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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.

    News Quiz 24th September 2021

    News Quiz 24th September 2021

    Andy is joined by journalist Hugo Rifkind and comedians Susie McCabe, Ria Lina and Andrew Maxwell to dismantle and discuss the week's news, including the energy crisis, lack of Co2 and Boris's trip to the US.

    The script is written by host Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Rajiv Karia and Esther Manito.

    It is produced by Sam Michell for BBC Studios.

    • 27 min
    News Quiz 17th September 2021

    News Quiz 17th September 2021

    Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedians Paul Sinha, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons to discuss the week's news, including Boris Johnson's reshuffle, winter covid plans and Emma Raducanu's heroics in New York

    Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Richard Stott and Rajiv Karia.

    Producers: Sam Michell and Gwyn Rhys Davies
    Production Coordinators: Caroline Barlow and Katie Baum
    Sound Editing: Marc Willcox

    A BBC Studios Production.

    • 27 min
    News Quiz 10th September 2021

    News Quiz 10th September 2021

    Andy and the team talk tax hikes, the Taliban, Texas, and tennis stars.

    • 27 min
    News Quiz 3rd September 2021

    News Quiz 3rd September 2021

    Andy Zaltzman is joined by Rachel Fairburn, Hugo Rifkind, Helen Lewis and Ian Smith.

    • 27 min
    Party's Over: ep6 Going Green 27th August 2021

    Party's Over: ep6 Going Green 27th August 2021

    What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?

    One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'

    Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).

    We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..

    This week Christine encourages Henry to make the most of his green credentials.

    Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp
    Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver
    Natalie... Emma Sidi
    Jones... Justin Edwards
    Lizzie... Alice Fraser

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter

    Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    Party's Over: ep5 The Great Outdoors 20th August 2021

    Party's Over: ep5 The Great Outdoors 20th August 2021

    What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?

    One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'

    Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).

    We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..

    This week Henry's protection officer, Jones takes him on an ill-advised survival weekend in "the jungle".

    Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp
    Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver
    Natalie... Emma Sidi
    Jones... Justin Edwards

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter

    Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

jill stephenson ,

Yes please

So exciting to hear the news quiz again, such a novel presentation. 2020 is not all bad if this is what can be produced. Looking forward to much more of the same.

1804962 ,

Highly restricted comedy

A show that has managed to pander to weak humour in sensitive situations. If you feel mentioning a topic panel show is worthy of comedic perspective, at least hold it to the scrutiny you hold any other news story.

The middle ground and ‘let’s not go there’ abyss of perspective around the Israel-Palestine conflict screams of oversight that tarnishes the impartiality of comedic perspective. It puts all other comedic scrutiny on the show look incredibly lacking.

You make fun of Boris, then can’t stand behind genuine war crimes, and then make jokes at the public’s expense why the conservatives are winning and labour is losing. You perspective is decidedly labour when you can’t have your impartial integrity hold up in testing waters. You’re a public service journalistic entity, not a government body. Act like it.

Htfgfhgfhghvv ,

I love this show!

I live in New Zealand but I love this show about (mainly) British politics. Only criticism: it’s only available once a week. If you need some intelligent humour this is a no-brainer for your next new podcast adventure.

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