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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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    • 4.4 • 307 Ratings

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

    The News Quiz - 27th May

    The News Quiz - 27th May

    Andy Zaltzman presents the News Quiz from the 2022 Hay Festival.

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 20th May

    The News Quiz - 20th May

    Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 13th May

    The News Quiz - 13th May

    Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 6th May

    The News Quiz - 6th May

    Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 29th April

    The News Quiz - 29th April

    Andy Zaltzman reflects on a week of headlines in the company of guests including Andy Hamilton and host of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking the News', Des Clarke.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 22nd April

    The News Quiz - 22nd April

    Series 108 of the topical quiz where Andy Zaltzman grabs the week’s headlines and hurls them at four of the nation’s best comedians and journalists. This week Andy is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Felicity Ward, Daliso Chaponda and Eleanor Tiernan. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

M. Dublin. ,

Always great, very funny and original.

I’ve listened to just about every episode in the last few years, always very funny. Also, it’s an ideal download to listen to for half an hour of an airplane trip...,

glencolumbcille ,

Downhill to gloom

In the past year the News Quiz has become overly and poorly scripted, clunky and utterly contrived. Worst of all, THE NEWS QUIZ IT IS NO LONGER FUNNY. From once being a half hour that fizzed and sparkled, it is now naught but a dreary montage of talentless, so-called ‘comedians’ who have way too much welcome for themselves and who have nothing interesting, insightful or humorous to say. Boo to the BBC for sucking all the delight out of a once good programme.

gelly323 ,

Used to love The News Quiz

But the new host, and his script writers, are just not funny. Also really miss the news reader and the clippings. It’s turned from something unique to just another game show. It’s become very brexity also. It was always a very British show but has become insular in its current iteration.

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