Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

United Kingdom

Enjoy a satirical take on the week’s news with the cream of UK comedy talent. The News Quiz and The Now Show from BBC Radio 4.

Episodes

The Now Show 24/03/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests share some Comic Relief.

The Now Show 17/03/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Jack Carroll explores the possible impact of President Trump's health-care reform, Jake Yapp plans for a time when robots take all of our jobs and Lord West of Spithead joins Punt and Dennis to discuss the function of the House of Lords in modern politics.

The Now Show 10/03/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. This week we look at Philip Hammond's budget and hear from Kerry Godliman in the week of International Women's Day. Lucy Porter gives us the lowdown on the French Presidential election and Pippa Evans helps us feel less overwhelmed. Plus intelligence specialist Julian Fisher. Featuring: Luke Kempner. With Additional Material by: Benjamin Partridge, Andy Woolton, Ben Hillyar, David Mayes and Jenny Laville Producers: Adnan Ahmed and Joe Nunnery BBC Studios Production.

The Now Show 03/03/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Mae Martin discusses President Trump's repeal of federal guidance allowing transpersons to use the bathroom they identify with and her own odd experiences in public toilets. Andy Zaltzman proposes an innovative new alternative to the House of Lords. Jess Robinson ponders what it'd be like if Beyoncé, Adele and Little Mix targeted women the way advertisers do. The Guardian's Maeve Shearlaw offers insights into the recent assassination of Kim Jong Nam.

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 24th Feb 2017  

Susan Calman, Charlie Higson, Sarah Kendall and Lucy Porter join Miles' for this the last show in the current series. A rollercoaster week of by-elections and pie selections. Strap in everyone. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 17th Feb 2017  

This week Miles presides over a panel of news hounds in the form of Jeremy Hardy, Romesh Ranganathan, Simon Evans and Gina Yashere. All the week's big political goings-on with a story about horses and tequila at the end to take the edge off. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 10th Feb 2017  

Jeremy Hardy, Francis Wheen, Kerry Godliman and Holly Walsh slalom their way through another week of headlines with Miles. This week Clive Lewis stands down, John Bercow stands up and what happens when seagulls attack? Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 3rd Feb 2017  

Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand and Lloyd Langford are amongst Miles' esteemed guests for this week's round of news-wrangling. Theresa May won a vote, Donald Trump won a vote and François Fillon might have to drop out of a vote. Orangutans can't vote but still feature in the programme. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 27th Jan 2017  

Miles Jupp chews the headline fat with Jeremy Hardy, Zoe Lyons, Helen Lewis and Vicki Pepperdine. The team track Theresa May's busy week: from the UK Supreme Court to Washington via a Trident rocket (not literally). Contains added Morris Dancing. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 20th Jan 2017  

Miles Jupp's house guests for his weekly news-based shindig are Andy Hamilton, Andrew Maxwell, Angela Barnes and Susan Calman. This week Theresa May, a certain inauguration party Stateside and the pressing domestic issue of a UK-wide courgette shortage. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 13th Jan 2017  

Mark Steel, Michael Deacon, Zoe Lyons and Katy Brand accompany Miles Jupp in his weekly dissection of the news headlines. An American chap called Donald Trump has rather dominated this week's news agenda but that doesn't mean to say that the NHS, Jeremy Corbyn, Martin McGuinness and an intriguing story about Stonehenge don't get a look-in as well. More power to all their elbows! Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 6th Jan 2017  

New Year, News Quiz. Jeremy Hardy, Danny Finkelstein, Angela Barnes and Andy Parsons join Miles Jupp to scrutinize the goings-on behind the week's headlines. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

Dead Ringers Alternative 2016 Special  

The team look back at the year that never was, imagining what life would be like had Remain won, Trump lost and a host of other events that just might have happened. CAST Jon Culshaw Jan Ravens Debra Stephenson Duncan Wisbey Lewis Macleod WRITTEN BY Tom Jamieson Nev Fountain Ed Amsden Tom Coles Laurence Howarth Max Davis James Bugg Sarah Campbell Jack Bernhardt. PRODUCED AND CREATED BY Bill Dare

Dead Ringers Christmas Special 2016  

It’s rumoured that Adele may attempt to sing a happy song, but there’s no certainty she’ll succeed. Listen out for light-hearted Christmassy versions of your favourite shows from Crimewatch to The Fall. CAST: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis Macleod. WRITTEN BY: Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Ed Amsden, Tom Coles, Laurence Howarth, Duncan Wisbey, Max Davis, Laura Major, James Bugg, Sarah Campbell, Jack Bernhardt. PRODUCED AND CREATED BY: Bill Dare. A BBC Studios Production.

The Now Show, 16 December 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by James Acaster, Suzi Ruffell, Luke Kempner and Pippa Evans as they present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. This week the team look back at a momentous 2016, and celebrate Christmas with Lindsay Lohan... Written by the cast with additional material from Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch, Gareth Gwynn, Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan and Catherine Bohart. Producer: Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production

The Now Show, 9 December 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Vikki Stone, Ellie Taylor, Luke Kempner and Lucy Porter as they present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week the team explore the Brexit legal challenge in the Supreme Court, hear Political Panto and take a trip to a cat cafe... Producer: Adnan Ahmed Written by the cast with additional material from Sarah Morgan, Gareth Gwynn, Robin Morgan, Jenny Laville and Becky Channon. BBC Studios Production

The Now Show 2 December 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Nish Kumar, Dane Baptiste, Rachel Parris. Luke Kempner and Jess Ransom to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. This week the team look at Trump, Ed Balls, the current state of Brexit negotiations and UKIP's new leader... Written by the cast with additional material from Sarah Morgan, Jane Lamacraft, Robin Morgan and Sophie Duker. Producer Adnan Ahmed BBC Studios Production Twitter: @bbcnowshow

The Now Show 25 November 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Mae Martin, Luke Kempner, Freya Parker, Greg Jenner and Adam Kay to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. This week the team explore Black Friday, the autumn statement and consider the lure of Canada... Written by the cast with additional material from Jon Hunter, Liam Beirne, Jenny Laville, Max Davis and Laura Majors. Producer Alexandra Smith BBC Studios Production

The Now Show 18 November 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Andy Zaltzman, Pippa Evans, Tez Ilyas, Gemma Arrowsmith and Matt Burgess to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. Topics this week include the fallout from the US election result, the rise of 'improv politics' and the power of fake news. Written by the cast with additional material from Max Davis, Carrie Quinlan, Robin Morgan and Michael Odewale. Producer Alexandra Smith BBC Studios Production

The Now Show, 11 November 2016  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Sarah Kendall, Ellie Taylor, Luke Kempner, Pippa Evans and Dr Tomila Lankina to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. US election result;, Trump; the soothing powers of the word of the year; Putin; and puppets. Just some of the topics up for discussion in this week's episode. Written by the cast with additional material from Jon Hunter, Jane Lamacraft, Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan and Dan Kiss. Producer Alexandra Smith BBC Studios Production

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