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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
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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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.
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 Smith A BBC Studios Production.
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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.
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.
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.
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 York Hosted 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 Willcox A BBC Studios Production.
Andy and the team talk tax hikes, the Taliban, Texas, and tennis stars.
Andy Zaltzman is joined by Rachel Fairburn, Hugo Rifkind, Helen Lewis and Ian Smith.
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 Fraser Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production
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 Edwards Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production
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 Marcell Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
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-Bynoe Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production
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 Edwards Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Produced by Richard Morris and Simon Nicholls Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Marc Willcox
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 Hunter Henry Tobin... Miles Jupp Christine Tobin... Ingrid Oliver Natalie... Emma Sidi Drew... Kiell Smith-Bynoe Jones... Justin Edwards PJ... Rosie Cavaliero Jack Steele & Tony... Adam Riches Producer Simon Nicholls A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in August 2019.
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 Wisbey Written 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 Dhanraj Producer: Bill Dare Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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sodbakhsh Y

🤛🤛🤛

Oct 16th
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Rich B

The team is in mid-season form. Truly brilliant 🤣

Oct 3rd
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Rich B

Awesome work Mr Z.!

Sep 25th
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TJD

That fake offscreen laughter is so annoying!

Sep 9th
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Paul Billington

What's happend to the News Quiz? This comedy drama is pretty boring.

Aug 24th
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Paul Billington

why have you ruined this programme with this corny material?

Aug 16th
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Don Diego For Da Laydeez

great go on encourage the gammon even more with your narrative of Italian cheating. you probably contribute to the xenophobia and vile atmosphere at the final. you're becoming as charmless as the rest of the programming.

Jul 15th
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NicknackPaddysack

For a bit of balance I like to hear from both ends of the spectrum little realising that both of these guys are actually on a Spectrum, one with a very specific name. What a pants view of the UK.

Jul 15th
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Rich B

Excellent as always! 🤣

May 1st
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Peter peter

woke shite

Apr 1st
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Paul Snyder

Hate the canned laughter. Too dominant

Feb 26th
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Saidul Islam Ifty

I like this show

Feb 4th
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Peter peter

I can only assume that both kumar and porter know the names of the still active bbc execs who promoted and supported Saville. how else have they lasted so long and 225k subscribers? I hadn't realised that the bbc employed so many people but I'm not surprised.

Jan 18th
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Peter peter

kumar and porter? thanks bbc for reminding me of just how good you are at wasting the taxpayers money. props.

Jan 18th
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James Purcell

I'm usually a big Dead Ringers fan but that episode was really poor. Only the Farage/Trump sketch really up to the standard of previous episodes.

Dec 18th
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Tony Richards

why do comedians only take the piss out of politicians nowadays?

Dec 16th
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Chloe Frazier

Rhik Sammader! God I've missed you <3

Nov 25th
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Chloe Frazier

Urgh. Tedious, self indulgent and not funny in the slightest.

Nov 25th
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Peter peter

same old woke shite btw but without the drunk student audience and boy do they miss the audience.

Nov 22nd
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Rebecca J-T

Best comedy show of 2020 by a long way#darkhumourrules

Nov 5th
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