Newsjack. Copyright: BBC.


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.

Series 7

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 20th September 2012

There is a new sci-fi film about the past being re-written by remarking GCSEs, the archive looks at a scandal involving a bare-shinned Prince Albert, and Ed Miliband thinks the Tories are really out to get him - because he looks like a badger.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 27th September 2012

John Terry tries to correct some things about his retirement, BBC Radio 1 talks about Nick Grimshaw taking over as the new breakfast host, and Mitt Romney continues his mission to offend as many people as possible.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 4th October 2012

Thomas the Tank Engine meets the Fat Controller Patrick McLoughlin, Labour talk about their plans to provide more available housing by selling the 4G network, and David Cameron presents a BBC One dumbed-down history documentary.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 11th October 2012

George Osbourne has an odd haircut, we read from the diary of vandalising artist Vladimir Umanets, and the Newsjack team give tips on how to survive when the electricity goes out.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 18th October 2012

An actress pretending to be Thora Hird talks about private energy companies, the archive reveals what The Sun newsroom was like back in the 1960s, and we hear what mice really sing and think.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 25th October 2012

As it is the last show in the series the Newsjack team bring their toys into the studio, Justin talks to Paul McCartney about being stripped of his Number One's for using drugs, and there is a new Back to the Future about the end of British Summer Time.


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