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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4

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Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

Latest Episodes

The Now Show - 20th November 2020

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 Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie Dinkin Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

29 min2 d ago
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The Now Show - 20th November 2020

The Now Show - 13th November 2020

ESteve 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 Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

29 min1 w ago
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The Now Show - 13th November 2020

The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis do their best to identify the next president of the USA, with a bit of help from Geoff Norcott, Jena Friedman and Sophie Duker, and music from Jess Robinson Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Athena Kugblenu, Ambika Mod and Charlie Dinkin Song written and recorded by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

29 min2 w ago
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The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020

The Now Show: 30 Oct 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grip (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions. Joining them are Ellie Taylor and Matt Kirshen, with music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Robin Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth, Ola Labib and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

28 min3 w ago
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The Now Show: 30 Oct 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020

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

28 minOCT 24
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The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020

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

28 minOCT 17
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The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020

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

28 minOCT 10
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The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020

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

28 minOCT 3
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The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020

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

28 minSEP 26
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The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020

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

28 minSEP 19
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The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020

Latest Episodes

The Now Show - 20th November 2020

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 Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie Dinkin Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

29 min2 d ago
Comments
The Now Show - 20th November 2020

The Now Show - 13th November 2020

ESteve 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 Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production

29 min1 w ago
Comments
The Now Show - 13th November 2020

The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis do their best to identify the next president of the USA, with a bit of help from Geoff Norcott, Jena Friedman and Sophie Duker, and music from Jess Robinson Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Athena Kugblenu, Ambika Mod and Charlie Dinkin Song written and recorded by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

29 min2 w ago
Comments
The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020

The Now Show: 30 Oct 2020

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grip (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions. Joining them are Ellie Taylor and Matt Kirshen, with music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Robin Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth, Ola Labib and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production

28 min3 w ago
Comments
The Now Show: 30 Oct 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020

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

28 minOCT 24
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The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020

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

28 minOCT 17
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The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020

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

28 minOCT 10
Comments
The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020

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

28 minOCT 3
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The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020

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

28 minSEP 26
Comments
The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020

The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020

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

28 minSEP 19
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The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020
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