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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

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

Link: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9pj

Episodes

The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 7

Dec 6, 2019 1774

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 6

Nov 29, 2019 1720

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 5

Nov 22, 2019 1700

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 4

Nov 15, 2019 1775

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 3

Nov 8, 2019 1719

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 2

Nov 1, 2019 1733

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The Now Show - Series 55 Episode 1

Oct 25, 2019 1760

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The News Quiz ep8 - Fri 18th Oct 2019

Oct 18, 2019 1731

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A satirical review of the week's news with guest host Nish Kumar Nish is joined by Mark Steel, Hugo Rifkind, Sindhu Vee and US stand-up, Sara Barron. The excitement mounts ahead of Super Saturday and there's podium-based news from across the pond. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz Episode 7 - Friday 11th October

Oct 11, 2019 1747

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Guest host Phil Wang is joined by Andrew Maxwell, Suzi Ruffell, Ayesha Hazarika and Ivo Graham. A week of politicking, protests and mutiny on the Fjords! Writing team: Pierre Novellie, Benjamin Partridge, Robin Morgan, Rob Oldham and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz Friday 4th October 2019

Oct 4, 2019 1736

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This week, guest host Andy Zaltzman is joined by Angela Barnes, Zoe Lyons, Danny Finkelstein and Lloyd Langford. A do in Manchester and a deal in Brussels? Writing team: Alice Fraser, Benjamin Partridge and Mike Shephard with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Alex Kealy. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz - Friday 27th September

Sep 27, 2019 1727

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Guest host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Kerry Godliman and Darren Harriott. Another Supremely busy week also featuring a postcard from the seaside and a rogue walrus. Writing team: Madeleine Brettingham, Jenny Laville, Katie Storey, Kat Sadler and Esyllt Sears. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz: 100 seconds of cuttings from 100 series

Sep 26, 2019 100

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To mark our 100th series, we present 100 seconds of cuttings from down the years

News Quiz 20th September 2019

Sep 20, 2019 1732

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Guest host Andrew Maxwell is joined by Lucy Porter, Helen Lewis, Lloyd Langford and Alun Cochrane. This week some Supremely relevant interventions from Finland and Luxembourg as well as a rare chance to hear some news-based Green Day. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz Fri 13th September 2019

Sep 13, 2019 1769

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This week's guest host is Patrick Kielty and he's joined by Francis Wheen, Susan Calman, Felicity Ward and Glenn Moore. It's last orderrr orderrrrs this week with some other news about an allegedly not fast but furious man. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 6th September 2019

Sep 6, 2019 1730

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Joining Angela Barnes to dissect the latest political machinations are Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans and Jessica Fostekew. Boris Johnson's busy week of comings (new dog) and goings (his brother) plus some welcome light relief from Flirty the Emotional Support Horse. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production Photo credit: Edward Moore @edshots

The News Quiz 30th August 2019

Aug 30, 2019 1722

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Zoe Lyons is the first guest host in the chair for series 100 of the long-running satirical quiz. She is joined to chew over news stories big and small by Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand, Helen Lewis and Geoff Norcott. A quiet week to start the series as Parliament is prorogued, the Amazon is on fire and seagulls attack. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - Edinburgh Festival Fringe Special

Aug 23, 2019 1720

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Lobby Land - Ep 5 - Cometh the Power

Aug 16, 2019 1721

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Sam and Mia have been nominated for journalism awards at the prestigious DONCASTAs. But has Sam got a bigger decision to make? Starring Yasmine Akram as Sam, Charlie Higson as Tom, Cariad Lloyd as Mia, Dan Tetsell as Gideon, Daniel Lawrence Taylor as Nath, and Joe Da Costa as Marcus. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster With additional material by Laura Major Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

Lobby Land - Ep 4 - Sideways Moves

Aug 9, 2019 1727

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Tom Shriver MP decides the time is right to reap the benefits of a cash-in memoir, and Sam wants a piece of the action. But is there more to their relationship than meets the eye? Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster. Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

Lobby Land - Ep 3 - Brecon Bad

Aug 2, 2019 1724

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Sam heads to Wales to cover the fallout from the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, giving Mia the worst birthday of her life. Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

Lobby Land - Ep 2 - Risky Business

Jul 26, 2019 1727

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As Boris enters Number 10 and Britain melts in a heat-wave, the Hot Takes journalists follow the only reasonable course of action - hole up at home and turn off the news. Can the peace last? Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster With additional material by Laura Major and Dan Tetsell Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

Lobby Land - Ep 1 - Vis-à-Vis

Jul 19, 2019 1730

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Topical sitcom following life in Westminster through the eyes of Sam Peakes, a young political editor at a clickbait website, as she tries to make sense of the madness engulfing British politics. Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Cast: Sam Peakes: Yasmine Akram Tom Shriver MP: Charlie Higson Mia Phillips: Cariad Lloyd Gideon Burnside: Dan Tetsell Nathan Edmonds: Daniel Lawrence Taylor Written by Jon Harvey, Sarah Dempster and Christopher Davies With additional material by Laura Major Production Co-Ordinator: Tam Shilham Script Editor: Dan Tetsell Executive Producer: Lucy Armitage Editor: Jerry Peal Producer: Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4

Dead Ringers

Jul 12, 2019 1715

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Louis Theroux investigates a strange cult.

Dead Ringers

Jul 5, 2019 1720

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This episode contains a clip from Jeremy Corbyn's new Cardio Workout Video.

Dead Ringers

Jun 28, 2019 1712

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Boris Johnson's safe word is revealed. Topical satire.

Dead Ringers

Jun 21, 2019 1718

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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson makes his first appearance and Rory Stuart his last?

Dead Ringers

Jun 14, 2019 1747

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Topical satire. All the cast of the Tory leadership election make an appearance, even that one no one's heard of.

Dead Ringers

Jun 7, 2019 1746

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Trump, Tory leadership election and an unexpected episode of Line of Duty.

The News Quiz 31 May 2019

May 31, 2019 1661

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Last in the series. Miles Jupp is joined for his final News Quiz in the big chair by panellists Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter, Zoe Lyons & Simon Evans to talk about the Conservative Leadership race, Alistair Campbell being expelled from the Labour Party, and WH Smith being the best at being the worst. David Gower reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 24 May 2019

May 24, 2019 1724

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Miles Jupp returns with another episode of Radio 4's most topical of panel games. It was the week Theresa May resigned, Nigel Farage was covered in milkshake and those bastions of Britishness - British Steel and Jamie's Italian - hit the skids. Guests this week are Frankie Boyle, Jen Brister, Helen Lewis and Mark Steel. Susan Rae reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 17 May 2019

May 17, 2019 1699

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Satirical panel show looking back at the week's news in the week that Theresa May almost definitely agreed to step down as Prime Minister, Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency over Huawei and Alabama voted to outlaw abortion in almost every circumstance. The wonderfully salty Miles Jupp is joined by broadcaster Julia Hartley Brewer and comedians Fred Macaulay, Neil Delamere and Geoff Norcott. Caroline Nicholls reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 10 May 2019

May 10, 2019 1691

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A satirical look back at what's been happening in the news this week including stories about the EU Election, the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and the fall in the number of GPs working in the UK. Miles Jupp is joined by Bugler Andy Zaltzman, stand up Desiree Burch and star of The Mash Report Rachel Parris. Alan Smith reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz 3 May 2019

May 3, 2019 1746

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Cabinet Leaks, Corbyn commits to staying non-commital, and Camden Council bans Ice Cream Vans. It must be a Bank Holiday News Quiz. The lovely Miles Jupp is joined for a ramble through the week's news with comedians Angela Barnes, Kerry Godliman and Kemah Bob, and Theresa May's former PR advisor Katie Perrior. Neil Sleat reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 26 Apr 2019

Apr 26, 2019 1763

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Among the stories this week - a round up of the candidates announced so far in a crowded EU Election field; activist Greta Thunberg's visit to the UK in support of the Extinction Rebellion protests; and the risk of spying as Chinese telecom company Huawei are invited to work on 5g provision in the UK. Miles Jupp is joined by Mark Steel, comedians Ellie Taylor and Andy Zaltzman, and former advisor to Gordon Brown, Ayesha Hazarika. Alan Smith reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 19 Apr 2019

Apr 19, 2019 1773

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The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the threat of a Measles outbreak and the Extinction Rebellion protests are among the stories covered in this week's News Quiz. Host Miles Jupp is joined by Zoe Lyons, John Robins, Hugo Rifkind & Danielle Ward for Radio 4's long-running topical quiz. Zeb Soanes reads the news. The chair's script was written by Madeleine Brettingham, Lucy Clarke and Laura Major, with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler and Esyllt Sears. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 12 Apr 2019

Apr 12, 2019 1697

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Miles Jupp and the team are back for series 99 of the long running topical panel show. And what a time it is to be a topical comedian, with Brexit finally sorted, and the political landscape wide open again, we can joke about all sorts of things. Or maybe not. The arrest of Julian Assange, the Brexit flextension and Peppa Pig are under the magnifying glass this week. Miles' guests in the opening episode are New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis, comedians Alun Cochrane and Desiree Burch, and writer and broadcaster Andy Hamilton. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - 5th April

Apr 5, 2019 1713

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For the final show this series, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Featuring Angela Barnes spreading good news, Eshaan Akbar taking on the weighty issue of representation, and Luke Kempner asking to make it stop. Additional voices from Gemma Arrowsmith. Written by the cast with additional material from Simon Alcock, Katie Storey, Phil Jerrod, Ben Clark, Catherine Brinkworth and Amy Xander Producer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Sharpe BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - 29th March

Mar 29, 2019 1739

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we hold a series of indicative votes with no clear outcome - Zoe Lyons looks at 29th March through history, Lucy Porter explores NASA spacewalks and Rachel Parris finds a new Brexit hero. Written by the cast with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler, Mike Shepherd and Zoe Tomalin, Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - 22nd March

Mar 22, 2019 1749

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Vikki Stone, Geoff Norcott and Emma Sidi. Written by the cast with additional material from Laura Major, Ian Smith, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler and Jeffrey Aidoo. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - 15th March

Mar 15, 2019 1751

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Alongside our look at a packed week in Westminster, we are joined by Darren Harriott (who gives us a guide to Online Terminology), Ivo Graham (who goes to the match) and Jess Robinson (who has definitely forgotten something). Cast Member: Luke Kempner Written by the cast with additional material from Liam Beirne, Sarah Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth and Aidan Fitzmaurice. Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - 8th March

Mar 8, 2019 1774

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week Neil Delamere visit the Groom Academy, Flo and Joan sing a song for International Women's Day and Marcus Brigstocke asks 'do we get the politicians we deserve. It was written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Nathan Roberts, Phoebe Roy and Edward Tew. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production.

The Now Show - 1st March

Mar 1, 2019 1715

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week we look to kick the news can down the road whilst enjoying some unseasonably warm weather. We hear Heidi Regan's take on climate change, Ian Moore takes his French Citizenship test and Jess Robinson pays tribute to our new queen... It was written by the cast, with additional material from Ed Amsden, Tom Coles, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Kai Samra. The song was written and arranged by Jess Robinson, Matthew Crosby and Michael Roulston. The producer was Adnan Ahmed. And it was a BBC Studios production.

The Now Show - 22nd February 2019

Feb 22, 2019 1765

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we are breaking away to form our own independent topical comedy show. Listen in as Gareth Gwynn delves into the archive to explore our relationship with Europe and Suzi Ruffell battles trolls... Jake Yapp provides music with Gemma Arrowsmith as additional cast. Written by the cast, with additional material from Jack Bernhardt, Laura Major, Esyllt Sears, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 15 Feb 2019

Feb 15, 2019 1728

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Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman and Paul Sinha. This week: good news in Brexit as Liam Fox reveals 4 signed trade deals; bad news for the Labour Party as Kier Starmer recommends new measures to tackle anti-Semitism; and sad news for Russia as Vladimir Putin suggests logging off from the world wide web. Zeb Soanes reads the news. Miles' script was written by Catherine Brinkworth, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Benjamin Partridge, with additional material from Alice Etches, Nathan Roberts and Phoebe Roy. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 08 Feb 2019

Feb 8, 2019 1749

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It's a week of two Donalds - Donald Trump who gave his third State of the Union address, and Donald Tusk who thought there should be a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit without a plan of how to enact it. Miles Jupp hosts, with Susan Calman, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Desiree Burch & Helen Lewis. Caroline Nicholls reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch and Sarah Morgan, with additional material by Eleanor Morton & Kat Sadler. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 01 Feb 2019

Feb 1, 2019 1667

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Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Andy Hamilton, Ayesha Hazarika, Tim Shipman & Lucy Porter. Stories this week include Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. The programme ends with a tribute to Jeremy Hardy who died on Friday morning. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 25 Jan 2019

Jan 25, 2019 1707

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Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with guests Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Jen Brister and Nish Kumar. This week: What is Plan B? Why have the Yeoman of the Guard got Beef? And who will play the dog who made friends with another dog and a goat? Miles script was written by Benjamin Partridge, Laura Major & Mike Shephard with additional material from Adele Cliff and Kat Sadler. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 18 Jan 2019

Jan 18, 2019 1694

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The News Quiz team on progress with Brexit, how razor brand Gillette hurt a lot of men's feelings, and a mental image of Piers Morgan that even Marie Kondo can't tidy up. Miles Jupp hosts, with guests Andy Hamilton, Katie Perrior, Danielle Ward and Phil Wang. Diana Speed reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Robin Morgan & Max Davies, with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Esyllt Sears. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 11th Jan 2019

Jan 11, 2019 1686

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Series 98 of the long running satirical show. Joining Miles Jupp this week are Francis Wheen, Helen Lewis, Paul Sinha and Eleanor Tiernan. On the menu this week, a last minute amendment and a stray snake. Writers: Laura Major, Robin Morgan and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Tom Mayhew and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 4th Jan 2019

Jan 4, 2019 1741

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Miles Jupp returns with a new series of the News Quiz. Hugo Rifkind, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons are the guests hurtling and sashaying their way into a news-packed 2019. On this week's programme a lack of ferries and an abundance of sugar. Writers: Nick Doody, Jenny Laville and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Simon Alcock, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz Best of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 1731

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In this special programme, Miles Jupp looks back at the best bits of News Quizzing from 2018. Featuring news stories big and small from international diplomatic wranglings to the pomp of a royal wedding via some less familiar "and finally" whimsy. Also features the pick of listener cuttings sent in across the year - well, the broadcastable ones at least. Writer: Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

Dead Ringers

Dec 21, 2018 1717

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What did Jeremy Corbyn really say under his breath in the house of commons?

Dead Ringers

Dec 14, 2018 1727

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The government continues to provide plenty of employment to satire writers.

Dead Ringers

Dec 7, 2018 1703

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A special Christmas episode with no mention of Christmas

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6

Nov 30, 2018 1742

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Hugh Dennis presents the week's news via topical sketches and stand up.

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6

Nov 30, 2018 1742

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The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 5

Nov 23, 2018 1765

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The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 4

Nov 16, 2018 1761

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The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 3

Nov 9, 2018 1749

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The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 2

Nov 2, 2018 1751

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The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 1

Oct 26, 2018 1726

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News Quiz 19th October 2018

Oct 19, 2018 1728

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Miles Jupp is back in the host's chair and he's joined by Helen Lewis, Neil Delamere, Felicity Ward and Susan Calman. This week Theresa May wants a deal, China wants the moon on a stick and some Greek donkeys want a rest. Writers: Madeleine Brettingham, James Kettle and Benjamin Partridge with Edward Easton and Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 12th October 2018

Oct 12, 2018 1762

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A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by guest host Lucy Porter. Joining Lucy are Hugo Rifkind, Katy Brand and stand-up comedians Rhys James and Eleanor Tiernan. All the big news on Brexit, Universal Credit and the most controversial game of hide and seek of the week. Writers: Benjamin Partridge, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Danielle Ward with Mike Shephard and Heidi Regan. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 5th October 2018

Oct 5, 2018 1781

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Jo Brand takes the guest host chair for a satirical look at the week's news. Francis Wheen, Lloyd Langford, Lucy Porter and Sindhu Vee are on the panel. This week, all the moves from the Conservative Party Conference, a Fancy Bear and a box in the ocean. Writers: Clint Edwards, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Ian Smith with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 28th September 2018

Sep 28, 2018 1761

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A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by guest host Bridget Christie. On the panel this week, Mark Steel, Daliso Chaponda, Danielle Ward and Deborah Frances-White. This week the Labour Party's party in Liverpool and 32 different types of ambulance. Written by Max Davis, Jessica Fostekew and Robin Morgan with additional material by Laura Major. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 21st September 2018

Sep 21, 2018 1771

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A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by guest host Fred MacAulay. On the panel this week are Andy Hamilton, London Hughes, Andrew Maxwell and former Director of Communications at Number 10, Katie Perrior. Much like a Salzburg restaurant, there's a lot on the menu in the Quiz this week. NB contains enough jokes to induce exotic spresm. Written by Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Jenny Laville and Robin Morgan with additional material by Cameron Loxdale and Laura Major. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 14th September 2018

Sep 14, 2018 1761

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Susan Calman takes the guest host chair this week and is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Mark Steel and stand-up comedians Jen Brister and Jayde Adams. Jokes and acronyms aplenty with stories featuring the ERG, the TUC and the PRB. Writers: Clint Edwards, Jon Hunter and Sarah Morgan with additional material by Sara Gibbs and Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 7th September 2018

Sep 7, 2018 1717

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With Miles Jupp out of the office, comedian Simon Evans takes the guest host chair for this week's show. Featuring all the week's stories big and small as told by Phill Jupitus, Ayesha Hazarika, Phil Wang and Rory Bremner. This week, the equally cryptic worlds of international espionage and doctors' handwriting. Written by: Madeleine Brettingham, Dan Evans and Jenny Laville with additional material by Will Duggan, Laura Major and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

News Quiz 31st August 2018

Aug 31, 2018 1730

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Miles Jupp is joined by Mark Steel, Angela Barnes, Helen Lewis and Simon Evans for the first episode of the new series. This week dancing, scallops and energy drinks - but not all necessarily at the same time. Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Max Davis, James Kettle and Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The Now Show - Edinburgh Fringe Special

Aug 24, 2018 1739

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The Now Show team returns to Edinburgh with another helping of satirical silliness from the world's biggest arts festival. Joining Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis for this Edinburgh special are; NCA winner Stephen Buchanan and Edinburgh newcomer nominee Sarah Keyworth, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Luke Kempner and Karen Bartke Producer...Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production.

Classic Dead Ringers

Aug 17, 2018 1745

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First broadcast Friday 30th December 2016. The team look back at the year that never was, imagining what life would be like had Remain won, Trump lost and a host of other events that just might have happened. CAST Jon Culshaw Jan Ravens Debra Stephenson Duncan Wisbey Lewis Macleod WRITTEN BY Tom Jamieson Nev Fountain Ed Amsden Tom Coles Laurence Howarth Max Davis James Bugg Sarah Campbell Jack Bernhardt. PRODUCED AND CREATED BY Bill Dare A BBC Studios production.

Bonus episode: The Infinite Monkey Cage

Aug 14, 2018 1057

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In a special edition of the science and comedy podcast to mark its 100th episode, Brian Cox and Robin Ince reminisce about their favourite moments from the show.

Classic Dead Ringers

Aug 10, 2018 1760

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First broadcast on the 5th May 2015. The topical impressions show returns just in time to reflect the build up to one of the most important and incisive votes for decades. Will Austria win again or does Britain's Electro Velvet stand a chance? Satire meets silliness in the flagship comedy for hard working families up and down the country. Starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson. Producer: Bill Dare

Classic Dead Ringers

Aug 3, 2018 1750

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First broadcast on the 22nd July 2016. Theresa May’s first cabinet meeting, an investigation into the Winter Olympic doping scandal, and the new England manager makes his satirical debut. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Lewis Macleod. Written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Laura Major, Sarah Campbell, Max Davies, Jack Bernhardt, Liam Beirne, Alex Harvey and Sara Gibbs. Produced and created by Bill Dare. BBC Studios Production.

Classic Dead Ringers

Jul 27, 2018 1715

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A classic episode of Dead Ringers from Friday 16th June 2017. Recorded the day before transmission, the satirical sketch show remains as sharp and topical as ever. Impressions and caricatures are the charming couriers of explosively satirical truth-bombs. The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Jack Bernhardt and others. The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. A BBC Studios Production.

Newsjack Unplugged

Jul 21, 2018 923

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Comedy monologues and sketches hosted by Tez Ilyas and featuring Gemma Arrowsmith.

Dead Ringers

Jul 14, 2018 1750

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A satirical take on the news, sport, politics and Donald Trump.

Dead Ringers

Jul 7, 2018 1750

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Holding a wobbly mirror up to the World Cup, Wimbledon and Brexit.

Dead Ringers

Jun 30, 2018 1752

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Topical satire, this week covering politics, the World Cup and of course the weather.

Dead Ringers 15th June 2018

Jun 15, 2018 1748

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Recorded at Venue Cymru as part of the Craft of Comedy Festival in Llandudno. Dead Ringers cover the summit between Kim Yung Un and Donald Trump, and offer a guide to the World Cup for those who hear "And now Gary with the sport" and think it's a cue to go and brush their teeth. With Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Max Davis, Mike Shephard, Sara Gibbs & Alex Hardy, Simon Alcock and Duncan Wisbey. The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. Produced by Bill Dare. A BBC Studios Production.

Dead Ringers 8.6.18

Jun 8, 2018 1700

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Holding a wobbly mirror up to the news.

The News Quiz 1st June 2018

Jun 1, 2018 1756

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Miles is joined by Jeremy Hardy, Angela Barnes, Helen Lewis and Susan Calman for the final episode of this series. The teams tackle all the big stories of the week and Mamadou Gassama gets what we assume is his first mention in the history of the programme. Writers: Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch, James Kettle, Ian Smith with additional material by Laura Major and Chris Stokes Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 250518

May 25, 2018 1682

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Miles Jupp is joined by Lucy Porter, Neil Delamere, Vicki Pepperdine and Hugo Rifkind for a satirical review of the week's news. This week the panel discuss underfunding of the NHS, the recent criticisms of Ofstead and the decline of Marks and Spencer. The Chair's script is written by Nick Doody, Clint Edwards and James Kettle with additional material by Gemma Arrowsmith and Laura Major. The Producer is Sam Michell and it was a BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz - 18.05.2018

May 18, 2018 1706

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Miles Jupp is joined by Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Simon Evans and journalist Francis Wheen

The News Quiz 110518

May 11, 2018 1764

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Miles Jupp is joined by Jeremy Hardy, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Helen Lewis and Fern Brady satirical review of the week's news. The panel discuss the USA's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Vladimir Putin's surprise fourth term in office and Dr Dre's legal dispute with a gynecologist of the same name, The chair's script was written by Madeleine Brettingham, James Kettle and Robin Morgan, with additional material by Mike Shepherd and Catherine Brinkworth. The Producer is Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production.

BONUS EDITION: 40 Years of The News Quiz

May 9, 2018 3470

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Miles Jupp presents a look back at 40 years of the Great British institution that is The News Quiz. Since 1977 when Barry Norman, the inaugural chairman of the programme advised us to “keep taking those tabloids”, the News Quiz has charmed generations of listeners at home and abroad. The programme boasts upwards of 18 million listeners worldwide each year and the hallowed seats on its panel have been warmed by some of the biggest names from the worlds of both comedy and politics. In this programme, incumbent News Quiz chairman Miles Jupp takes a look back at the funniest, most controversial and downright delightful moments from the last forty years of a programme that has helped to define British satire. Miles will remind us how the News Quiz team tackled not just the serious world events of the last four decades but also how they got to grips with stories of donkeys getting stuck down wells and similar whimsy. Join Miles for 40 years of laughs (big ones), political insight (fleeting) and cuttings (rude) in one hour! Featuring: Linda Smith, Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Susan Calman, Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig, Clive James, Richard Ingrams, Mark Steel, Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Fred MacAulay, Ian Hislop, Francis Wheen, Hugo Rifkind, Helen Lewis, Danny Finkelstein, Holly Walsh, John Sergeant, Desiree Birch, Sara Pascoe, Sarah Millican, Rory Bremner, Rich Hall, Vicki Pepperdine, Charles Kennedy, Clive Anderson, Sue Perkins, David Mitchell, Armando Iannucci Susan Rae, Brian Perkins, Charlotte Green, Alan Smith, Catriona Young, Neil Sleat, Peter Donaldson, Corrie Corfield, Diana Speed, Kathy Clugston Presented by Miles Jupp and written by James Kettle Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The News Quiz 040518

May 4, 2018 1740

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Miles Jupp is joined by Desiree Burch, Danny Finkelstein, Holly Walsh and Andy Zaltzman for a satirical review of the week's news. This week the panel discuss Amber Rudd’s resignation, the Local Elections and the Buddhist funeral of 800 defunct robot dogs. The Chair's script was written with James Kettle, Benjamin Partridge and Danielle Ward with additional material from Laura Major and Daniel Page. The Producer was Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz 270418

Apr 27, 2018 1733

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Miles Jupp is joined by Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Mark Steel and Suzi Ruffell for a satirical look at the week's biggest (and smallest) headlines. In this episode the panel discuss Trump and Macron's 'bromance', TSB's online banking crisis and a small Australian boy's great adventure. The Chair's script was written by Max Davis, James Kettle and Danielle Ward with additional material by Heidi Regan and Mike Shephard. The producer was Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz 200418

Apr 20, 2018 1742

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Miles Jupp is joined by Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Jeremy Hardy and Felicity Ward for a satirical review of the week's news. Tonight the panel discuss the parliamentary debate over military action in Syria, the treatment of the Windrush Generation and the best way to get out of a binding gym contract in Belgium. Written by James Kettle, Jenny Laville and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Laura Major, Mike Shephard and Michael Stranney. Produced by Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz 130418

Apr 13, 2018 1742

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Miles Jupp is joined by Angela Barnes, Andy Hamilton, Zoe Lyons and Hugo Rifkind for a satirical look at the week's news. This week the panel discuss Theresa May's response to the chemical attacks in Syria, Donald Trump's lawyer's uninvited guests and an over priced bag of stones. Written by Sarah Campbell, Jon Hunter, James Kettle and Laura Major with additional material by Simon Alcock. Produced by Joe Nunnery. A BBC Studios Production.

The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 6

Apr 6, 2018 1774

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Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests Tamar Broadbent, George Fouracres, Ola and Ellie Taylor present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week Steve and Hugh look at the current trend of world leaders and their countries going back to the future, Ellie looks at the possibility of a 'citizen wealth fund' in the UK, Ola examines Martin Luther King Jnr's legacy and special guest adult entertainer Stormy Daniels joins us in the studio thanks to the vocal and songwriting talents of Tamar. Steve and Hugh also sit down with Russian émigré and stand-up comedian Olga Koch, to find out what life was like in Russia in the early days of the Russian Federation. It was written by the cast with additional material by Jane Lamacraft, Robin Morgan, Laura Major and Catherine Brinkworth. It was a BBC Studios production.

The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 5

Mar 30, 2018 1753

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis and guests Andy Zaltzman, Mae Martin, Beardyman and Emma Sidi present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 4

Mar 23, 2018 1760

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Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests Gemma Arrowsmith, Marcus Brigstocke, Jess Robinson and Ahir Shah present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Steve and Hugh try and get their heads round Cambridge Analytica, Marcus completely and definitely seriously calls for the Berlin Wall to be re-erected, while Ahir has a few things to say about baby boomers, and Jess tackles the news of a feminist James Bond. Steve and Hugh also talk to Adam Kay about his life as a Junior Doctor. It was a BBC Studios Production.

The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 3

Mar 17, 2018 1799

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The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 2

Mar 10, 2018 1754

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week's news via topical stand-up, sketches

The Now Show - Series 52 Episode 1

Mar 3, 2018 1755

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Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are back with a new series of The Now Show! They tackle the Beast from the East, the week of 'crunch speeches' and everyone favourite gun rights lobby, the NRA. Also starring Pippa Evans with her song about the bravery of America's Commander in Chief, Luke Kempner bring his vocal talents, Lucy Porter is inspired by the new head of the National Farmers Union, and Phil Wang welcomes our imminent Chinese overlords. SM: Marc Willcox Production coordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Matt Stronge It's a BBC Studios Production.

The News Quiz 23rd Feb 2018

Feb 24, 2018 1742

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Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Vicki Pepperdine and Susan Calman are Miles' guests for the last episode in the current series. Speculation this week includes what might be happening at Chequers and why KFC has run out of C. Writers: Sarah Campbell, James Kettle and Danielle Ward with additional material by Simon Alcock and Laura Major Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production