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 3

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 26th September 2019
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 25th September 2019, 19:45 at The Comedy Store (Manchester)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 29th September 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Kath Hughes Ensemble Actor
Chris Cantrill Ensemble Actor
Tom Burgess Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Vivienne Riddoch Writer
Jane McCutcheon Writer
Josh Pugh Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer
Zoƫ Tomalin Writer
Kat Sadler Writer
Tom Little Writer
Tom L. Ashley Writer
Ben Behrens Writer
Nicola Masters Writer
Conor O'Grady Writer
Will Adnams Writer
Kevin Latimer Writer
Michael Bilham Writer
Ian Smith Writer
Adam Riley Writer
Joe Legg Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Nathan D'Arcy Roberts Writer
Selina Eagney (as Selina Egney) Writer
Nick Hall Writer
Miranda Holmes Writer
Tony Maddison Writer
Liz Norman Writer
Brian Rotchford Writer
Trevor Rudge Writer
Jake Ward Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Script Editor
Laura Major Script Editor
Production team
Suzy Grant Producer
Hayley Sterling Producer

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