Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 podcast

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, Catherine Bohart: TL;DR and Dead Ringers.

Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, Catherine Bohart: TL;DR and Dead Ringers.

 

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The News Quiz - 19th July

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories. ... Read more

18 hrs Ago

28 MINS

28:36

18 hrs Ago


#228

The News Quiz- 12th July

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories. ... Read more

18 hrs Ago

28 MINS

28:39

18 hrs Ago


#227

The News Quiz - 5th July

Lucy Porter, Ria Lina, Simon Evans, and Hugo Rifkind join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the news in this post-General Election special. It's official: Sir Keir Starmer will be the next Prime Minister of the UK. Join The News Quiz for this post-vote episode recorded on the Friday morning after the vote has come in. Covering the exit polls, results, the winners, the losers, the other losers, and the rest. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Peter Tellouche, Alice Fraser, Cameron Loxdale, Stu Cooper and Christina Riggs Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4 An Eco-Audio certified Production ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

28 MINS

28:13

12 Jul 2024


#226

The News Quiz - 28th June

Geoff Norcott, Stuart Mitchell, Daliso Chaponda and Katy Balls join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the news. With just one week to go before the UK heads to the polls, Andy and the Panel analyse the final head-to-head debate, discuss the pitfalls of workplace betting, and finally bring a voice to the political elephants in the room. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Toussaint Douglass, Mark Granger, Angela Channell, & Pete Tellouche Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinators: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Rich Evans A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4 An Eco-Audio certified Production ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

28 MINS

28:33

05 Jul 2024


#225

The News Quiz - 21st June

Alasdair Beckett-King, Simon Evans, Laura Smyth, and Cindy Yu join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the news. Two weeks before the General Election, Andy and the Panel discuss the risks of a super majority, nuclear war, and an international love-in between a pair of the world's scariest men. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cameron Loxdale, Jade Gebbie, Dan Sweryt, & Pete Tellouche Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinators: Sarah Nicholls & Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4 An Eco-Audio certified Production ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:30

28 Jun 2024


#224

The News Quiz - 14th June

Lucy Porter, Alasdair Beckett-King, Athena Kugblenu and Hugo Rifkind join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the news. This week and the General Election gets closer still, Andy and the Panel will be mulling over the manifestos, inspecting political interviews, and spotlight scandals in the world of competitive eating. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Christina Riggs, Meryl O'Rourke, Mike Shephard, Herries Anderton & Pete Tellouche Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4 An Eco-Audio certified Production ... Read more

21 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:32

21 Jun 2024


#223

The News Quiz - 7th June

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week's news. Providing all the answers are Ian Smith, Geoff Norcott, Shaparak Khorsandi and Anushka Asthana. In this first episode of the new series, the panel catches up on all things General Election, Trumped up charges (all 34), and a recently discovered royal kid. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Christina Riggs, Jade Gebbie, Mike Shephard & Stephen Mawhinney Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Audio Production for Radio 4 An Eco-Audio certified Production ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:28

14 Jun 2024


#222

Dead Ringers - 31st May

As always, the team treat all the political parties with equal contempt. With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon and Cody Dahler. A BBC Studios Audio Production Producer: Bill Dare Exec Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Design: Rich Evans ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

29 MINS

29:06

13 Jun 2024


#221

Dead Ringers - 24th May

Recorded at the Hay Festival 2024. Mordant topical satire from the usual team with voices by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson. With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Rachel Thorne and Christopher Donovan. Producer: Bill Dare Exec Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Designer: Rich Evans ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

26 MINS

26:09

12 Jun 2024


#220

Dead Ringers - 17th May

Politics, world affairs, the culture wars, and Mr Blobby. With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler and Joe Topping. With additional material by Jennifer Walker, Touissaint Douglass, Christopher Donovan and Sarah Dempster. Producer: Bill Dare Exec Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Designer: Rich Evans ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

26 MINS

26:38

11 Jun 2024


#219

Dead Ringers - 10th May

A surprising guest appears at the Met Gala, and Rishi Sunak has an urgent message for Elon Musk. With writing from Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sarah Campbell, Sophie Dixon, Joe Topping, Lizzy Mansfield and Angela Channell. With additional material by Christopher Donovan. Exec: Pete Strauss Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

26 MINS

26:40

07 Jun 2024


#218

Dead Ringers - 3rd May

The winners and losers in England's elections and the SNP Scottish leadership race, and what will Harry Kane do with his golden shoe? With writing from Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, and Alex Bertulis-Fernandes. With additional material by Katie Sayer and Christopher Donovan. Exec: Pete Strauss Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare ... Read more

31 May 2024

28 MINS

28:05

31 May 2024


#217

Dead Ringers - 26th April

The Rwanda bill passes through parliament so will Rishi call an election? Who is really behind the rumours about Angela Rayner? Will Rylan and Stacey Solomon manage to say anything sensible? All questions answered. The series writers include: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Laurence Howarth, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Toussaint Douglass, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Angela Channell, Lizzy Mansfield, Christina Riggs, Peter Tellouche, Rachel Thorne, and Sarah Dempster. Exec: James Robinson Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare ... Read more

24 May 2024

27 MINS

27:55

24 May 2024


#216

The Now Show - 19th April

The Now Show first aired on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998 and this week sees its last ever episode. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a look back over the last 25 years, with help from the voices of Gemma Arrowsmith and Rory Bremner. They are joined by Glenn Moore investigating the Beijing Half Marathon scandal and Harriet Kemsley on the law firm who accidentally divorced the wrong couple. Plus, Jazz Emu looks to the future with an original song accompanied by his band Matt Hutson, Luke Bainbridge and Tom Marlow. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Mike Shephard, Cameron Loxdale, Carl Carzana and Christina Riggs. Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Rich Morris Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

17 May 2024

34 MINS

34:33

17 May 2024


#215

The Now Show - 12th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Gareth Gwynn deep diving into the archives of the internet, Laura Lexx on Russ Cook’s incredible Africa run, and an original song from Jon Long. Voices from Daniel Barker and Gemma Arrowsmith. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Zoë Tomalin, Cody Dahler, Adrian Gray and Peter Tellouche Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

10 May 2024

27 MINS

27:55

10 May 2024


#214

The Now Show - 5th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Jon Holmes on animals making headlines, Angela Barnes on theft and an original song from Jonny & the Baptists. With voices from Ed Jones and Róisín O’Mahony. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Tasha Dhanraj, Mike Shepard, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Peter Tellouche. Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

03 May 2024

27 MINS

27:56

03 May 2024


#213

The Now Show - 29th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Geoff Norcott on cynical advertising strategies, Rachel Fairburn on our nation's obsession with conspiracy theories and an original song from Rachel Parris. With voices from Jon Culshaw and Laura Shavin. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cameron Loxdale, Tasha Dhanraj, Pravanya Pillay & Christina Riggs. Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Rich Morris Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

26 Apr 2024

27 MINS

27:55

26 Apr 2024


#212

The Now Show - 22nd March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Lucy Porter on Laura Kenny’s retirement, Alasdair Beckett-King on the state of our nation’s health and an original song from Mitch Benn. With voices from Ed Jones and Katie Norris. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cody Dahler, Zoe Tomalin, Katie Sayer and Peter Tellouche. Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

20 Apr 2024

28 MINS

28:16

20 Apr 2024


#211

The Now Show - 15th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Marcus Brigstocke unpacking screen addiction and Ria Lina on the International Women's Day - Oscars overlap, and an original song from Ed MacArthur. The show was written by the cast with additional material from David Duncan, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Jade Gebbie and Christina Riggs. Voice Actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Jason Forbes. Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

20 Apr 2024

27 MINS

27:55

20 Apr 2024


#210

The News Quiz - 8th March

Mark Steel, Marie Le Conte, Simon Evans and Zoe Lyons join Andy Zaltzman for the last episode in the present series. This week the panel give their 2p on the budget, the battle for the White House and what it might sound like if George Galloway joined the News Quiz. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Meryl O'Rourke, Molly McGuinness, Peter Tellouche and Christina Riggs. Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Recorded by Marc Willcox and Neva Missirian A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4. ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

28 MINS

28:20

05 Apr 2024


#209

The News Quiz - 1st March

Hugo Rifkind, Susie McCabe, Ashley Storrie and Stuart Mitchell join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the week's news from Aberdeen. This week the panel discuss Gordon Brown’s vision for a second renaissance in Aberdeen, why Lee Anderson has lost the Tory whip, and the difference between Mob Rule and Ja Rule. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Rebecca Bain, Alex Garrick-Wright, Krystal Evans, Peter Tellouche and Christina Riggs. Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinators: Sarah Nicholls & Jodie Charman Sound Editor: Marc Willcox Recorded by Sean Kerwin A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

29 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:09

29 Mar 2024


#208

The News Quiz - 23rd February

Andrew Doyle, Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter and Ria Lina join Andy Zaltzman to quiz the week's news. This week the panel tackle how a parliamentary debate about peace descended into constitutional conflict, why Donald Trump is actively urging his supporters to put their foot in it, literally this time, and how Britannia nuked the waves. Strap in. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale and Viv May Producer: James Robinson Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls & Dan Marchini Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

22 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:35

22 Mar 2024


#207

The News Quiz - 16th February

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Zoe Lyons, Andrew Maxwell, Rachel Parris, and Danny Finkelstein. In this week of Lent and Love Andy and the panel address Labour's difficult relationship with itself, Trump's flirtations with Putin, and giving up on the idea of home ownership. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Ben Clover, and Jade Gebbie Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

15 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:33

15 Mar 2024


#206

The News Quiz - 9th February

Coming to you from Belfast this week, Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news with Zoe Lyons, Neil Delamere, Diona Doherty, and Alex Kane. In this episode Andy and the panel will be asking if turning the Northern Ireland Assembly off and on has made it work again? Why Labour is keeping the red flag flying?… a Formula 1 style red flag, that is, which they’re waving at their own environment policy to tell it it’s off. And whose chopper has got them in trouble? Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Alison Spittle, John Meagher, and Claire Sullivan Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

08 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:30

08 Mar 2024


#205

The News Quiz - 2nd February

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Simon Evans, Ria Lina, Alasdair Beckett-King, and Anushka Asthana. In this episode Andy and the panel will be discussing if Power-Sharing will prove to be Power-Caring, and whether anyone anywhere has ever thought of googling "Is it possible to back up WhatsApp messages?” Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Alice Fraser, Jade Gebbie, and Adam Greene. Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: Richard Morris Production Co-ordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

01 Mar 2024

28 MINS

28:30

01 Mar 2024


#204

The News Quiz - 26th January

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the news. Providing all the answers are Lucy Porter, Geoff Norcott, Alasdair Beckett-King, and Cindy Yu. In this episode Andy and the panel address the issue of BBC bias after upsetting a minister with last week's show, try and figure out exactly what Keir Starmer stands for, and ask the question... who is ready for war? Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Mike Shephard, and Meryl O'Rourke Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

28 MINS

28:35

23 Feb 2024


#203

The News Quiz - 19th January

Andy Zaltzman quizzes news from Swansea this week. Providing all the answers are Lucy Porter, Robin Morgan, Tadiwa Mahlunge, and Ayesha Hazarika. In this episode Andy and the panel have a look at some broken geopolitical New Year's resolutions and how life seemingly both began and is now struggling in Wales. Written by Andy Zaltzman With additional material by: Cody Dahler, Cameron Loxdale, and Callum Jones Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls Sound Editor: Marc Willcox A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

28 MINS

28:49

16 Feb 2024


#202

The News Quiz - 12th January

Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

28 MINS

28:31

09 Feb 2024


#201

The News Quiz - 5th January

A look back on some of the best bits of News Quizzing from 2023 In this compilation episode Andy Zaltzman casts his satirical eye over the highs and lows of the year, in which the UK managed to hold of a Prime Minister for more than a year (well done us), The Economy moved about as erratically as a paper plane in a snow storm, and there were some events in the Middle East that made doing a light-hearted topical news show a bit of a challenge at times... Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman. Producer: Sam Holmes Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Jodie Charman A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

28 MINS

28:49

02 Feb 2024