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 - 2020. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and others.

Series 104 to begin in January 2021.

Series 45, Episode 1

Simon Hoggart is joined by panellists Alan Coren, Linda Smith, Francis Wheen and John Sergeant for a satirical look at the week's news, with Corrie Corfield reading cuttings sent in by listeners.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th January 2001
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Simon Hoggart Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Alan Coren Guest
Francis Wheen Guest
Linda Smith Guest
John Sergeant Guest
Corrie Corfield Narrator
Writing team
Simon Littlefield Writer
George Poles Writer
Dave Cohen Writer
Nev Fountain Writer
Production team
Lucy Armitage Producer