Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

By BBC Radio 4

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

Episodes

Dead Ringers - 26th April

The Rwanda bill passes through parliament so will Rishi call an election? Who is really behind the rumours about Angela Rayner? Will Rylan and Stacey Solomon manage to say anything sensible? All questions answered.The series writers include: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Laurence Howarth, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Toussaint Douglass, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Angela Channell, Lizzy Mansfield, Christina Riggs, Peter Tellouche, Rachel Thorne, and Sarah Dempster.Exec: James Robinson Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare
24/05/2427m 55s

The Now Show - 19th April

The Now Show first aired on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998 and this week sees its last ever episode. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a look back over the last 25 years, with help from the voices of Gemma Arrowsmith and Rory Bremner.They are joined by Glenn Moore investigating the Beijing Half Marathon scandal and Harriet Kemsley on the law firm who accidentally divorced the wrong couple. Plus, Jazz Emu looks to the future with an original song accompanied by his band Matt Hutson, Luke Bainbridge and Tom Marlow.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Mike Shephard, Cameron Loxdale, Carl Carzana and Christina Riggs.Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Rich Morris Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
17/05/2434m 33s

The Now Show - 12th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Gareth Gwynn deep diving into the archives of the internet, Laura Lexx on Russ Cook’s incredible Africa run, and an original song from Jon Long. Voices from Daniel Barker and Gemma Arrowsmith.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Zoë Tomalin, Cody Dahler, Adrian Gray and Peter TelloucheProducer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
10/05/2427m 55s

The Now Show - 5th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Jon Holmes on animals making headlines, Angela Barnes on theft and an original song from Jonny & the Baptists. With voices from Ed Jones and Róisín O’Mahony.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Tasha Dhanraj, Mike Shepard, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Peter Tellouche.Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
03/05/2427m 56s

The Now Show - 29th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Geoff Norcott on cynical advertising strategies, Rachel Fairburn on our nation's obsession with conspiracy theories and an original song from Rachel Parris. With voices from Jon Culshaw and Laura Shavin.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cameron Loxdale, Tasha Dhanraj, Pravanya Pillay & Christina Riggs.Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Rich Morris Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
26/04/2427m 55s

The Now Show - 22nd March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Lucy Porter on Laura Kenny’s retirement, Alasdair Beckett-King on the state of our nation’s health and an original song from Mitch Benn. With voices from Ed Jones and Katie Norris.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cody Dahler, Zoe Tomalin, Katie Sayer and Peter Tellouche.Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
20/04/2428m 16s

The Now Show - 15th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Marcus Brigstocke unpacking screen addiction and Ria Lina on the International Women's Day - Oscars overlap, and an original song from Ed MacArthur.The show was written by the cast with additional material from David Duncan, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Jade Gebbie and Christina Riggs.Voice Actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Jason Forbes.Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
20/04/2427m 55s

The News Quiz - 8th March

Mark Steel, Marie Le Conte, Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons join Andy Zaltzman for the last episode in the present series.This week the panel give their 2p on the budget, the battle for the White House and what it might sound like if George Galloway joined the News Quiz.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Meryl O'Rourke, Molly McGuinness, Peter Tellouche and Christina Riggs.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Recorded by Marc Willcox and Neva MissirianA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
05/04/2428m 20s

The News Quiz - 1st March

Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Ashley Storrie and Stuart Mitchell join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the week's news from Aberdeen.This week the panel discuss Gordon Brown’s vision for a second renaissance in Aberdeen, why Lee Anderson has lost the Tory whip, and the difference between Mob Rule and Ja Rule.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Rebecca Bain, Alex Garrick-Wright, Krystal Evans, Peter Tellouche and Christina Riggs.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinators: Sarah Nicholls & Jodie Charman Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Recorded by Sean KerwinA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
29/03/2428m 9s

The News Quiz - 23rd February

Andrew Doyle, Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter and Ria Lina join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the week's news.This week the panel tackle how a parliamentary debate about peace descended into constitutional conflict, why Donald Trump is actively urging his supporters to put their foot in it, literally this time, and how Britannia nuked the waves.Strap in.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale and Viv MayProducer: James Robinson Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls & Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
22/03/2428m 35s

The News Quiz - 16th February

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Zoe Lyons, Andrew Maxwell, Rachel Parris, and Danny Finkelstein.In this week of Lent and Love Andy and the panel address Labour's difficult relationship with itself, Trump's flirtations with Putin, and giving up on the idea of home ownership.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Ben Clover, and Jade GebbieProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
15/03/2428m 33s

The News Quiz - 9th February

Coming to you from Belfast this week, Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news with Zoe Lyons, Neil Delamere, Diona Doherty, and Alex Kane.In this episode Andy and the panel will be asking if turning the Northern Ireland Assembly off and on has made it work again?Why Labour is keeping the red flag flying?… a Formula 1 style red flag, that is, which they’re waving at their own environment policy to tell it it’s off.And whose chopper has got them in trouble?Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Alison Spittle, John Meagher, and Claire SullivanProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
08/03/2428m 30s

The News Quiz - 2nd February

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Simon Evans, Ria Lina, Alasdair Beckett-King, and Anushka Asthana.In this episode Andy and the panel will be discussing if Power-Sharing will prove to be Power-Caring, and whether anyone anywhere has ever thought of googling "Is it possible to back up WhatsApp messages?”Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Alice Fraser, Jade Gebbie, and Adam Greene.Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
01/03/2428m 30s

The News Quiz - 26th January

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Lucy Porter, Geoff Norcott, Alasdair Beckett-King, and Cindy Yu.In this episode Andy and the panel address the issue of BBC bias after upsetting a minister with last week's show, try and figure out exactly what Keir Starmer stands for, and ask the question... who is ready for war?Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Mike Shephard, and Meryl O'RourkeProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
23/02/2428m 35s

The News Quiz - 19th January

Andy Zaltzman quizzes news from Swansea this week. Providing all the answers are Lucy Porter, Robin Morgan, Tadiwa Mahlunge, and Ayesha Hazarika.In this episode Andy and the panel have a look at some broken geopolitical New Year's resolutions and how life seemingly both began and is now struggling in Wales.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale, and Callum JonesProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
16/02/2428m 49s

The News Quiz - 12th January

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories
09/02/2428m 31s

The News Quiz - 5th January

A look back on some of the best bits of News Quizzing from 2023In this compilation episode Andy Zaltzman casts his satirical eye over the highs and lows of the year, in which the UK managed to hold of a Prime Minister for more than a year (well done us), The Economy moved about as erratically as a paper plane in a snow storm, and there were some events in the Middle East that made doing a light-hearted topical news show a bit of a challenge at times...Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman.Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Jodie CharmanA BBC Studios Production
02/02/2428m 49s

Dead Ringers - 29th December

Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens join Bill Dare, the long time producer and creator of Dead Ringers, to look back at the last ten years of the programme on Radio 4. Their focus is party leaders – the ones they most want to remember.We’ll hear a selection of the funniest party leader sketches going back to 2014 when Dead Ringers returned to radio and David Cameron vs Ed Miliband was the main show in town. Jon, Jan and Bill will whizz through the next decade giving us a behind the scenes glimpse of how party leaders across the spectrum were portrayed on the show.Produced and created by Bill DareA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
26/01/2428m 17s

Dead Ringers - 22nd December

Topical satire, featuring all the people you’d least like to have Christmas dinner with.There are debut appearances from Baroness Mone, Katherine Jenkins and the new Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa. Sunak and King Charles give their end of year speeches, and there is a surprise guest on Naked Attraction. This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Rachel E Thorn, Joe Topping, Alex Bertullis-Fernandes and Chris Donovan. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey.Produced and created by Bill DareA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4An EcoAudio certified production
19/01/2428m 26s

Dead Ringers - 15th December

Topical comedy as everyone's favourite impressions show returns... with a festive twist.This episode features the Rwanda migrant crisis, Tory factionalism, Sir Kier Starmer’s latest policy and troubling times for The Wombles.This week's impressionists are Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey.This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Peter Tellouche, , Sophie Dickson, Rachel E Thorn and Jo Topping.Sound Design for the series by Rich EvansProduced and created by Bill Dare.
12/01/2428m 44s

The Now Show - 8th December

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Geoff Norcott looking in the proposal of a Minister for Men, Harriet Kemsley on Kim Jong Un's pleas to North Korea, and an original song from Peter Rugman.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Adrian Gray, Miranda Holms, Rajiv Karia, Cameron Loxdale and Laura Major.Voice Actors: Daniel Barker and Chiara Goldsmith.Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
05/01/2428m 40s

The Now Show - 1st December

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by David Eagle unpacking the Advent, Jessica Fostekew looking into the repeal of the New Zealand smoking ban, and an original song from Archie Henderson, performed with Becky CJ.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Alex Garrick-Wright, Jade Gebbie, Rhiannon Shaw, Miranda Holms and Cody Dahler.Voice Actors: Jason Forbes and Lola-Rose Maxwell.Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
29/12/2328m 41s

The Now Show - 24th November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Ria Lina looking into changes in the NHS, Fin Taylor on the Royals, and with an original song from Ed MacArthur.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Rachel E Thorn, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Joe Bates and Cody Dahler.Voice Actors: Joz Norris and Gemma Arrowsmith.Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
22/12/2328m 31s

The Now Show - 17th November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They are joined by Zoe Lyons, with some news of recent rare sightings, Pierre Novellie, exploring the latest in middle class crazes, and Jess Robinson, singing about the real stalwart of 10 Downing Street.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Mike Shephard, Tasha Dhanraj, David Duncan and Cody Dahler.Voice Actors: Jason Forbes & Roisin O'MahonyProducer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
15/12/2328m 37s

The Now Show - 10th November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They are joined by Alasdair Beckett-King who mourns his political heroes, Desiree Burch with a deep dive on fast fashion, and Huge Davies gives us his musical take on why AI might not be so bad after all.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Mike Shephard, Zoe Tomalin, Christina Riggs and Cody Dahler.Voice actors: Daniel Barker & Gemma ArrowsmithProducer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
08/12/2328m 37s

The Now Show - 3rd November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They are joined by Ken Cheng who uses air fryers to help explain his frustration with the housing market, Helen Bauer arguing why school uniforms need to remain affordable, and Rachel Parris gives her musical take on what truly scares us at Halloween.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cameron Loxdale, Tasha Dhanraj, Jules Garnett and Cody Dahler.Voice actors: Roisin O'Mahony & Ed JonesProducer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
01/12/2328m 22s

The News Quiz - 27th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are Ian Smith, Ria Lina, Hugo Rifkind, and Robin MorganIn this final episode of the series Andy and the panel discuss some problematic protests, the looming general election, and BRITS IN SPACE!Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard and Adam GreeneProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
24/11/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 20th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are Ian Smith, Lucy Porter, Anushka Asthana, and Simon EvansIn this episode Andy and the panel discuss the language of war, our crumbling infrastructure, and massive rats!Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material byJade Gebbie, Simon Alcock and Cameron LoxdaleProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
17/11/2327m 47s

The News Quiz - 13th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are, Alex Massie, Simon Evans, Alice Fraser, and Rachel Parris.In this episode Andy and the panel deconstruct a Grey Wall, celebrate some Nobel achievements, and get ready for Halloween with the world's largest pumpkin.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Peter Tellouche and Cameron LoxdaleProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
10/11/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 6th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. With him to find the answers to all our problems Daliso Chaponda, Susie McCabe, Bethany Black, and Hugo RifkindThis week, Andy and the panel discuss the cancellation of the world's most delayed train, a very awkward work event, and the most patient guide dog (such a good boy).Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Alice Fraser Cody Dahler and Caroline MabeyProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Giles AspenA BBC Studios Production
03/11/2327m 52s

The News Quiz - 29th September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. With him to find the answers to all our problems Andrew Doyle, Athena Kugblenu, Felicity Ward and Hugo Rifkind.This week, Andy and the panel discuss Suella's desire to ditch conventions, Sunak laughing all the way to the Rosebank, and the thrills and spills of the Lib Dem conference.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Alice Fraser Ben Clover Cody Dahler and Miranda HolmsProducer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Giles AspenA BBC Studios Production
27/10/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 22nd September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing all the answers Ria Lina, Ayesha Hazarika, Chris McCausland, and Alasdair Beckett-King.In this episode Andy and the panel discuss Rishi rowing back on net zero, Wales slowing down, HS2 grinding to a halt and Starmer's European sojourn.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard Rhiannon Shaw and Miranda HolmsProducer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Giles AspenA BBC Studios Production
20/10/2327m 36s

The News Quiz - 15th September

Lucy Porter, Tom Ballard, Anushka Asthana, and Mark Steel joined Andy Zaltzman to quiz the week's news.In this episode Andy and the panel search for the world's most obvious spy, the world's most awkward train ride, and the UK's worst road.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard and Christina RiggsProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
13/10/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 8th September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are, Ian Smith, Lucy Porter, Hugo Rifkind, and Zoe Lyons.In this episode Andy and the panel test the state of schools, the resiliance of a reshuffle, and value of vets.Written by Andy ZaltzmanWith additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shepard and Eleri MorganProducer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
06/10/2327m 54s

The Naked Week with Andrew Hunter Murray

The sixth of our satirical specials this summer. From The Skewer’s Jon Holmes comes The Naked Week, a fresh way of dressing the week’s news in the altogether and parading it around for everyone to laugh at. Host Andrew Hunter Murray (No Such Thing As A Fish, QI Elf, Private Eye) will strip away the curtain and dive into not only the big stories, but also at the way in which the news is packaged and presented. From award-winning writers and a crack team of contemporary satirists - and recorded in front of a live audience - The Naked Week delivers a (consensual) topical news nude straight to your ears. An unusual production for BBC Radio 4.
29/09/2330m 8s

Catherine Bohart: TL;DR

The fifth of our satirical specials this summer. Columns. Analysis. The Guardian's Long Read. Who has time? Catherine Bohart, that's who, and she's going beyond the headlines to give you the lowdown on one of the biggest stories of the week, alongside journalist James Ball and roving correspondent Sunil Patel. Catherine has fast become one of the most sought-after comedians in the UK and Ireland. She co-hosted the BBC Sounds Podcast and Radio 4 show You’ll Do and has appeared on multiple radio shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz, Museum of Curiosity and A Good Read. The past twelve months have seen her record her debut special for Amazon Prime Video. She has also made multiple appearances on shows such Mock The Week, Late Night Mash and The News Quiz. Catherine’s other broadcasting credits include Sky1’s A League Of Their Own, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave’s Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and BBC2’s Richard Osman’s House Of Games. She was also a regular correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report and has written material for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2). Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Sarah Campbell, Emma Nagouse and Pravanya Pillay. Produced by Victoria Lloyd. A Mighty Bunny production for BBC Radio 4
22/09/2328m 33s

The United Nations of News

The fourth of our satirical specials this summer. Ria Lina heads up a crack team of international comics including: Daliso Chaponda, Heidi Regan, Urooj Ashfaq and Ignacio Lopez to discuss the big stories making the news at home and around the world. You'll get an outsider's view on the news affecting you and also a peek behind the headlines from our comedians' homelands. We show them ours and then they show us theirs. The United Nations of News: proof that comedy really is universal.
15/09/2328m 14s

Dom Joly Breaks the News

The third of our satirical specials this summer. In a topical mash-up of prank calls, interviews and features, Dom Joly offers his mischievously surreal take on the people and stories that are hitting the week's headlines. As Dom attempts to get to the bottom of the biggest stories of the week, he challenges experts and makes calls to the wrong people about the wrong thing, often at the wrong time. Best known for Trigger Happy TV which reinvented the hidden camera format, Dom actually has a degree in politics and is a former diplomat. He once stood against Alan Clarke in the 1997 general election. So make no mistake, in Dom Joly Breaks the News, Dom’s asking serious questions about that week's actual news. He just wonders whether approaching things from a slightly different angle might give us more interesting answers. Presenter – Dom Joly Producers – Alison Vernon-Smith and Julian Mayers A Yada-Yada Audio production for BBC Radio 4
08/09/2327m 16s

What Are You Talking About?

Hosted by Rhys James (Mock The Week, The Now Show), ‘What Are You Talking About?’ investigates the major issues of the week before solving them perfectly forever. Rhys will be joined by a gaggle of comedy’s fastest rising stars, including Alasdair Beckett-King and Celya AB, to look at the news and ask ‘Why?’, ‘How come?’ And ‘Why though?’
01/09/2328m 34s

The Newsmakers with Rachel Parris

The first of our satirical specials this summer. The Newsmakers is an interview show where host Rachel Parris will deliver her views on the week's news and then talk to the people at the centre of those stories, from journalists to MPs to yacht-attacking orcas - all of whom are fictional, and played by comedians. Presented by Rachel Parris Guests: Rosie Holt Sam Pamphilion Michael Spicer Bilal Zafar Nim Odedra Additional material: Gareth Gwynn & Robin Morgan Recorded and edited by David Thomas Producer: Ed Morrish A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4
25/08/2328m 35s

Dead Ringers - 21st July

The series finale featuring many talented voices.
18/08/2327m 48s

Dead Ringers - 14th July

The penultimate episode of the current series.
11/08/2328m 0s

Dead Ringers - 7th July

What did Humza Yousaf and King Charles really say to each other when they met in Edinburgh? What is Sir Kier Starmer’s secret plan for after the election, and who first coined the word Aardvark? Answers to these questions and so much more.This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Joe Topping, Sophie Dickson, Sarah Campbell, Peter Tellouche, and Toussaint Douglass.Produced and created by Bill Dare Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini
04/08/2327m 55s

Introducing six Summer Specials

Hear brand-new satire on the Friday Night Comedy podcast from BBC Radio 4 with six Summer Specials. Including Rachel Parris, Dom Joly, Catherine Bohart, Rhys James, Ria Lina and Andrew Hunter Murray. If you're in the UK you can listen to latest episode first on BBC Sounds before anywhere else.
31/07/2347s

Dead Ringers - 30th June

The series continues with this week's impressionists.
28/07/2328m 0s

Dead Ringers - 23rd June

featuring the voices of Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Jess Robinson, Jason Forbes and Jan Ravens.
21/07/2327m 59s

Dead Ringers - 16th June

Dead Ringers is back for a brand new series! Featuring the voices of Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jess Robinson, Duncan Wisbey and Jan Ravens.
14/07/2327m 37s

The News Quiz - 9th June

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
07/07/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 2nd June

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
30/06/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 26th May

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
23/06/2327m 49s

The News Quiz - 19th May

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
16/06/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 12th May

Topical quiz show, taking its questions and finding its laughs from the week's news.
09/06/2327m 55s

The News Quiz - 5th May

Topical comedy quiz show, where Andy Zaltzman & a crack panel dive into this week's news.
02/06/2327m 54s

The News Quiz - 28th April

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
26/05/2327m 53s

The Now Show - 21st April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
19/05/2328m 27s

The Now Show - 14th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
12/05/2328m 30s

The Now Show - 7th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
05/05/2327m 56s

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29/04/2322s

The Now Show - 31st March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
28/04/2328m 46s

The Now Show - 24th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
21/04/2328m 34s

The Now Show - 17th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
14/04/2328m 28s

The News Quiz - 10th March

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
07/04/2328m 54s

The News Quiz - 3rd March

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Simon Evans, Felicity Ward, Samira Ahmed and Alasdair Beckett-King. This week, we’ll be finding out what’s up with Matt Hancock’s WhatsApps, who wins with the Windsor Framework, and who King Charles had round for tea.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Zoë Tomalin, Rhiannon Shaw and Jade Gebbie.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
31/03/2328m 50s

The News Quiz - 24th February

Andy is joined by Ian Smith, Holly Walsh, Andy Parsons and from The Spectator, Kate Andrews. This week the panel discuss the war in Ukraine one year on, Keir Starmer's missions, and the editing of Dahl.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Jade Gebbie, and Will Hall.Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
24/03/2328m 53s

The News Quiz - 17th February

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Hugo Rifkind and Nish Kumar. On the agenda this week is Nicola Sturgeon's surprise resignation, Jeremy Corbyn being barred as a Labour candidate and the case of 200,000 stolen Cadbury Creme Eggs.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Eleanor Morton, Peter Tellouche and Cameron Loxdale.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
17/03/2328m 50s

The News Quiz - 10th February

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Mark Steel, Ria Lina, Catherine Bohart and Camilla Long. This week the panel discuss President Zelensky's surprise visit to the UK, Rishi Sunak's cabinet reshuffle and Liz Truss' political comeback.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Zoë Tomalin, Rebecca Bain and Cameron Loxdale. Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
10/03/2328m 16s

The News Quiz - 3rd February

For this week's News Quiz we're in Glasgow! Andy is joined by Frankie Boyle, Susie McCabe, Ashley Storrie and journalist Alex Massie. Up for discussion is the latest on strike action, the economy and the possibility of bringing a Dodo back to life.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Stuart Mitchell, Carl Carzana and Jade Gebbie.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
03/03/2328m 20s

The News Quiz - 27th January

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Geoff Norcott, Chris McCausland, Isabel Hardman and Maisie Adam. This week they discuss a taxing week for Nadhim Zahawi, a downer week for levelling up, and the small matter of the end of the world.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Davina Bentley, Simon Alcock, and Cameron Loxdale.Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
24/02/2327m 38s

The News Quiz – 20th January

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Geoff Norcott, Shaparak Khorsandi, Helen Lewis and Ian Smith. This week they discuss Keir Starmer's plans for the NHS, teachers' strikes and the political row over Scotland's gender recognition reform bill.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Katie Storey, Vicky Richards and Cameron Loxdale.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
17/02/2328m 43s

The News Quiz – 13th January

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Lucy Porter, Mark Steel, Ayesha Hazarika and Ian Smith. This week they discuss ongoing strike action, the Labour Party's political transactions and a royal family fraction.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Jade Gebbie.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
10/02/2328m 58s

The News Quiz – 6th January

It’s 2023 and Andy Zaltzman is back with a brand-new series of The News Quiz to start the year.This week Andy is joined by Lucy Porter, Chris McCausland, Samira Ahmed and Scott Bennett. They discuss Rishi Sunak’s newly released ‘five-point plan’, Keir Starmer’s pledge not to open the ‘big government chequebook’ and the surprise appearance of a walrus in Scarborough.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, James Farmer, Jennifer Walker and Jade Gebbie.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Becky Carewe-Jeffries Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
03/02/2329m 28s

News Quiz Best of 2022 – 30th December

A look back on some of the best bits of News Quizzing from 2022.In this compilation episode Andy Zaltzman casts his satirical eye over the highs and lows of the year, in which the UK has had two monarchs, three Prime Ministers and countless debates over whether a party can technically be called a party.Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman.Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Ryan Walker-Edwards Sound Editor: Jerry PealA BBC Studios Production
27/01/2344m 14s

Dead Ringers – 23rd December

Could Theresa May make a comeback? Who could be Twitter’s new CEO? And what will King Charles say in his first Christmas message? All these questions are answered in the final Dead Ringers of the year.Performed by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai.Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, Edward Tew, Cody Dahler, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson, Katie Sayer.Produced and created by Bill Dare. Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
20/01/2328m 3s

Dead Ringers – 16th December

The content of Matt Hancock’s Covid diaries, the reason why Sir Keir Starmer may soon be out of a job, and a behind-the-scenes look at the King's preparations for his Christmas message.Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis McLeod, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai.Written by Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, James Bugg, Cody Dahler, Toussaint Douglass, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson, Katie Sayer, Peter Tellouche and Edward Tew.Produced and created by Bill Dare. Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
13/01/2328m 26s

Dead Ringers – 9th December

BBC Radio 4 has a new owner, Woman’s Hour has a new host, and David Beckham gets an unusual new role. Find out what all this can be about on all new Dead Ringers.Performed by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai.Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, James Bugg, Toussaint Douglass, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson and Edward Tew.Produced and created by Bill Dare Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
06/01/2329m 19s

The Now Show - 2nd December

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Jamie MacDonald, Lucy Porter and Ed MacArthur.Jamie MacDonald shares his experience of Disability History Month, Lucy Porter examines our increasingly secular population and Ed MacArthur is a PR consultant, rebranding famous faces.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Aidan Fitzmaurice, Zoe Tomalin, Rachel E. Thorn and Cameron Loxdale.Voice actors: George Fouracres and Lola-Rose MaxwellSound: David Thomas Sound assistant: Guy Marley Executive Producer: Richard Morris Producer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
30/12/2229m 19s

The Now Show - 25th November

Hugh Dennis and Glenn Moore (standing in for Steve Punt) present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Alex Kealy, Athena Kugblenu and Ignacio Lopez.Athena Kugblenu looks at Shamima Begum’s citizenship appeal, Alex Kealy walks us through crises in cryptocurrency and Ignacio Lopez is an England fan singing about the meaning of the World Cup.The show was written by Steve Punt and the cast with additional material from Simon Alcock, Alfie Packham, Vicky Richards and Jade Gebbie.Voice actors: Jason Forbes and Roisin O'MahonySound: David Thomas Executive Producer: Richard Morris Producer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
23/12/2227m 58s

The Now Show - 18th November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Alfie Brown, Lauren Pattison and Jess Robinson.Lauren Pattison takes us through Matt Hancock's jungle journey, Alfie Brown declares why "I Love Keir Starmer" and Jess Robinson sings us through what makes the perfect Christmas advert.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Sarah Campbell, Mike Shephard, Alex Garrick-Wright and Cameron LoxdaleVoice actors: Luke Kempner and Stevie MartinSound: David Thomas Executive Producer: Richard Morris Producer: Sasha Bobak Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
16/12/2227m 59s

The Now Show - 11th November

Steve Punt is joined by Gemma Arrowsmith (standing in for Hugh Dennis) to present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Catherine Bohart, Fin Taylor and Jazz Emu.Catherine Bohart wraps her head around the Elon Musk era at Twitter, Fin Taylor takes on the climate crisis, and Jazz Emu brings an original song that’ll turn your art perspective upside-down.The show was written by the cast and Hugh Dennis with additional material from Tasha Dhanraj, Katie Storey, Carl Carzana and Cameron Loxdale.Voice actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Daniel BarkerSound: David Thomas Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
09/12/2228m 26s

The Now Show - 4th November

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Colin Hoult, Laura Lexx and Jordan Gray.Anna Mann (Colin Hoult) shares advice about the cost of living crisis, Laura Lexx looks ahead to Prince Harry’s autobiography, and musical guest Jordan Gray debunks a controversy about Mr Potato Head.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Rebecca Bain, Laura Major, Nathan Cowley and Jade Gebbie.Voice actors: Luke Kempner and Katie NorrisSound: Marc Willcox & Gary Newman Executive Producer: James Robinson Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
02/12/2228m 33s

The Now Show - 28th October

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Cally Beaton, Emmanuel Sonubi and Christy Coysh.Cally takes inspiration from primates, Emmanuel fights his news addiction and Christy delivers a ballad to a national icon.The show was written by the cast with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Alex Kealy, Peter Tellouche and Jade Gebbie.Voice actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Ed JonesSound: Marc Willcox & Gary Newman Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Sarah NichollsA BBC Studios Production
25/11/2227m 55s

The News Quiz - 21st October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
18/11/2229m 14s

The News Quiz - 14th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
11/11/2228m 47s

The News Quiz - 7th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
04/11/2228m 18s

The News Quiz - 30th September

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
28/10/2227m 34s

The News Quiz - 23rd September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
21/10/2227m 42s

The News Quiz - 16th September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.
14/10/2227m 55s

Party's Over - 2nd September

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking, 'What do I do now?'"I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin.This week, the gang return to their old stomping ground on a mission to find their fortune.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi and Justin Edwards.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Jerry PealA BBC Studios Production
30/09/2227m 54s

Party's Over - 26th August

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'"I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry TobinThis week, drama follows Henry in the form of an actor trying to get under his skin.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Fergus Craig.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Jerry PealA BBC Studios Production
23/09/2227m 58s

Party's Over - 19th August

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'"I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry TobinThis week, Henry receives an unwanted family visit.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Ruth Bratt.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: David ThomasA BBC Studios Production
23/09/2227m 48s

Party's Over - 12th August

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'"I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry TobinThis week, a security breach leads to MI5 sending Henry a new personal protection officer.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Mali Ann Rees.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: David ThomasA BBC Studios Production
23/09/2227m 46s

Party's Over - 5th August

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'"I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin.Henry hopes that an invitation to make a speech will be the passport he needs to a regular slot on the international lecture circuit.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Mumeni.Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Chris MacleanA BBC Studios Production.
02/09/2227m 58s

Party's Over - 29th July

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?''I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones.' Former British Prime Minister Henry TobinAfter some unsuccessful attempts last summer to get back to the top, Henry returns with some new ideas on how to delay his impending descent into national irrelevance. In this first episode of the new series, Henry and team travel to Birmingham for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and immediately spy an opportunity for a comeback.Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Momeni.Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in BirminghamWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Chris MacleanA BBC Studios Production
26/08/2227m 29s

Dead Ringers - 22nd July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
19/08/2227m 33s

Dead Ringers - 15th July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
12/08/2228m 23s

Dead Ringers - 8th July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
05/08/2228m 24s

Dead Ringers - 1st July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
29/07/2227m 57s

Dead Ringers - 24th June

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.
22/07/2228m 3s

Dead Ringers - 17th June

Since the last series there’s been Sue Gray’s report, tractorgate, a war in Europe, 1970s-style inflation, Liz Truss has become foreign secretary and Michael Gove still exists. Such calamities are the life blood of satirists. The supply chain of human folly is functioning better than ever. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson, and Duncan Wisbey. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth and others. Produced and created by Bill Dare. Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Rich Evans A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
15/07/2227m 52s

The News Quiz - 10th June

Andy Zaltzman presents the last in the current series of the topical quiz show.
08/07/2227m 52s

The News Quiz - 3rd June

Andy Zaltzman hurls the week's headlines at a panel of comedians and journalists.
01/07/2227m 41s

The News Quiz - 27th May

Andy Zaltzman presents the News Quiz from the 2022 Hay Festival.
24/06/2227m 51s

The News Quiz - 20th May

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
17/06/2227m 37s

The News Quiz - 13th May

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
10/06/2227m 16s

The News Quiz - 6th May

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.
03/06/2227m 59s

The News Quiz - 29th April

Andy Zaltzman reflects on a week of headlines in the company of guests including Andy Hamilton and host of BBC Radio Scotland's 'Breaking the News', Des Clarke. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum A BBC Studios Production
27/05/2227m 57s

The News Quiz - 22nd April

Series 108 of the topical quiz where Andy Zaltzman grabs the week’s headlines and hurls them at four of the nation’s best comedians and journalists. This week Andy is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Felicity Ward, Daliso Chaponda and Eleanor Tiernan. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum A BBC Studios Production
20/05/2227m 37s

The Now Show - 15th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
13/05/2227m 55s

The Now Show - 8th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
06/05/2227m 55s

The Now Show - 1st April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
29/04/2227m 46s

The Now Show - 25th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
22/04/2227m 55s

The Now Show – 18th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.
15/04/2227m 55s

The Now Show - 11th March

The Now Show returns with Steve and Hugh being joined by Stevie Martin and Kieran Hodgson, alongside stand-up from Ian Smith and Chloe Petts, and music from Huge Davies.
08/04/2227m 55s

Friday Night Comedy is now first on BBC Sounds

Looking for the latest episode? New episodes of Friday Night Comedy will now be available first on BBC Sounds for four weeks before other podcast apps.If you haven’t already, you can download the BBC Sounds app to listen to the Friday Night Comedy podcast first.BBC Sounds is also available in lots of other places. Find us on your voice device or smart speaker, on your connected TV, in your car, or at bbc.co.uk/sounds.The latest episode is available on BBC Sounds right now.BBC Sounds – you can find exclusive music mixes, live BBC radio and more podcasts like this one.
12/03/221m 0s

News Quiz 4th March 2022

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, this week Andy Zaltzman is joined by Mark Steel, Sindhu Vee, Daniel Finkelstein and Lucy Porter to discuss war in Ukraine and the international reaction. Last in the series.Hosted by Andy Zaltzman Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Cameron Loxdale, Jade Gebbie and Peter Tellouche. Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxThe Producer is James Robinson, and it is a BBC Studios Production.
04/03/2228m 57s

News Quiz 25th February 2022

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, this week Andy Zaltzman is joined by Angela Barnes, Ian Smith, Desiree Burch and Geoff Norcott to discuss Putin's invasion of Ukraine and the reaction at home and abroad. The team also look at the end of COVID restrictions in England, Johnson's questionnaire from the Met, and Trump's new social media venture.Hosted by Andy Zaltzman Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Sean Stoakes and Cameron Loxdale. Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxThe Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.
25/02/2228m 56s

News Quiz 18th February 2022

Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, his week Andy Zaltzman was joined by Elis James, Olga Koch, Tim Shipman and Shaparak Khorsandi to look at the situation in Ukraine, and how the cream of British politics are dealing with the delicate situation; we looks at the Met Police, in a week that the Met Police are looking at Prince Charles, and in a (possible) world first, we have an audio-only picture round!Hosted by Andy Zaltzman Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Ken Cheng and Rajiv Karia Production Co-ordinators: Katie Baum & Caroline Barlow Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxThe Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.
18/02/2228m 56s

News Quiz 11th February 2022

After 5-and-a-half series, 44 episodes and 714 days, The News Quiz welcomes a live studio audience once again.Recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre, this week Andy Zaltzman was joined by Mark Steel, Athena Kugblenu, Hugo Rifkind and Jackie Weaver to look at NHS backlogs, the end of all COVID restrictions in England, a minor reshuffle and a major scientific breakthrough.Hosted by Andy Zaltzman Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Alex Kealy, Eleri Morgan and Rajiv Karia Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxThe Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.
11/02/2228m 57s

News Quiz 4th February 2022

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Elis James, Ola Labib, Zoe Lyons and Ed Balls to give an un-redacted update on the week’s news.The panel look at Partygate and Johnson's precarious position in No.10, find out what the Levelling Up whitepaper can teach us about the birth of civilisation, and discover how little we know about trees.Hosted by Andy Zaltzman Chairs script by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material from Alice Fraser, Benjamin Partridge, Ray Badran and Tasha Dhanraj Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxThe Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.
04/02/2227m 55s

News Quiz 28th January 2022

Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Nish Kumar, Rachel Fairburn, Neil Delamere and Isabel Hardman. They try to make sense of a week of war mongering and cake ambushes.Chair's Script: Written by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material: Written by Alice Fraser, Heidi Regan, Rhiannon Shaw and Tasha Dhanraj. Production Coordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Producer: James RobinsonA BBC Studios Production
28/01/2227m 37s

News Quiz 21st January 2022

Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz satirise the week's news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Alice Fraser, Chris McCausland, Daliso Chaponda and Hugo Rifkind. They try to make sense of a week of big dogs, pork pies and red meat.Chair's Script: Written by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material: Written by Heidi Regan, Cameron Loxdale, Stephen Buchanan and Tasha Dhanraj. Production Coordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Producer: James RobinsonA BBC Studios Production
21/01/2227m 39s

News Quiz 14th January 2022

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines, in a tough week for the Prime Minister.Joined by a panel of Ayesha Hazarika, Paul Sinha, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Simon Evans, Andy looks back over the events of 20th May 2020 with Sue Gray-like focus. As well as Downing Street parties, the panel discuss rising energy bills, pig heart transplants, space telescopes and Michael Gove being trapped in a lift.Chair's Script: Written by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material: by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Celya AB and Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies.A BBC Studios Production.
14/01/2227m 50s

News Quiz 7th January 2022

Andy Zaltzman and the News Quiz return to satirise the weeks news from the UK and beyond.This week Andy is joined by Alice Fraser, Chris McCausland, Katie Perrior and Ahir Shah. They look at the smallprint on Keir Starmer's 'contract with Britain', rate Boris Johnson's new look, and discuss Novak Djokovic's double fault.Chair's Script: Written by Andy Zaltzman Additional Material: Written by Simon Alcock, Nathan D'Arcy Roberts, Alice Fraser, Rajiv Karia and Hannah Platt Production Coordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Producer: Gwyn Rhys DaviesA BBC Studios Production
07/01/2227m 55s

News Quiz Best of 2021 TX 31st Dec 2021

Andy Zaltzman raids the 2021 archive to remember amongst other things, a man in a horned helmet running around the Capitol Building, the leader of the opposition not being allowed into a pub and Britain's favourite alpaca.Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Katie BaumA BBC Studios Production
31/12/2127m 36s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - The Multiverse Special

A "Today programme" special which takes a satirical look back at recent events in alternative earths around the multiverse. There are worlds in which England attempts to break free from the yoke of Scottish rule, the most serious pandemic is Man Flu, Love Island is an important world power, Ronnie Corbett is worshipped as a god and TV series Succession is also wildly popular - but not as you would know it.Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Sophie Dickinson, Rob Darke, Dan Audritt and Kat Butterfield, Cody Dahler, and Duncan Wisbey.Producer... Bill Dare Production Coordinator... Caroline Barlow Sound Designer... Rich Evans A BBC Studios Production
24/12/2142m 56s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - Episode 2

For the first time broadcast live, from the BBC Radio Theatre, London on Friday. This live show will feature Professor Sir Chris Whitty as you’ve never seen him before, Boris Johnson seeks the help of The Repair Shop, there's guidance on how to have fun without the office party and the epic quest to get a booster jab.With, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.Written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Sophie Dickson, Rob Darke, Cody Dahler and Rachel Ethorn.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
17/12/2127m 34s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - Episode 1

The team delve into what really happened at Downing Street last Christmas, the real source of the Omicron variant, and follow Boris and Carrie’s baby’s first day at her new job.Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Rob Darke, Natasha Dhanraj and Cody Dahler.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
10/12/2127m 36s

The Now Show - 3rd December - feat Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them for the final episode of the series and all from a safe distance is Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald with music supplied by Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner.Voice Actors: Kieran Hodgson and Nimisha Odedra.Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
03/12/2127m 53s

The Now Show - 26th November - feat Athena Kugblenu, Geoff Norcott, and Huge Davies

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in the BBC's Radio Theatre in front of a remote audience.Joining them from a safe distance is Athena Kugblenu taking on MPs wages, and Geoff Norcott on must-see TV. This week's music is supplied by Huge Davies.Voice Actors: Emma Sidi and Jason ForbesProducer: Rajiv Karia Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
26/11/2127m 50s

The Now Show - 19th November ft Ria Lina, Josh Pugh and Beardyman

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Ria Lina taking on back-seat scientists, Josh Pugh pondering on dinosaur discoveries, and Beardyman playing us out with a jazzy ode to staying calm.Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Natasha Hodgson Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
19/11/2127m 53s

The Now Show - 12th November ft Gareth Gwynn, Michael Spicer, Priya Hall and Ignacio Lopez

Steve Punt and Gareth Gwynn present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Michael Spicer tackling non-sensical poiticians, Priya Hall wonders why we're experiencing shortages of pretty much everything and Igancio Lopez plays us out with a Bowie-inspired song about billionaires in space.Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Karen Bartke.Producer: Pete Strauss & Rajiv Karia Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
12/11/2127m 54s

The Now Show - 5th November ft Glenn Moore, Daliso Chaponda and Stiff & Kitsch

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches from the BBC Radio Theatre in front of a remote audience.Joining them from a safe distance is Glenn Moore talking about returning back to the office, Daliso Chaponda on the future of the Metaverse and Stiff & Kitsch with a song about all the things we can now worry about again now the pandemic is over (kind of).Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Katie NorrisProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
05/11/2127m 54s

The Now Show - 29th October ft Felicity Ward, Aurie Styla and Jess Robinson

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches and they're back in the BBC Radio Theatre in front of a remote audience.Joining them from a safe distance is Felicity Ward who has a foolproof plan for improving food in this country and Aurie Styla giving survival tips for the pandemic and the smug benefits of owning an electric car.We also get a sneak peek at Adele's 23rd album, 96, from Jess Robinson. Music composed by Alex Silverman.Voice Actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production
29/10/2127m 53s

News Quiz 22nd October 2021

In the last of the current series, Andy Zaltzman and the panel take on the week's headlines.Ayesha Hazarika, Matt Winning, Geoff Norcott and Elis James join Andy in 'convivial, fraternal spirit' to look take a close look at COP26, and whether Brian Cox is right about earth's extinction leaving the galaxy bereft of meaning. They also discuss Southend's newly-minted city status, online anonymity and Sajid Javid's winter plan.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Hannah Platt and Rajiv Karia.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.
22/10/2127m 45s

News Quiz 15th October 2021

Catherine Bohart, Michael Deacon, Chris McCausland and Eshaan Akbar join host Andy Zaltzman to look back over the week's news. This week, they look at the COVID report's findings, Boris Johnson's holiday hobby, the Northern Ireland Protocol and a sacked wizard.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Catherine Brinkworth, Rhiannon Shaw and Rajiv Karia.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Mike SmithA BBC Studios Production.
15/10/2127m 55s

News Quiz 8th October 2021

Kerry Godliman, Anand Menon, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Ola Labib join host Andy Zaltzman to pore over the week's news. This week, they get their teeth into the Tory party conference, the scrapping of the Universal credit uplift in the week it was announced fuel prices could go up by 30%, Facebook's 6hr lost weekend and the Nobel Prizes.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Heidi Regan, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Tasha Dhanraj.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.
08/10/2127m 54s

News Quiz 1st October 2021

Lucy Porter, Angela Barnes, Alun Cochrane and Matt Forde join host Andy Zaltzman to chew over the week's news. On the menu this week: the fuel crisis, Labour conference, end of the furlough scheme, Amazon's new house robot and the new Bond film.The chair's script is written by Andy Zaltzman, with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Tasha Dhanraj and Heidi Regan.It was produced by Sam Michell for BBC Studios.
01/10/2127m 54s

News Quiz 24th September 2021

Andy is joined by journalist Hugo Rifkind and comedians Susie McCabe, Ria Lina and Andrew Maxwell to dismantle and discuss the week's news, including the energy crisis, lack of Co2 and Boris's trip to the US.The script is written by host Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Rajiv Karia and Esther Manito.It is produced by Sam Michell for BBC Studios.
24/09/2127m 49s

News Quiz 17th September 2021

Andy Zaltzman is joined by comedians Paul Sinha, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons to discuss the week's news, including Boris Johnson's reshuffle, winter covid plans and Emma Raducanu's heroics in New YorkHosted and written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Richard Stott and Rajiv Karia.Producers: Sam Michell and Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Coordinators: Caroline Barlow and Katie Baum Sound Editing: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.
17/09/2127m 54s

News Quiz 10th September 2021

Andy and the team talk tax hikes, the Taliban, Texas, and tennis stars.
10/09/2127m 41s

News Quiz 3rd September 2021

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Rachel Fairburn, Hugo Rifkind, Helen Lewis and Ian Smith.
03/09/2127m 48s

Party's Over: ep6 Going Green 27th August 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..This week Christine encourages Henry to make the most of his green credentials.Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Jones... Justin Edwards Lizzie... Alice FraserWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production
27/08/2127m 53s

Party's Over: ep5 The Great Outdoors 20th August 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..This week Henry's protection officer, Jones takes him on an ill-advised survival weekend in "the jungle".Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Jones... Justin EdwardsWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production
20/08/2127m 43s

Party's Over: ep4 Parish Council 13th August 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field.This week, Henry meets a local nemesis as he tries to make some home and garden improvements so Christine steps in with a plan.Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Jones... Justin Edwards Albert...Joseph MarcellWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
13/08/2127m 54s

Party's Over: ep3 New Party 6th August 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..This week, while standing in as host at a talk radio station, Henry meets Scott Machin who might just have the answers to all his problems.Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Jones... Justin Edwards Scott...Kiell Smith-BynoeWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
06/08/2127m 55s

Party's Over: ep2 Road Trip 30th July 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..This week Henry is reluctantly en route to a wedding while battling to stem some potentially damaging leaks from his former closest aide.Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Jones... Justin EdwardsWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox
02/08/2128m 0s

Party's Over: Pilot 23rd July 2021

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister?One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?'Miles Jupp stars as Henry Tobin - Britain's shortest serving and least popular post war PM (he managed 8 months).We join Henry soon after his crushing election loss. He’s determined to not let his disastrous defeat be the end of him. Instead Henry's going to get back to the top - he's just not sure how and in what field..In this first episode of the series, Henry is looking to repair his tattered reputation by getting a publishing deal for his memoirs to set the record straight on his premiership.Written by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterHenry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Drew... Kiell Smith-Bynoe Jones... Justin Edwards PJ... Rosie Cavaliero Jack Steele & Tony... Adam RichesProducer Simon NichollsA BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2019.
23/07/2127m 50s

Dead Ringers, 16th July, 2021

Includes a look back at events since Sunday’s historic Euros final and an unusual challenge for Ronan Keating.With Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan WisbeyWritten by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Edward Tew, Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch, Sophie Dickson, Jeffrey Aidoo, Rajiv Karia & Tasha DhanrajProducer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
16/07/2128m 34s

Dead Ringers, 9th July, 2021

Labour’s Angela Rayner has some unusual items for the team at The Repair Shop, and there’s a unique perspective on Andy Murray’s personal life.With Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.Written by:- Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Sophie Dickson, and Athena Kugblenu.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
09/07/2129m 10s

Dead Ringers, Series 21, Episode 4

Sajid Javid makes his first appearance as Health Minister, Liz Truss has a message for Harry Kane and the real secret of Andy Murray’s success is revealed.The writers were Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, Simon Alcock, Jeffrey Aidoo, Sophie Dickson and Duncan Wisbey.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
02/07/2129m 7s

Dead Ringers, 25th June, 2021

There’s a surprising new role for Professor Chris Whitty, and Liz Truss is on the verge of her best ever trade deal.Performed by, Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, and Duncan Wisbey.The writers were: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch, Sophie Dickson, & Tasha Dhanraj.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
25/06/2128m 58s

Dead Ringers, 18th June, 2021

The truth behind the summit between presidents Putin and Biden, the true value of Liz Truss’s trade deals, and someone else who’s been tricked by Martin Bashir finally comes forward.The writing squad for the series: Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Tom Coles & Ed Amsden, Jeffrey Aidoo, Simon Alcock, James Bugg, Nastassia Dhanraj , Athena Kugblenu, Sophie Dickson, Becca Bain, Duncan Wisbey, Rajiv Karia, Vivienne Riddoch & Jane Mccutcheon , Edward Tew.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
18/06/2129m 28s

Dead Ringers 11th June 2021

Will England come out of lockdown on the 21st of June, how should the last series of Line of Duty have ended, and will Tom Cruise ever finish Mission Impossible 7?The writing squad for the series: Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Tom Coles & Ed Amsden, Jeffrey Aidoo, Simon Alcock, James Bugg, Sarah Campbell, Nastassia Dhanraj , Athena Kugblenu, Sophie Dickson, Rajiv Karia, Vivienne Riddoch & Jane Mccutcheon , Edward Tew.Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.
14/06/2127m 52s

The News Quiz - Friday 4th June 2021

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with guests Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Alex Massie and Ria Lina.It's the last episode in the series and Andy FINALLY becomes the first News Quiz host to present the programme from the BBC Test Match Special commentary box at Lords.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Max Davis and Tasha Dhanraj.Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
04/06/2127m 55s

The News Quiz - Friday 28th May 2021

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with guests Lucy Porter, Alice Fraser, Hugo Rifkind and Daliso Chaponda.This week a certain select committee hearing and the inaugural FALSE or VERY FALSE round.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Eleanor Morton, Rajiv Karia and Simon Alcock.Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
28/05/2127m 56s

The News Quiz - Friday 21st May 2021

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Geoff Norcott, Anand Menon, Felicity Ward and Eleanor Tiernan for a look back at the week's headlinesItems on this week's agenda include foreign holidays and sheep. Stories range from red to green via amber in terms of national importance.Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
21/05/2127m 54s

The News Quiz - Friday 14th May 2021

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with Danny Finkelstein, Zoe Lyons, Catherine Bohart and Darren Harriott.This week, the panel dissect the Queen's Speech, unpick the local election results, and enjoy a rare quickfire round.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Max Davis, Rajiv Karia and Hannah Platt.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred Sound Editor: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production
14/05/2127m 45s

The News Quiz - Friday 7th May 2021

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with Paul Sinha, Angela Barnes, Ayesha Hazarika and Ian Smith.This week decorating, vaccinating and electioneering are subject to scrutiny by our teams.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Tasha Dhanraj and Ray Badran.Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
07/05/2127m 54s

The News Quiz - Friday 30th April 2021

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with Simon Evans, Helen Lewis, Elis James and Ria Lina.This week decorating, vaccinating and electioneering are subject to scrutiny by our teams.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Tasha Dhanraj and Tom Mayhew.Producer: Richard Morris and Gwyn Rhys Davies A BBC Studios Production
30/04/2127m 56s

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd April 2021

Andy Zaltman presents a look back at the week's headlines with panellists Andrew Maxwell, Athena Kugblenu, Anne McElvoy and Chris McCausland.This week super leagues, super texts and a super example of someone being told to get out of a pub.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Rajiv Karia and Jenan Younis.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
23/04/2127m 48s

The News Quiz - Friday 16th April 2021

Andy Zaltzman squares up to the week's headlines with panellists Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Daliso Chaponda and Lucy Porter.Panellists lobby for points as they answer questions on the Greensill affair and the theft of a giant rabbit.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock, Tasha Dhanraj and Jenan Younis.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
16/04/2127m 52s

The Now Show - 9th April ft Ria Lina, Alun Cochrane and Rachel Parris

This show was recorded on 8th April 2021Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Ria Lina and Alun Cochrane with music supplied by Rachel Parris .Voice Actors: Katie Norris and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
10/04/2127m 53s

The Now Show - 2nd April ft Geoff Norcott, Laura Lexx and Huge Davies

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Geoff Norcott and Laura Lexx with music supplied by Huge Davies .Voice Actors: Emily Lloyd-Saini and Kieran HodgsonProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
02/04/2127m 50s

The Now Show - 26th March ft Janine Harouni, Dane Baptiste and Rachel Parris

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Dane Baptiste and Janine Harouni with music supplied by Rachel Parris .Voice Actors: Chiara Goldsmith and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
26/03/2129m 1s

The Now Show - 19th March ft Lucy Porter, Eshaan Akbar and Jess Robinson

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Lucy Porter fighting for our right to protest, Eshaan Akbar analysing our spending habits and a Beyonce inspired song by Jess Robinson and Felix Hagen.Voice Actors: Jason Forbes and Karen BartkeProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
19/03/2128m 1s

The Now Show - 12th March ft Daliso Chaponda, Ellie Taylor and Huge Davies

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!Joining them from a safe distance is Ellie Taylor and Daliso Chaponda with music supplied by Huge Davies.Voice Actors: George Fouracres and Gemma ArrowsmithProducer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
12/03/2128m 4s

The Now Show - 5th March ft Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!This week Chris McCausland Musks up, Zoe Lyons takes a dip whilst Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner go Gaga...Voice Actors: George Fouracres and Karen BartkeProducer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
05/03/2128m 4s

The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches in front of a remote audience - and all from their own home!In the first show of the new series, they are joined by Jessica Fostekew who relays her time volunteering in a vaccination centre. Ken Cheng talks about his experiences as a Chinese Briton plus music from Beardyman...Voice Actors: Luke Kempner and Gemma ArrowsmithProducer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production
26/02/2129m 40s

The News Quiz - 19th February 2021

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Andrew Maxwell, Ayesha Hazarika, Scott Bennett and Kiri Pritchard-McLeanIt's the last in the current series and there are pressing issues on the agenda from climate change to the story of an incorrectly measured man.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock and Runi Talwar.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
19/02/2127m 57s

The News Quiz - 12th February 2021

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Felicity Ward, Anand Menon, Jessica Fostekew and Simon Evans.This week the panel mull over prison sentences for going on holiday, not being allowed to go on holiday in the first place and euphemistic food names.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Madeleine Brettingham, Max Davis and Alice Fraser.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
12/02/2127m 37s

The News Quiz - 5th February 2021

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Helen Lewis, Athena Kugblenu and Chris McCausland.Andy and the panel reflect on a week when the UK blasted through the 10 million vaccine barrier and the world discovered the greatest Zoom meeting guests of all time.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard and Laura Lexx.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
05/02/2127m 57s

The News Quiz - 29th January 2021

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Alice Fraser, Fern Brady, Hugo Rifkind and Daliso Chaponda to quiz the week's news.This week's episode features the vaccine latest, a quick state of the union update and a News Quiz debut for the Scapegoater Vx57, the Machine of Ultimate Blame.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Charlie Dinkin, Mike Shephard and Mo Omar.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
29/01/2127m 36s

The News Quiz - 22nd January 2021

Joining Andy this week are Helen Lewis, Olga Koch, Andrew Maxwell and US stand-up, Hari Kondabolu.It's a Biden Inauguration Special for News Quiz this week as Andy and teams reflect on four years of Trumpism and look ahead to the bulging Biden in-tray. There's also time for a mountaineering news round-up and an appearance from a record-breaking French restaurant.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Madeleine Brettingham, Alice Fraser and Suchandrika Chakrabarti.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
22/01/2128m 1s

The News Quiz - 15th January 2021

This week Andy's guests are Nish Kumar, Felicity Ward, Lucy Porter and Gavin Webster.A titanic clash between Team Lock em Up and Team Lock em Down. In an attempt to distract from the globe's currently lower than average performance, this week's programme features some "future news".Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Max Davis, Alice Fraser, Simon Alcock and Celya AB.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
15/01/2127m 36s

The News Quiz - 8th January 2021

This week as 2021 stumbles, blinking into the daylight, Andy is joined by Zoe Lyons, Catherine Bohart, Geoff Norcott and Alun Cochrane. On the agenda, the concept of democracy, lockdowns, schools, and the Oxford comma.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Alice Fraser, Mike Shephard, Charlie Dinkin and Celya ABProducer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
08/01/2128m 0s

News Quiz Best of 2020 - 1st Jan 2021

Andy Zaltzman gives 2020 the treatment it deserves in this compilation episode of News Quiz highlights from planet earth's latest annus horribilis.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
01/01/2127m 57s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Day Special 2020

This special was recorded on Sunday 20th December.In a change to the usual format, the show listens-in to how the great and good are spending Christmas. Much like everyone else? Maybe not…Mark Drakeford finds a new way of addressing the people of Wales, while Nigel Farage thinks now’s the right time for a pub crawl.Topical satire from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.The writing squad for the series: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy, and Lewis Cook.Producer: Bill Dare. A BBC Studios Production
25/12/2027m 59s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 2

Topical satire from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.Dead Ringers somehow manages to make fishing quotas funny. Other topics include The Crown, panic shopping, Christmas bubbling and why on earth the BBC has redesigned the Daleks.The writing squad for the series: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy, Edward Tew, Lewis Cook, Jane McCutcheon and Vivienne Riddoch, Sophie Dickson and Cody Daher.Producer: Bill Dare. A BBC Studios Production
18/12/2028m 21s

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 1

Topical satire from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. The writing squad for the series: Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, James Bugg, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy. Producer: Bill Dare. A BBC Studios ProductionDownload the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
11/12/2027m 58s

The Now Show - 4th December 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.This week Zoe Lyons is in the woods, Ivo Graham is at your leisure and Huge Davies is rooted to the sofa.Additional voices provided by Luke Kempner and Emma SidiWritten by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Josh Weller, Tania Edwards and Charlie DinkinProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
04/12/2027m 58s

The Now Show - 27th November 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.This week Catherine Bohart dons The Crown, Eshaan Akbar accepts responsibility and musical duo Harry and Chris take us to church...Additional voices from Emma Sidi and George FouracresWritten by the cast, with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Laura Major, Georgie Flinn, Charlie George and Simon AlcockProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
27/11/2028m 3s

The Now Show - 20th November 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.Felicity Ward takes a trip to a land down under, Lost Voice Guy warms up for Christmas party season and Flo and Joan hear from Dolly Parton on how to get things done...Additional voices from Karen Bartke and George FouracresWritten by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie DinkinProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
20/11/2029m 21s

The Now Show - 13th November 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis give the week's news a shot in the arm in the form of sketches and guest contributions.Sarah Keyworth looks at breakups during lockdown, Darren Harriott sees an FA chairman cross the line; and Beardyman channels 2020...Additional voices from Katie Norris and Josh Berry.Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Simon AlcockProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
13/11/2029m 4s

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Anand Menon, Chris McCausland, Lucy Porter and Sara Barron.It's the last in the present series as Andy and some oven-ready teams tackle Trump and Tiers and try to predict some future news.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Max Davis, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
23/10/2028m 30s

The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by an international panel of comedians including regular guest Andrew Maxwell alongside Anuvab Pal from India, Olga Koch from Russia and Alice Fraser from Australia. The panel tackle the global response to COVID-19, the (no) chance of a deal between Britain and the EU and some controversially "boring" Indian cuisine.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
16/10/2028m 31s

The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Lloyd Langford, Helen Lewis and Felicity Ward.This week the Government's battle with Microsoft Excel, Donald Trump's battle with Covid-19 and Arsenal FC's battle with a dinosaur.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Max Davis, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser, Robin Morgan and Mo Omar.Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
09/10/2028m 11s

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
02/10/2028m 3s

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
25/09/2028m 1s

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
18/09/2028m 44s

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
11/09/2028m 50s

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
04/09/2027m 41s

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 production co-ordinator was Caroline Barlow. Sound design is by Chris Maclean. This is a BBC Studios production.
28/08/2028m 43s

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
21/08/2028m 41s

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
14/08/2028m 49s

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 his own fantasy Festival of Protest. Black Lives Matter, Me Too, climate change, cancel culture and social mobility are all explored by Daliso and his passionate guests. Host... Daliso Chaponda Guest... Athena Kugblenu Guest... Scott Bennett Guest... Kate Lucas Guest... Russell Kane Producer... Carl Cooper Production co-ordinator... Caroline Barlow Sound... Chris McLeanThis is a BBC Studios Production
07/08/2029m 7s

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 favourite festival ingredients for a celebration of poetry. She's joined by performance poets Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish as well as the impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the comedy poet, John Hegley. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound: Chris McLean A BBC Studios Production
31/07/2028m 59s

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 meet Val McDermid in the literary tent, Abandoman on the music stage and TMS' very own Alison Mitchell in the Cricket Tent (of course there's a cricket tent, it's Miles Jupp we're talking about). Paul Sinha also attempts to run a quiz in the Trivia Tent and stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field.Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound: Chris McLean A BBC Studios Production
24/07/2028m 54s

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 Ceredig, Alex Hardy, Athena Kugblenu, Lewis Cook and Paige Wilson.Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
17/07/2028m 11s

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, Sophie Dickson and Edward Tew.Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
10/07/2029m 34s

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 Studios Production
03/07/2028m 44s

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
26/06/2027m 54s

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 Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Jane Mccutcheon, Vivienne Riddoch, Gareth Cederic, Jeffrey Aidoo, Charlie Dinkin, Paige Wilson, Zoe Brown, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Cassie smithProducer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
19/06/2028m 18s

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.Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
12/06/2027m 30s

NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Social Bubbles and the Smell of Pubs

Angela Barnes welcomes Jen Brister, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.
05/06/2029m 37s

NEWS QUIZ: Castles, Twitter and Furloughed Horses

Angela Barnes welcomes Professor Anand Menon, Lucy Porter, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons.
29/05/2029m 9s

NEWS QUIZ: Immigration, Bank Holidays and Emojis

Angela Barnes welcomes Darren Harriott, Daniel Finkelstein, Jess Fostekew and Helen Lewis
22/05/2029m 25s

NEWS QUIZ: Mixed Messages, Death Stars and Teenage Dogs

Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andrew Maxwell, Sindhu Vee and Andy Zaltzman.
15/05/2028m 27s

NEWS QUIZ: Climate Change, Brexit and Swedish Trotting

Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andy Parsons, Kerry Godliman and Simon Evans.
08/05/2030m 33s

NEWS QUIZ: Tracking Apps, Babies and Kim Jong-un

Angela welcomes Michael Deacon, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Suzi Ruffell and Andy Zaltzman.
01/05/2030m 37s

NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Satellites and Electric Cars

Angela Barnes welcomes Tom Allen, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.
24/04/2029m 40s

NEWS QUIZ: Conspiracies, Weddings, a Long Walk and Some Moos

Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Mark Steel, Desiree Burch and Kerry Godliman.
17/04/2029m 24s

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 Alcock.Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
10/04/2029m 12s

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 AhmedA BBC Studios Production
03/04/2028m 52s

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 guestsWith comedians Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra, and Dominic Frisby.Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Hannah Fairweather and Simon AlcockProducer Julia McKenzieA BBC Studios Production
27/03/2029m 14s

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 McKenzieA BBC Studios Production
20/03/2027m 53s

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 sketchesJoin 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 ArrowsmithWritten by the cast, with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Jon Hunter, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Simon AlcockProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
13/03/2028m 37s

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 sketchesThis 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 DinkinProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production
06/03/2028m 53s
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