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 23, Episode 1

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 24th September 2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th September 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Luke Kempner Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Mali Ann Rees Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Sean Fee Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Joe Barnes Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer
Jeffrey Aidoo Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Ed Amsden Script Editor
Tom Coles Script Editor
Josh Cummings Writer
James Gill Writer
Phil Steel Writer
Heidi Regan Writer
Pete King Writer
Jonny King Writer
Kit Foxley Writer
Rohan Sharma Writer
Nathan D'Arcy Roberts Writer
Emily Reader Writer
Waleed Akhtar Writer
Alex De John Writer
Charlie George Writer
Charlie Hawking Writer
Oliver Howler Writer
Hamish Lloyd Barnes Writer
Alexander Minto Writer
David Moore Writer
Aaron Phillips Writer
Penny Stephens Writer
Molly Anne Sweeney Writer
Paige Wilson Writer
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer

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