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Miles Jupp is to be the new host of Radio 4’s News Quiz, the BBC has announced. The comedian will take over from Sandi Toksvig – whose last show aired on Friday – from September 17. Jupp, who first appeared as a panellist on the show in 2009, said: ‘It is a massive honour to follow in the footsteps of Barrys Norman and Took, of Simon Hoggart and the delectable Sandi Toksvig and be asked to take on this role.

Simon Day’s prog-rocker Brian Pern is returning to the BBC.

Radio 4 has confirmed a batch of new comedy shows to air this autumn.

FIVE more lost Tony Hancock shows are to be re-recorded for Radio 4.

The best scientific radio programme of the year has been named – and it's a stand-up comedy show.

The comedy week ahead.

Lee Nelson gatecrashed Kanye West's headlining set at Glastonbury last night.

David Walliams is working on a sitcom based around a TV talent show.

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