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 5

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 10th October 2019
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 9th October 2019, 19:45 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 13th October 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Kieran Hodgson Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Vivienne Acheampong Ensemble Actor
Joe Barnes Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Colin Chadwick Writer
Alice Gregg Writer
Liam Beirne Writer
Sean Fee Writer
Jenny Laville Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Chris Ballard Writer
Zoë Tomalin Writer
Jeffrey Aidoo Writer
Rebecca Channon Writer
Nicola Masters Writer
Alice Etches Writer
Jonny King Writer
John Hickman Writer
Jonny Grunwald Writer
George Lockett Writer
Ken Cheng Writer
John Bounce Writer
Nick Coupe Writer
Charlie Dashain Writer
Louie Falls Writer
David Kind Writer
Rupert Knowles Writer
Rosanna McCallum Writer
Joe Oakes (as Joe Oaks) Writer
Ed Patrick Writer
Oscar Pietri Writer
Claire Rammelkamp Writer
Luke Rollason Writer
Michael Wilde Writer
Mike Shephard Script Editor
Laura Major Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer
Benjamin Sutton (as Ben Sutton) Producer

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