To hear those say:

Alexa, more from the BBC

Give it a try - it’s updated 247.


Saw Self Esteem at Electric Brixton and, well, swoon.

Stage presence, choreography, banging choooons. It had it all.