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BBC Comedy - The News Quiz

 
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  • Barry Took's Pick of the News Quiz: Volume 2: The Vintage Years

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • By Ian Pattinson
    • Narrated By Joan Bakewell
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    The News Quiz, the prototype for television's Have I Got News For You, has been broadcast on Radio 4 since 1977. These extracts, selected by the programme's chairman, Barry Took, feature the panel's wit and wisdom in providing answers to questions on items of national and global news.

  • The News Quiz: Complete Series 75

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By John Lloyd
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig
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    Series 75 of the show that takes a satirical look at the week's news. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Episodes include "Bills, Blair and Belhadj"; "Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle"; "Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating"; "Conferences, Catfights and Cuts"; and "Conservative Revolts and Charity Shops". Panellists include Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, and others.

    Howard says: "The wit is timeless and a laugh is guaranteed"
  • The News Quiz: Complete Series 78

    • ORIGINAL (4 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By BBC
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy
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    (48)
    Performance
    (41)
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    A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. Panellists include Jeremy Hardy, Jo Brand and Lloyd Langford.

  • The News Quiz: Complete Series 79

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By BBC
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy
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    The complete series of eight episodes of the topical comedy quiz show also includes the Team News Quiz vs. Team Now Show special edition. Joining host Sandi Toksvig and regular panellist Jeremy Hardy are, in Episodes 1 and 2: Susan Calman, Samira Ahmed and Nick Doody. In Episode 3 The News Quiz (Sandi Toksvig & Jeremy Hardy) take on The Now Show (Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis), with host Rory Bremner.

    Mr. A. P. Cox says: "Never seems to get old"
  • The News Quiz: Hold The Front Page

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 49 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    Here are four of the best episodes of the comedy news show, including appearances by the late Linda Smith, as well as Simon Hoggart's final edition as chairman. Since 1977, BBC Radio 4's funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news, and, quite frankly, pathetic parochial events. Now you can enjoy the highlights of last year's news, distilled by the very best and wittiest panellists.

    Lee says: "Love these episodes"
  • The News Quiz: Read All About It

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Alan Coren, and others
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    Four of the best editions from recent series of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy news quiz, featuring Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy and a variety of guest players.

  • The News Quiz: Stop Press

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 52 mins)
    • By BBC Audiobooks
    • Narrated By Sandi Toksvig, Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and others
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    Sandi Toksvig takes over as chairman in four editions of the ever-funny comedy news quiz, with panellists including Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and Jeremy Hardy.

  • The News Quiz: The Best of 2005

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Simon Hoggart
    • Narrated By Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, and others
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    A fourth volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz, presented by chairman Simon Hoggart. Since 1977, BBC Radio 4's funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news and quite frankly pathetic parochial events.

  • The News Quiz: The Very Best of 2004

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Simon Hoggart
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    Here is a third volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz, presented by chairman Simon Hoggart.

    Jeannie P says: "Great to listen to in bed"
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