The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman
The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2021
  • 106 series

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took, Barry Norman and more.

  • New series in 2022
The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1977 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Series
106
Creator
John Lloyd
Stars
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 and more
Companies

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.

Currently the series is hosted by Andy Zaltzman. In the past the series has been hosted by Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Barry Norman, Barry Took and Simon Hoggart.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson.

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre, Bush Hall, RADA Studios, Shaw Theatre and The Drill Hall - Normally recorded the night before broadcast
  • Zoom (Virtual) - Series 102 onwards

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