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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-23 19:04:00

Party's Over - 26th August (p0cw23rs.mp3)

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, 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 Peal A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-23 19:02:00

Party's Over - 19th August (p0ctm2hs.mp3)

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, 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 Thomas A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-23 19:00:00

Party's Over - 12th August (p0csj2sy.mp3)

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, 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 Thomas A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-16 18:55:00

Friday Night Comedy Returns (p0d0wz2f.mp3)

Friday Night Comedy returns 23 September wherever you listen to podcasts. Or listen to episodes of The News Quiz and Party's Over now, before anywhere else, first on BBC Sounds.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-09 19:00:00

9th September (p0czjhhf.mp3)

There is no new episode of Friday Night Comedy this week

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-09-02 19:02:00

Party's Over - 5th August (p0cqsmc3.mp3)

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 Maclean A BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-08-26 19:02:00

Party's Over - 29th July (p0cp98hb.mp3)

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 After 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 Birmingham Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-08-19 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 22nd July (p0cnhw3v.mp3)

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-08-12 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 15th July (p0cm4wbf.mp3)

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-08-05 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 8th July (p0ckrg74.mp3)

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-07-29 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 1st July (p0cjcwm8.mp3)

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-07-22 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 24th June (p0ch011z.mp3)

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-07-15 19:02:00

Dead Ringers - 17th June (p0cfmj8k.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-07-08 19:01:00

The News Quiz - 10th June (p0cd7nyh.mp3)

Andy Zaltzman presents the last in the current series of the topical quiz show.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-07-01 18:53:00

The News Quiz - 3rd June (p0cbtpx5.mp3)

Andy Zaltzman hurls the week's headlines at a panel of comedians and journalists.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-06-24 18:55:00

The News Quiz - 27th May (p0c9j244.mp3)

Andy Zaltzman presents the News Quiz from the 2022 Hay Festival.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-06-17 18:57:00

The News Quiz - 20th May (p0c82hnl.mp3)

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-06-10 18:58:00

The News Quiz - 13th May (p0c6ph5x.mp3)

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-06-03 18:56:00

The News Quiz - 6th May (p0c5bnxg.mp3)

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-05-27 18:56:00

The News Quiz - 29th April (p0c41yml.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-05-20 18:58:00

The News Quiz - 22nd April (p0c2qv0f.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-05-13 19:01:00

The Now Show - 15th April (p0c402lm.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-05-06 19:01:00

The Now Show - 8th April (p0c3zgyf.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-04-29 19:01:00

The Now Show - 1st April (p0c3qqns.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-04-22 19:01:00

The Now Show - 25th March (p0c2n8lf.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Katie Norris and Inel Tomlinson, with stand-up from Angela Barnes and David Eagle, and music from Matty Hutson.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-04-15 19:00:00

The Now Show – 18th March (p0bw7py0.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-04-08 19:00:00

The Now Show - 11th March (p0c07b91.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-03-12 04:00:00

Friday Night Comedy is now first on BBC Sounds (p0btx928.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-03-04 19:00:00

News Quiz 4th March 2022 (p0bsl6wy.mp3)

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 Willcox The Producer is James Robinson, and it is a BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-02-25 19:00:00

News Quiz 25th February 2022 (p0br7t1j.mp3)

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 Willcox The Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-02-18 19:00:00

News Quiz 18th February 2022 (p0bpz3hf.mp3)

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 Willcox The Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-02-11 19:00:00

News Quiz 11th February 2022 (p0bnp1nd.mp3)

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 Willcox The Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-02-04 19:00:00

News Quiz 4th February 2022 (p0bm8cc5.mp3)

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 Willcox The Producer is Gwyn Rhys Davies, and it is a BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-01-28 19:00:00

News Quiz 28th January 2022 (p0bky74w.mp3)

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 Robinson A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-01-21 19:00:00

News Quiz 21st January 2022 (p0bjmgz9.mp3)

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 Robinson A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-01-14 19:00:00

News Quiz 14th January 2022 (p0bh9k6h.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2022-01-07 19:00:00

News Quiz 7th January 2021 (p0bfzs0c.mp3)

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 Davies A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-12-31 18:55:00

News Quiz Best of 2021 TX 31st Dec 2021 (p0bbrc6g.mp3)

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 Baum A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-12-24 19:00:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - The Multiverse Special (p0bcjjsr.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-12-17 19:50:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - Episode 2 (p0bbtlcx.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-12-10 19:00:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2021 - Episode 1 (p0b99gsq.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-12-03 19:01:00

The Now Show - 3rd December - feat Janine Harouni, Jamie MacDonald, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner (p0b7zwgd.mp3)

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 Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-11-26 19:01:00

The Now Show - 26th November - feat Athena Kugblenu, Geoff Norcott, and Huge Davies (p0b6ldt9.mp3)

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 Forbes Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-11-19 19:01:00

The Now Show - 19th November ft Ria Lina, Josh Pugh and Beardyman (p0b57z3r.mp3)

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 Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-11-12 19:01:00

The Now Show - 12th November ft Gareth Gwynn, Michael Spicer, Priya Hall and Igancio Lopez (p0b3wlfr.mp3)

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 Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-11-05 19:01:00

The Now Show - 5th November ft Glenn Moore, Daliso Chaponda and Stiff & Kitsch (p0b2gh8w.mp3)

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 Norris Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-10-29 19:01:00

The Now Show - 29th October ft Felicity Ward, Aurie Styla and Jess Robinson (p0b14hnb.mp3)

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 fool proof 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 peak at Adele's 23rd album, 96, from Jess Robinson. Music composed by Alex Silverman. Voice Actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Luke Kempner Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-10-22 19:00:00

News Quiz 22nd October 2021 (p09zs01z.mp3)

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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-10-15 19:00:00

News Quiz 15th October 2021 (p09ytfqb.mp3)

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 Smith A BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-10-08 19:00:00

News Quiz 8th October 2021 (p09y4f6n.mp3)

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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-10-01 19:00:00

News Quiz 1st October 2021 (p09xhp82.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-09-24 19:00:00

News Quiz 24th September 2021 (p09wwrsv.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-09-17 19:00:00

News Quiz 17th September 2021 (p09w904r.mp3)

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 York Hosted 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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-09-10 18:50:00

News Quiz 10th September 2021 (p09vncbb.mp3)

Andy and the team talk tax hikes, the Taliban, Texas, and tennis stars.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-09-03 18:32:00

News Quiz 3rd September 2021 (p09v02ns.mp3)

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Rachel Fairburn, Hugo Rifkind, Helen Lewis and Ian Smith.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-08-27 18:54:00

Party's Over: ep6 Going Green 27th August 2021 (p09s17k9.mp3)

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 Fraser Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-08-20 18:56:00

Party's Over: ep5 The Great Outdoors 20th August 2021 (p09rxg9h.mp3)

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 Edwards Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-08-13 18:56:00

Party's Over: ep4 Parish Council 13th August 2021 (p09r5php.mp3)

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 Marcell Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-08-06 18:56:00

Party's Over: ep3 New Party 6th August 2021 (p09r46pk.mp3)

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-Bynoe Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-07-30 18:54:00

Party's Over: ep2 Road Trip 30th July 2021 (p09qmb8r.mp3)

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 Edwards Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-07-23 18:58:00

Party's Over: Pilot 23rd July 2021 (p09q6y90.mp3)

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 Hunter Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Drew... Kiell Smith-Bynoe Jones... Justin Edwards PJ... Rosie Cavaliero Jack Steele & Tony... Adam Riches Producer Simon Nicholls A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2019.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-07-16 19:05:00

Dead Ringers, 16th July, 2021 (p09pmzd1.mp3)

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 Wisbey Written 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 Dhanraj Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-07-09 19:05:00

Dead Ringers, 9th July, 2021 (p09ny1y1.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-07-02 19:05:00

Dead Ringers, Series 21, Episode 4 (p09n78xt.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-06-25 19:05:00

Dead Ringers, 25th June, 2021 (p09mk43g.mp3)

There’s a surprising new role for Professor Chris Witty, 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, & Nastassia Dhanraj. Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-06-18 19:05:00

Dead Ringers, 18th June, 2021 (p09lwlqs.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-06-11 19:00:00

Dead Ringers 11th June 2021 (p09l7bpc.mp3)

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.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-06-04 18:58:00

The News Quiz - Friday 4th June 2021 (p09klsjb.mp3)

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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-05-28 18:58:00

The News Quiz - Friday 28th May 2021 (p09jyc9q.mp3)

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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-05-21 18:58:00

The News Quiz - Friday 21st May 2021 (p09j8k16.mp3)

Andy Zaltzman is joined by Geoff Norcott, Anand Menon, Felicity Ward and Eleanor Tiernan for a look back at the week's headlines Items 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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-05-14 19:00:00

The News Quiz - Friday 14th May 2021 (p09hm4lk.mp3)

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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-05-07 19:00:00

The News Quiz - Friday 7th May 2021 (p09gyvmf.mp3)

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 A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-04-30 19:00:00

The News Quiz - Friday 30th April 2021 (p09g9p02.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-04-23 18:58:00

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd April 2021 (p09flgw5.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-04-16 18:59:00

The News Quiz - Friday 16th April 2021 (p09dxctz.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-04-10 13:01:00

The Now Show - 9th April ft Ria Lina, Alun Cochrane and Rachel Parris (p09d7h8j.mp3)

This show was recorded on 8th April 2021 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 and Alun Cochrane with music supplied by Rachel Parris . Voice Actors: Katie Norris and Luke Kempner Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-04-02 19:01:00

The Now Show - 2nd April ft Geoff Norcott, Laura Lexx and Huge Davies (p09clt39.mp3)

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 Hodgson Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-03-26 19:01:00

The Now Show - 26th March ft Janine Harouni, Dane Baptiste and Rachel Parris (p09by8lp.mp3)

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 Kempner Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-03-19 19:01:00

The Now Show - 19th March ft Lucy Porter, Eshaan Akbar and Jess Robinson (p09b81fw.mp3)

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 Bartke Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-03-12 19:01:00

The Now Show - 12th March ft Daliso Chaponda, Ellie Taylor and Huge Davies (p099jqy6.mp3)

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 Arrowsmith Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-03-05 19:00:00

The Now Show - 5th March ft Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner (p098vd7k.mp3)

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 Bartke Producer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-02-26 19:00:00

The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fosketew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng... (p0985j68.mp3)

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 Arrowsmith Producer: Adnan Ahmed Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews Editor/Engineer: David Thomas BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-02-19 18:57:00

The News Quiz - 19th February 2021 (p097jdbv.mp3)

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Andrew Maxwell, Ayesha Hazarika, Scott Bennett and Kiri Pritchard-McLean It'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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-02-12 18:57:00

The News Quiz - 12th February 2021 (p096vd2r.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-02-05 18:55:00

The News Quiz - 5th February 2021 (p0965zt2.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-01-29 18:55:00

The News Quiz - 29th January 2021 (p095jp61.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-01-22 18:58:00

The News Quiz - 22nd January 2021 (p094vs2c.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-01-15 18:57:00

The News Quiz - 15th January 2021 (p0944rs8.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-01-08 18:57:00

The News Quiz - 8th January 2021 (p093h6cf.mp3)

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 AB Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2021-01-01 18:56:00

News Quiz Best of 2020 - 1st Jan 2021 (p091txym.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-12-25 19:00:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Day Special 2020 (p092488r.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-12-18 19:00:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 2 (p091wrcv.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-12-11 19:00:00

Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 1 (p0916027.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-12-04 18:57:00

The Now Show - 4th December 2020 (p090jmkv.mp3)

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 Sidi Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Josh Weller, Tania Edwards and Charlie Dinkin Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-11-27 19:00:00

The Now Show - 27th November 2020 (p08zttr8.mp3)

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 Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Laura Major, Georgie Flinn, Charlie George and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-11-20 19:00:00

The Now Show - 20th November 2020 (p08z3p2g.mp3)

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 Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie Dinkin Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-11-13 19:07:00

The Now Show - 13th November 2020 (p08ydpl0.mp3)

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 Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-11-06 18:59:00

The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020 (p08xmbp9.mp3)

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis do their best to identify the next president of the USA, with a bit of help from Geoff Norcott, Jena Friedman and Sophie Duker, and music from Jess Robinson Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Athena Kugblenu, Ambika Mod and Charlie Dinkin Song written and recorded by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-10-23 18:54:00

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020 (p08w5pgd.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 at 2020-10-16 18:57:00

The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020 (p08vhlch.mp3)

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