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FriComedy: The News Quiz 10th Feb 2017

Jeremy Hardy, Francis Wheen, Kerry Godliman and Holly Walsh slalom their way through another week of headlines with Miles. This week Clive Lewis stands down, John Bercow stands up and what happens when seagulls attack? Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production


Kirsty receives an unexpected gift, and Peggy does some investigating.

John Clare

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Northamptonshire poet John Clare who, according to one of Melvyn’s guests Jonathan Bate, was ‘the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced’. Clare worked in a tavern, as a gardener and as a farm labourer in the early…

Is Democracy Failing in America?

In the wake of Donald Trump’s claim that three million people may have voted illegally in last year’s presidential elections, we scrutinise the American electoral system and the work of the Electoral Integrity Project that suggests North Carolina is on a par with Cuba. A…

Mourinho’s style of football

Bill Rice asks if you think Jose Mourinho’s style of football is right for Manchester United. Former striker Andy Ritchie gives his views.


Jennifer wants to put an end to the rumours, and Fallon thinks outside the box.