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 4

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 3rd October 2019
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 2nd October 2019, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 6th October 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Freya Parker Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Ensemble Actor
Josh Berry Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Mike Shephard Writer
Zoƫ Tomalin Writer
Kat Sadler Writer
John Beith Writer
Harry Carr Writer
Kurt Brookes Writer
George Lewis Writer
Scott Lyons Writer
Michael Boyle Writer
Alex Kennedy Writer
Richard Salsbury Writer
Sami Abu Wardeh Writer
James Ellis Writer
Ali Hancock Writer
Jon Bailey Writer
Giles Brody Writer
Lindsey Butcher Writer
John Farrelly Writer
Octavia Lamb Writer
Lee Thomas Writer
Liam Beirne Script Editor
Gemma Arrowsmith Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer
Benjamin Sutton (as Ben Sutton) Producer

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