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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.

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Recent Episodes of Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4


Dead Ringers - 24th May

Dead Ringers - 24th May

Recorded at the Hay Festival 2024. Mordant topical satire from the usual team with voices by Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey and Jess Robinson.

With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Rachel Thorne and Christopher Donovan.

Producer: Bill Dare Exec Producer: Richard Morris Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Designer: Rich Evans

Episode 12 June 2024 26m and 9s


Dead Ringers - 17th May

Dead Ringers - 17th May

Politics, world affairs, the culture wars, and Mr Blobby.

With writing from Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Cody Dahler and Joe Topping.

With additional material by Jennifer Walker, Touissaint Douglass, Christopher Donovan and Sarah Dempster.

Producer: Bill Dare Exec Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Dan Marchini Sound Designer: Rich Evans

Episode 11 June 2024 26m and 38s


Dead Ringers - 10th May

Dead Ringers - 10th May

A surprising guest appears at the Met Gala, and Rishi Sunak has an urgent message for Elon Musk.

With writing from Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sarah Campbell, Sophie Dixon, Joe Topping, Lizzy Mansfield and Angela Channell. With additional material by Christopher Donovan.

Exec: Pete Strauss Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare

Episode 7 June 2024 26m and 40s


Dead Ringers - 3rd May

Dead Ringers - 3rd May

The winners and losers in England's elections and the SNP Scottish leadership race, and what will Harry Kane do with his golden shoe?

With writing from Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, and Alex Bertulis-Fernandes. With additional material by Katie Sayer and Christopher Donovan.

Exec: Pete Strauss Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare

Episode 31 May 2024 28m and 5s


Dead Ringers - 26th April

Dead Ringers - 26th April

The Rwanda bill passes through parliament so will Rishi call an election? Who is really behind the rumours about Angela Rayner? Will Rylan and Stacey Solomon manage to say anything sensible? All questions answered.

The series writers include: Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Laurence Howarth, Rob Darke, Edward Tew, Sophie Dixon, Sarah Campbell, Toussaint Douglass, Cody Dahler, Joe Topping, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Angela Channell, Lizzy Mansfield, Christina Riggs, Peter Tellouche, Rachel Thorne, and Sarah Dempster.

Exec: James Robinson Sound Design: Rich Evans Prod Co-Ordinator: Dan Marchini Producer: Bill Dare

Episode 24 May 2024 27m and 55s


The Now Show - 19th April

The Now Show - 19th April

The Now Show first aired on BBC Radio 4 in September 1998 and this week sees its last ever episode. Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a look back over the last 25 years, with help from the voices of Gemma Arrowsmith and Rory Bremner.

They are joined by Glenn Moore investigating the Beijing Half Marathon scandal and Harriet Kemsley on the law firm who accidentally divorced the wrong couple. Plus, Jazz Emu looks to the future with an original song accompanied by his band Matt Hutson, Luke Bainbridge and Tom Marlow.

The show was written by the...

Episode 17 May 2024 34m and 33s


The Now Show - 12th April

The Now Show - 12th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Gareth Gwynn deep diving into the archives of the internet, Laura Lexx on Russ Cook’s incredible Africa run, and an original song from Jon Long. Voices from Daniel Barker and Gemma Arrowsmith.

The show was written by the cast with additional material from Zoë Tomalin, Cody Dahler, Adrian Gray and Peter Tellouche

Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

Episode 10 May 2024 27m and 55s


The Now Show - 5th April

The Now Show - 5th April

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Jon Holmes on animals making headlines, Angela Barnes on theft and an original song from Jonny & the Baptists. With voices from Ed Jones and Róisín O’Mahony.

The show was written by the cast with additional material from Tasha Dhanraj, Mike Shepard, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes and Peter Tellouche.

Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Pete Strauss Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

Episode 3 May 2024 27m and 56s


The Now Show - 29th March

The Now Show - 29th March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Starring Geoff Norcott on cynical advertising strategies, Rachel Fairburn on our nation's obsession with conspiracy theories and an original song from Rachel Parris. With voices from Jon Culshaw and Laura Shavin.

The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cameron Loxdale, Tasha Dhanraj, Pravanya Pillay & Christina Riggs.

Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: Rich Morris Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

Episode 26 April 2024 27m and 55s


The Now Show - 22nd March

The Now Show - 22nd March

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Featuring Lucy Porter on Laura Kenny’s retirement, Alasdair Beckett-King on the state of our nation’s health and an original song from Mitch Benn. With voices from Ed Jones and Katie Norris.

The show was written by the cast with additional material from Cody Dahler, Zoe Tomalin, Katie Sayer and Peter Tellouche.

Producer: Sasha Bobak Executive Producer: James Robinson Production Coordinator: Caroline Barlow

A BBC Studios Production for Radio 4.

Episode 20 April 2024 28m and 16s

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