The News Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes, Andy Zaltzman.

The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show satirising the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2020. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 6:30pm. Series 103, Episode 8
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The News Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes, Andy Zaltzman.

The News Quiz

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1977 - 2020
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Series
103
Creator
John Lloyd
Starring
Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took, Barry Norman, Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman
Writer
Andy Zaltzman
Producers
Simon Nicholls, Ed Morrish, Katie Tyrrell, Lucy Armitage, Jon Rolph, Aled Evans, Jon Naismith, Louise Coates, Colin Swash, Diane Messias and others

One of the first satirical panel games created, and still going strong after decades on air.

The News Quiz asks a panel of comedians to talk about the big news events of the week, as well as reading some funny cuttings from the week's papers, as sent in by listeners.

A new host will be announced for Series 100. Most recently the show was hosted by Miles Jupp. Previously, Sandi Toksvig was at the helm - she chaired over 220 episodes. The other hosts in the show's history are Barry Norman, Barry Took and Simon Hoggart.

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Production Details

Production companies
Soundtrack
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson.
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 103 Episode 8: Saturday at 12:30pm on Radio 4
  2. Series 103 Episode 8: Monday at 11pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 103 Episode 8: Tuesday at 9am on Radio 4 Extra

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