Episodes
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 Barlow A BBC...
Published 04/20/24
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 Barlow A BBC Studios...
Published 04/20/24
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 Zaltzman With 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...
Published 04/05/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Rebecca Bain, Alex Garrick-Wright, Krystal Evans, Peter Tellouche and Christina Riggs. Producer: Georgia Keating Executive...
Published 03/29/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale and Viv May Producer: James Robinson Executive Producer: Richard...
Published 03/22/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Ben Clover, and Jade Gebbie Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Sarah...
Published 03/15/24
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 Zaltzman With additional...
Published 03/08/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Alice Fraser, Jade Gebbie, and Adam Greene. Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard...
Published 03/01/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Mike Shephard, and Meryl O'Rourke Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James...
Published 02/23/24
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 Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale, and Callum Jones Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Sarah...
Published 02/16/24
Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories
Published 02/09/24
A look back on some of the best bits of News Quizzing from 2023 In 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...
Published 02/02/24
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...
Published 01/26/24
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...
Published 01/19/24
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...
Published 01/12/24
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 Baum A BBC...
Published 01/05/24
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...
Published 12/29/23
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 Baum A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
Published 12/22/23
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'Mahony Producer: Sasha Bobak Production...
Published 12/15/23
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 Arrowsmith Producer: Sasha Bobak Production...
Published 12/08/23
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...
Published 12/01/23
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are Ian Smith, Ria Lina, Hugo Rifkind, and Robin Morgan In 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 Zaltzman With additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard and Adam Greene Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC...
Published 11/24/23
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing the answers, hopefully, are Ian Smith, Lucy Porter, Anushka Asthana, and Simon Evans In this episode Andy and the panel discuss the language of war, our crumbling infrastructure, and massive rats! Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by Jade Gebbie, Simon Alcock and Cameron Loxdale Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
Published 11/17/23
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 Zaltzman With additional material by Peter Tellouche and Cameron Loxdale Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc...
Published 11/10/23