The most interesting events of the week dug up and dusted off by QI's research team.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 30 minutes
No Such Thing As the News - Sam Delaney's News Thing - Netflix
Sam Delaney's News Thing is a weekly television programme produced by RT UK and presented by British journalist and broadcaster Sam Delaney that has aired every Saturday night since November 2015. It comprises highly satirical comment, discussion and short sketches relating to British and international current affairs, and each episode is preceded by an onscreen warning that it is not an actual news bulletin and may contain adult language and humour. Each show typically consists of: three monologues from the presenter on topical issues followed by a discussion with a panel of comedians, journalists and celebrities; an interview with a political guest; video reports from comedian Bobby Mair; and other sketches. A running feature is an extract from the diaries of Jeremy Corbyn, played by character actor Alex Lowe. Regular panelists include Angela Barnes, Susie Boniface, Holly Burn, Des Clarke, Giles Coren, Iain Lee, Luisa Zissman, David Mills and Felicity Ward. On 3 June 2016, the show was guest hosted by John Prescott and temporarily titled “John Prescott's News Thing”. In the summer of 2017 another episode was guest hosted by Ann Widdecombe, former Conservative politician.
No Such Thing As the News - Notable guests in 2015 and 2016 - Netflix
Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat politician. Alastair Campbell, former spin doctor to Tony Blair. Nigel Farage, former leader of UKIP. Germaine Greer, feminist author. Neil Kinnock, former leader of the Labour Party. Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London. John Prescott, Labour peer and former deputy prime minister. Shaun Ryder, frontman of Happy Mondays and Black Grape. Ann Widdecombe, former Conservative politician.
No Such Thing As the News - References - Netflix