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The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show satirising the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2020. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and others.

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Series 28

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Saturday 29th August 1992

Barry Took is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Roy Hattersley, 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 5th September 1992

Panellists Alan Coren, Andrew Rawnsley, Richard Ingrams and Francis Wheen join chairman Barry Took in a satirical look at the week's news, with cuttings read by Catriona Young

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Saturday 12th September 1992

Barry Took and panellists Alan Coren, Mark Lawson, Richard Ingrams and Jane Thynne take a sideways look at the week's news, with Catriona Young reading out the cuttings.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Saturday 19th September 1992

Barry Took is in the chair as panellists Alan Coren, Clive Anderson, Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop examine the funnier aspects of the week's news. Peter Donaldson reads out cuttings sent in by listeners.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Saturday 26th September 1992

Barry Took questions panellists Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Richard Ingrams and Jane Thynne 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 3rd October 1992

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

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Saturday 10th October 1992

Barry Took is in the chair and Catriona Young reads out cuttings as panellists Alan Coren, Chris Lowe, Richard Ingrams and Francis Wheen take a satirical look at the week's news.

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Saturday 17th October 1992

In the chair is Barry Took, joined by panellists Alan Coren, Roy Hattersley, Richard Ingrams and John Wells, for a tongue-in-cheek examination of the week's news while Peter Donaldson reads out a selection of cuttings.

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9. Episode Nine

First broadcast: Saturday 24th October 1992

Barry Took is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Nick Clarke, Richard Ingrams and Bill Deedes for a satirical look at the week's news, with Brian Perkins reading cuttings sent in by listeners.

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10. Episode Ten

First broadcast: Saturday 31st October 1992

Panellists Alan Coren, Sandi Toksvig, Richard Ingrams and John Wells 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 7th November 1992

Barry Took and panellists Alan Coren, Roy Hattersley, Richard Ingrams and Peter Cook take a sideways look at the week's news, with Catriona Young reading out the cuttings.

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Christmas Special: The News Quiz of the Year 1992

First broadcast: Saturday 26th December 1992

Barry Took and panellists Alan Coren, Roy Hattersley, Richard Ingrams and Peter Cook take a look back at the year's news, with Catriona Young reading out cuttings.

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