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 8, Episode 5

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 14th March 2013
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 17th March 2013 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Lewis Macleod Ensemble Actor
Nadia Kamil Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Host / Presenter
Neil Edmond Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Darren Ross Writer
Alex Buchanan Writer
Andy Flood Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer
Jon Hunter Writer
Sean Lindsay Writer
Robert AJ Newton Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Andy Wolton Writer
Caspian James Writer
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Max Davis Writer
Ash Williamson Writer
Alice Gregg Writer
Neil Turner Writer
Jack Bernhardt Script Editor
Andy Wolton Script Editor
Julian Tuddenham Writer
Paul Gilmour Writer
Laura Watson Writer
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Sean Bennett Writer
Tom Denton Writer
Nathan Gower Writer
Mark Slade Writer
Neevon Khayati-Daryan Writer
Shane McHale Writer
Simon Wiltshire Writer
Adam Wrongwright Writer
Claire Greenhead Writer
David Harnden-Warwick Writer
David John Buckley Writer
Nick R. Thomas Writer
Sam Grocott Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer
Lyndsay Fenner Producer

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