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The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show satarising the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2017. Stars Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 6:30pm. Series 94, Episode 7
Catch-up on BBC iPlayer Radio

Press Clippings

Radio comedy can be such a turn-off

I try to fight it but the urge to tune away from Radio 4 at 6.30pm most weeknights is almost irresistible. This is odd. What I'm escaping is comedy and not only do I love comedy but a quick fix of it has become, these days, almost a necessity after listening to half an hour of news.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 19th April 2017 Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

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

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