The Skewer
The Skewer

The Skewer

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2019 - 2021
  • 40 episodes (5 series)

Topical comedy show from Jon Holmes using Radiophonic Workshop sounds.

  • Due to return for Series 6

Press clippings

Mock around the clock: the five best satirical news podcasts

Whether you're after smugness-free silliness or wise and considered deconstructions of current events - there's a podcast for that, whether it by The Skewer, The Bugle or Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 18th January 2022 Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

BBC Audio Awards 2022 nominees

Bridget Christie: Mortal, God Squad, The Musical Life Of..., Olga Koch: OK Computer and Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen? are amongst the nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022.

British Comedy Guide, 22nd December 2021

Don't miss The Skewer, one of this year's best podcasts

Escape if you can - but don't miss one of 2021's finest shows.

Patricia Nicol, The Sunday Times, 18th July 2021

The Skewer wins gold at Audio & Radio Industry Awards

Satirical comedy show The Skewer has won the gold award at the Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 26th May 2021

Comedies nominated in Audio & Radio Industry Awards

The nominees for the Audio & Radio Industry Awards 2021 (ARIAS) include The Musical Life Of..., Sketchtopia, The Skewer, Jason Manford and the podcasts Alan Partridge: From The Oasthouse and Kim Noble: Futile Attempts (At Surviving Tomorrow).

British Comedy Guide, 21st April 2021

The Skewer wins at BBC Audio Awards

The Skewer, The Musical Life Of..., David Threlfall, Christopher Douglas and Fraser Ayres were amongst the comedy-related winners in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 26th March 2021

Radio 4 comedies nominated in BBC Audio Awards 2020

Various Radio 4 comedies have been nominated in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 8th January 2021

How to write for Radio 4 show The Skewer

Jon Holmes's extraordinary Radio 4 show The Skewer is back - and, as he explains in this interview, he's always on the lookout for new ideas and new writers. This feature included details on what they're looking for, and how to submit.

British Comedy Guide, 29th September 2020

Chortle Awards 2020 nominees

Bob Mortimer, Greg Davies, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Tom Allen are amongst the nominees for the Chortle Awards 2020. Jonny Pelham, Jessica Fostekew and Catherine Cohen have two nods.

British Comedy Guide, 27th February 2020

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