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Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 139 episodes (pilot + 23 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

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Series 23

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 24th September 2020

Newsjack is a scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Hosted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean, and starring Luke Kempner, Jason Forbes and Mali Ann Rees. This week, Donald Trump names the women he wants to appoint to the Supreme Court, there is an auction to meet political figures, and a look at a billionaire who gave away his entire fortune.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 1st October 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean hosts another episode, as coronavirus continues to disrupt life in the UK. This week, a look at the abuse of the northern accent, David Attenborough presents Friends On Planet Earth, and a half-time football team talk from a side losing due to COVID-19 regulations.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 8th October 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Jason Forbes, George Fouracres and Letitia Hector as they look at this week's news. This time a look at Poundland ouija boards, James Bond in a post COVID-19 world, and Berlin nightclubs open for a single day.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 15th October 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean hosts another episode with Ciaran Dowd, Mali Ann Rees and Luke Kempner. This week, Gordon Ramsey tries to improve things at the House of Commons, a visit to an authentic 1990s style diner, and we meet people who have been self-diagnosed with wanderlust.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd October 2020

This week, Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Kiell Smith-Bynoe, Nimisha Odedra and George Fouracres to perform your sketches in an episode which sees Ru Paul and Neil from Art Attack campaign to save glitter, while 'white noise machines' face a bashing...

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 29th October 2020

Kiri Pritchard-McLean hosts another episode, with guests Letitia Hector, Aurie Styla and Kiell Smith-Bynoe as coronavirus continues to disrupt life in the UK. This week, a man goes on a dog walking court trial, NHS hotdesking, and a look at an online Christmas.

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