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Newsjack

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 121 episodes (pilot + 20 series), 2009 - 2019. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

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Series 9

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 19th September 2013

This week Postman Pat gets made redundant, new Australian PM Tony Abbott tries to promote his country and there is a marriage counseling session involving a French Mickey Mouse.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 26th September 2013

This week God calls in Pope Francis for his six month appraisal, education secretary Michael Gove writes some love poems, and following the non-PC remarks of Godfrey Bloom Justin talks to the president of Bongo Bongo Land.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 3rd October 2013

This week we look at the chances of Boris Johnson becoming PM, a drunk lovelorn Benjamin Netanyahu hassels Barack Obama in the middle of the night, and a selection of new populist houses are now open to the National Trust.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 10th October 2013

This week we get an exclusive preview of Still Open All Hours, Justin interviews a spokesperson from the National Knee-jerk Society, and a doctor is confused by Skype.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 17th October 2013

This week we hear a school which examines the parents, a look in the archive reveals what happened when wartime celebrities travelled on the tube, and we hear some of the audition tapes for the title role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 24th October 2013

In an episode fronted by Margaret Cabourn-Smith we hear readings from the diary of Roy Hodgson, play First-Time Buyer Monopoly, and listen to an advert for the silent Dyson hair dryer.

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