The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman
The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2024
  • 1066 episodes (114 series)

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories. Stars Andy Zaltzman, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig and more.

The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman

Key details

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1977 - 2024
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1,066 (114 series), plus 53 highlights specials
Creator
John Lloyd
Stars
Andy Zaltzman, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and Barry Norman
Writer
Andy Zaltzman
Producers
Simon Nicholls, Ed Morrish, Katie Tyrrell, Lucy Armitage, Jon Rolph, Aled Evans, Jon Naismith, Louise Coats 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.

Catch-up

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
The Typewriter by Leroy Anderson.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th September 1977 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
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
  • Unity Theatre - Series 109
  • Hay Festival - Series 108, 111
  • The Stand Comedy Club (Glasgow) - Series 110
  • Band on the Wall (Manchester) - Series 112
  • Taliesin Arts Centre (Swansea), Limelight (Belfast) and Aberdeen Arts Centre - Series 113

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