61 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 Skewer BBC Radio 4

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 26 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 Skewer: 100 Years of the BBC

    The Skewer: 100 Years of the BBC

    Jon Holmes' multi-award-winning The Skewer twists itself into the past, as it sets about dismantling 100 Years of the BBC.

    The archive is plundered, the BBC's history is revisited, and it's all cut up and smashed about via The Skewer's no-holds-barred and unforgiving approach.

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning satire. This week - the Rishi Sunak Memory Wipe, Tory Cabinet Swap Shop, and The Cost of Living Witch Farm.

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Jon Holmes's multi award-winning satire returns to twist itself into current affairs like a comedy concept album made of news. . This week - Kwarsimodo, Jeremy Swearword, and Liz Truss: A Knives Out Mystery

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Jon Holmes mashes the news into an award winning satirical comedy concept album. This week - Burning Bridges, Call The Striking Midwife, and Dark, Dark Streets.

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    From Jon Holmes and his crack team of sound-wizards comes a satirical current affairs concept album that twists itself into the news. This week - U Turns, Peaky Tories, and Are You Local Radio?

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Jon Holmes's multi-award-winning Skewer continues to twist itself into current affairs. This week - One Flew Over The Keir-coo's Nest, Dirty Chess, and a defibrillated pound.

    An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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