The Skewer

The Skewer

A twisted comedy treat. Jon Holmes brings you the week's biggest stories like you've never heard them before. The news remixed. Welcome to The Skewer. Headphones on. The multi-award winning, 'dizzying, dazzling, haunting and moving' satirical comedy returns to twist itself into these turbulent times. With contributions from brand new and diverse audio talent, The Skewer is the sound the abyss makes as it stares back at you through your ears. 'A kind of concept album made of music and news. There's simply nothing else like it.' AWARDS New York Festival 2020 Audio Production Awards 2020 British Podcast Awards 2020 Audio Production Awards 2019 (Sound Design) Audio Production Awards 2020 An Unusual production for BBC Radio 4 To find out more about contributing to The Skewer, read the Unusual Productions: Skewer Contributor Guide here - https://weareunusual.net/skewer-contributor-guide

Episodes

April 3, 2024 14 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award-winning The Skewer. Headphones on. This week - Spirit of Dark Thames Water, the Cruci-Hate Crime-Bill, and if you want blood, we've got it.

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The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This episode - We're Going On A Bear-emy Hunt, Peppa Pig Goes To Gaza, and fun with flags.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

Producer: Jon Holmes An unusual production for BBC Radio 4

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March 21, 2024 14 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Gove-O-Cop, Foghorn Rishi-horn, and Strange Women Lying In Ponds.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning, Bafta nominated The Skewer. Headphones on.

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March 14, 2024 14 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. This week - Slide to the Right, Cars-tian Horner, and That Photo of Kate.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

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March 7, 2024 14 mins

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album. Headphones recommended.

This week - The Budget Tale of Mr Jeremy, The Cat in the Hat Returns, and Rishi Sunak Speaks to The Nation.

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February 29, 2024 15 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.

This week - Lee Anderson falls into The Matrix, Speaker Lindsay Hoyle gets sent to Slough House (Slow Hoyleses?), Liz Truss the Doomslayer, and None of the Above.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

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February 22, 2024 14 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

This week - Monty Putin’s Flying Russians, Another Policy Bites The Dust, and Drake vs Prince Harry.

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February 15, 2024 14 mins

The week’s biggest stories like you’ve never heard them before. The news, remixed as a satirical comedy concept album.

Jon Holmes presents the multi-award winning The Skewer. Headphones on.

This week: Blake's 7 help the Sub-Postmasters, The Asylum Seeker of Dibley, Rebel Without A Policy, and a nod to Steve Wright.

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November 30, 2023 15 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week: Oily Fools and Horses, Cleverly's Sh*thole, Where The Wilders things Are, and King Charles sees dead people (and takes their money).

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November 22, 2023 14 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week - Napoleon Braverman, the Time Team help the Israeli Defence Force dig for tunnels, and the BBC Autumnwatch team set up their cameras for Jeremy Hunt's statement.

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November 16, 2023 14 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week - Nadine vs The Evil Dead, It’s Always Sunny in Philadeph-kier, and The Return of David Cameron.

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This week – among much mor...

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November 9, 2023 14 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week - the HaM&S Christmas advert, Matt Hancock: Infinity War, and Ray Mears goes camping with Suella Braverman.

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CREDITS Jon...

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November 2, 2023 14 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week - The Ghost of Cummings Past, high level governmental swearing, and God meets Guns.

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October 26, 2023 15 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes. This week - 'Umble Starmer, Planet Earth III presents All Out War, and The Fall of The House of Sunak.'

The Skewer: Three Twisted Years, a brand new TV version of The Skewer looking back over the las...

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October 19, 2023 14 mins

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - An Arse on a Plate, Corbyn Neutral, and Peter Bone-y M.

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October 12, 2023 14 mins

Fresh from winning Gold for Best Comedy at the British Podcast Awards (and Highly Commended as Podcast of the Year), Jon Holmes' comedy current affairs concept album returns for its 10th series to remix the news into satirical shapes.

This week - Labour Possessed, Oh Mr Sunak, and The Lorax fails to save a tree.

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August 10, 2023 14 mins

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week: This week: Fawlty Migrants, You've Been Droned, and Horror of Mogg.

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August 3, 2023 14 mins

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Bad Blood, Trump's Troubles, and Jordan Henderson of Arabia.

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July 27, 2023 14 mins

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - Hot Greece, Making Banking Plans For Nigel, and Oppenheimer meets Ed Davey's cardboard cannon.

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July 20, 2023 14 mins

Jon Holmes's comedy current affairs concept album remixes news into award-winning satirical shapes. This week - The Coming of Cerberus, The Racist Adventures of Portland Bill, and The Spirit of Local Radio.

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