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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.

Returns Friday at 6:30pm. Episode Guide
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The News Quiz - Vintage Treasures

The News Quiz - Vintage Treasures

A brand new collection of previously unpublished episodes taken from the programme's first four decades.

The News Quiz began on Radio 4 in 1977 and continues to be hugely popular to this day. The first host was Barry Norman, and subsequently Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig, Miles Jupp, Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman have all take the chair. The show's guests have been drawn from the cream of British comedians, journalists and politicians: Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Ian Hislop, Peter Cook, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, William Hague, Boris Johnson, Edwina Currie, Matthew Parris and many more.

In this vintage collection, hear the comedy guests trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence - and an insight into how news events of the past were viewed at the time.

First released: Thursday 24th June 2021

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