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I Guess That’s Why They Call It The News: verdict on the final episode

I’ve blogged previously about my lukewarm reaction to seeing the first and third episodes of the Radio 4 news comedy I guess that’s why they call it the news being recorded. However, I’ve just finished listening to the fifth and final episode and, in addition to Fred Macaulay’s continuing excellent chairing, the show finally seems to have hit its stride.

This time there was good repartee between the panel, with more free reign for their improvisations (or, if it was heavily scripted, improved script writing that really mirrored the panellists’ individual styles).

Perhaps also the overall quality of the panel was higher. But certainly it made me laugh out loud far more often than the previous episodes.

Rather a shame then that this was the last episode, so here’s hoping it comes back for another series…

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