38 episodes

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.

The Skewer BBC

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 175 Ratings

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.

    Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Jon Holmes's multi-award winning The Skewer twists itself into - and remixes - the news.

    This week, Suicide Squad Freedom Day and Deadpool reads a CBeebies bedtime story.


    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    Gold Winner British Podcast Awards 2021
    Gold Winner BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021
    Gold Winner 2020 New York Festival
    Gold Winner 2020Audio Production Awards
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

    This week - Boris The Gambler, and England’s footballers meet Thanos.

    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Gold Winner 2021 The British Podcast Awards (Best Radio Podcast)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner
    British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee
    New York Festival Gold Winner 2020
    Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed into a satirical river of sound. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

    This week - Freedom Day, Wacky Space Races, and William and Harry take on The Krays.

    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner
    British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee
    New York Festival Gold Winner 2020
    Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

    This week - Hancock’s Half Hour, Fatal Matt-action, and The Death of Stalin – sorry – Starmer.

    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner
    British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee
    New York Festival Gold Winner 2020
    Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    The news - twisted and remixed. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

    This week - Five Go Racially Abusing, and A Beef With UK Farmers

    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner
    British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee
    New York Festival Gold Winner 2020
    Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

    This week: the G7 meets Se7en, Alan Partridge joins GB News, and The Sweeney interview Matt Hancock.


    The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

    With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

    'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

    AWARDS
    Gold Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best Comedy)
    Silver Winner 2021 Radio Academy Awards (Best New Show)
    BBC Audio and Drama Awards 2021 Gold winner
    British Podcast Awards 2021 Nominee
    New York Festival Gold Winner 2020
    Audio Production Awards Gold Winner 2020
    British Podcast Awards 2020 Winner
    Audio Production Awards 2019 Winner
    Winner (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
    BBC Radio and Music Awards 2020 Nominee
    Chortle Awards Nominee 2020


    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

Jon Wriggley ,

Jon Wriggley

Great, fast and furious news mash up with some clever smashing together of new stories

achWell Foley ,

Phenomenal.

Simply genius!

BartBurn ,

Predictably woke

Clever mixing but just the same old lazy, nervous, left wing crap we now expect from the BBC. This week a Farage and Hitler jibe...yawn.

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