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 109 - Queen Elizabeth II Special

Series 109 starts with a special edition of The News Quiz reflecting on the passing of her majesty the Queen. Andy is joined by Lucy Porter, Steve Punt, Ayesha Hazarika and Zoe Lyons to discuss this historic week.


This series started a week later than planned. The broadcast on Friday 9th September at 18:30pm was cancelled due to the death of The Queen the day before. No theme tune was played at the start of this episode.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th September 2022
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes
  • Thursday 15th September 2022, 19:30 at Zoom (Virtual)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 13th September 2022 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 17th September 2022 12:30pm Radio 4


Cast & crew

Andy Zaltzman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Steve Punt Guest
Lucy Porter Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Ayesha Hazarika Guest
Writing team
Andy Zaltzman Writer
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
Cameron Loxdale Writer (Additional Material)
Alice Fraser Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Georgia Keating Producer
James Robinson Executive Producer

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