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Summary

Almost as breathtaking as the treasures from Sutton Hoo, 14 archive episodes of the long-running topical Radio 4 panel show, chaired by Barry Took, Bill Tidy, Simon Hoggart and Sandi Toksvig.

These valuable editions can be dated to between 1980 and 2012 and tell us much about the headline-grabbing issues, incidents and individuals of yesteryear.

Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a treasure trove of guest players including Nigel Dempster, Ian Hislop, Michael Grade, Rory Bremner, Linda Smith, Sue MacGregor, Armando Iannucci, Fred MacAulay, Francis Wheen, Sue Perkins, Josie Long, Hugo Rifkind, Miles Jupp, Sarah Millican, Paul Sinha, John Craven, Gay Search, Tom Wrigglesworth, Susan Calman and many more.

Alongside the regular programmes are three editions of News Quiz of the Year, from 1991, plus the Millennium Special edition first broadcast on New Year's Eve 1999.

Please note: this release contains adult language and references that reflect the era in which it was first broadcast.

Episode selection by Michael Stevens.

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Remember the great days of the News Quiz? Well, there are a few good episodes chaired by Barry Took and Simon Hoggart. Unfortunately half are chaired by the dire Sandi Toksvig, under whom the show's sad decline into PC mediocrity began. Such a shame.