The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman.

The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show satirising the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2021. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and others.

Another series is in development.

The News Quiz. 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

Panel Show
1977 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
John Lloyd
Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took, Barry Norman, Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman
Andy Zaltzman
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
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson.
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 8th June 2021 at 9:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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