The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.

40 Years Of The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 Extra documentary about The News Quiz. 1 episode in 2017. Features Miles Jupp, Jeremy Hardy, Angela Barnes, Neil Sleat and others.

The News Quiz. Miles Jupp. Copyright: BBC.

40 Years Of The News Quiz

Miles Jupp presents a look back at 40 years of the Great British institution that is The News Quiz

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Episodes
1
Features
Miles Jupp, Jeremy Hardy, Angela Barnes, Neil Sleat, Sandi Toksvig, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Barry Norman and others
Writer
James Kettle
Producer
Richard Morris

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 chairman Miles Jupp takes a look back at the funniest, most controversial and downright delightful moments from the last 40 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!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 29th October 2017 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10pm
Episode length
1 hour