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A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on.

The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times.

With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears.

'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.'

AWARDS
New York Festival 2020
Audio Production Awards 2020
British Podcast Awards 2020
Audio Production Awards 2019
(Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020

An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4

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94 Episodes
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Fresh from a BAFTA nomination, the multi-award winning The Skewer burrows its way into the 2024 General Election, rounding it all up like a satirical sheepdog and cutting through all the noise. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 8

Episode 8

2024-04-0314:48

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award-winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Spirit of Dark Thames Water, the Cruci-Hate Crime-Bill, and if you want blood, we've got it. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 7

Episode 7

2024-03-2714:50

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This episode - We're Going On A Bear-emy Hunt, Peppa Pig Goes To Gaza, and fun with flags. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 6

Episode 6

2024-03-2014:50

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Gove-O-Cop, Foghorn Rishi-horn, and Strange Women Lying In Ponds. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning, Bafta nominated The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 5

Episode 5

2024-03-1414:581

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Slide to the Right, Cars-tian Horner, and That Photo of Kate. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 4

Episode 4

2024-03-0614:58

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Headphones recommended. This week - The Budget Tale of Mr Jeremy, The Cat in the Hat Returns, and Rishi Sunak Speaks to The Nation. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 3

Episode 3

2024-02-2815:05

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Lee Anderson falls into The Matrix, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gets sent to Slough House (Slow Hoyleses?), Liz Truss the Doomslayer, and None of the Above.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 2

Episode 2

2024-02-2114:39

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.This week - Monty Putin’s Flying Russians, Another Policy Bites The Dust, and Drake vs Prince Harry. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 1

Episode 1

2024-02-1414:522

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.This week: Blake's 7 help the Sub-Postmasters, The Asylum Seeker of Dibley, Rebel Without A Policy, and a nod to Steve Wright. Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 8

Episode 8

2023-11-3015:20

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week: Oily Fools and Horses, Cleverly's Sh*thole, Where The Wilders things Are, and King Charles sees dead people (and takes their money). Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 7

Episode 7

2023-11-2214:57

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.This week - Napoleon Braverman, the Time Team help the Israeli Defence Force dig for tunnels, and the BBC Autumnwatch team set up their cameras for Jeremy Hunt's statement.Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 6

Episode 6

2023-11-1614:50

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.This week - Nadine vs The Evil Dead, It’s Always Sunny in Philadeph-kier, and The Return of David Cameron. Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4This week – among much more: Homer Simpson takes charge of the Cabinet cuts Nadine Dorries’s book is bound in human flesh from The Evil Dead I’m A Celeb contestant Nigel Farage meets the casts of Disney’s The Jungle Book Hagrid off of Harry Potter's dog falls foul of the Dangerous Dogs Act Kier Starmer is Always Sunny In Philadelphia Carol Vorderman takes to Countdown to vent her frustration at being axed from the BBC
Episode 5

Episode 5

2023-11-0914:54

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.This week - the HaM&S Christmas advert, Matt Hancock: Infinity War, and Ray Mears goes camping with Suella Braverman. Creator / Producer: Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4CREDITS Jon Holmes Katie Sayer Darren Phillips Phil Lindsey David Riffkin Cooper Mawhinny Sweryt Dave Wol and Tony ChurnsideADDITIONAL Ali Panting Anna Martin Helen Brooks Alice Gregg Mike Battle Paul Kearney Gareth Ceredig Adrian Fisk Kevin Smith John Weston Beechar & Pullar Arfie Mansfield David Kidder John Upton Duncan LadkinOn this week’s The Skewer: Matt Hancock (Thancock?) channels Thanos as he joins Avengers: Infinity War to decide who will live or die. Post their Christmas ad controversy, M&S back the other side. This isn’t just any advert, it’s a HamM&S advert As AI becomes a ‘cookbook for weapons’, Delia Smith meets Oppenheimer Ray Mears takes issue with Suella’s anti-tent homelessness strategy The T800 model Terminator interviews Elon Musk about AI The South Park kids advise Israel on good old-fashioned small town justice In The Adventures of Blinken Bill, the friendly cartoon Koala Blinky Bill helps US diplomat Anthony Blinken negotiate a ceasefire. and Donald Trump sees the Trailer Park Boys in court.
Episode 4

Episode 4

2023-11-0214:522

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.This week - The Ghost of Cummings Past, high level governmental swearing, and God meets Guns. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes.An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 3

Episode 3

2023-10-2615:07

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - 'Umble Starmer, Planet Earth III presents All Out War, and The Fall of The House of Sunak.' The Skewer: Three Twisted Years, a brand new TV version of The Skewer looking back over the last three years is now available on BBC iPlayer.Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes.An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 2

Episode 2

2023-10-1914:51

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - An Arse on a Plate, Corbyn Neutral, and Peter Bone-y M.Created and produced by Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 1

Episode 1

2023-10-1216:04

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - Labour Possessed, Oh Mr Sunak, and The Lorax fails to save a tree. Creator / Producer: Jon Holmes.An unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 8

Episode 8

2023-08-1014:48

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week: This week: Fawlty Migrants, You've Been Droned, and Horror of Mogg.Created and produced by Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 7

Episode 7

2023-08-0314:48

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Bad Blood, Trump's Troubles, and Jordan Henderson of Arabia. Created and produced by Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
Episode 6

Episode 6

2023-07-2714:401

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Hot Greece, Making Banking Plans For Nigel, and Oppenheimer meets Ed Davey's cardboard cannon. Created and produced by Jon HolmesAn unusual production for BBC Radio 4
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Comments (7)

Audio Girls

Anyone else notice that you very rarely see your top podcasts win Awards, but a lot of BBC. Et.el podcasts that are just so forced.

Oct 19th
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tony coffey

6q

Feb 16th
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David Connolly

The best thing out of the BBC

Jul 1st
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Alvaro A. Fuentes

this is just basic repetition at this point i loved the feb - sept episodes but now it just mock government instability. basically turned into sadistic pornography of struggling people

Oct 24th
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Nigel Steady

Absolute garbage!

Jan 24th
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