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

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.

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

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