Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 133 episodes (pilot + 22 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

Series 22

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 13th February 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean covers this weeks news with the help of Luke Kempner, Mali Ann Rees and George Fouracres. This week we look at the dying breed of lollipop ladies, Boris Johnson's plans for the north, and an advert for holidaying in sunny Antartica.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 20th February 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Joe Barnes, Ciaran Dowd and Emily Lloyd Sani, as they look in Donald Trump's obsession with badgers, ask if Dominic Cummings is the new Thomas Cromwell then who is the new Henry VIII, and we meet a feminist sex robot.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 27th February 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Josh Berry, Tayla Kovacevic-Ebong and Katie Norris. This week Donald Trump becomes a film critic, nobody is going to see the tennis at Wimbledon, and we look at into the effects of stocking only postive magazines in hairdressers.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 5th March 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined this week by Jason Forbes, Freya Parker and Henry Perryment. This week we follow the life of Boris Johnson's wife-to-be, see what the next John Wick film will be like if the villain can't use any Apple products, and we follow Love in the Time of Corona.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 12th March 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is in Manchester, with the help of Tom Burgess, Tayo Cousins and Kath Hughes. This week, a group of Dutch women are trying to change their name from Corona, the cast of Corrie self-isolate, and a look at how 1984 inspired someone to spy on everyone.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 19th March 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean, with help from Ed Easton, Chiara Goldsmith and George Fouracres, continues to cover the news with material written by the public - albeit with no public in the room as the coronavirus means recording without a studio audience. This week a look at high fashion during the virus, meet the last items on the shelves in the supermarket, and a look at virtual work friends.