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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 17:58
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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 18:05
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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 18:05
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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 18:05
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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 18:05
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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 18:05
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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 12:38
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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 17:58
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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 17:58
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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 17:58
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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 18:00
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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 18:00
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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 18:00
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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 17:58
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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 17:59
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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 12:01
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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 18:01
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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 19:01
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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 19:01
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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 19:01
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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 19:00
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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 19:00
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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 18:57
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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 18:57
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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 18:55
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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 18:55
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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 18:58
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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 18:57
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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 18:57
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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 18:56
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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 19:00
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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 19:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Dead Ringers - Christmas Specials 2020 - Episode 1
27:58

Topical satire from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. The writing squad for the series: Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, James Bugg, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy. Producer: Bill Dare. A BBC Studios ProductionDownload the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

11th December 2020 19:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 4th December 2020
27:58

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.This week Zoe Lyons is in the woods, Ivo Graham is at your leisure and Huge Davies is rooted to the sofa.Additional voices provided by Luke Kempner and Emma SidiWritten by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Josh Weller, Tania Edwards and Charlie DinkinProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production

4th December 2020 18:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 27th November 2020
28:03

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.This week Catherine Bohart dons The Crown, Eshaan Akbar accepts responsibility and musical duo Harry and Chris take us to church...Additional voices from Emma Sidi and George FouracresWritten by the cast, with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Laura Major, Georgie Flinn, Charlie George and Simon AlcockProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production

27th November 2020 19:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 20th November 2020
29:21

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions.Felicity Ward takes a trip to a land down under, Lost Voice Guy warms up for Christmas party season and Flo and Joan hear from Dolly Parton on how to get things done...Additional voices from Karen Bartke and George FouracresWritten by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie DinkinProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production

20th November 2020 19:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The Now Show - 13th November 2020
29:04

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis give the week's news a shot in the arm in the form of sketches and guest contributions.Sarah Keyworth looks at breakups during lockdown, Darren Harriott sees an FA chairman cross the line; and Beardyman channels 2020...Additional voices from Katie Norris and Josh Berry.Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Simon AlcockProduction Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Engineer and Editor: David ThomasProducer: Adnan AhmedA BBC Studios Production

13th November 2020 19:07
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020
28:30

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Anand Menon, Chris McCausland, Lucy Porter and Sara Barron.It's the last in the present series as Andy and some oven-ready teams tackle Trump and Tiers and try to predict some future news.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Max Davis, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

23rd October 2020 17:54
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020
28:31

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by an international panel of comedians including regular guest Andrew Maxwell alongside Anuvab Pal from India, Olga Koch from Russia and Alice Fraser from Australia. The panel tackle the global response to COVID-19, the (no) chance of a deal between Britain and the EU and some controversially "boring" Indian cuisine.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

16th October 2020 17:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020
28:11

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Lloyd Langford, Helen Lewis and Felicity Ward.This week the Government's battle with Microsoft Excel, Donald Trump's battle with Covid-19 and Arsenal FC's battle with a dinosaur.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Max Davis, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser, Robin Morgan and Mo Omar.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

9th October 2020 17:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020
28:03

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Simon Evans, Jena Friedman, Mark Nelson and Zoe Lyons.It's been a big week for America - even before the Trumps tested positive - and Britain has been doing its best to keep up in the highly satirisable news stakes too.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Max Davis, Alice Fraser, Natasha Mwansa and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

2nd October 2020 17:55
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020
28:01

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests including Francis Wheen, Neil Delamere, Lucy Porter and Fern Brady.Andy Zaltzman looks at the latest COVID-19 advice ("this is not a repeat, I repeat, this is not a repeat") and investigates dodgy bank dealings and even dodgier Welsh broadband.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

25th September 2020 17:57
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020
28:44

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by Paul Sinha, Ayesha Hazarika, Geoff Norcott and Catherine Bohart.Testing testing...is this thing on? Andy and the teams trace their way through another weekly deluge of news.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Simon Alcock, Alice Fraser, Ambika Mod and Mike Shephard.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

18th September 2020 17:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 11th September 2020
28:50

A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Hugo Rifkind, Angela Barnes, Athena Kugblenu and Alun Cochrane.Andy and teams remotely gather in a group of fewer than 6 people to tackle the big stories of the week all absolutely, unequivocally 100% in accordance with international law.Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Catherine Brinkworth, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Runi Talwar.Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production

11th September 2020 17:58
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
The News Quiz - Friday 4th September 2020
27:41

Andy Zaltzman is the new host of the News Quiz, chewing over a week of headlines with a panel of comics and journalists. This week Helen Lewis, Lucy Porter, Andrew Maxwell and Daliso Chaponda are the guests in this first episode of the series recorded with a remote audience watching and listening from home.Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies
A BBC Studios Production

4th September 2020 17:55
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Summer Comedy Festival - Darren Harriott
28:43

Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires.This episode features Faye Treacy, Aaron Twitchen, Rob Halden and Alice Ruxandra Bell, with writing by Natasha Mwansa and Kemah Bob. Piano accompaniment was provided by Alex Beetschen.The producer was Ella Watts, and the production co-ordinator was Caroline Barlow. Sound design is by Chris Maclean. This is a BBC Studios production.

28th August 2020 18:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Summer Comedy Festival - Sara Pascoe
28:41

Superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe curates her dream festival; one for the miserable. Featuring readings from Rhik Samadder, comedy from Sophie Duker, music from Emmy the Great and a new character from Steen Raskopoulos, join Sara as she celebrates all of the things that make us tick. Producer: Leila Navabi
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Chris MacLean
A BBC Studios Production

21st August 2020 18:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Summer Comedy Festival - Jayde Adams
28:49

Bristol stand-up comedian Jayde Adams curates her dream summer festival, welcoming some of her favourite people to her fantasy festival site. Sarah Millican is in charge of the VIP tent, Australian stand-up Rhys Nicholson is Jayde's designated driver, Glyn Fussell is the celebrity booker and Kathy Burke watches from her sofa. Showstopping headline music is provided by Le Gateau Chocolat.Producer: Hayley Sterling
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound design: Chris MacLean
A BBC Studios Production

14th August 2020 18:00
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Summer Comedy Festival - Daliso Chaponda
29:07

Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.In episode 3 it's Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda's turn as host as he wanders round his own fantasy Festival of Protest. Black Lives Matter, Me Too, climate change, cancel culture and social mobility are all explored by Daliso and his passionate guests. Host... Daliso Chaponda
Guest... Athena Kugblenu
Guest... Scott Bennett
Guest... Kate Lucas
Guest... Russell Kane Producer... Carl Cooper
Production co-ordinator... Caroline Barlow
Sound... Chris McLeanThis is a BBC Studios Production

7th August 2020 20:11
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4
Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand
28:59

Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts.In episode 2 it's Jo Brand's turn as chief curator as she brings together all her favourite festival ingredients for a celebration of poetry. She's joined by performance poets Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish as well as the impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the comedy poet, John Hegley. Producer: Richard Morris
Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound: Chris McLean
A BBC Studios Production

31st July 2020 17:56