The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman
The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2024
  • 1084 episodes (114 series)

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories. Stars Andy Zaltzman, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig and more.

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Series 76 - Oh No it Isn't... The News Quiz

The 2011 News Quiz panto. Sandi Toksvig and Andy Hamilton embark on a quest to find out who stole the Greenwich Pips. Featuring many Radio 4 stars.

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Further details

Sandi Toksvig and Andy Hamilton embark on a quest to recover the Greenwich Pips, which have been stolen by a masked stranger and scattered around the distant and mysterious Radio 4 Island. Will they manage to recover them in time for the Seven O'Clock News? Featuring News Quiz regulars and a host of famous Radio 4 names.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th December 2011
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 31st December 2011 12:00pm Radio 4
Monday 2nd January 2012 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jeremy Hardy Guest
Andy Hamilton Guest
Fred MacAulay Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Barry Cryer The Pip Keeper
Nicholas Parsons Self
Kirsty Young Self
Michael Buerk Self
Libby Purves Self
Peter White Self
Eric Robson Self
Peter Gibbs Self
Tom Sutcliffe Self
Graham Seed Self
Roger Bolton Self
Matthew Wilson Self
John Finnemore Ensemble Actor
Gerard McDermott Ensemble Actor
Adjoa Andoh Ensemble Actor
Corrie Corfield Narrator
Writing team
John Finnemore Writer
Kevin Baker Writer
Production team
Victoria Lloyd Producer
Lyndsay Fenner Producer
Susannah Pearse Composer
Martin White Composer


The News Quiz - Trailer

A trailer for the 2011 News Quiz panto...

Featuring: Andy Hamilton, Sandi Toksvig & Gerard McDermott.

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