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 76, Episode 1

It's Christmas: in the week that Kim Jong-Il died, Sir Gus O'Donnell predicted the breakup of the United Kingdom, and metal theives made off with a priceless sculpture, Radio 4 presents a festive review of the week's news. Sandi Toksvig is joined by Alexei Sayle, Susan Calman, Miles Jupp & Jeremy Hardy.

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd December 2011
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jeremy Hardy Guest
Miles Jupp Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Alexei Sayle Guest
Peter Donaldson Narrator
Writing team
Rhodri Crooks Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer
Andy Wolton Writer
Benjamin Partridge Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Neenan Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Victoria Lloyd Producer

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