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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on June 21, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p07dt3sr.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on June 14, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p07d5t96.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on June 7, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p07cjrbs.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 31, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 31 May 2019 (p07bx3ph.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 24 May 2019 (p07b86jm.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 17 May 2019 (p079jvf9.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 10 May 2019 (p078vncr.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on May 3, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 3 May 2019 (p07882qp.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on April 26, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 26 Apr 2019 (p077kkp8.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on April 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 19 Apr 2019 (p076zckr.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on April 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 12 Apr 2019 (p076bxqd.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on April 5, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 5th April (p075n3rq.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 29, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 29th March (p074zdlf.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 22, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 22nd March (p074br5v.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 15, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 15th March (p073pjgt.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 8, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 8th March (p072zxxy.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on March 1, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 1st March (p072c0fm.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 22, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

The Now Show - 22nd February 2019 (p071pxj7.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 15, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

The News Quiz 15 Feb 2019 (p0710tc6.mp3)

Miles Jupp looks back at the news this week with Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Susan Calman and Paul Sinha. This week: good news in Brexit as Liam Fox reveals 4 signed trade deals; bad news for the Labour Party as Kier Starmer recommends new measures to tackle anti-Semitism; and sad news for Russia as Vladimir Putin suggests logging off from the world wide web. Zeb Soanes reads the news. Miles' script was written by Catherine Brinkworth, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Benjamin Partridge, with additional material from Alice Etches, Nathan Roberts and Phoebe Roy. Produced by Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 8, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

The News Quiz 08 Feb 2019 (p070c714.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Feb. 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 01 Feb 2019 (p06zqwgb.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 25, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 25 Jan 2019 (p06z3pmk.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

The News Quiz 18 Jan 2019 (p06yh706.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 11, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

News Quiz 11th Jan 2019 (p06xvfyb.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Jan. 4, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

News Quiz 4th Jan 2019 (p06x78y3.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 28, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

News Quiz Best of 2018 (p06vyf1y.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 21, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06w9pld.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 14, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06vm3l0.mp3)

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

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Dec. 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

Dead Ringers (p06tymt6.mp3)

A special Christmas episode with no mention of Christmas

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6 (p06tbfb8.mp3)

Download the best new comedy from Radio 4, every Friday.

From Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 on Nov. 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Now Show - Series 53 - Episode 6 (p06tbcsn.mp3)

Hugh Dennis presents the week's news via topical sketches and stand up.