Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 Podcast

Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Simon Evans, Jena Friedman, Mark Nelson and Zoe Lyons. It's been a big week for America - even before the Trumps tested positive - and Britain has been doing its best to keep up in the highly satirisable news stakes too. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Max Davis, Alice Fraser, Natasha Mwansa and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests including Francis Wheen, Neil Delamere, Lucy Porter and Fern Brady. Andy Zaltzman looks at the latest COVID-19 advice ("this is not a repeat, I repeat, this is not a repeat") and investigates dodgy bank dealings and even dodgier Welsh broadband. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by Paul Sinha, Ayesha Hazarika, Geoff Norcott and Catherine Bohart. Testing testing...is this thing on? Andy and the teams trace their way through another weekly deluge of news. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Simon Alcock, Alice Fraser, Ambika Mod and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


The News Quiz - Friday 11th September 2020
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Hugo Rifkind, Angela Barnes, Athena Kugblenu and Alun Cochrane. Andy and teams remotely gather in a group of fewer than 6 people to tackle the big stories of the week all absolutely, unequivocally 100% in accordance with international law. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Catherine Brinkworth, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Runi Talwar. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz - Friday 4th September 2020
Andy Zaltzman is the new host of the News Quiz, chewing over a week of headlines with a panel of comics and journalists. This week Helen Lewis, Lucy Porter, Andrew Maxwell and Daliso Chaponda are the guests in this first episode of the series recorded with a remote audience watching and listening from home. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies A BBC Studios Production...

Summer Comedy Festival - Darren Harriott
Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires. This episode features Faye Treacy, Aaron Twitchen, Rob Halden and Alice Ruxandra Bell, with writing by Natasha Mwansa and Kemah Bob. Piano accompaniment was provided by Alex Beetschen. The producer was Ella Watts, and the producti...


Summer Comedy Festival - Sara Pascoe
Superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe curates her dream festival; one for the miserable. Featuring readings from Rhik Samadder, comedy from Sophie Duker, music from Emmy the Great and a new character from Steen Raskopoulos, join Sara as she celebrates all of the things that make us tick. Producer: Leila Navabi Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris MacLean A BBC Studios Production...

Summer Comedy Festival - Jayde Adams
Bristol stand-up comedian Jayde Adams curates her dream summer festival, welcoming some of her favourite people to her fantasy festival site. Sarah Millican is in charge of the VIP tent, Australian stand-up Rhys Nicholson is Jayde's designated driver, Glyn Fussell is the celebrity booker and Kathy Burke watches from her sofa. Showstopping headline music is provided by Le Gateau Chocolat. Producer: Hayley Sterling Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris MacLean A BBC Studios Production...

Summer Comedy Festival - Daliso Chaponda
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 3 it's Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda's turn as host as he wanders round ...


Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 2 it's Jo Brand's turn as chief curator as she brings together all her favou...

Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 2 it's Jo Brand's turn as chief curator as she brings together all her favou...

Summer Comedy Festival - Miles Jupp
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 1, Miles Jupp is our host as he takes us around his bespoke festival site to...


Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 6
If you’ve ever wondered what Michael Gove’s real job was, this episode reveals all. Plus the government’s Covid rules are clarified at last, and Laura Kuenssberg and the BBC’s North America correspondent battle it out to establish who in the world has said the stupidest thing. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Edward Tew, Gareth Ceredi...

Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 5
If you don’t know what a Kanye West is, then Joan Bakewell will explain all, and Her Majesty the Queen tells us why she’s helping out the FBI. There’s also a special guest at Downton Abbey, and a new role for Daniel Day Lewis. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Athena Kugblenu, Cody Dahler, Gareth Ceredig, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy, Paige Wilson, So...

Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 4
We hear from Leicester’s oldest resident about the lockdown restrictions, the real reasons for the Covid19 outbreaks in meat factories, and a former Prime Minister performs in Alan Bennett’s latest Talking Head. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Alex Hardy, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Gareth Ceredig, Athena Kugblenu, Kate Lipson and Sophie Dixon. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Stu...


Dead Ringers - Series 20 Episode 3
As lock down eases the team look at important issues such as the possibility of next wave, the test and trace system, and how one of the most famous scenes in comedy would work in a Covid-secure environment. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock and others. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production...

Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 2
Social bubbles, social distancing, Covid 19, R numbers, it’s all a lot to comprehend, but the big questions for the team is how Michael Portillo will cope with wearing a mask on Great British Railway Journeys? There’s a special guest appearance alongside Bad Boris: Bad Winston Churchill, and Priti Patel introduces her new head of track and trace. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom...

Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 1, Starring: Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey
This episode looks back at the key moments since the pandemic began, with a special maths lesson from Matt Hancock, a fight between Good and Bad Boris about when lockdown should start, a secret recording of Dominic Cummings and an outtake from Normal People. Sir Kier Starmer makes his Dead Ringers debut. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock and others...




The Now Show - 10th April ft Zoe Lyons, Scott Bennett and Jess Robinson
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests. In the last of the current series, Zoe Lyons tries to gets things done, Scott Bennett speaks to us from his shed, and Jess Robinson invokes her blitz spirit. Also featuring George Fouracres and Gemma Arrowsmith. Song written and arranged by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman. Written by the cast, with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Gareth Gwynn, Alex Kealy and Simon Alcoc...


The Now Show - 3rd April - ft Geoff Norcott, Robin Morgan and more...
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests. With comedians Geoff Norcott and Robin Morgan plus music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner. Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith. Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Donald Alexander and Charlie Dinkin. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production...

The Now Show - 27th March 2020 - ft Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra and Dominic Frisby
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests With comedians Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra, and Dominic Frisby. Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Hannah Fairweather and Simon Alcock Producer Julia McKenzie A BBC Studios Production...

The Now Show - 20th March 2020 - ft Rosie Jones, Andy Zaltzman and Gemma Arrowsmith
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical sketches and chat, we don't have an audience but we do have stand-ups Rosie Jones and Andy Zaltzman (who will probably sit down for this one) and Gemma Arrowsmith. Caution: May contain humorous content about the Coronavirus. Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Katie Storey, Charlie Dinkin and Mo Omar. Producer: Julia McKenzie A BBC Studios Production...


The Now Show - 13th March 2020 - ft Chris McCausland, Sara Barron and Huge Davies...
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Join The Now Show team with their unique take on the week's events. Chris McCausland visits A Quiet Place, Sara Barron is in splendid isolation and Huge Davies washes his hands of it all... Additional voices by Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Jon Hunter, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Simon Alcock Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production...

The Now Show - 6th March - ft Lucy Porter, Darren Harriott and Rachel Parris
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we tackle the news from the UK and look further afield at Super Tuesday – Lucy Porter snoops on her shopping and Darren Harriott explores his environmental credentials. With music from Rachel Parris and additional voices from Joe Barnes… Written by the cast, with additional material from Laura Major, Liam Bierne, Helena Langdon and Charlie Dinkin Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production...



News Quiz: Trump's dream week, petrolheads and dangerous lost property
Andrew Maxwell, Zoe Lyons, Daily Telegraph journalist Michael Deacon and stand-up comedian Sophie Duker join Nish this week. On the menu this week: non-impeachment, a kerfuffle of Iowans, a blow for petrolheads and some dangerous lost property. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


News Quiz ep4 31st January 2020
Andy Zaltzman, Geoff Norcott, Suzi Ruffell and Professor Anand Menon join Nish Kumar this week. The team marks Brexit Day with all the latest on the Big Ben bongs and the story of some misplaced life-savings. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...





The News Quiz ep8 - Fri 18th Oct 2019
A satirical review of the week's news with guest host Nish Kumar Nish is joined by Mark Steel, Hugo Rifkind, Sindhu Vee and US stand-up, Sara Barron. The excitement mounts ahead of Super Saturday and there's podium-based news from across the pond. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz Episode 7 - Friday 11th October
Guest host Phil Wang is joined by Andrew Maxwell, Suzi Ruffell, Ayesha Hazarika and Ivo Graham. A week of politicking, protests and mutiny on the Fjords! Writing team: Pierre Novellie, Benjamin Partridge, Robin Morgan, Rob Oldham and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz Friday 4th October 2019
This week, guest host Andy Zaltzman is joined by Angela Barnes, Zoe Lyons, Danny Finkelstein and Lloyd Langford. A do in Manchester and a deal in Brussels? Writing team: Alice Fraser, Benjamin Partridge and Mike Shephard with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Alex Kealy. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


The News Quiz - Friday 27th September
Guest host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Kerry Godliman and Darren Harriott. Another Supremely busy week also featuring a postcard from the seaside and a rogue walrus. Writing team: Madeleine Brettingham, Jenny Laville, Katie Storey, Kat Sadler and Esyllt Sears. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz - Friday 27th September
Guest host Kiri Pritchard-McLean is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Kerry Godliman and Darren Harriott. Another Supremely busy week also featuring a postcard from the seaside and a rogue walrus. Writing team: Madeleine Brettingham, Jenny Laville, Katie Storey, Kat Sadler and Esyllt Sears. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


News Quiz 20th September 2019
Guest host Andrew Maxwell is joined by Lucy Porter, Helen Lewis, Lloyd Langford and Alun Cochrane. This week some Supremely relevant interventions from Finland and Luxembourg as well as a rare chance to hear some news-based Green Day. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz Fri 13th September 2019
This week's guest host is Patrick Kielty and he's joined by Francis Wheen, Susan Calman, Felicity Ward and Glenn Moore. It's last orderrr orderrrrs this week with some other news about an allegedly not fast but furious man. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz 6th September 2019
Joining Angela Barnes to dissect the latest political machinations are Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans and Jessica Fostekew. Boris Johnson's busy week of comings (new dog) and goings (his brother) plus some welcome light relief from Flirty the Emotional Support Horse. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production Photo credit: Edward Moore @edshots...


The News Quiz 6th September 2019
Joining Angela Barnes to dissect the latest political machinations are Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans and Jessica Fostekew. Boris Johnson's busy week of comings (new dog) and goings (his brother) plus some welcome light relief from Flirty the Emotional Support Horse. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production Photo credit: Edward Moore @edshots...

The News Quiz 30th August 2019
Zoe Lyons is the first guest host in the chair for series 100 of the long-running satirical quiz. She is joined to chew over news stories big and small by Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand, Helen Lewis and Geoff Norcott. A quiet week to start the series as Parliament is prorogued, the Amazon is on fire and seagulls attack. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


Lobby Land - Ep 5 - Cometh the Power
Sam and Mia have been nominated for journalism awards at the prestigious DONCASTAs. But has Sam got a bigger decision to make? Starring Yasmine Akram as Sam, Charlie Higson as Tom, Cariad Lloyd as Mia, Dan Tetsell as Gideon, Daniel Lawrence Taylor as Nath, and Joe Da Costa as Marcus. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster With additional material by Laura Major Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4...

Lobby Land - Ep 4 - Sideways Moves
Tom Shriver MP decides the time is right to reap the benefits of a cash-in memoir, and Sam wants a piece of the action. But is there more to their relationship than meets the eye? Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster. Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4...

Lobby Land - Ep 3 - Brecon Bad
Sam heads to Wales to cover the fallout from the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, giving Mia the worst birthday of her life. Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4...


Lobby Land - Ep 2 - Risky Business
As Boris enters Number 10 and Britain melts in a heat-wave, the Hot Takes journalists follow the only reasonable course of action - hole up at home and turn off the news. Can the peace last? Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Written by Jon Harvey, Christopher Davies and Sarah Dempster With additional material by Laura Major and Dan Tetsell Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4...

Lobby Land - Ep 1 - Vis-à-Vis
Topical sitcom following life in Westminster through the eyes of Sam Peakes, a young political editor at a clickbait website, as she tries to make sense of the madness engulfing British politics. Starring Yasmine Akram, Charlie Higson, Cariad Lloyd, Dan Tetsell and Daniel Lawrence Taylor. Cast: Sam Peakes: Yasmine Akram Tom Shriver MP: Charlie Higson Mia Phillips: Cariad Lloyd Gideon Burnside: Dan Tetsell Nathan Edmonds: Daniel Lawrence Taylor Written by Jon Harvey, Sarah Dempster and Christopher Davies ...

Dead Ringers
Louis Theroux investigates a strange cult....


Dead Ringers
This episode contains a clip from Jeremy Corbyn's new Cardio Workout Video....

Dead Ringers
Boris Johnson's safe word is revealed. Topical satire....

Dead Ringers
Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson makes his first appearance and Rory Stuart his last?...


Dead Ringers
Topical satire. All the cast of the Tory leadership election make an appearance, even that one no one's heard of....

Dead Ringers
Trump, Tory leadership election and an unexpected episode of Line of Duty....

The News Quiz 31 May 2019
Last in the series. Miles Jupp is joined for his final News Quiz in the big chair by panellists Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter, Zoe Lyons & Simon Evans to talk about the Conservative Leadership race, Alistair Campbell being expelled from the Labour Party, and WH Smith being the best at being the worst. David Gower reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...


The News Quiz 24 May 2019
Miles Jupp returns with another episode of Radio 4's most topical of panel games. It was the week Theresa May resigned, Nigel Farage was covered in milkshake and those bastions of Britishness - British Steel and Jamie's Italian - hit the skids. Guests this week are Frankie Boyle, Jen Brister, Helen Lewis and Mark Steel. Susan Rae reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz 17 May 2019
Satirical panel show looking back at the week's news in the week that Theresa May almost definitely agreed to step down as Prime Minister, Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency over Huawei and Alabama voted to outlaw abortion in almost every circumstance. The wonderfully salty Miles Jupp is joined by broadcaster Julia Hartley Brewer and comedians Fred Macaulay, Neil Delamere and Geoff Norcott. Caroline Nicholls reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz 10 May 2019
A satirical look back at what's been happening in the news this week including stories about the EU Election, the birth of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, and the fall in the number of GPs working in the UK. Miles Jupp is joined by Bugler Andy Zaltzman, stand up Desiree Burch and star of The Mash Report Rachel Parris. Alan Smith reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production....


The News Quiz 3 May 2019
Cabinet Leaks, Corbyn commits to staying non-commital, and Camden Council bans Ice Cream Vans. It must be a Bank Holiday News Quiz. The lovely Miles Jupp is joined for a ramble through the week's news with comedians Angela Barnes, Kerry Godliman and Kemah Bob, and Theresa May's former PR advisor Katie Perrior. Neil Sleat reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz 26 Apr 2019
Among the stories this week - a round up of the candidates announced so far in a crowded EU Election field; activist Greta Thunberg's visit to the UK in support of the Extinction Rebellion protests; and the risk of spying as Chinese telecom company Huawei are invited to work on 5g provision in the UK. Miles Jupp is joined by Mark Steel, comedians Ellie Taylor and Andy Zaltzman, and former advisor to Gordon Brown, Ayesha Hazarika. Alan Smith reads the news. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Prod...

The News Quiz 19 Apr 2019
The fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the threat of a Measles outbreak and the Extinction Rebellion protests are among the stories covered in this week's News Quiz. Host Miles Jupp is joined by Zoe Lyons, John Robins, Hugo Rifkind & Danielle Ward for Radio 4's long-running topical quiz. Zeb Soanes reads the news. The chair's script was written by Madeleine Brettingham, Lucy Clarke and Laura Major, with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler and Esyllt Sears. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A...


The News Quiz 12 Apr 2019
Miles Jupp and the team are back for series 99 of the long running topical panel show. And what a time it is to be a topical comedian, with Brexit finally sorted, and the political landscape wide open again, we can joke about all sorts of things. Or maybe not. The arrest of Julian Assange, the Brexit flextension and Peppa Pig are under the magnifying glass this week. Miles' guests in the opening episode are New Statesman journalist Helen Lewis, comedians Alun Cochrane and Desiree Burch, and writer and...

The Now Show - 5th April
For the final show this series, Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Featuring Angela Barnes spreading good news, Eshaan Akbar taking on the weighty issue of representation, and Luke Kempner asking to make it stop. Additional voices from Gemma Arrowsmith. Written by the cast with additional material from Simon Alcock, Katie Storey, Phil Jerrod, Ben Clark, Catherine Brinkworth and Amy Xander Producer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Sharpe BBC Studios P...

The Now Show - 29th March
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we hold a series of indicative votes with no clear outcome - Zoe Lyons looks at 29th March through history, Lucy Porter explores NASA spacewalks and Rachel Parris finds a new Brexit hero. Written by the cast with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler, Mike Shepherd and Zoe Tomalin, Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production...


The Now Show - 22nd March
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Featuring Andy Zaltzman, Vikki Stone, Geoff Norcott and Emma Sidi. Written by the cast with additional material from Laura Major, Ian Smith, Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler and Jeffrey Aidoo. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production...

The Now Show - 15th March
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Alongside our look at a packed week in Westminster, we are joined by Darren Harriott (who gives us a guide to Online Terminology), Ivo Graham (who goes to the match) and Jess Robinson (who has definitely forgotten something). Cast Member: Luke Kempner Written by the cast with additional material from Liam Beirne, Sarah Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth and Aidan Fitzmaurice. Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Producer: Adnan Ahm...

The Now Show - 8th March
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week Neil Delamere visit the Groom Academy, Flo and Joan sing a song for International Women's Day and Marcus Brigstocke asks 'do we get the politicians we deserve. It was written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Nathan Roberts, Phoebe Roy and Edward Tew. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production....


The Now Show - 1st March
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week we look to kick the news can down the road whilst enjoying some unseasonably warm weather. We hear Heidi Regan's take on climate change, Ian Moore takes his French Citizenship test and Jess Robinson pays tribute to our new queen... It was written by the cast, with additional material from Ed Amsden, Tom Coles, Mike Shephard, Catherine Brinkworth and Kai Samra. The song was written and arranged by Jess Robinson, Matth...

The Now Show - 22nd February 2019
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we are breaking away to form our own independent topical comedy show. Listen in as Gareth Gwynn delves into the archive to explore our relationship with Europe and Suzi Ruffell battles trolls... Jake Yapp provides music with Gemma Arrowsmith as additional cast. Written by the cast, with additional material from Jack Bernhardt, Laura Major, Esyllt Sears, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BB...

The News Quiz 15 Feb 2019
Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman and Paul Sinha. This week: good news in Brexit as Liam Fox reveals 4 signed trade deals; bad news for the Labour Party as Kier Starmer recommends new measures to tackle anti-Semitism; and sad news for Russia as Vladimir Putin suggests logging off from the world wide web. Zeb Soanes reads the news. Miles' script was written by Catherine Brinkworth, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Benjamin Partridge, with additional materi...


The News Quiz 08 Feb 2019
It's a week of two Donalds - Donald Trump who gave his third State of the Union address, and Donald Tusk who thought there should be a "special place in hell" for those who promoted Brexit without a plan of how to enact it. Miles Jupp hosts, with Susan Calman, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Desiree Burch & Helen Lewis. Caroline Nicholls reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch and Sarah Morgan, with additional material by Eleanor Morton & Kat Sadler. Produced by...

The News Quiz 01 Feb 2019
Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Andy Hamilton, Ayesha Hazarika, Tim Shipman & Lucy Porter. Stories this week include Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. The programme ends with a tribute to Jeremy Hardy who died on Friday morning. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...

The News Quiz 25 Jan 2019
Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with guests Hugo Rifkind, Neil Delamere, Jen Brister and Nish Kumar. This week: What is Plan B? Why have the Yeoman of the Guard got Beef? And who will play the dog who made friends with another dog and a goat? Miles script was written by Benjamin Partridge, Laura Major & Mike Shephard with additional material from Adele Cliff and Kat Sadler. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...


The News Quiz 18 Jan 2019
The News Quiz team on progress with Brexit, how razor brand Gillette hurt a lot of men's feelings, and a mental image of Piers Morgan that even Marie Kondo can't tidy up. Miles Jupp hosts, with guests Andy Hamilton, Katie Perrior, Danielle Ward and Phil Wang. Diana Speed reads the news. Miles' script is written by Madeleine Brettingham, Robin Morgan & Max Davies, with additional material by Catherine Brinkworth and Esyllt Sears. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production...

News Quiz 11th Jan 2019
Series 98 of the long running satirical show. Joining Miles Jupp this week are Francis Wheen, Helen Lewis, Paul Sinha and Eleanor Tiernan. On the menu this week, a last minute amendment and a stray snake. Writers: Laura Major, Robin Morgan and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Tom Mayhew and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

News Quiz 4th Jan 2019
Miles Jupp returns with a new series of the News Quiz. Hugo Rifkind, Andrew Maxwell, Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons are the guests hurtling and sashaying their way into a news-packed 2019. On this week's programme a lack of ferries and an abundance of sugar. Writers: Nick Doody, Jenny Laville and Benjamin Partridge with additional material by Simon Alcock, Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...


News Quiz Best of 2018
In this special programme, Miles Jupp looks back at the best bits of News Quizzing from 2018. Featuring news stories big and small from international diplomatic wranglings to the pomp of a royal wedding via some less familiar "and finally" whimsy. Also features the pick of listener cuttings sent in across the year - well, the broadcastable ones at least. Writer: Mike Shephard Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production...

Dead Ringers
What did Jeremy Corbyn really say under his breath in the house of commons?...

Dead Ringers
The government continues to provide plenty of employment to satire writers....


Dead Ringers
A special Christmas episode with no mention of Christmas...