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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.

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The News Quiz - Series 100

The News Quiz - Series 100

The complete Series 100 of the satirical radio panel show, presented by eight special guest hosts.

It's the 100th series of The News Quiz - let the centennial celebrations commence! To mark the occasion, each of these eight episodes is presented by a different guest host from the world of comedy, who keeps the chair warm in their own inimitable style (and with their cushion of choice).

Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar lead a panel of guests as they dissect the latest political machinations and round up news stories both big and small. Among the panellists are Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Susan Calman, Lucy Porter and Darren Harriott.

Topics include the prorogation (and subsequent recall) of Parliament, the Amazon rainforest fire and the climate strike. Boris Johnson welcomes a new member of the family (his dog Dilyn) and waves goodbye to another (his brother Jo). Plus, it's last orderrr orderrrrs for John Bercow, Donald Trump faces impeachment, and we hear about some Supremely relevant interventions. There's also some feisty animal stories, as seagulls attack and a Russian naval vessel is sunk by a rogue walrus....

Providing some welcome light relief are newsreaders Neil Sleat, Alan Smith, Susan Rae and Diana Speed, who read out a selection of humorous press cuttings sent in by listeners.

First released: Thursday 21st November 2019

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