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The News Quiz is back! So join host Andy Zaltzman for a brand new series of Radio 4 ’s flagship topical comedy show, as he grabs the headlines and hurls them at the nation’s best comedians and journalists.When did the news quiz become downloadable?
As of 28 September 2007, The News Quiz became downloadable as part of the "Friday Night Comedy" podcast feed for Radio 4. The podcast switches between The News Quiz and The Now Show, depending on which show is being transmitted.Who read the news quiz cuttings?
On 28 June 2013, the News Quiz paid tribute to Radio 4 announcer Rory Morrison, who used to read the news cuttings on the programme.Who was the first chairman of the news quiz?
The News Quiz was first broadcast in 1977 with Barry Norman as chairman. Subsequently, it was chaired by Barry Took from 1979 to 1981, Simon Hoggart from 1981 to 1986, Barry Took again from 1986 to 1995, and then again by Simon Hoggart from 1996 until March 2006.