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BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 127 episodes (pilot + 21 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

Series 21, Episode 1

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?

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th September 2019
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
    Guest cast
    Celeste Dring Ensemble Actor
    Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
    Ciarán Dowd Ensemble Actor
    Writing team
    Alice Gregg Writer
    Ed Amsden Script Editor
    Tom Coles Script Editor
    Ben Moore Writer
    Mark Slade Writer
    Philip Lickley Writer
    Edward Tew Writer
    Colin Chadwick Writer
    Catherine Brinkworth Writer
    Steven Barrett Writer
    Laura Major Writer
    Joe Barnes Writer
    Alice Etches Writer
    Cameron Loxdale Writer
    Will Adnams Writer
    Michael Boyle Writer
    Alex Kennedy Writer
    Zoë Tomalin Writer
    Kat Sadler Writer
    Joanna Baker-Rogers Writer
    Gemma Dean Writer
    James Ellis Writer
    Luke Gannon Writer
    Kate Gunasekera Writer
    Mike Keenan Writer
    Rob Llwencas Writer
    Joe Legg Writer
    Sean McCalley Writer
    Craig Meehan Writer
    Rachel Robins Writer
    Rohan Sharma Writer
    Jasmine Wright Writer
    Production team
    Suzy Grant Producer
    Hayley Sterling Producer

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