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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 26th November - feat Athena Kugblenu, Geoff Norcott, and Huge Davies
27:50

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 ForbesProducer: Rajiv Karia
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production

26th November 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 19th November ft Ria Lina, Josh Pugh and Beardyman
27:53

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 SharpeBBC Studios Production

19th November 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 12th November ft Gareth Gwynn, Michael Spicer, Priya Hall and Ignacio Lopez
27:54

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 SharpeBBC Studios Production

12th November 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 5th November ft Glenn Moore, Daliso Chaponda and Stiff & Kitsch
27:54

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 NorrisProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production

5th November 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 29th October ft Felicity Ward, Aurie Styla and Jess Robinson
27:53

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 foolproof 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 peek at Adele's 23rd album, 96, from Jess Robinson. Music composed by Alex Silverman.Voice Actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Luke KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah SharpeBBC Studios Production

29th October 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 22nd October 2021
27:45

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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.

22nd October 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 15th October 2021
27:55

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 SmithA BBC Studios Production.

15th October 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 8th October 2021
27:54

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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.

8th October 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 1st October 2021
27:54

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.

1st October 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 24th September 2021
27:49

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.

24th September 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 17th September 2021
27:54

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 YorkHosted 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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production.

17th September 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 10th September 2021
27:41

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

10th September 2021 20:10
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz 3rd September 2021
27:48

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

3rd September 2021 12:38
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: ep6 Going Green 27th August 2021
27:53

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 FraserWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production

27th August 2021 19:54
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: ep5 The Great Outdoors 20th August 2021
27:43

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 EdwardsWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline BarlowA BBC Studios Production

20th August 2021 19:56
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: ep4 Parish Council 13th August 2021
27:54

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 MarcellWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production

13th August 2021 19:56
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: ep3 New Party 6th August 2021
27:55

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-BynoeWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Marc WillcoxA BBC Studios Production

6th August 2021 19:56
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: ep2 Road Trip 30th July 2021
28:00

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 EdwardsWritten by Paul Doolan and Jon HunterProduced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Marc Willcox

2nd August 2021 18:02
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Party's Over: Pilot 23rd July 2021
27:50

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

23rd July 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers, 16th July, 2021
28:34

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 WisbeyWritten 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 DhanrajProducer: Bill Dare
Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe
A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4

16th July 2021 20:05
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers, 9th July, 2021
29:10

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.

9th July 2021 20:05
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers, Series 21, Episode 4
29:07

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.

2nd July 2021 20:05
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers, 25th June, 2021
28:58

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

25th June 2021 20:05
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers, 18th June, 2021
29:28

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.

18th June 2021 20:05
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers 11th June 2021
27:52

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.

14th June 2021 14:38
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 4th June 2021
27:55

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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production

4th June 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 28th May 2021
27:56

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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production

28th May 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 21st May 2021
27:54

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

21st May 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 14th May 2021
27:45

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 WillcoxA BBC Studios Production

14th May 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 7th May 2021
27:54

Andy Zaltzman presents a look back at the week's headlines with Paul Sinha, Angela Barnes, Ayesha Hazarika and Ian Smith.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
Production Coordinator: Cherlynn Andrew-Wilfred
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
A BBC Studios Production

7th May 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 30th April 2021
27:56

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

30th April 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 23rd April 2021
27:48

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

23rd April 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 16th April 2021
27:52

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

16th April 2021 19:59
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 9th April ft Ria Lina, Alun Cochrane and Rachel Parris
27:53

This show was recorded on 8th April 2021Steve 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 KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

10th April 2021 14:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 2nd April ft Geoff Norcott, Laura Lexx and Huge Davies
27:50

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 HodgsonProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

2nd April 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 26th March ft Janine Harouni, Dane Baptiste and Rachel Parris
29:01

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 KempnerProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Sarah Sharpe
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

26th March 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 19th March ft Lucy Porter, Eshaan Akbar and Jess Robinson
28:01

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 BartkeProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

19th March 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 12th March ft Daliso Chaponda, Ellie Taylor and Huge Davies
28:04

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 ArrowsmithProducer: Pete Strauss
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

12th March 2021 20:01
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 5th March ft Zoe Lyons, Chris McCausland, Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner
28:04

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 BartkeProducer: Adnan Ahmed
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

5th March 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 26th February - ft Jess Fostekew, Beardyman and Ken Cheng...
29:40

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 ArrowsmithProducer: Adnan Ahmed
Production Co-Ordinator: Carina Andrews
Editor/Engineer: David ThomasBBC Studios Production

26th February 2021 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 19th February 2021
27:57

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

19th February 2021 19:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 12th February 2021
27:37

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

12th February 2021 19:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 5th February 2021
27:57

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

5th February 2021 19:55
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 29th January 2021
27:36

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

29th January 2021 19:55
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 22nd January 2021
28:01

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

22nd January 2021 19:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 15th January 2021
27:36

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

15th January 2021 19:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - 8th January 2021
28:00

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 ABProducer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

8th January 2021 19:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
News Quiz Best of 2020 - 1st Jan 2021
27:57

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

1st January 2021 19:56
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers - Christmas Day Special 2020
27:59

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

25th December 2020 20:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 2
28:21

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

18th December 2020 20:00