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

    Party's Over - 26th August

    Party's Over - 26th August

    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?'

    "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin

    This week, drama follows Henry in the form of an actor trying to get under his skin.

    Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Fergus Craig.

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound recordist and designer: Jerry Peal

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    Party's Over - 19th August

    Party's Over - 19th August

    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?'

    "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin

    This week, Henry receives an unwanted family visit.

    Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Ruth Bratt.

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound recordist and designer: David Thomas

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    Party's Over - 12th August

    Party's Over - 12th August

    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?'

    "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin

    This week, a security breach leads to MI5 sending Henry a new personal protection officer.

    Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Mali Ann Rees.

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound recordist and designer: David Thomas

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    Friday Night Comedy Returns

    Friday Night Comedy Returns

    Friday Night Comedy returns 23 September wherever you listen to podcasts. Or listen to episodes of The News Quiz and Party's Over now, before anywhere else, first on BBC Sounds.

    • 11 sec
    Party's Over - 5th August

    Party's Over - 5th August

    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?'

    "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin.

    Henry hopes that an invitation to make a speech will be the passport he needs to a regular slot on the international lecture circuit.

    Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Mumeni.

    Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound recordist and designer: Chris Maclean

    A BBC Studios Production.

    • 27 min
    Party's Over - 29th July

    Party's Over - 29th July

    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?'

    'I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones.' Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin

    After some unsuccessful attempts last summer to get back to the top, Henry returns with some new ideas on how to delay his impending descent into national irrelevance. In this first episode of the new series, Henry and team travel to Birmingham for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and immediately spy an opportunity for a comeback.

    Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Momeni.

    Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham

    Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter
    Producer: Richard Morris
    Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Sound recordist and designer: Chris Maclean

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

vivfi ,

Bad Move

Yet another app on my phone? I love the News Quiz, but I now usually forget to listen. By the time I think to look on BBC Sounds the show is no longer topical.

AVJ________________ ,

Love the shows, hate the wait

Like others I'm not downloading another app - I listen to my all podcasts in one chronological-by-release-date playlist. It's bad enough to have to wait 4 weeks to get this "topical" comedy, now it's six weeks??? I understand not creating new comedy during a time of mourning, but why can't we get August 12 - and now 19?? And I assume we will continue to be 6 weeks behind for the next month at least?

brentnospg ,

Zaltzman rocks the News Quiz

Andy Zaltzman is smartly hilarious on the News Quiz. You end up laughing twice —once for his joke, then again for the high wire difficulty of his use of language in it’s execution. Came here from his awesome Bugle podcast.

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