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

Dead Ringers  

The UK's most downloaded satire show.

Dead Ringers  

Snapping at the heels of news.

Dead Ringers  

Weekly topical satire.

Dead Ringers  

A satirical skewering of the news.

Dead Ringers  

Topical satire from the usual suspects.

Dead Ringers - Friday 16th June 2017  

Recorded the day before transmission, the satirical sketch show remains as sharp and topical as ever. Impressions and caricatures are the charming couriers of explosively satirical truth-bombs. The series is written by Private Eye writers Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, together with Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Jack Bernhardt and others. The series stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Deborah Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey.

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 9th June 2017  

Mark Steel, Hugo Rifkind, Rich Hall and Katy Brand join Miles to find the funny in all things general election. The team tackle the small matter of a general election, an intriguing hearing in the USA and an unorthodox lifeguard recruitment drive. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy: The News Quiz 2nd May 2017  

Jeremy Hardy, Desiree Burch, Simon Evans and Helen Lewis are Miles' guests for another round of News Quizzing.

FriComedy: The News Quiz 26th May 2017  

Jeremy Hardy, Holly Walsh, Suzi Ruffell and Andrew Maxwell are Miles Jupp's guests for another round of News Quizzing. This week Miles and teams attempt to negotiate a "U-turn". Producer: Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 19th May 2017  

Miles captains an exciting formation of newshounds: Francis Wheen, John Robins, Angela Barnes and Kiri Pritchard-McLean This week, manifold manifestos, a flying Dutchman and a close encounter with a wild boar. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 12th May 2017  

Susan Calman , Zoe Lyons, Lloyd Langford and Peter Curran are all corralled into a newsy formation by Miles Jupp This week Miles and team steel themselves to deal with a leak. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 5th May 2017  

This week Miles's panel takes the form of Jeremy Hardy, Angela Barnes, Sarah Kendall and Danny Finkelstein. The team discuss that leaky Brexit dinner, Diane Abbott's scrape with a Ferrari and the nationwide local elections. The kind of fun-packed week that might make Prince Philip reconsider and come back to the thick of the action. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 28th Apr 2017  

Miles is joined by Hugo Rifkind, Katy Brand, Rich Hall and Kiri Pritchard-McLean. A revisiting of the week in general electioneering as well as some vital learning from grandmas about how to throw a basketball properly. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

FriComedy:  The News Quiz 21st Apr 2017  

Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Helen Lewis and Susan Calman are Miles' guests for the first episode in the series. It's the first episode of series 93 of the News Quiz and the whole country is talking about only one thing. And it's not the rise in the urban fox population in Bournemouth... although that does get a mention. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

The Now Show 14/04/17  

Steve Punt, Luke Kempner, Pippa Evans, Al Porter, Rich Peppiatt, Vikki Stone & Lucy Porter present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Produced by Joe Nunnery A BBC Studios Production

The Now Show 07/04/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches

The Now Show 07/04/17  

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Ivo Graham, Daliso Chaponda, Pippa Evans and Luke Kempner to present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Malawian stand-up Daliso Chaponda explores Kim Jong Un's aversion to jibes about his weight. Ivo Graham offers his take on Pepsi's much maligned new advertising campaign. Pippa Evans sings an ode to Deliveroo's corporate speech and in the wake of Cadbury and Pepsi's PR disasters this week Public Relations Guru Trevor Morris talks to Steve and Hugh about what they could have done differently.

The Now Show 31/03/17  

Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis and guests present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Kiri Pritchard McLean airs her grievance with the Daily Mail’s ‘Legs-it’ headline, Tudur Owen considers the future for Wales, should Scotland gain independence and broadcaster Peter Curran discusses the early days of the internet with Punt and Dennis.

The Now Show 24/03/17  

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

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