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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 - 14th June

    The News Quiz - 14th June

    Lucy Porter, Alasdair Beckett-King, Athena Kugblenu and Hugo Rifkind join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the news.
    This week and the General Election gets closer still, Andy and the Panel will be mulling over the manifestos, inspecting political interviews, and spotlight scandals in the world of competitive eating.
    Written by Andy Zaltzman
    With additional material by: Christina Riggs, Meryl O'Rourke, Mike Shephard, Herries Anderton & Pete Tellouche
    Producer: Sam Holmes
    Executive Producer: Pete Strauss
    Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls
    Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
    A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4
    An Eco-Audio certified Production

    • 28 min
    The News Quiz - 7th June

    The News Quiz - 7th June

    Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing all the answers are Ian Smith, Geoff Norcott, Shaparak Khorsandi and Anushka Asthana.
    In this first episode of the new series, the panel catches up on all things General Election, Trumped up charges (all 34), and a recently discovered royal kid.
    Written by Andy Zaltzman
    With additional material by: Christina Riggs, Jade Gebbie, Mike Shephard & Stephen Mawhinney
    Producer: Sam Holmes
    Executive Producer: Richard Morris
    Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls
    Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
    A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4
    An Eco-Audio certified Production

    • 28 min
    Dead Ringers - 31st May

    Dead Ringers - 31st May

    As always, the team treat all the political parties with equal contempt.
    With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon and Cody Dahler.
    A BBC Studios Audio Production
    Producer: Bill Dare
    Exec Producer: Richard Morris
    Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini
    Sound Design: Rich Evans

    • 29 min
    Dead Ringers - 24th May

    Dead Ringers - 24th May

    Recorded at the Hay Festival 2024. Mordant topical satire from the usual team with voices by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson.
    With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Rachel Thorne and Christopher Donovan.
    Producer: Bill Dare
    Exec Producer: Richard Morris
    Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini
    Sound Designer: Rich Evans

    • 26 min
    Dead Ringers - 17th May

    Dead Ringers - 17th May

    Politics, world affairs, the culture wars, and Mr Blobby.
    With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler and Joe Topping.
    With additional material by Jennifer Walker, Touissaint Douglass, Christopher Donovan and Sarah Dempster.
    Producer: Bill Dare
    Exec Producer: Pete Strauss
    Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini
    Sound Designer: Rich Evans

    • 26 min
    Dead Ringers - 10th May

    Dead Ringers - 10th May

    A surprising guest appears at the Met Gala, and Rishi Sunak has an urgent message for Elon Musk.
    With writing from Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sarah Campbell, Sophie Dixon, Joe Topping, Lizzy Mansfield and Angela Channell. With additional material by Christopher Donovan.
    Exec: Pete Strauss
    Sound Design: Rich Evans
    Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini
    Producer: Bill Dare

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
526 Ratings

526 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.

wickeduncleG ,

Behind the times

The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and the Now Show used to be the easiest way to digest news and current affairs in the UK and Europe - making it funny makes it palatable. Now it’s a month behind in dates, it just a bunch of rubbish old jokes.

Roseprocess ,

They have wrecked themselves

Being forced to download a BBC app to listen to the latest episode has earned this podcast a one star rating.

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