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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

    The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020

    The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by Paul Sinha, Ayesha Hazarika, Geoff Norcott and Catherine Bohart.

    Testing testing...is this thing on? Andy and the teams trace their way through another weekly deluge of news.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Simon Alcock, Alice Fraser, Ambika Mod and Mike Shephard.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    The News Quiz - Friday 11th September 2020

    The News Quiz - Friday 11th September 2020

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Hugo Rifkind, Angela Barnes, Athena Kugblenu and Alun Cochrane.

    Andy and teams remotely gather in a group of fewer than 6 people to tackle the big stories of the week all absolutely, unequivocally 100% in accordance with international law.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Catherine Brinkworth, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Runi Talwar.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    The News Quiz - Friday 4th September 2020

    The News Quiz - Friday 4th September 2020

    Andy Zaltzman is the new host of the News Quiz, chewing over a week of headlines with a panel of comics and journalists. This week Helen Lewis, Lucy Porter, Andrew Maxwell and Daliso Chaponda are the guests in this first episode of the series recorded with a remote audience watching and listening from home.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    Summer Comedy Festival - Darren Harriott

    Summer Comedy Festival - Darren Harriott

    Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires.

    This episode features Faye Treacy, Aaron Twitchen, Rob Halden and Alice Ruxandra Bell, with writing by Natasha Mwansa and Kemah Bob. Piano accompaniment was provided by Alex Beetschen.

    The producer was Ella Watts, and the production co-ordinator was Caroline Barlow. Sound design is by Chris Maclean. This is a BBC Studios production.

    • 28 min
    Summer Comedy Festival - Sara Pascoe

    Summer Comedy Festival - Sara Pascoe

    Superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe curates her dream festival; one for the miserable. Featuring readings from Rhik Samadder, comedy from Sophie Duker, music from Emmy the Great and a new character from Steen Raskopoulos, join Sara as she celebrates all of the things that make us tick.

    Producer: Leila Navabi
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound design: Chris MacLean
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    Summer Comedy Festival - Jayde Adams

    Summer Comedy Festival - Jayde Adams

    Bristol stand-up comedian Jayde Adams curates her dream summer festival, welcoming some of her favourite people to her fantasy festival site. Sarah Millican is in charge of the VIP tent, Australian stand-up Rhys Nicholson is Jayde's designated driver, Glyn Fussell is the celebrity booker and Kathy Burke watches from her sofa. Showstopping headline music is provided by Le Gateau Chocolat.

    Producer: Hayley Sterling
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound design: Chris MacLean
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min

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