Sunday, February 21, 2016

While the departure of Sandi Toksvig from the News Quiz was guaranteed to improve the programme (a voice that has the same effect of finger nails down a blackboard), the arrival of Miles Jupp as 'chair' (sic) has lifted it to unforeseen new heights.

Strange as it is to hear jolly Archie of Balamory call Holly Walsh "a disingenuous bitch" (after she had called him a "patronising arsehole", note) his clever mix of old fogey bonhomie & vicious ripostes makes for genuinely entertaining listening. Honourable mentions also to Mark Steele and H. Walsh herself (an object lesson to Sue Perkins in How To Be Funny).

Friday's edition will be up on iPlayer for the week. Recommended.

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