Reviews
Meh
This podcast is later than the BBC sounds app, if you want weekly satirical content to use the BBC sounds app, oh and for some reason the 16th December 2022 podcast is some reason in 2023, time travel?
Just use BBC sounds via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 01/19/23
Used to be an essential listen, but delaying the shows by a month just means they are irrelevant by the time they arrive. The BBC sounds app doesn’t have the same usability so I stopped listening and only just remembered these old favourites still exist.
meltwaterfalls via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/18/23
You need to split these up from the Friday night show. Can’t stand dead ringers or the now show. I’m only subscribed for the news quiz which is awesome. And the only way I can remove these unwanted episodes is to mark them as played which probably inflates there audience numbers if others...Read full review »
Fettster via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/23
What kind of mess has the BBC created. A topical program is not one you can't listen to until a month later! DUH Is Apple shunning BBC Sounds? I can get it on Spotify...like when the programs are still topical!Read full review »
Cindy, St Paul, MN via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/23
I love The News Quiz! Brilliantly hosted by Andy Zaltzman with an array of funny and erudite comedians. Thoroughly recommended.
kunukusue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/22/22
The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and the Now Show used to be the easiest way to digest news and current affairs in the UK and Europe - making it funny makes it palatable. Now it’s a month behind in dates, it just a bunch of rubbish old jokes.
wickeduncleG via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/19/22
Why are “new” episodes 4 weeks old - how to obtain fresh episodes?
Betta_1964 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 12/10/22
I was a regular and enjoyed the programming but moving to their own app and delaying the ‘general release’ has meant i don’t bother listening anymore.
taylora06 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/22
No not the tv show, the podcast. It’s satirical news delivered a month late. Shame an old favourite is now so obsolete it’s unfollowed :(
coverld via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/01/22
A news program that's a month out of date isn't much use! I don't want to download another app just to listen to shows on time.Read full review »
Omohat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/17/22
Used to look forward to this cast, now they want to coerce us into downloading another app, or it will play a month later. Not what is called news. This is a history podcast.
Poppy Corn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/13/22
It is funny but is always weeks out of date
im over here mate via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 11/12/22
1 month delay on a current affairs talk show. News moves so fast now completely pointless. Such a shame that the bbc is money grabbing
Nowis123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/22
Meh
News quiz & Now Show now rarely raise a chuckle frankly. All a little flat recently
098matt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/30/22
Why oh why the delay? BBCSounds is fine, but I now miss this show most weeks after the loss of the current feed. Please chnage the release date back to current.
ZimZim7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/28/22
Great show but at some points it seemed as though it has been sped up artificially to the point that I couldn’t understand what the actors were saying - it’s really irritating
irenea123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/23/22
It is actually adds a level of humour listening to jokes about Liz Truss first week as PM when she has just resigned. I will never switch to a BBC app/service just to listen to episodes as they come out so I continue to listen but now the jokes are sooo dated that in itself is funny.
användare och utvecklare via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 10/22/22
Used to love this show but won’t be using BBC sounds to get around the 1 month delay. Not in place on other topical BBC podcasts so why this one?
Ieuan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/22/22
I don’t understand why you’re releasing episodes weeks later for a weekly news show - who wants to listen to a topical show that’s weeks out of date, especially when the news is moving so quickly?!
Rhys Payne via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/21/22
Good one Beeb! That’s about as wise a decision as axing Steve Wright, Top Gear and the Simon Mayo drivetime show. Keep up the good work! >_< Not everyone wants to consume content through your (terrible) app, no matter how much YOU want to force them to. Try working _with_ your listeners...Read full review »
Eclavaldra via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/21/22
Get lost. Stop pressuring people to use sounds. Lost me as a loyal listener. And why does the News Quiz even still have guests? It‘s basically just Andy with his same old routines and gimmicks. I like Andy, but he‘s just not the right guy for this.
Bduurkrhusueihheje via Apple Podcasts · Switzerland · 10/19/22
Being forced to download a BBC app to listen to the latest episode has earned this podcast a one star rating.
Roseprocess via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 10/16/22
I don't mind the BBC adding the month's delay to shows like In Our Time which are not time sensitive. I don't think it will get many people to switch to BBC Sounds, but that's their call. However, what an absolutely idiotic decision to put topical shows (Friday Night Comedy and...Read full review »
Petit_Pinson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/22
A very poor decision from the bbc to just put this on bbc sounds, I forget about this podcast
andylev15 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/08/22
This is one of the funniest things I’ve heard and always brings a smile to my face whenever I listen. Just one thing MORE DEAD RINGERS please.
💀😈💀 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/04/22
Look forward every week to the News Quiz…the very best of Friday Night Comedy (other shows in the same slot - Dead Ringers and the Now Show - are OK but not quite up to par). Andy Zaltzman is, hands down, the best ever host of the News Quiz.
LastMinute.Mum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/01/22
Updated September 2022. Worse. 1 year later. May 2022. Really used to love this show. Now it really is awful… below stands Now most of bbc stuff just painful to listen to. Sad. I can almost hear the disappointment in All the panels voices . They know it’s awful. Brutal. 4 month update to dead...Read full review »
Cwycu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/30/22
But now with the 1 month delay for bbc sounds app it’s a no for me
firebugmatrix via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/29/22
Like others I'm not downloading another app - I listen to my all podcasts in one chronological-by-release-date playlist. It's bad enough to have to wait 4 weeks to get this "topical" comedy, now it's six weeks??? I understand not creating new comedy during a time of mourning,...Read full review »
AVJ________________ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/21/22
Andy Zaltzman is smartly hilarious on the News Quiz. You end up laughing twice —once for his joke, then again for the high wire difficulty of his use of language in it’s execution. Came here from his awesome Bugle podcast.
brentnospg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/20/22
Fairly pathetic to not publish anything as a result of the death of the Queen, disappointing BBC. Apparently she had a good sense of humour.
Marcumitz via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 09/10/22
Why haven’t you uploaded the august episodes?!?
koogli via Apple Podcasts · India · 08/30/22
Love the News Quiz and The Party’s Over. I wish they would remove The Now Show and Dead Ringer’s from the rotation
16841597425983268843 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/27/22
Fabulous and ingenious,. I eagerly await the next series of Dead Ringers. Thanks a lot for all the laughs I get out of this show evry Friday!
George Ropper 10 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/20/22
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love….Dead Ringers. It is such a cathartic way to listen to the news. It’s always a good laugh! Just what we need to make the news bearable. When the political news is all over the place you can almost hear the cogs of the writers whirring away! When...Read full review »
DaftNamePodcastFan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/12/22
It used to be worthwhile listening to this podcast, but not when it isn’t topical. Unfollow.
rajpatel22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/12/22
Why a month behind??
TERRYBROON via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/09/22
I’ve been a listener for years and have been scratching my head for the past few months as to why the shows are a month out of date. Finally discovered through the countless one star reviews below. Why on earth do you think we will listen to a topical show a month later. I haven’t listened in...Read full review »
Kris T via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/07/22
Love the News Quiz. Dead Ringers is pretty good too. The Now Show can be a bit patchy - the hosts are pretty funny but there’s too much filler. I also think trying to force listeners onto the BBC app is a mistake. There’s a reason people generally like having their podcasts/music/ebooks collated...Read full review »
P. S. Doff via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/05/22
Love the news quiz, especially now Andy Zaktzman is doing it. Dead ringers is pretty good - hate The Now Show I’m afraid, too many low budget comedians and just not worth listening to 30 mins just for one or two nuggets from the hosts
Steven967 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/26/22
Since this was delayed by one month for Apple Podcast users, it’s really lost its appeal. No all of your fans (across the world) have access to BBC Sounds..!
BC Dragon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/17/22
who thinks it’s okay to post a WEEKLY news quiz ONE MONTH later??? And for BBC, a supposedly public broadcasting organization to limit its contents to non-universal platforms is all the more laughable.
time lagged reviewer via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 07/17/22
Loved this podcast; discovered it in Canada during the pandemic and looked so forward to every Friday episode. Excellent quality and content every week. The time delay is just not working; if it is based upon “the week in review”, a month-long delay is just off. So sorry!
BeigeSweater via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 07/11/22
Disappointingly the BBC only make up to date episodes available through their app. Content is great but not worth waiting six weeks for.
Zcott via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/22
News quiz has Always been my favourite of the rotation All jokes would have been original when this was first aired. However, a month late they are not only old they are irrelevant. Some of the best comedians made to look bad. I will not be forced to use BBC Sounds and reluctantly after many...Read full review »
SammeeT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/02/22
So the BBC think it is a good idea to provide a topical comedy show a month late! What idiot came up with this idea?
jnewbury11 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/25/22
The title occasionally refers to the comedy, but in general I used to enjoy this podcast. But now that it comes over a month late this topical news show is completely irrelevant. Sadly unsubscribed after 10+ years of listening
coa_hk via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 06/21/22
Long time listener to this particular comedy show Loved this podcast cause it was always up to date with the stories and jokes Why on earth is BBC now forcing users to download a crap bbc sounds app in order to listen to a now out of date by a at least 4 weeks comedy podcast??? An extremely...Read full review »
Kootzee via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/20/22
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