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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 Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...

    The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...

    Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!

    In the first show of the new series, they are joined by Jessica Fostekew who relays her time volunteering in a vaccination centre. Ken Cheng talks about his experiences as a Chinese Briton plus music from Beardyman...

    Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith

    Producer: Adnan Ahmed
    Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
    Editor/Engineer: David Thomas

    BBC Studios Production

    • 29 min
    The News Quiz - 19th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 19th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Andrew Maxwell, Ayesha Hazarika, Scott Bennett and Kiri Pritchard-McLean

    It's the last in the current series and there are pressing issues on the agenda from climate change to the story of an incorrectly measured man.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock and Runi Talwar.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 12th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 12th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Felicity Ward, Anand Menon, Jessica Fostekew and Simon Evans.

    This week the panel mull over prison sentences for going on holiday, not being allowed to go on holiday in the first place and euphemistic food names.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Madeleine Brettingham, Max Davis and Alice Fraser.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 5th February 2021

    The News Quiz - 5th February 2021

    A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Helen Lewis, Athena Kugblenu and Chris McCausland.

    Andy and the panel reflect on a week when the UK blasted through the 10 million vaccine barrier and the world discovered the greatest Zoom meeting guests of all time.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard and Laura Lexx.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 29th January 2021

    The News Quiz - 29th January 2021

    Andy Zaltzman is joined by Alice Fraser, Fern Brady, Hugo Rifkind and Daliso Chaponda to quiz the week's news.

    This week's episode features the vaccine latest, a quick state of the union update and a News Quiz debut for the Scapegoater Vx57, the Machine of Ultimate Blame.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Charlie Dinkin, Mike Shephard and Mo Omar.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 27 min
    The News Quiz - 22nd January 2021

    The News Quiz - 22nd January 2021

    Joining Andy this week are Helen Lewis, Olga Koch, Andrew Maxwell and US stand-up, Hari Kondabolu.

    It's a Biden Inauguration Special for News Quiz this week as Andy and teams reflect on four years of Trumpism and look ahead to the bulging Biden in-tray. There's also time for a mountaineering news round-up and an appearance from a record-breaking French restaurant.

    Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Madeleine Brettingham, Alice Fraser and Suchandrika Chakrabarti.

    Producer: Richard Morris
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

artorious#1 ,

Americans NOT funny?

Are you serious or horrifically delirious??!?!?!?!? Need to cut back on the Pubs and Hot Toddies, it’s really screwing you up!!!!!

Tallowyck ,

Lose the canned laughter.

Now.

Gobks ,

lose the laugh track

overbearing, completely ruins a decent program.

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