Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

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

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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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

Language:

English


Episodes

News Quiz Best of 2022 – 30th December

1/27/2023
A look back on some of the best bits of News Quizzing from 2022. In this compilation episode Andy Zaltzman casts his satirical eye over the highs and lows of the year, in which the UK has had two monarchs, three Prime Ministers and countless debates over whether a party can technically be called a party. Hosted and written by Andy Zaltzman. Producer: Georgia Keating Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Co-ordinator: Ryan Walker-Edwards Sound Editor: Jerry Peal A BBC Studios...

Duration:00:44:14

Dead Ringers – 23rd December

1/20/2023
Could Theresa May make a comeback? Who could be Twitter’s new CEO? And what will King Charles say in his first Christmas message? All these questions are answered in the final Dead Ringers of the year. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, Edward Tew, Cody Dahler, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson, Katie Sayer. Produced and created by Bill Dare....

Duration:00:28:03

Dead Ringers – 16th December

1/13/2023
The content of Matt Hancock’s Covid diaries, the reason why Sir Keir Starmer may soon be out of a job, and a behind-the-scenes look at the King's preparations for his Christmas message. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis McLeod, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai. Written by Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, James Bugg, Cody Dahler, Toussaint Douglass, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson, Katie Sayer, Peter...

Duration:00:29:09

Dead Ringers – 9th December

1/6/2023
BBC Radio 4 has a new owner, Woman’s Hour has a new host, and David Beckham gets an unusual new role. Find out what all this can be about on all new Dead Ringers. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis McLeod, Duncan Wisbey, Naomi McDonald and Anil Desai. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Sarah Campbell, Tom Coles and Ed Amsden, James Bugg, Toussaint Douglass, Robert Darke, Sophie Dickson and Edward Tew. Produced and created by Bill Dare Production...

Duration:00:30:11

The Now Show - 2nd December

12/30/2022
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Jamie MacDonald, Lucy Porter and Ed MacArthur. Jamie MacDonald shares his experience of Disability History Month, Lucy Porter examines our increasingly secular population and Ed MacArthur is a PR consultant, rebranding famous faces. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Aidan Fitzmaurice, Zoe Tomalin, Rachel E. Thorn and Cameron Loxdale. Voice actors: George Fouracres and...

Duration:00:29:27

The Now Show - 25th November

12/23/2022
Hugh Dennis and Glenn Moore (standing in for Steve Punt) present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Alex Kealy, Athena Kugblenu and Ignacio Lopez. Athena Kugblenu looks at Shamima Begum’s citizenship appeal, Alex Kealy walks us through crises in cryptocurrency and Ignacio Lopez is an England fan singing about the meaning of the World Cup. The show was written by Steve Punt and the cast with additional material from Simon Alcock, Alfie Packham, Vicky Richards and...

Duration:00:28:06

The Now Show - 18th November

12/16/2022
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Alfie Brown, Lauren Pattison and Jess Robinson. Lauren Pattison takes us through Matt Hancock's jungle journey, Alfie Brown declares why "I Love Keir Starmer" and Jess Robinson sings us through what makes the perfect Christmas advert. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Sarah Campbell, Mike Shephard, Alex Garrick-Wright and Cameron Loxdale Voice actors: Luke Kempner and...

Duration:00:28:07

The Now Show - 11th November

12/9/2022
Steve Punt is joined by Gemma Arrowsmith (standing in for Hugh Dennis) to present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Catherine Bohart, Fin Taylor and Jazz Emu. Catherine Bohart wraps her head around the Elon Musk era at Twitter, Fin Taylor takes on the climate crisis, and Jazz Emu brings an original song that’ll turn your art perspective upside-down. The show was written by the cast and Hugh Dennis with additional material from Tasha Dhanraj, Katie Storey, Carl...

Duration:00:29:09

The Now Show - 4th November

12/2/2022
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. They're joined by Colin Hoult, Laura Lexx and Jordan Gray. Anna Mann (Colin Hoult) shares advice about the cost of living crisis, Laura Lexx looks ahead to Prince Harry’s autobiography, and musical guest Jordan Gray debunks a controversy about Mr Potato Head. The show was written by the cast with additional material from Rebecca Bain, Laura Major, Nathan Cowley and Jade Gebbie. Voice actors: Luke Kempner and Katie...

Duration:00:29:22

The Now Show - 28th October

11/25/2022
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...

Duration:00:28:46

The News Quiz - 21st October

11/18/2022
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.

Duration:00:29:21

The News Quiz - 14th October

11/11/2022
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.

Duration:00:30:21

The News Quiz - 7th October

11/4/2022
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.

Duration:00:28:18

The News Quiz - 30th September

10/28/2022
Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories.

Duration:00:27:34

The News Quiz - 23rd September

10/21/2022
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.

Duration:00:27:42

The News Quiz - 16th September

10/14/2022
Andy Zaltzman quizzes the week’s news.

Duration:00:27:55

Party's Over - 2nd September

9/30/2022
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...

Duration:00:28:01

Party's Over - 26th August

9/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:28:06

Party's Over - 19th August

9/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:27:55

Party's Over - 12th August

9/23/2022
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...

Duration:00:27:54