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40 Years of The News Quiz

Made for 4 Extra. Miles Jupp celebrates 40 years of the The News Quiz as he delves into the archive for the biggest stories and most memorable guests of the last four decades.

Miles Jupp presents a look back at 40 years of the Great British institution that is The News Quiz. Since 1977 when Barry Norman, the inaugural chairman of the programme advised us to "keep taking those tabloids", the News Quiz has charmed generations of listeners at home and abroad. The programme boasts upwards of 18 million listeners worldwide each year and the hallowed seats on its panel have been warmed by some of the biggest names from the worlds of both comedy and politics.

In this programme, incumbent News Quiz chairman Miles Jupp takes a look back at the funniest, most controversial and downright delightful moments from the last 40 years of a programme that's helped to define British satire. Miles will remind us how the News Quiz team tackled not just the serious world events of the last four decades but also how they got to grips with stories of donkeys getting stuck down wells and similar whimsy.

Join Miles for 40 years of laughs (big ones), political insight (fleeting) and cuttings (rude) in one hour!

Producer: Richard Morris

A BBC Studios Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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Sun 29 Oct 2017 22:00


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