Radio 4's New Quiz heads to U.S
The News Quiz has added an international section it’s output after Radio 4 revealed it is piloting a US version of the topical quiz show.
The BBC is looking to expand the reach of one of Radio 4’s flagship programmes and is looking at ways of tailoring the show for a US audience.
According to the Guardian the pilot show is expected to feature a panel of comedians taking pot-shots at the Republican primary elections. The pilot is due to be recorded in March.
Included on the The News Quiz USA panel are comedy writer Andy Borowitz, veteran stand-up and journalist Kathleen Madigan, comedian Ted Alexandro and another unconfirmed guest.
The move is part of BBC Worldwide’s aim to push more BBC content across the globe, and is eyeing up US partners for future productions of the show.
Caroline Raphael, Radio 4's commissioning editor said: "This is the first time a US version has been made of one of our flagship Radio 4 comedy programmes.
"We hope it will give Radio 4 listeners a slightly different take on the US elections and complement Radio 4's other stateside election coverage."
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