The News Quiz. Image shows from L to R: Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes, Andy Zaltzman.

The News Quiz

BBC Radio 4 panel show satirising the week's news. Broadcast, 1977 - 2020. Stars Miles Jupp, Sandi Toksvig, Simon Hoggart, Barry Took and others.

Next new episode is on Friday at 6:30pm. Series 102, Episode 7
Catch-up on BBC Sounds   The programme is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 11pm.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

BBC, the public thinks your values stink

"I see that the BBC has decided to make Nish Kumar one of the regular presenters of the Radio 4 comedy programme The News Quiz. I suppose it thinks he ticks a box - not for his ethnicity but because, like seemingly every other comedian employed by the corporation, he is about as funny as kidney stones or gas gangrene of the shin", says Rod Liddle.

Rod Liddle, The Sunday Times, 22nd December 2019

New hosts revealed for The News Quiz

The News Quiz will return to Radio 4 in 2020 with three hosts: Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman. Each will host a series.

British Comedy Guide, 17th December 2019

Radio comedy needs more trust, risks and a lot more fun

What now for radio comedy? I can't believe it's already been four years since Miles Jupp took over from Sandi Toksvig as host of The News Quiz (Friday, Radio 4), but times are changing - last week Jupp announced that he's moving on.

Charlotte Runcie, The Telegraph, 22nd May 2019

Who could be the new host of The News Quiz?

A look at some of the likely candidates to replace Miles Jupp.

Chortle, 16th May 2019

Miles Jupp quits The News Quiz

The News Quiz host Miles Jupp won't return after the end of the current series, the BBC has announced.

British Comedy Guide, 15th May 2019

BBC Radio 4 listeners switch off clueless comedy

Audience satisfaction in the station's flagship 6.30pm comedy slot - which includes The News Quiz, The Now Show and The Unbelievable Truth - has tumbled over the past year.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 11th May 2019

Chortle Awards 2019 results

Sarah Keyworth, Suzi Ruffell, James Acaster, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Lazy Susan, Rachel Parris, Katherine Ryan and Hannah Gadsby are amongst the winners of the 2019 Chortle Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 18th March 2019

Chortle Awards 2019 nominees

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Chortle Awards. Kiri Pritchard-McLean leads the lists, with four nominations.

British Comedy Guide, 26th February 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019