The News Quiz: Hold The Front Page

  • Author John Lloyd
  • Narrator Simon Hoggart, Various Various
  • Publisher BBC Audio
  • Run Time 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Format Audio
  • Genre Humour, Radio / podcasts.

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What to expect

The News Quiz, one of Britain’s funniest and quirkiest panel games, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. In these four episodes, among the panellists offering wit and wisdom on both national and parochial events are Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay and Francis Wheen. Together with guest stars including Phill Jupitus, Linda Smith, Sandi Toksvig and Fi Glover, they wade through the biggest news stories (and some of the smallest) and face questions on topics as diverse as David Cameron, giant Japanese jellyfish, loans for peerages, Blue Peter badges and rollerblading policemen. Chairman Simon Hoggart presides over the proceedings, whilst newsreaders Harriet Cass and Peter Donaldson read a selection of the funniest cuttings. Now you can enjoy the highlights of 2005 and 2006 from the finest topical comedy game show known to radio, distilled by the very best and wittiest panellists.

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