The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman
The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2024
  • 1059 episodes (113 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.

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Series 100, Episode 1

Zoe Lyons
The satirical panel game marks its 100th series. Zoe Lyons guest hosts the first episode, and is joined by Geoff Norcott, Katy Brand, Helen Lewis and Andy Hamilton.

Further details

The News Quiz will celebrate 100 series with a star-studded line-up of guest hosts.

Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Zoe Lyons, Patrick Kielty, and Andrew Maxwell will each host an episode this series.

Zoe Lyons says: "What an absolute treat to be allowed to take the helm on this brilliant show. Miles [Miles Jupp] left impossibly big shoes to fill so I'll have to bring my own rather sensible slip-ons for the occasion."

Angela Barnes comments: "When I started comedy I did an interview for industry website Chortle and they asked me what my dream job would be. I said it was to be on The News Quiz panel so, as you can imagine I'm pretty excited to now have the chance to host!"

Phil Wang says: "It's about time I hosted The News Quiz. For too long has it been presented by the informed."

Andrew Maxwell adds: "As an avid Radio 4 listener, it's a real honour to be asked to host The News Quiz. I'm chuffed!"

Sioned Wiliam from BBC Radio 4 comments: "It's great to be celebrating 100 series of The News Quiz with such a brilliant list of comedy names, bringing their own spin to the show. As one of Radio 4's flagship programmes, The News Quiz attracts millions of listeners on-air as well as to the chart topping podcast. I'm excited to bring a variety of talents to guest host."

The next permanent host of The News Quiz will be announced in due course.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th August 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 29th August 2019, 19:15 at BBC Radio Theatre


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 31st August 2019 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 2nd September 2019 11:00pm
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 9:00am
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Zoe Lyons Host / Presenter
Andy Hamilton Guest
Katy Brand Guest
Helen Lewis Guest
Geoff Norcott Guest
Neil Sleat Narrator
Writing team
Max Davis Writer
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
Dan Evans Writer
Kat Sadler Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Morris Producer

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