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The News Quiz is a British topical panel game broadcast on BBC Radio 4. The News Quiz was first broadcast in 1977 with Barry Norman as chairman. Subsequently, it was chaired by Simon Hoggart, Barry Took (until 1995), and then again by Simon Hoggart until March 2006. Hoggart was replaced by Sandi Toksvig in September 2006, who in turn was replaced by Miles Jupp in September 2015. The series was created by John Lloyd based on an idea from Nicholas Parsons.

Hoggart was an English journalist, broadcaster, and author. From 1996 until 2006, he was chairman of the BBC Radio 4 topical panel show, "The News Quiz. Many of his political columns were collected in book form, and he authored other books, including "America: A User's Guide". Until his death in January, 2014, he was a columnist for the Guardian. The News Quiz - Simon Hoggart's Pick Of The News Quiz, Volume 2 ‎(2xCD, Comp). BBC Radio Collection.

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simon hoggart, simon hoggart obituary Simon David Hoggart 26 May 1946 – 5 January 2014 was an English journalist and broadcaster He wrote on politics for The Guardian, and on wine for The Spectator Until 2006 he presented The News Quiz on Radio 4 His journalism sketches have been published in a series of books. The News Quiz: The First 25 Years BBC Radio Collection 2003 ISBN 0-563-49402-6. Simon Hoggart's Pick of "The News Quiz": Vol 2 2002 ISBN 0-563-52923-7. Simon Hoggart's Pick of "The News Quiz": Vol 1 2000 ISBN 0-563-47762-8. "Simon Hoggart" London: guardiancouk 3 October 2007 Retrieved 4 July 2008.

Can you pick the real silly stories from the fake silly stories? 50 hilarious cuttings. Some of the best misprints, typos and funny stories. 40 Years of The News Quiz. Miles Jupp celebrates four decades of topical comedy.

Simon Hoggart's week: Union flag riots, another 'we were there' moment? Snapshots of the era, for some, may involve tinned anchovy trains and sloppy TV dramas, but in Belfast, it seems, babes in prams are wheeled out to catch the zeitgeist of riots. Published: 11 Jan 2013. Simon Hoggart's week: Union flag riots, another 'we were there' moment? Simon Hoggart's week: From fiscal cliffs to the Needles. The Tea Party's last ditch, Mystic Mogg's massive ego and TV anachronisms. Published: 4 Jan 2013. I enjoyed a Rolling Stones concert at the optimal volume by opening the window when they played a mile from our house. Published: 30 Nov 2012. Simon Hoggart's week: softer Stones, Dallas dating and round robin bobbins. Simon Hoggart's week: Parable of the good Samaritan idea. Published: 23 Nov 2012.

The News Quiz made its debut on Radio 4 in 1977, and four decades later it’s still playfully making and breaking the headlines of our daily news. Also included are Barry Took and Simon Hoggart’s own selections of funniest moments from the 1980s to the 2000s. The plethora of guest players featured includes Clive Anderson, Joan Bakewell, Jo Brand, Rory Bremner, Peter Cook, Edwina Currie, Nigel Dempster, Roy Hattersley, Tony Hawks, Jeremy Hardy, Ian Hislop, Richard Ingrams, Clive James, Boris Johnson, Charles Kennedy, Miles Kington, Maureen Lipman, Stuart Maconie, Steve Punt, Willie Rushton, John Sergeant, Linda Smith, Mark Steel, Janet Street-Porter, Sandi Toksvig, John Wells and many, many.

Hoggart, the son of literary critic and academic Richard Hoggart, grew up in Hull and then Leicester before joining the Guardian in Manchester. Former prime minister Tony Blair said: "It's a very sad moment for UK journalism. My deepest condolences and sympathy to all his family. Radio 4 controller Gwyneth Williams said: "At Radio 4 we remember Simon most fondly for his contribution to the News Quiz, which he chaired for 10 years. He was hugely popular with our listeners, who.

Test your knowledge of the week’s headlines. News Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Week’s Headlines. Did you stay up to date this week? By Chris Stanford and Anna Schaverien.


CD1-01 Theme: "The Typewriter" / Introduction 0:36
CD1-02 Pledge To Start Campaign 2:17
CD1-03 Nation Looks Forward To June 8th 1:08
CD1-04 Who Gives A Damn? 1:51
CD1-05 The House Of Lords 0:51
CD1-06 Care In Global Community 2:38
CD1-07 Candidates Await State's Decision 1:54
CD1-08 Announcers' Clippings 1 0:37
CD1-09 Royal House's House Music 1:50
CD1-10 Moving News 1:54
CD1-11 Contestant Is Blocked 1:16
CD1-12 Safe But Not Cosy 2:50
CD1-13 Who's Causing End Of The World? 1:38
CD1-14 Announcers' Clippings 2 0:14
CD1-15 BT Rethink 1:44
CD1-16 Government Fears Over Census In Mail 1:22
CD1-17 Hitches 1:12
CD1-18 Teams' Clippings I 4:39
CD1-19 Bald No-No For PMs 2:17
CD1-20 Billy No Longer A Hero 2:05
CD1-21 The Giant Rat Of Sumatra 1:00
CD1-22 Nasties Get Nice After Harrogate 2:03
CD1-23 Announcers' Clippings 3 0:50
CD1-24 Down Under But On Top 1:58
CD1-25 Drugs At The Olympics 1:13
CD1-26 What Is Curling? 2:06
CD1-27 Sven Is New Boss Taking Over? 1:33
CD1-28 Who Thinks They're Fit? 2:01
CD1-29 Announcers' Clippings 4 0:12
CD1-30 Stirring It In The Kitchen 2:07
CD1-31 Wind Of Change Through Brussels 2:30
CD1-32 Ugly Bug Balls 1:13
CD1-33 Astounding Aquatic Member 1:49
CD1-34 Have Your Sheep And Eat It 1:57
CD1-35 Teams' Clippings 2 2:56
CD2-01 Introduction 0:43
CD2-02 Brewers' Droop 0:59
CD2-03 Bad News Good For Doctor 3:31
CD2-04 War Against Terrorism 2:40
CD2-05 Announcers' Clippings 5 0:13
CD2-06 Visitor To Rome 2:25
CD2-07 Anger Over Two Knights 1:45
CD2-08 Prince Parks Peck On Parker 2:47
CD2-09 Changes At Buckingham Palace 1:51
CD2-10 Bagged In Environmental Disaster 2:10
CD2-11 Announcers' Clippings 6 0:27
CD2-12 Class Seen From A New Triangle 3:18
CD2-13 Burgering Up 1:09
CD2-14 Examinee's Prospects Scuppered? 1:43
CD2-15 Tories Get Keen On Single Mums 1:24
CD2-16 Hitches 2 0:51
CD2-17 Teams' Clippings 3 4:55
CD2-18 Private Finance Initiative 0:59
CD2-19 Rail Back On Track 1:03
CD2-20 Post Office Consigned To Bin 3:46
CD2-21 State Pension 1:11
CD2-22 Peer Toes Party Line 1:58
CD2-23 Remembrance Is A Tall Order 1:42
CD2-24 New Qualifier For Bus Pass 1:15
CD2-25 Smart Money On Women 1:18
CD2-26 Fiddling With Ancient Organ 0:13
CD2-27 Announcers' Clipping 7 0:13
CD2-28 Making Babies 3:01
CD2-29 Frozen Sperm 1:22
CD2-30 Court Decision Arouses Drug Companies 1:01
CD2-31 Announcers' Clippings 8 0:09
CD2-32 Latest His 'N' Hers Accessory 1:29
CD2-33 Keeping Abreast Of Modern Design 1:44
CD2-34 Announcers' Clippings 9 2:27
CD2-35 Teams' Clippings 4 5:59
CD2-36 Closing Announcement 0:47


  • Producer [Produced For Radio 4 By] – Lucy Armitage
  • Producer, Research, Compiled By [Researched, Produced And Compiled For Audio By] – Lucy Armitage
  • Voice [Chairman] – Simon Hoggart
  • Voice [Newsreader] – Brian Perkins , Charlotte Green, Corrie Corfield, Peter Donaldson
  • Voice [Panellist] – Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton , Brian Sewell , Clive Anderson , Edwina Currie, Eve Pollard, Francis Wheen, Fred MacAulay, Gina Yashere, Glenys Kinnock, Jeremy Hardy, Jo Brand, John O'Farrell, John Sergeant , Jon Gaunt, Linda Smith , Matthew Parris, Miles Kington, Paul Daniels , Phil Hammond , Rebecca Front, Richard Whiteley, Sandi Toksvig, Sue McGregor, Tony Hawks, Valerie Singleton
  • Written-By [Chairman's Script] – Dave Cohen, Debbie Barham, George Poles, Nev Fountain, Paul McKenzie , Simon Littlefield, Tom Jamieson


Also available on cassette, with the ISBN 0563 536306.

The theme music for "The News Quiz" is an orchestration of Leroy Anderson's short piece, "The Typewriter", recorded by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, among others. It is not credited on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 9 780563 52931
  • Other (ISBN): 0-563-52923-7
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout CD1): BBC 0563529237
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout CD2): BBC 0563529237-2
The News Quiz - Simon Hoggart's Pick Of The News Quiz, Volume 2 FLAC album
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