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David Thair | 16:00 UK time, Friday, 8 October 2010

Sandi and writer Simon Littlefield

Our News Quiz insider writes...

This week's News Quiz lineup consists of Andy Hamilton, Miles Jupp, Sue Perkins and Jeremy Hardy. But as we had a picture of most of them last week, instead here's Sandi with one of our excellent script writers - Simon Littlefield.  And here's a nostalgia item from the BBC News website about the News Quiz writing process. Very little has changed since then, except that Simon no longer smokes, we no longer have a balcony, even if he did, and we now use a different font on the script cover (currently a mixture of SF Slapstick Comic and Calibri, since you ask).

In this clip from tonight's show, the teams discuss the ending of universal child benefit:

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We've had some excellent cuttings sent in this week. One of the favourites was:

A sign that reads Michael Palin in Bath: pictures

Sent in by Trevor Carbin

As always, you can email cuttings to news.quiz@bbc.co.uk, post them in the comments section below, or simply whack them into an envelope and send them winging their way to:
The News Quiz
1st Floor Western House
99 Great Portland Street
London
W1A 1AA

The News Quiz is broadcast on Radio 4 on Fridays at 6.30pm, and is available for download as a podcast.

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