Twenty-four episodes of the much-loved satirical panel show
Since 1977, The News Quiz has entertained the nation with its satirical take on contemporary events. In these three series from 2020, hosts Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman invite a panel of comedians and journalists to find the funny behind the headlines (a tricky task in this difficult year). Regular players including Mark Steel, Lucy Porter, Hugo Rifkind and Kerry Godliman rub shoulders with newer contestants such as Geoff Norcott, Sophie Duker, Sindhu Vee, Jess Fostekew, Daliso Chaponda and Athena Kugblenu.
In Series 101, among the subjects unpicked by Nish Kumar and guests are Brexit Day, the Big Ben Bong brouhaha, Harry and Meghan's 'Sussexit', Labour's leadership election and the advice from the WHO about coronavirus...
As lockdown hits, Angela Barnes sets up her home studio/duvet fort to host Series 102 without a live audience, posing cryptic questions on such Covid-related topics as social distancing in sport and Dominic Cummings' Barnard Castle trip, as well as Donald Trump's 'Death Star' and the Black Lives Matter protests.
Series 103 sees chairman Andy Zaltzman and the team broadcasting online via Zoom, with added audience participation and aided by a 'cyber satirist'. They chew over issues including the Last Night of the Proms controversy, record-breaking sheep, the Rule of Six and breaking international law - but only in a limited and specific way.
Chaired by Nish Kumar, Angela Barnes and Andy Zaltzman
Produced by Sam Michell, Suzy Grant and Richard Morris
Production Co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies
News items read by: Neil Sleat, Susan Rae, Zeb Soanes, Alan Smith, Diana Speed, Caroline Nicholls and Corrie Corfield
A BBC Studios Production
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 10 January-28 February 2020 (Series 101), 17 April-5 June 2020 (Series 102), 4 September-23 October 2020 (Series 103)
The complete Series 100 of the satirical radio panel show, presented by eight special guest hosts
It's the one hundredth series of The News Quiz - let the centennial celebrations commence! To mark the occasion, each of these eight episodes is presented by a different guest host from the world of comedy, who keeps the chair warm in their own inimitable style (and with their cushion of choice).
Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar lead a panel of guests as they dissect the latest political machinations and round up news stories both big and small. Among the panellists are Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Susan Calman, Lucy Porter and Darren Harriott.
Topics include the prorogation (and subsequent recall) of Parliament, the Amazon rainforest fire and the climate strike. Boris Johnson welcomes a new member of the family (his dog Dilyn) and waves goodbye to another (his brother Jo). Plus, it's last orderrr orderrrrs for John Bercow, Donald Trump faces impeachment, and we hear about some Supremely relevant interventions. There's also some feisty animal stories, as seagulls attack and a Russian naval vessel is sunk by a rogue walrus...
Providing some welcome light relief are newsreaders Neil Sleat, Alan Smith, Susan Rae and Diana Speed, who read out a selection of humorous press cuttings sent in by listeners.
Chaired by Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar
Produced by Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production
Featuring: Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand, Helen Lewis, Geoff Norcott, Hugo Rifkind, Kerry Godliman, Simon Evans, Jessica Fostekew, Francis Wheen, Susan Calman, Felicity Ward, Glenn Moore, Lucy Porter, Lloyd Langford, Alun Cochrane, Neil Delamere, Darren Harriott
News items read by Neil Sleat, Alan Smith, Susan Rae, Diana Speed
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 30 August-18 October 2019
The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp.
Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch.
Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the world wide web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex.
Produced by Richard Morris
Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Immigrant, read by the authors.
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?
Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go 'home' to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick 'Other'?
Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be 'other' in a country that doesn't seem to want you, doesn't truly accept you - however many generations you've been here - but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.
Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants - job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees - until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and - most importantly - real.