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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 Now Show - 5th March ft Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner

    The Now Show - 5th March ft Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner

    Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!

    This week Chris McCausland Musks up, Zoe Lyons takes a dip whilst Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner go Gaga...

    Voice Actors: George Fouracres and Karen Bartke

    Producer: Adnan Ahmed
    Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
    Editor/Engineer: David Thomas

    BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...

    The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...

    Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!

    In the first show of the new series, they are joined by Jessica Fostekew who relays her time volunteering in a vaccination centre. Ken Cheng talks about his experiences as a Chinese Briton plus music from Beardyman...

    Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith

    Producer: Adnan Ahmed
    Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
    Editor/Engineer: David Thomas

    BBC Studios Production

    • 29 min
    The News Quiz - 19th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 19th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Andrew Maxwell, Ayesha Hazarika, Scott Bennett and Kiri Pritchard-McLean

    It's the last in the current series and there are pressing issues on the agenda from climate change to the story of an incorrectly measured man.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock and Runi Talwar.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 12th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 12th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Felicity Ward, Anand Menon, Jessica Fostekew and Simon Evans.

    This week the panel mull over prison sentences for going on holiday, not being allowed to go on holiday in the first place and euphemistic food names.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Madeleine Brettingham, Max Davis and Alice Fraser.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 5th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 5th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Helen Lewis, Athena Kugblenu and Chris McCausland.

    Andy and the panel reflect on a week when the UK blasted through the 10 million vaccine barrier and the world discovered the greatest Zoom meeting guests of all time.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard and Laura Lexx.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 29th January 2021

    The News Quiz - 29th January 2021

    Andy Zaltzman is joined by Alice Fraser, Fern Brady, Hugo Rifkind and Daliso Chaponda to quiz the week's news.

    This week's episode features the vaccine latest, a quick state of the union update and a News Quiz debut for the Scapegoater Vx57, the Machine of Ultimate Blame.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Charlie Dinkin, Mike Shephard and Mo Omar.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

Jeuphemia ,

Love this show

I have been listening to this show for years and always enjoyed the format, the variety of guests and the weekly review of (mainly)British political shinannigans. Andy Z has really lifted the level of play- the best host so far! I listen to each episode a number of times, first time for inspiration and second or third as an antidote to lockdown madness. Keep up the good work!

maspero ,

Used to be funny

This used to be my favourite podcast. However over the last year and half it is has deteriorated drastically. It’s only saving grace is the occasional episode for Dead Ringer or The Now Show. The New Quiz has had 3 seasons of tripe, I have no idea what on earth they thought those Virtual Festival episodes were over the summer other than awful.

kalpesh1.0 ,

News Quiz

Outstanding show
Andy Zaltsman is so witty with a great sense of humour !

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