Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.

BBC Radio 4 Comedy 39 rész
The Now Show - 27th November 2020
28 perc 39. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions. This week Catherine Bohart dons The Crown, Eshaan Akbar accepts responsibility and musical duo Harry and Chris take us to church... Additional voices from Emma Sidi and George Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Laura Major, Georgie Flinn, Charlie George and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 20th November 2020
29 perc 38. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions. Felicity Ward takes a trip to a land down under, Lost Voice Guy warms up for Christmas party season and Flo and Joan hear from Dolly Parton on how to get things done... Additional voices from Karen Bartke and George Fouracres Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Toussaint Douglass, Mary O'Connell and Charlie Dinkin Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 13th November 2020
29 perc 37. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis give the week's news a shot in the arm in the form of sketches and guest contributions. Sarah Keyworth looks at breakups during lockdown, Darren Harriott sees an FA chairman cross the line; and Beardyman channels 2020... Additional voices from Katie Norris and Josh Berry. Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show: 06 Nov 2020
29 perc 36. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis do their best to identify the next president of the USA, with a bit of help from Geoff Norcott, Jena Friedman and Sophie Duker, and music from Jess Robinson Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Athena Kugblenu, Ambika Mod and Charlie Dinkin Song written and recorded by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show: 30 Oct 2020
28 perc 35. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grip (from a safe distance) with all things 2020 in the form of sketches and guest contributions. Joining them are Ellie Taylor and Matt Kirshen, with music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Robin Morgan, Catherine Brinkworth, Ola Labib and Simon Alcock Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Victoria Lloyd A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 23rd October 2020
28 perc 34. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Anand Menon, Chris McCausland, Lucy Porter and Sara Barron. It's the last in the present series as Andy and some oven-ready teams tackle Trump and Tiers and try to predict some future news. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Max Davis, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 16th October 2020
28 perc 33. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by an international panel of comedians including regular guest Andrew Maxwell alongside Anuvab Pal from India, Olga Koch from Russia and Alice Fraser from Australia. The panel tackle the global response to COVID-19, the (no) chance of a deal between Britain and the EU and some controversially "boring" Indian cuisine. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Suchandrika Chakrabarti and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 9th October 2020
28 perc 32. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Mark Steel, Lloyd Langford, Helen Lewis and Felicity Ward. This week the Government's battle with Microsoft Excel, Donald Trump's battle with Covid-19 and Arsenal FC's battle with a dinosaur. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Max Davis, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser, Robin Morgan and Mo Omar. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 2nd October 2020
28 perc 31. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Simon Evans, Jena Friedman, Mark Nelson and Zoe Lyons. It's been a big week for America - even before the Trumps tested positive - and Britain has been doing its best to keep up in the highly satirisable news stakes too. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Simon Alcock, Max Davis, Alice Fraser, Natasha Mwansa and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 25th September 2020
28 perc 30. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests including Francis Wheen, Neil Delamere, Lucy Porter and Fern Brady. Andy Zaltzman looks at the latest COVID-19 advice ("this is not a repeat, I repeat, this is not a repeat") and investigates dodgy bank dealings and even dodgier Welsh broadband. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Suchandrika Chakrabarti, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 18th September 2020
28 perc 29. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman. This week Andy is joined by Paul Sinha, Ayesha Hazarika, Geoff Norcott and Catherine Bohart. Testing testing...is this thing on? Andy and the teams trace their way through another weekly deluge of news. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material by Simon Alcock, Alice Fraser, Ambika Mod and Mike Shephard. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 11th September 2020
28 perc 28. rész BBC Radio 4
A satirical review of the week's news with Andy Zaltzman and guests Hugo Rifkind, Angela Barnes, Athena Kugblenu and Alun Cochrane. Andy and teams remotely gather in a group of fewer than 6 people to tackle the big stories of the week all absolutely, unequivocally 100% in accordance with international law. Written by Andy Zaltzman with additional material from Jeffrey Aidoo, Catherine Brinkworth, Charlie Dinkin, Alice Fraser and Runi Talwar. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
The News Quiz - Friday 4th September 2020
27 perc 27. rész BBC Radio 4
Andy Zaltzman is the new host of the News Quiz, chewing over a week of headlines with a panel of comics and journalists. This week Helen Lewis, Lucy Porter, Andrew Maxwell and Daliso Chaponda are the guests in this first episode of the series recorded with a remote audience watching and listening from home. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Gwyn Davies A BBC Studios Production
Summer Comedy Festival - Darren Harriott
28 perc 26. rész BBC Radio 4
Darren Harriott curates his ideal festival: a magical carnival of surprise called The Festival of the Unexpected. Featuring trombonists, acrobats, wrestling and opera, it's a whimsical journey through Darren's favourite things with his favourite people. Also, there are vampires. This episode features Faye Treacy, Aaron Twitchen, Rob Halden and Alice Ruxandra Bell, with writing by Natasha Mwansa and Kemah Bob. Piano accompaniment was provided by Alex Beetschen. The producer was Ella Watts, and the production co-ordinator was Caroline Barlow. Sound design is by Chris Maclean. This is a BBC Studios production.
Summer Comedy Festival - Sara Pascoe
28 perc 25. rész BBC Radio 4
Superstar stand-up Sara Pascoe curates her dream festival; one for the miserable. Featuring readings from Rhik Samadder, comedy from Sophie Duker, music from Emmy the Great and a new character from Steen Raskopoulos, join Sara as she celebrates all of the things that make us tick. Producer: Leila Navabi Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris MacLean A BBC Studios Production
Summer Comedy Festival - Jayde Adams
28 perc 24. rész BBC Radio 4
Bristol stand-up comedian Jayde Adams curates her dream summer festival, welcoming some of her favourite people to her fantasy festival site. Sarah Millican is in charge of the VIP tent, Australian stand-up Rhys Nicholson is Jayde's designated driver, Glyn Fussell is the celebrity booker and Kathy Burke watches from her sofa. Showstopping headline music is provided by Le Gateau Chocolat. Producer: Hayley Sterling Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound design: Chris MacLean A BBC Studios Production
Summer Comedy Festival - Daliso Chaponda
29 perc 23. rész BBC Radio 4
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 3 it's Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda's turn as host as he wanders round his own fantasy Festival of Protest. Black Lives Matter, Me Too, climate change, cancel culture and social mobility are all explored by Daliso and his passionate guests. Host... Daliso Chaponda Guest... Athena Kugblenu Guest... Scott Bennett Guest... Kate Lucas Guest... Russell Kane Producer... Carl Cooper Production co-ordinator... Caroline Barlow Sound... Chris McLean This is a BBC Studios Production
Summer Comedy Festival - Jo Brand
28 perc 22. rész BBC Radio 4
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 2 it's Jo Brand's turn as chief curator as she brings together all her favourite festival ingredients for a celebration of poetry. She's joined by performance poets Nafeesa Hamid and Hollie McNish as well as the impressionist Lewis MacLeod and the comedy poet, John Hegley. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound: Chris McLean A BBC Studios Production
Summer Comedy Festival - Miles Jupp
28 perc 21. rész BBC Radio 4
Expect a summer festival with a difference as some of the nation's favourite comics turn curators and host a virtual festival featuring their favourite performers from the worlds of comedy, literature and spoken word. They'll be in control of everything (even the weather) as we're taken along for the ride to not only hear some great performances but also to get an insight into the cultural radars of our celebrity hosts. In episode 1, Miles Jupp is our host as he takes us around his bespoke festival site to meet Val McDermid in the literary tent, Abandoman on the music stage and TMS' very own Alison Mitchell in the Cricket Tent (of course there's a cricket tent, it's Miles Jupp we're talking about). Paul Sinha also attempts to run a quiz in the Trivia Tent and stand-up legend Simon Munnery entertains from a field. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound: Chris McLean A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 6
28 perc 20. rész BBC Radio 4
If you’ve ever wondered what Michael Gove’s real job was, this episode reveals all. Plus the government’s Covid rules are clarified at last, and Laura Kuenssberg and the BBC’s North America correspondent battle it out to establish who in the world has said the stupidest thing. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Edward Tew, Gareth Ceredig, Alex Hardy, Athena Kugblenu, Lewis Cook and Paige Wilson. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 5
29 perc 19. rész BBC Radio 4
If you don’t know what a Kanye West is, then Joan Bakewell will explain all, and Her Majesty the Queen tells us why she’s helping out the FBI. There’s also a special guest at Downton Abbey, and a new role for Daniel Day Lewis. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Athena Kugblenu, Cody Dahler, Gareth Ceredig, Jeffrey Aidoo, Alex Hardy, Paige Wilson, Sophie Dickson and Edward Tew. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 4
28 perc 18. rész BBC Radio 4
We hear from Leicester’s oldest resident about the lockdown restrictions, the real reasons for the Covid19 outbreaks in meat factories, and a former Prime Minister performs in Alan Bennett’s latest Talking Head. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Alex Hardy, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Gareth Ceredig, Athena Kugblenu, Kate Lipson and Sophie Dixon. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers - Series 20 Episode 3
27 perc 17. rész BBC Radio 4
As lock down eases the team look at important issues such as the possibility of next wave, the test and trace system, and how one of the most famous scenes in comedy would work in a Covid-secure environment. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock and others. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 2
28 perc 17. rész BBC Radio 4
Social bubbles, social distancing, Covid 19, R numbers, it’s all a lot to comprehend, but the big questions for the team is how Michael Portillo will cope with wearing a mask on Great British Railway Journeys? There’s a special guest appearance alongside Bad Boris: Bad Winston Churchill, and Priti Patel introduces her new head of track and trace. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Jane Mccutcheon, Vivienne Riddoch, Gareth Cederic, Jeffrey Aidoo, Charlie Dinkin, Paige Wilson, Zoe Brown, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Cassie smith Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 1, Starring: Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey
27 perc 16. rész BBC Radio 4
This episode looks back at the key moments since the pandemic began, with a special maths lesson from Matt Hancock, a fight between Good and Bad Boris about when lockdown should start, a secret recording of Dominic Cummings and an outtake from Normal People. Sir Kier Starmer makes his Dead Ringers debut. Starring: Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain, Ed Amsden and Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock and others. Producer Bill Dare A BBC Studios Production
NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Social Bubbles and the Smell of Pubs
29 perc 14. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Jen Brister, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.
NEWS QUIZ: Castles, Twitter and Furloughed Horses
29 perc 13. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Professor Anand Menon, Lucy Porter, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons.
NEWS QUIZ: Immigration, Bank Holidays and Emojis
29 perc 12. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Darren Harriott, Daniel Finkelstein, Jess Fostekew and Helen Lewis
NEWS QUIZ: Mixed Messages, Death Stars and Teenage Dogs
28 perc 11. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andrew Maxwell, Sindhu Vee and Andy Zaltzman.
NEWS QUIZ: Climate Change, Brexit and Swedish Trotting
30 perc 10. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andy Parsons, Kerry Godliman and Simon Evans.
NEWS QUIZ: Tracking Apps, Babies and Kim Jong-un
30 perc 9. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela welcomes Michael Deacon, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Suzi Ruffell and Andy Zaltzman.
NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Satellites and Electric Cars
29 perc 8. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Tom Allen, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.
NEWS QUIZ: Conspiracies, Weddings, a Long Walk and Some Moos
29 perc 7. rész BBC Radio 4
Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Mark Steel, Desiree Burch and Kerry Godliman.
The Now Show - 10th April ft Zoe Lyons, Scott Bennett and Jess Robinson
29 perc 6. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests. In the last of the current series, Zoe Lyons tries to gets things done, Scott Bennett speaks to us from his shed, and Jess Robinson invokes her blitz spirit. Also featuring George Fouracres and Gemma Arrowsmith. Song written and arranged by Jess Robinson and Alex Silverman. Written by the cast, with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Gareth Gwynn, Alex Kealy and Simon Alcock. Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow Engineer and Editor: David Thomas Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 3rd April - ft Geoff Norcott, Robin Morgan and more...
28 perc 5. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests. With comedians Geoff Norcott and Robin Morgan plus music from Tim Sutton and Sooz Kempner. Additional voices from Luke Kempner and Gemma Arrowsmith. Written by the cast, with additional material from Mike Shepherd, Laura Major, Donald Alexander and Charlie Dinkin. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 27th March 2020 - ft Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra and Dominic Frisby
29 perc 4. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis get to grips with the continuing COVID-19 lock-down and disruption with sketches and guests With comedians Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra, and Dominic Frisby. Written by the cast, with additional material from Jenny Laville, Robin Morgan, Hannah Fairweather and Simon Alcock Producer Julia McKenzie A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 20th March 2020 - ft Rosie Jones, Andy Zaltzman and Gemma Arrowsmith
27 perc 3. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical sketches and chat, we don't have an audience but we do have stand-ups Rosie Jones and Andy Zaltzman (who will probably sit down for this one) and Gemma Arrowsmith. Caution: May contain humorous content about the Coronavirus. Written by the cast, with additional material from Gareth Gwynn, Katie Storey, Charlie Dinkin and Mo Omar. Producer: Julia McKenzie A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 13th March 2020 - ft Chris McCausland, Sara Barron and Huge Davies...
28 perc 2. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches Join The Now Show team with their unique take on the week's events. Chris McCausland visits A Quiet Place, Sara Barron is in splendid isolation and Huge Davies washes his hands of it all... Additional voices by Gemma Arrowsmith Written by the cast, with additional material from Catherine Brinkworth, Jon Hunter, Aidan Fitzmaurice and Simon Alcock Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
The Now Show - 6th March - ft Lucy Porter, Darren Harriott and Rachel Parris
28 perc 1. rész BBC Radio 4
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches This week we tackle the news from the UK and look further afield at Super Tuesday – Lucy Porter snoops on her shopping and Darren Harriott explores his environmental credentials. With music from Rachel Parris and additional voices from Joe Barnes… Written by the cast, with additional material from Laura Major, Liam Bierne, Helena Langdon and Charlie Dinkin Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios Production
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