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Here is a third volume of highlights from recent series of The News Quiz, presented by chairman Simon Hoggart.

Since 1977, BBC Radio 4's funniest and quirkiest game show has been answering questions and offering wit and wisdom on global happenings, national news, and quite frankly pathetic parochial events.

Regular panellists Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, and Linda Smith are once again joined by a plethora of guests from the media and politics worlds. Download and start listening now!

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