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

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English


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Dead Ringers - 26th April

5/24/2024
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

Duration:00:27:55

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The Now Show - 19th April

5/17/2024
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.

Duration:00:34:33

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The Now Show - 12th April

5/10/2024
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.

Duration:00:27:55

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The Now Show - 5th April

5/3/2024
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.

Duration:00:27:56

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The Now Show - 29th March

4/26/2024
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.

Duration:00:27:55

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The Now Show - 15th March

4/20/2024
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

Duration:00:27:55

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The Now Show - 22nd March

4/19/2024
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.

Duration:00:28:16

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The News Quiz - 8th March

4/5/2024
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.

Duration:00:28:20

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The News Quiz - 1st March

3/29/2024
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

Duration:00:28:09

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The News Quiz - 23rd February

3/22/2024
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

Duration:00:28:35

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The News Quiz - 16th February

3/15/2024
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

Duration:00:28:33

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The News Quiz - 9th February

3/8/2024
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

Duration:00:28:30

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The News Quiz - 2nd February

3/1/2024
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

Duration:00:28:30

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The News Quiz - 26th January

2/23/2024
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

Duration:00:28:35

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The News Quiz - 19th January

2/16/2024
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

Duration:00:28:49

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The News Quiz - 12th January

2/9/2024
Topical panel quiz show, taking its questions from the week's news stories

Duration:00:28:31

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Dead Ringers - 29th December

1/26/2024
Jon Culshaw and Jan Ravens join Bill Dare, the long time producer and creator of Dead Ringers, to look back at the last ten years of the programme on Radio 4. Their focus is party leaders – the ones they most want to remember. We’ll hear a selection of the funniest party leader sketches going back to 2014 when Dead Ringers returned to radio and David Cameron vs Ed Miliband was the main show in town. Jon, Jan and Bill will whizz through the next decade giving us a behind the scenes glimpse of how party leaders across the spectrum were portrayed on the show. Produced and created by Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4

Duration:00:28:17

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Dead Ringers - 22nd December

1/19/2024
Topical satire, featuring all the people you’d least like to have Christmas dinner with. There are debut appearances from Baroness Mone, Katherine Jenkins and the new Doctor Who, Ncuti Gatwa. Sunak and King Charles give their end of year speeches, and there is a surprise guest on Naked Attraction. This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Rachel E Thorn, Joe Topping, Alex Bertullis-Fernandes and Chris Donovan. Performed by Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. Produced and created by Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4 An EcoAudio certified production

Duration:00:28:26

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Dead Ringers - 15th December

1/12/2024
Topical comedy as everyone's favourite impressions show returns... with a festive twist. This episode features the Rwanda migrant crisis, Tory factionalism, Sir Kier Starmer’s latest policy and troubling times for The Wombles. This week's impressionists are Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Jess Robinson and Duncan Wisbey. This episode was written by: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Edward Tew, Robert Darke, Peter Tellouche, , Sophie Dickson, Rachel E Thorn and Jo Topping. Sound Design for the series by Rich Evans Produced and created by Bill Dare.

Duration:00:28:44

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The News Quiz - 5th January

1/5/2024
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

Duration:00:28:49