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.

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Series 26

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Saturday 3rd August 1991

Barry Took is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Mark Stein, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop for a satirical look at the week's news, with Brian Perkins reading cuttings sent in by listeners.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Saturday 10th August 1991

Panellists Alan Coren, Clive Anderson, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop join chairman Barry Took in a satirical look at the week's news, with cuttings read by Brian Perkins

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Saturday 17th August 1991

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Saturday 24th August 1991

Barry Took is in the chair as panellists Alan Coren, Gillian Reynolds, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop examine the funnier aspects of the week's news. Brian Perkins reads out cuttings sent in by listeners.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Saturday 31st August 1991

Barry Took questions panellists Alan Coren, Michael White, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop about this week's news while Catriona Young reads out cuttings sent in by listeners.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Saturday 7th September 1991

Panellists Alan Coren, Martin Young, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop help chairman Barry Took take a light-hearted look at the week's news, with cuttings read by Catriona Young

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Saturday 14th September 1991

Barry Took is in the chair and Brian Perkins reads out cuttings as panellists Alan Coren, Clive Anderson, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop take a satirical look at the week's news.

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Saturday 21st September 1991

In the chair is Barry Took, joined by panellists Alan Coren, Nick Clarke, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop, for a tongue-in-cheek examination of the week's news while Brian Perkins reads out a selection of cuttings.

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9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Saturday 28th September 1991

Barry Took is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Austin Mitchell, Mark Stein and Michael White for a satirical look at the week's news, with Catriona Young reading cuttings sent in by listeners.

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10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Saturday 5th October 1991

Panellists Alan Coren, Austin Mitchell, Richard Ingrams and Gillian Reynolds join chairman Barry Took in a satirical look at the week's news, with cuttings read by Brian Perkins

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11. Episode Eleven

First broadcast: Saturday 12th October 1991

Barry Took and panellists Martin Young, Nick Clarke, Mark Stein and Gillian Reynolds take a sideways look at the week's news, with Catriona Young reading out the cuttings.

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12. Episode Twelve

First broadcast: Saturday 19th October 1991

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Christmas Special: The News Quiz of the Year (Part 1)

First broadcast: Saturday 21st December 1991

Barry Took is in the chair as panellists Alan Coren, Rory Bremner, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop take a look back at the funnier aspects of the year's news. Both Brian Perkins and Catriona Young read out cuttings sent in by listeners in the first of a two-part special.

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New Year Special: The News Quiz of the Year (Part 2)

First broadcast: Saturday 28th December 1991

Barry Took is in the chair as panellists Alan Coren, Rory Bremner, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop take a look back at the funnier aspects of the year's news. Both Brian Perkins and Catriona Young read out cuttings sent in by listeners in the second of a two-part special.

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