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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

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

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

iTunes Ratings

1513 Ratings
Average Ratings
1158
167
67
39
82

The Coronanow Show

By Katledoodle - Apr 14 2020
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Good job! Challenging to put together and edit, but very nicely done!

Best Ever

By babar3738 - Apr 04 2020
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I’m rolling on the floor laughing.

iTunes Ratings

1513 Ratings
Average Ratings
1158
167
67
39
82

The Coronanow Show

By Katledoodle - Apr 14 2020
Read more
Good job! Challenging to put together and edit, but very nicely done!

Best Ever

By babar3738 - Apr 04 2020
Read more
I’m rolling on the floor laughing.
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Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Latest release on Jul 10, 2020

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

Rank #1: NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Satellites and Electric Cars

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Angela Barnes welcomes Tom Allen, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.

Apr 24 2020

29mins

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Rank #2: NEWS QUIZ: Conspiracies, Weddings, a Long Walk and Some Moos

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Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Mark Steel, Desiree Burch and Kerry Godliman.

Apr 17 2020

29mins

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Rank #3: The Now Show - 10th April ft Zoe Lyons, Scott Bennett and Jess Robinson

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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

Apr 10 2020

29mins

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Rank #4: The Now Show - 27th March 2020 - ft Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra and Dominic Frisby

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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

Mar 27 2020

29mins

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Rank #5: The Now Show - 20th March 2020 - ft Rosie Jones, Andy Zaltzman and Gemma Arrowsmith

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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

Mar 20 2020

27mins

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Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 5

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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

Jul 10 2020

29mins

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Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 4

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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

Jul 03 2020

28mins

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Dead Ringers - Series 20 Episode 3

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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

Jun 26 2020

27mins

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Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 2

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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

Jun 19 2020

28mins

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Dead Ringers, Series 20, Episode 1, Starring: Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey

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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

Jun 12 2020

27mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Social Bubbles and the Smell of Pubs

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Angela Barnes welcomes Jen Brister, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.

Jun 05 2020

29mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Castles, Twitter and Furloughed Horses

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Angela Barnes welcomes Professor Anand Menon, Lucy Porter, Neil Delamere and Zoe Lyons.

May 29 2020

29mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Immigration, Bank Holidays and Emojis

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Angela Barnes welcomes Darren Harriott, Daniel Finkelstein, Jess Fostekew and Helen Lewis

May 22 2020

29mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Mixed Messages, Death Stars and Teenage Dogs

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Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andrew Maxwell, Sindhu Vee and Andy Zaltzman.

May 15 2020

28mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Climate Change, Brexit and Swedish Trotting

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Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Andy Parsons, Kerry Godliman and Simon Evans.

May 08 2020

30mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Tracking Apps, Babies and Kim Jong-un

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Angela welcomes Michael Deacon, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Suzi Ruffell and Andy Zaltzman.

May 01 2020

30mins

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NEWS QUIZ: Protests, Satellites and Electric Cars

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Angela Barnes welcomes Tom Allen, Sophie Duker, Lucy Porter and Hugo Rifkind.

Apr 24 2020

29mins

Play

NEWS QUIZ: Conspiracies, Weddings, a Long Walk and Some Moos

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Angela Barnes welcomes Helen Lewis, Mark Steel, Desiree Burch and Kerry Godliman.

Apr 17 2020

29mins

Play

The Now Show - 10th April ft Zoe Lyons, Scott Bennett and Jess Robinson

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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

Apr 10 2020

29mins

Play

The Now Show - 3rd April - ft Geoff Norcott, Robin Morgan and more...

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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

Apr 03 2020

28mins

Play

The Now Show - 27th March 2020 - ft Ellie Taylor, Kai Samra and Dominic Frisby

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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

Mar 27 2020

29mins

Play

The Now Show - 20th March 2020 - ft Rosie Jones, Andy Zaltzman and Gemma Arrowsmith

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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

Mar 20 2020

27mins

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The Now Show - 13th March 2020 - ft Chris McCausland, Sara Barron and Huge Davies...

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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

Mar 13 2020

28mins

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The Now Show - 6th March - ft Lucy Porter, Darren Harriott and Rachel Parris

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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

Mar 06 2020

28mins

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iTunes Ratings

1513 Ratings
Average Ratings
1158
167
67
39
82

The Coronanow Show

By Katledoodle - Apr 14 2020
Read more
Good job! Challenging to put together and edit, but very nicely done!

Best Ever

By babar3738 - Apr 04 2020
Read more
I’m rolling on the floor laughing.