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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.

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Series 8

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 14th February 2013

God is angry with retiring Pope Benedict XVI for not showing his greatest creation, Barclays try to become more caring by making people redundant, and Newsjack presents a safety announcement about urban foxes featuring Boris Johnson.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 21st February 2013

Thsi week Newsjack presents the diary of a panda, a look at schools for "the gifted" and Ed Miliband's cunning way to realise his greatest dream.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 28th February 2013

The Review Show features special guest - ratings agency Moody's, ex-Pope Benedict XVI discovers the problems of no longer being infallible, and Andrew Mitchell plebgate bike seems to be possessed by the Devil.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 7th March 2013

Justin-Fever is in the air, Newsjack examines the possibility of moon-based industrial migration and looks back at the best moments out from 1,000 episodes of A Question of Sport.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 14th March 2013

White smoke has risen from the Newsjack chimney as Margaret Cabourn-Smith acts as this week's host. There is suspicion in the Falklands, announcements on the railways and accidents in the Vatican.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 21st March 2013

Newsjack presents coverage of the all important "Budget Sketch", 10% of the jokes have been removed removed by the Cypriot government, and we read the humble diary of Pope Francis I.


The role of Script Editor on Newsjack

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