Lewis Macleod's Wired News. Lewis (Lewis Macleod). Copyright: The Comedy Unit
Lewis Macleod's Wired News

Lewis Macleod's Wired News

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2013 - 2016
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Topical BBC Radio Scotland sketch show. Lewis Macleod hosts a mock drivetime news show satirising the rolling news agenda. Stars Lewis Macleod, Gabriel Quigley, Gerry MacLaughlin and Scarlett Mack.

Lewis Macleod's Wired News. Image shows from L to R: Scarlett Mack, Gerry MacLaughlin, Anita Corduroy (Gabriel Quigley), Lewis (Lewis Macleod). Copyright: The Comedy Unit

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2013 - 2016
Channels
BBC Radio Scotland
Episodes
6 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Lewis Macleod, Gabriel Quigley, Gerry MacLaughlin and Scarlett Mack
Writers
Steven Dick, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Keiron Nicholson, Stuart Cooper, John McGlade, Stephen Mawhinney, Richard Cray, Dan Sweryt and more
Producer
Gus Beattie
Companies

Wired News is a topical news satire in which top voice actor Lewis Macleod plays a heightened version of himself as he hosts a mock drivetime news show.

Lewis and co-host Anita Corduroy (Gabriel Quigley) pull no punches in their efforts to seek the truth (or the latest unsubstantiated gossip on Twitter, whatever comes first).

Their on-air chemistry has reduced many listeners to horrible tears, and their clenched teeth banter between stories hides a truly hateful relationship - basically the perfect radio news presenting combo!

Though the show has some topicality, it's not driven by a week to week news agenda and instead focusses on established, long running news stories such as benefit reform, immigration, the Scottish Independence debate, bankers and their ilk, Commonwealth Games preparation, pay and expenses, the latest pithy health crisis in the Daily Mail.

Wired News also satirises how news is presented and the rise of the lifestyle press release.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 21st October 2013 at 1:30pm on BBC Radio Scotland
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 6th February 2016 at 11:30am on Radio Scot - Episode 4
  • Saturday 30th January 2016 at 11:30am on Radio Scot - Episode 3
  • Saturday 23rd January 2016 at 11:30am on Radio Scot - Episode 2

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