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Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 139 episodes (pilot + 23 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

Series 21

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 12th September 2019

Radio 4 Extra's long-running topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 21st series, with comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean returning as the host. Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. She is joined by Celeste Dring, Ciarán Dowd and Luke Kempner. Sketches cover what Boris Johnson thought being PM would be like, audience figures for BBC Parliament, and is Jeremy Corbyn really chicken?

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 19th September 2019

Newsjack returns to satirise another week's news and events. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Chiara Goldsmith, George Fouracres and Raphael Wakefield. Sketches include David Cameron's autobiography told in the style of Harry Potter, and what cricket commentary sounds like to normal people.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 26th September 2019

Newsjack returns with an episode from Manchester's Comedy Store. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Kath Hughes, Chris Cantrill and Tom Burgess. This week the show looks at an environmentally friendly version of Blue Peter, Sean Bean refusing to do any more death scenes, and a plan to make the fight against climate change sexy.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 3rd October 2019

Newsjack returns to satirise another week's news and events, with Kiri joined this time by Josh Berry, Freya Parker and Kiell Smith-Bynoe. This week the Queen tries to screen her phone calls, we look at the end of BP's sponsorship of the RSC, and there is an "Alcoholics Anonymous"-style meeting for regretful inventors.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 10th October 2019

Newsjack returns to satirise another week's news and events. Host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Kieran Hodgson, Vivienne Acheampong and Joe Barnes. This week we imagine the Queen sacking the PM, a Trump-themed a TV channel, and the appeal of exotic sounding hurricanes.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 17th October 2019

Newsjack returns to satirise another week's news and events. This week, a look at what would happen with Nobel Prize got extended to ordinary people, the church using social media, and how the government would use ID to check on voters.

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