No Such Thing As The News, 2016
If you’ve ever been even remotely interested in the news but don’t tune in. because you find it too depressing, then this is the show for you.
No Such Thing as the News is a BBC TV comedy series, generally broadcast after Newsnight. A spin off from a hugely successful podcast: No Such Thing as a Fish (an internet version along the ame lines as this series).
The series is produced and presented by the researchers behind the panel game QI, also a BBC Two favourite. In the show each of the researchers – James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray, Anna Ptaszynski and Dan Schreiber – collectively known as “The QI Elves”, present their favourite facts related to the week’s news.
Eeach episode the Elves present their favourite fact that week which is connected to the week’s news, and discuss related news and facts about it.
They also read out news stories sent to them by viewers and highlight other stories they did not have time to examine in greater depth. At the end of the show there is a small sketch in which Dan Schreiber goes over to BBC newsreader Jane Hill.
Andrew Hunter Murray
Channel: BBC 2
Produced By: John Lloyd
Producton Company: QITV
Original Transmission Dates: 20th May 1016 – present