The News Quiz. Andy Zaltzman
The News Quiz

The News Quiz

  • Radio panel show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1977 - 2024
  • 1059 episodes (113 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 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
  • Friday 12th April 2019, 11:45 at BBC Radio Theatre (Moved from 11th April to keep it topical)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 13th April 2019 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 15th April 2019 11:00pm
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 16th April 2019 9:00am
45 minute version
Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Miles Jupp Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Andy Hamilton Guest
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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