The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4; 1977-)

Key:  male   female   other/diverse 

By @astronomyblog & @LoveGraphs. Stats last updated 10 February 2017.

It seems there may have been at least 877 shows and 4177 listed appearances. With 5 people per show, Comedy.co.uk and iPlayer and BBC Genome Project are missing at least 5% of appearances (and probably a similar percent of people). The host/captains/regulars have included Alan Coren (Regular × 566), Jeremy Hardy (Guest Host × 1, Regular × 343), Barry Took (Host × 302), Simon Hoggart (Host × 276, Panellist × 21), Sandi Toksvig (Host × 213, Panellist × 28), Richard Ingrams (Panellist × 222), Francis Wheen (Panellist × 207), Andy Hamilton (Panellist × 202), Linda Smith (Panellist × 92), Susan Calman (Guest Host × 2, Panellist × 64), Miles Jupp (Host × 38, Panellist × 17), Barry Norman (Host × 28), Stan McMurtry (Host × 1, Panellist × 24), David Taylor (Host × 2, Panellist × 17).

Appearances

Total appearances:

79.5% (3319)
20.5% (858)

Guest appearances i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

73.2% (1754)
26.8% (642)

People

All people:

67.9% (226)
32.1% (107)

Guests i.e. ignoring the host/captains/regulars:

67.4% (221)
32.6% (107)

Notes

The News Quiz has been running since 1977 but we our data is incomplete between series 1-27 (1977-1992). If you have data (air-dates & participants) on any old episodes, please get in touch.

Last updated: 2017/02/10