one of my top ten favorite radio shows – THE NEWS QUIZ is back for series 88 and WITH A NEW HOST – Miles Jupp. comedian Sandi Toksvig took up the role in the sixtieth series (the show broadcasts three series per year), which began on 8 September 2006. Toksvig announced that she would step down after nine years in the role to establish the Women’s Equality Party.
i discovered this show just in the last three years – so missed most of her reign .. its a wonderful show – skewering the news weekly with brit comedians at their best.
today is the first day of the series 88 and the first broadcast for the new host… the cliche of big shoes is really apropos here. looking forward to seeing how Miles does as chair. and on mondays, News Quiz Extra is a longer version with the bits that didn’t make the edited version The News Quiz.