Episodes
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
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 Rifkind This 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 Zaltzman With additional material by Alice Fraser Cody Dahler and Caroline Mabey Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Dan...
Published 11/03/23
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 Zaltzman With additional material by Alice Fraser Ben Clover Cody Dahler and Miranda Holms Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: Richard...
Published 10/27/23
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 Zaltzman With additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard Rhiannon Shaw and Miranda Holms Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan...
Published 10/20/23
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 Zaltzman With additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shephard and Christina Riggs Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
Published 10/13/23
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 Zaltzman With additional material by Cody Dahler Mike Shepard and Eleri Morgan Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
Published 10/06/23
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...
Published 09/29/23
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...
Published 09/22/23
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.
Published 09/15/23
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...
Published 09/08/23
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?’
Published 09/01/23
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...
Published 08/25/23
The series finale featuring many talented voices.
Published 08/18/23
The penultimate episode of the current series.
Published 08/11/23
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...
Published 08/04/23
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.
Published 07/31/23
The series continues with this week's impressionists.
Published 07/28/23
featuring the voices of Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Jess Robinson, Jason Forbes and Jan Ravens.
Published 07/21/23
Dead Ringers is back for a brand new series! Featuring the voices of Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jess Robinson, Duncan Wisbey and Jan Ravens.
Published 07/14/23
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
Published 07/07/23
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news.
Published 06/30/23