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The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show mocking the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2016. Stars Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and others.

Returns Friday 9th September. Episode Guide

Press Clippings

Toksvig hasn't listened to News Quiz since leaving it

Sandi Toksvig has admitted she hasn't listened to The News Quiz since Miles Jupp took over.

Chortle, 15th March 2016

John Lloyd receives 'outstanding contribution to broadcasting' award

John Lloyd - the producer of shows including Blackadder and QI - has been honoured at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 11th March 2016

Miles Jupp interview

Miles Jupp says Radio 4 comedy needs the odd 'kidney punch'.

Harry Wallop, The Telegraph, 7th January 2016

The News Quiz review

The News Quiz is one of those radio shows that make you not only laugh out loud, but also audibly gasp at the brashness of what the panel are saying.

Lauren Porter, The Student Newspaper, 28th October 2015

Miles Jupp: 'I'd love to play a Bond villain'

Comedian Miles Jupp, new host of Radio 4's News Quiz, talks about the onus of taking over from Sandi Toksvig and broadening his acting horizons.

Stephanie Merritt, The Observer, 11th October 2015

Sandi Toksvig hasnt listened to News Quiz since leaving

The comedian and broadcaster who previously presented the Radio 4 panel show says she's "not a person who looks back", but adds she is still passionate about the future of the BBC.

Huw Fullerton, Radio Times, 4th October 2015

Review: The News Quiz hosted by Miles Jupp, Radio 4

I'm not sure if fans will be saying "Sandi who?" just yet, but as debuts go this was a pretty efficient one. Jupp felt like a good fit and I'm sure he will get better. As he joshed when referring to Jeremy Corbyn: "It's all a learning curve and he'll be a lot more confident by episode 2..."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond the Joke, 18th September 2015

Miles Jupp's hoping to tweak The News Quiz guest list

With his donnish demeanour, ecclesiastical upbringing and background in children's television, Miles Jupp is a somewhat unlikely comedian. "I went to an audition the other day," he says. "I needed to do a North West accent for it. The accent I did was really good, mainly because it sounded nothing like me. And the reason it sounded nothing like me was that I had attempted to drive my car into the NCP car park in Newport, forgetting that I still had a rooftop box on."

Patrick Foster, Radio Times, 18th September 2015

Sandi Toksvig bid The News Quiz (Radio 4, Friday) farewell this week. She had been with the show for nine years, 28 seasons and 222 episodes, which is a good innings by anyone's account. Dressed in tuxedos, her panel - Jeremy Hardy, Francis Wheen, Andy Hamilton, Phill Jupitus - looked like something from the early days of BBC Radio, and put in a relatively subdued performance. Like them, I'll miss her laugh, her ability to poke fun at herself, her infectious good nature. But I'm also intrigued to see whether Miles Jupp, named as her successor in this week's announcement, can breathe new life into a series that has become rather cosy and unsurprising of late.

Pete Naughton, The Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2015

Miles Jupp is the new host of The News Quiz

Miles Jupp will take over from Sandi Toksvig as the new host of The News Quiz.

British Comedy Guide, 29th June 2015

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