BBC Radio Comedy

The News Quiz: Best of 2018
  • The News Quiz: Best of 2018

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp

    The News Quiz returns to take a sideways look at the headlines, with the help of some up-to-the-minute comedians and commentators. Jostling for a byline in this sparkling collection are Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis. ??Among the thorny issues the teams delve into are The Presidents Club hostess controversy; Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong-un; the Windrush documentation scandal; a faked Russian assassination; Buddhist funerals for robot dogs, and the vexed question of Wetherspoons and the missing steak…

    Duration: 2 hours approx. Contains adult humour.

Steve Punt is a writer, comedian and actor. Along with Hugh Dennis, he is part of comedy double act Punt and Dennis and presenter of BBC Radio 4 satirical news programme The Now Show. He is also a writer and programme associate for various television panel game shows, including Would I Lie to You? and Mock the Week, and is a writer for fellow comedians such as Rory Bremner and Jasper Carrott. Hugh Dennis is a comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis and for playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered. He is a panellist on the BBC Two satirical comedy show Mock the Week.