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 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
  • Wednesday 11th September 2019, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th September 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Celeste Dring Ensemble Actor
Ciarán Dowd Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Colin Chadwick Writer
Alice Gregg Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer
Laura Major Writer
Joe Barnes Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Zoë Tomalin Writer
Kat Sadler Writer
Ed Amsden Script Editor
Tom Coles Script Editor
Ben Moore Writer
Mark Slade Writer
Philip Lickley Writer
Edward Tew Writer
Steven Barrett Writer
Alice Etches Writer
Will Adnams Writer
Michael Boyle Writer
Alex Kennedy 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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