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The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.

The News Quiz

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories



  • Friday 14th September 2012, 3:04pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

most people have


Alfred J Kipper

  • Friday 14th September 2012, 3:13pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,808 posts

But not me. But if I say gays, then people complain that I'm attacking homosapiens. I thought the term was much a less offensive more jovial sounding option. But you can't really win in trying to please the cultural fascist PC mob, so I'll go back to calling them qu**rs if it suits. ?



  • Friday 14th September 2012, 3:15pm
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

You are having me on. I didn't know I was so PC. My wife calls me a dinosaur. Still I'll take it as a compliment, I never knew I was that right on.



  • Friday 14th September 2012, 3:30pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,186 posts

'Gays' is fine Alfred. It's if you put the words 'flaming bastard' before it that people get slightly peeved.

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  • Friday 14th September 2012, 3:58pm
  • Ludlow, England
  • 4,446 posts
Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ September 14 2012, 3:42 PM BST

Oh okidyke.

You can't say that, either.



  • Friday 14th September 2012, 5:15pm
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

The PC Police here, now stop it!!!! :P


Paul Wimsett

  • Tuesday 28th April 2015, 11:02am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,148 posts

I didn't know that Barry Took both took over from Simon Hoggart and gave the show back to him.



  • Monday 30th July 2018, 8:30pm
  • England
  • 45 posts
Quote: Pingl @ 9th September 2012, 1:09 PM

Apart from Alan Coren I must say my personal favourite is Francis Wheen. Not a comedian I know, but witty, erodite and polished. I like Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hard; but of the new crop I only really like Miles Jupp and Henning Wehn, who don't appear nearly enough. Not keen on Susan Calman etc I must say I like comedians with a political bias, or journalists on the show. Sometimes there's to much jockying to get the ready prepared joke in. I Can't stand Fred McAulay don't really know why. However I do love Sandi Toksvig and think she does a great job chairing.

Simon Evans



  • Tuesday 31st July 2018, 5:55pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 8,971 posts

If Jeremy Hardy isn't on - I generally switch it off

mark Steel is good too