I Guess That's Why They Call It The News
A topical radio panel show chaired by Fred MacAulay. The rounds are based on the week's news and more perennial issues too
- Panel Show
- BBC Radio 4
- 5 (1 series)
- Fred MacAulay
- Katie Tyrrell
A topical panel show hosted by Fred MacAulay in which two teams of two play games inspired by the week's headlines - from politics to entertainment.
This show asks the big questions, and the little questions. And provides thoroughly silly answers to both.
The rounds include: What The Papers (Don't Actually) Say; Say What? (topical 'quote unquote' with silly and wrong answers); Good News, Bad News (pretending good news is bad and vice versa); Who's Who (who is the new who and why); Focus Group (suggested improvements to the week's films, TV and news stories); and Apathy Attack (persuading a "don't know" from the audience to change his or her mind on a major perennial issue).
The show comprises both prepared and improvised elements - and some arbitrary scoring.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 21st August 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Friday 18th September 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Sunday 27th September 2009 at 10:00pm on Radio 7