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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 99, Episode 1

What a time it is to be a topical comedian, with Brexit finally sorted, and the political landscape wide open again, the panellists can joke about all sorts of things. Or maybe not. Miles' guests are New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis, comedians Alun Cochrane and Desiree Burch, and writer and broadcaster Andy Hamilton.

Further details

The arrest of Julian Assange, the Brexit flextension and Peppa Pig are under the magnifying glass this week.


Elis James was originally billed to be on the show. but Alun Cochrane appeared instead.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th April 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Miles Jupp Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Andy Hamilton Guest
Helen Lewis-Hasteley (as Helen Lewis) Guest
Desiree Burch Guest
Alun Cochrane Guest
Diana Speed Narrator
Writing team
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
Laura Major Writer
Katie Storey Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer (Additional Material)
Kat Sadler Writer (Additional Material)
Edward Tew Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Victoria Lloyd Producer

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