The News Quiz (BBC Radio 4; 1977-)

Key:  male   female   other/diverse 

By @astronomyblog & @LoveGraphs. Stats last updated 11 February 2019.

It seems there may have been at least 923 shows and 4407 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 × 359), Barry Took (Host × 302), Simon Hoggart (Host × 276, Panellist × 21), Sandi Toksvig (Host × 213, Panellist × 28), Miles Jupp (Host × 78, Panellist × 17), Fred MacAulay (Guest Host × 1, Panellist × 82), Susan Calman (Guest Host × 3, Panellist × 70), Barry Norman (Host × 28), Stan McMurtry (Host × 1, Panellist × 24), Simon Evans (Guest Host × 1, Panellist × 19), David Taylor (Host × 2, Panellist × 17).

Appearances

Total appearances:

78.4% (3453)
21.6% (954)

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

71.4% (1830)
28.6% (734)

People

All people:

65.8% (233)
34.2% (121)

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

65.3% (228)
34.7% (121)

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: 2019/02/11