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The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2022
  • 1026 episodes (109 series)

A long-running satirical Radio 4 panel show that takes a look at the week's more humorous news stories. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took, Barry Norman and more.

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Series 79 - The News Now Quiz Show

The News Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy, Rory Bremner. Copyright: BBC
The News Quiz (Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy) take on The Now Show (Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis) in the ultimate topical smackdown. Hosted by Rory Bremner.

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Also known as 'The News Quiz vs The Now Show'.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th January 2013
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 5th January 2013 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 7th January 2013 11:00pm
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 8th January 2013 9:00am
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 9th January 2013 2:00am
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Rory Bremner Host / Presenter
Jeremy Hardy Guest
Steve Punt Guest
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Hugh Dennis Guest
Writing team
Sian Harries Writer
Rhodri Crooks Writer
John-Luke Roberts Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Production team
Lyndsay Fenner Producer


News Quiz vs The Now Show: Higher/Lower?

The two teams attempt to work out which news stories involve the biggest figures.

View this clip on the BBC website

Featuring: Jeremy Hardy, Rory Bremner, Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt & Sandi Toksvig.

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