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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, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

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

 

#137

The Now Show - 28th October

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Cally Beaton, Emmanuel Sonubi and Christy Coysh. Cally takes inspiration from primates, Emmanuel fights his news addiction and Christy delivers a ballad to a national icon. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Alex Kealy, Peter Tellouche and Jade Gebbie. Voice actors: Gemma Arrowsmith and Ed Jones Sound: Marc Willcox & Gary Newman Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Producer: Rajiv Karia Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

20 hrs Ago

27 MINS

27:55

20 hrs Ago


#136

The News Quiz - 21st October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news. ... Read more

18 Nov 2022

29 MINS

29:14

18 Nov 2022


#135

The News Quiz - 14th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news. ... Read more

11 Nov 2022

28 MINS

28:47

11 Nov 2022


#134

The News Quiz - 7th October

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news. ... Read more

04 Nov 2022

28 MINS

28:18

04 Nov 2022


#133

The News Quiz - 30th September

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

28 Oct 2022

27 MINS

27:34

28 Oct 2022


#132

The News Quiz - 23rd September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news. ... Read more

21 Oct 2022

27 MINS

27:42

21 Oct 2022


#131

The News Quiz - 16th September

Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news. ... Read more

14 Oct 2022

27 MINS

27:55

14 Oct 2022


#130

Party's Over - 2nd September

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking, 'What do I do now?' "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin. This week, the gang return to their old stomping ground on a mission to find their fortune. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi and Justin Edwards. Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Jerry Peal A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

30 Sep 2022

27 MINS

27:54

30 Sep 2022


#129

Party's Over - 26th August

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?' "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin This week, drama follows Henry in the form of an actor trying to get under his skin. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Fergus Craig. Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Jerry Peal A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

23 Sep 2022

27 MINS

27:58

23 Sep 2022


#128

Party's Over - 19th August

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?' "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin This week, Henry receives an unwanted family visit. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Ruth Bratt. Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: David Thomas A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

23 Sep 2022

27 MINS

27:48

23 Sep 2022


#127

Party's Over - 12th August

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?' "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin This week, a security breach leads to MI5 sending Henry a new personal protection officer. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and Mali Ann Rees. Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: David Thomas A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

23 Sep 2022

27 MINS

27:46

23 Sep 2022


#126

Party's Over - 5th August

What happens when the Prime Minister suddenly stops being Prime Minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?' "I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones." Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin. Henry hopes that an invitation to make a speech will be the passport he needs to a regular slot on the international lecture circuit. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Mumeni. Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham. Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Production. ... Read more

02 Sep 2022

27 MINS

27:58

02 Sep 2022


#125

Party's Over - 29th July

What happens when the prime minister suddenly stops being prime minister? One day you're the most powerful person in the country, the next you're irrelevant, forced into retirement 30 years ahead of schedule and find yourself asking 'What do I do now?' 'I can't just disappear like Gordon Brown. They say he barely gets out of bed now. Just sits there doing word-searches and eating Kit Kat Chunkies. Miserable. I hate the chunky ones.' Former British Prime Minister Henry Tobin After some unsuccessful attempts last summer to get back to the top, Henry returns with some new ideas on how to delay his impending descent into national irrelevance. In this first episode of the new series, Henry and team travel to Birmingham for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games and immediately spy an opportunity for a comeback. Starring Miles Jupp, Ingrid Oliver, Emma Sidi, Justin Edwards and David Momeni. Recorded at The Crescent Theatre in Birmingham Written by Paul Doolan and Jon Hunter Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound recordist and designer: Chris Maclean A BBC Studios Production ... Read more

26 Aug 2022

27 MINS

27:29

26 Aug 2022


#124

Dead Ringers - 22nd July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics. ... Read more

19 Aug 2022

27 MINS

27:33

19 Aug 2022


#123

Dead Ringers - 15th July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics. ... Read more

12 Aug 2022

28 MINS

28:23

12 Aug 2022


#122

Dead Ringers - 8th July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics. ... Read more

05 Aug 2022

28 MINS

28:24

05 Aug 2022


#121

Dead Ringers - 1st July

Topical satire show, featuring characters drawn from the worlds of celebrity and politics. ... Read more

29 Jul 2022

27 MINS

27:57

29 Jul 2022