Noising Up
Noising Up

Noising Up

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2022 - 2024
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

Topical comedy series on BBC Radio Scotland. Stars Karen Bartke, Stephen Buchanan, Zara Janjua, Lana Pheutan and Manjot Sumal

Press clippings

Comics should feel free to sound off on the SNP

Outrage over Noising Up's gentle ribbing proves the party can't take a joke.

Alex Massie, The Sunday Times, 17th September 2023

BBC's surrender to SNP over satirising of Slater suggests Scotland is becoming like Belarus

In most advanced countries, you would expect culture ministers to defend freedom of expression.

Brian Wilson, The Scotsman, 16th September 2023

BBC scraps satirical cartoon of 'Limo Lorna' Slater after MSP backlash

The BBC has been forced to pull a series of cartoons satirising Scottish politicians after a backlash on social media. BBC Radio Scotland had used an animated clip of Limo Lorna, a caricature of Lorna Slater, the Scottish Greens co-leader, to promote the new series of its radio comedy show Noising Up.

Emma Taggart, The Times, 13th September 2023

Noising Up branded 'absolute drivel' amid claims show could put 'public figures at risk'

In the show's firing line is Green Party leader Lorna Slater who was dubbed the "minister for short-haul flights and maple syrup". The swipe was a savage dig at Ms Slater's Canadian heritage and her environmental credentials. And a Green party source has today blasted the broadcaster for being "borderline misogynistic" and endangering politicians.

Jordan Tennant & Chris Musson, The Scottish Sun, 8th September 2023

BBC Radio Scotland orders satirical sketch show Noising Up

BBC Radio Scotland has ordered satirical sketch show Noising Up, starring stand-up Stephen Buchanan and Scot Squad's Karen Bartke and Manjot Sumal, with an open submission policy for aspirant writers.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd August 2022

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