87 episodes

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.
The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.
With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.
'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'
AWARDS
New York Festival 2020
Audio Production Awards 2020
British Podcast Awards 2020
Audio Production Awards 2019
(Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
To find out more about contributing to The Skewer, read the Unusual Productions: Skewer Contributor Guide here - https://weareunusual.net/skewer-contributor-guide

The Skewer BBC Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.
The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.
With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.
'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'
AWARDS
New York Festival 2020
Audio Production Awards 2020
British Podcast Awards 2020
Audio Production Awards 2019
(Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020
An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4
To find out more about contributing to The Skewer, read the Unusual Productions: Skewer Contributor Guide here - https://weareunusual.net/skewer-contributor-guide

    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.
    This week - Monty Putin’s Flying Russians, Another Policy Bites The Dust, and Drake vs Prince Harry.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.
    Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.
    This week:
    Blake's 7 help the Sub-Postmasters, The Asylum Seeker of Dibley, Rebel Without A Policy, and a nod to Steve Wright.
    Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 8

    Episode 8

    Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.
    This week: Oily Fools and Horses, Cleverly's Sh*thole, Where The Wilders things Are, and King Charles sees dead people (and takes their money).
    Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.
    This week - Napoleon Braverman, the Time Team help the Israeli Defence Force dig for tunnels, and the BBC Autumnwatch team set up their cameras for Jeremy Hunt's statement.
    Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.
    This week - Nadine vs The Evil Dead, It’s Always Sunny in Philadeph-kier, and The Return of David Cameron.
    Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
    This week – among much more:
    Homer Simpson takes charge of the Cabinet cuts
    Nadine Dorries’s book is bound in human flesh from The Evil Dead
    I’m A Celeb contestant Nigel Farage meets the casts of Disney’s The Jungle Book
    Hagrid off of Harry Potter's dog falls foul of the Dangerous Dogs Act
    Kier Starmer is Always Sunny In Philadelphia
    Carol Vorderman takes to Countdown to vent her frustration at being axed from the BBC

    • 14 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.
    This week - the HaM&S Christmas advert, Matt Hancock: Infinity War, and Ray Mears goes camping with Suella Braverman.
    Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes
    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
    CREDITS
    Jon Holmes
    Katie Sayer
    Darren Phillips
    Phil Lindsey
    David Riffkin
    Cooper Mawhinny Sweryt
    Dave Wol
    and
    Tony Churnside
    ADDITIONAL
    Ali Panting
    Anna Martin
    Helen Brooks
    Alice Gregg
    Mike Battle
    Paul Kearney
    Gareth Ceredig
    Adrian Fisk
    Kevin Smith
    John Weston
    Beechar & Pullar
    Arfie Mansfield
    David Kidder
    John Upton
    Duncan Ladkin
    On this week’s The Skewer:
    Matt Hancock (Thancock?) channels Thanos as he joins Avengers: Infinity War to decide who will live or die.
    Post their Christmas ad controversy, M&S back the other side. This isn’t just any advert, it’s a HamM&S advert
    As AI becomes a ‘cookbook for weapons’, Delia Smith meets Oppenheimer
    Ray Mears takes issue with Suella’s anti-tent homelessness strategy
    The T800 model Terminator interviews Elon Musk about AI
    The South Park kids advise Israel on good old-fashioned small town justice
    In The Adventures of Blinken Bill, the friendly cartoon Koala Blinky Bill helps US diplomat Anthony Blinken negotiate a ceasefire.
    and
    Donald Trump sees the Trailer Park Boys in court.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

GrantDawson ,

Topical and funny. Brilliant.

John Holmes and the gang have hit a winning recipe. Topical and funny. Brilliant.

Autumn Flew ,

More Please

John Holmes is GENIUS! 🧠
I imagine hours and hours go into sorting audio for an ambitious project of this level of mastery. The labour of love tremendous and exhausting. The end result is a sound art installation for your phone.
Pls Mr. Holmes and team, return soon! The world is a better place with the Skewer twisted.

JJ Lopez74 ,

All Eyes Forward

The BBC is pushing the envelope forward. Avant-garde news reporting at its finest. It’s like Monty Python had dinner with George Martin and for dessert they got high and reported the news. Brilliant.

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