Newsjack. Copyright: BBC


  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 7
  • 2009 - 2021
  • 143 episodes (24 series)

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme had an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Justin Edwards and more.

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Series 16, Episode 1

Angela Barnes, George Fouracres, Freya Parker and Jason Forbes present the news via sketches. In this week's show the cast discover alternative facts in the White House, Meet The Spiralizer and go Trainspotting on Southern Rail.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th January 2017
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 25th January 2017, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 29th January 2017 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Angela Barnes Host / Presenter
Freya Parker Ensemble Actor
George Fouracres Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Caspian James Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Robin Morgan Writer
Laura Major Writer
Ed Amsden Script Editor
Tom Coles Script Editor
Steve Rose Writer
James Cary Writer
Joe Hodgson Writer
Ahir Shah Writer
Will Hislop Writer
Rich Spalding Writer
Jack Chisholm Writer
James Ashford Writer
Steven Barrett Writer
Peter Beare Writer
Edward Boardman Writer
Clint Edwards Writer
Steve Goodwin Writer
Richard Hearn Writer
Steve Hill Writer
Tom Hingley Writer
Rob Micklewright Writer
Ben Mumford Writer
Luke Nemiec Writer
Matthew Rimmer Writer
Adam Skuse Writer
Ben Thurston Writer
Claire Travers Smith Writer
Lewis Wedgewood Writer
Production team
Adnan Ahmed Producer
Abby Kumar (as Abby C Kumar) Producer

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