The News Quiz: Series 100: The topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show
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Date: November 2019
Duration: 3 hours 42 minutes
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