The News Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes, 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.

Returns 1st January at 6:30pm. Episode Guide

Series 38, Episode 1

Simon Hoggart is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Steve Punt, Francis Wheen and Fred MacAulay for a satirical look at the week's news, with Brian Perkins reading cuttings sent in by listeners.

Broadcast details

Saturday 23rd August 1997
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Hoggart Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alan Coren Guest
Francis Wheen Guest
Fred MacAulay Guest
Steve Punt Guest
Brian Perkins Narrator
Writing team
Iain Pattinson Writer
Hugh Rycroft Writer
David Spicer Writer
Production team
Aled Evans Producer