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

Lewis Macleod's Wired News

BBC Radio Scotland sketch show featuring topical satire. 6 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2013 - 2016. 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.

Lewis Macleod's Wired News

Topical BBC Radio Scotland sketch show. Lewis Macleod hosts a mock drivetime news show satirising the rolling news agenda

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2013 - 2016
Channel
BBC Radio Scotland
Episodes
6   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Starring
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 others
Producer
Gus Beattie

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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 21st October 2013 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 5th February 2016 on BBC Radio Scotland at 1:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 6th February 2016 at 11:30am