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 3

In this edition we eavesdrop on Donald Trump and Theresa May's correspondence, have Labour call on a past leader for help and even hear Angela face some stiff competition as host...

Broadcast details

Thursday 9th February 2017
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 8th February 2017, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 12th February 2017 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Angela Barnes Host / Presenter
George Fouracres Ensemble Actor
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Alison Thea-Skot Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Alex Clissold-Jones Writer
Sean Lindsay Writer
Dan Kiss Writer
Claire Wetton Writer
Robin Morgan Writer
Laura Major Writer
Ed Amsden Script Editor
Tom Coles Script Editor
Scott Kingsnorth Writer
Gary Gilliand Writer
Andy Gilderdale Writer
Mark Daniels Writer
Peter Beare Writer
Tom Baker Writer
Colin Barry Writer
Bruce Campbell Writer
Eoin Carney Writer
Sam Curtis Writer
Marta Gluszczyk Writer
Bryan Johnson Writer
Siobhan Meaker Writer
Kevin Monahan Writer
Luke Niemiec Writer
Peter Oliver Writer
Russ Peers Writer
Patrick Robinson Writer
Production team
Adnan Ahmed Producer
Abby Kumar (as Abby C Kumar) Producer


The Newsjack Writers' Room

Exclusive to BBC Radio 4 Extra, Newsjack showcases the week's news stories which have been lovingly bashed, mashed and moulded into sketches and one-liners. Anyone can submit material to go into the show alongside material from the show's core group of writers. Claire Wetton explains how she made the move from submitting material to being part of the show's Writers' Room...

Claire Wetton, BBC Writersroom, 8th February 2017

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