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 5, Episode 4

Gasp as the Newsjack team splattily explore a popular childrens' television character, cheer as Eric Pickles saves the world from an unimaginably terrible fat, and whoop as the team attacks the news in general.

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Broadcast details

Thursday 6th October 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 9th October 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Justin Edwards Host / Presenter
Lewis Macleod Ensemble Actor
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Ensemble Actor
Pippa Evans Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Duncan Wisbey Ensemble Actor
Writing team
James Kettle Writer
Emma Payne Writer
Mark Spiller Writer
Alex Buchanan Writer
Andy Flood Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer
Graham Kilvington Writer
Chris Allen Writer
Owen Seddon Writer
Emlyn Williams Writer
Andy Wolton Writer
Murray James Writer
Jon Hunter Script Editor
Alfred Williams Writer
Jim Coulson Writer
Joel Soetendorp Writer
Simon Thompson Writer
Andrea Mann Writer
Brett Simpson Writer
Alys Cummings Writer
Brian Two Writer
David Lovesy Writer
Gareth McEwen Writer
Jamie Hastie Writer
Julius Nicholson Writer
Nick Stephenson Writer
Simon Hoare Writer
Terry Adlam Writer
Production team
Simon Mayhew-Archer Producer
Lyndsay Fenner Producer


Eric's Bin in a Pickle

New from Newsjack Films: Eric Pickles fights for rubbish collection.

Featuring: Justin Edwards, Lewis Macleod & Pippa Evans.

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