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 68, Episode 1

Flu, floozies, and first impressions. Sandi Toksvig and the team discuss Swine Fever, David Cameron's man-heavy shadow cabinet, and Barack Obama's first 100 days in office. With guest panellists Phill Jupitus, Andy Hamilton, Fred Macaulay and Hugo Rifkind.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st May 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Andy Hamilton Guest
Hugo Rifkind Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Fred MacAulay Guest
Harriet Cass Narrator
Writing team
Simon Littlefield Writer
Stephen Carlin Writer
Rhodri Crooks Writer
John-Luke Roberts Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer
Production team
Victoria Lloyd Producer

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