Lewis Macleod's Wired News

Wired News is a contemporary topical news satire starring Lewis Macleod. After a successful pilot and a Commonwealth Games Special in 2014, Lewis and the Wired News team are back for a new series on BBC Radio Scotland. Lewis will be playing a heightened version of himself as the host of our mock news show 'Wired News'. He will be joined once again by fictional female co-host Anita Corduroy, played by Gabriel Quigley. Their on-air chemistry is notoriously recognisable, and their clenched teeth banter between stories hides a truly hateful relationship - basically the perfect radio presenting combo!

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Wired News is a news satire starring Lewis Macleod. Lewis will be playing a heightened version of himself as the host of our mock news drivetime show 'Wired News'. He and his team of reporters pull no punches in their efforts to seek the truth (or the latest unsubstantiated gossip on Twitter, whatever comes first.)

The show will focus its satirical attention on the reporting of established, long running news stories such as benefit reform, immigration, the Scottish Independence debate, bankers and their ilk, Commonwealth Games preparation, pay and expenses, and the latest pithy health crisis in the Daily Mail.

Guest stars Gabriel Quigley, John Dredge, Leah Macrae and Gerry Maclaughlin

The script was written by Steven Dick, Gabby Hutchison Crouch, Ross Craig, Kieron Nicholson, Julie Bower, Stu Cooper, John McGlade, Stephen Mawhinney, Richard Cray, Sarah Morgan, Colin Edwards, Dan Sweryt, David Hewitson and John Dredge.

Producer: Gus Beattie

A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio Scotland.

Comic actor Lewis Macleod takes a satirical look at the rolling news and lifestyle agenda.

0101Coverage Of Jeremy Corbyn, Independence Referendum Triggers And Alex Salmond's Phone-in Show2016011520160116 (RS)

The show will focus its satirical attention this week on anti-Corbyn coverage, Indy-Ref 2 triggers, floods, January sales, Alex Salmond's new phone-in show, and Andy Murray's preparation for the start of the Australian Open.

0102David Attenborough Searches For Scottish Election Policies, Plus An Intrview With The Fourth Road Bridge2016012220160123 (RS)

The show will focus its satirical attention on the reporting of established, long running news stories such as benefit reform, immigration, bankers and their ilk, pay and expenses, and the latest pithy health crisis in the Daily Mail. Celebrities that dominate the online and print news landscape will also feature.

0103Andy Murray's Preparations For Fatherhood, The Oscars Row, The Litvinenko Affair And Arnie Visiting Edinburgh.2016012920160130 (RS)

Lewis MacLeod tackles Andy Murray's preparations for fatherhood, the Oscars row and more.

Wired News is a contemporary topical news satire starring Lewis Macleod. After a successful pilot and a Commonwealth Games Special in 2014, Lewis and the Wired News team are back for a new series on BBC Radio Scotland. Lewis will be playing a heightened version of himself as the host of our mock news show 'Wired News'. He will be joined once again by fictional female co-host Anita Corduroy, played by Gabriel Quigley. Their on-air chemistry is notoriously recognisable, and their clenched teeth banter between stories hides a truly hateful relationship - basically the perfect radio presenting combo!

The show will focus its satirical attention this week on Andy Murray preparing for Fatherhood, the escalating Oscars race row, and the implications for Scotland after the recent Litvinenko affair.

Starring: Lewis Macleod

Performer: Gabriel Quigley

Performer: Gerry McLaughlin

Performer: Scarlett Mack

Producer: Gus Beattie

Lewis Macleod's Wired News is a Comedy Unit Production for BBC Radio Scotland.

0104Aberdeen's City Deal, mixed fortunes for the Murrays and the upcoming Scottish election20160205

0104Aberdeen's City Deal, mixed fortunes for the Murrays and the upcoming Scottish election2016020520160206 (RS)

Lewis Macleod tackles Aberdeen's City Deal, the Murrays and the upcoming Scottish election

0104Aberdeen's City Deal, mixed fortunes for the Murrays and the upcoming Scottish election20160205

Wired News is a contemporary topical news satire starring Lewis Macleod. After a successful pilot and a Commonwealth Games Special in 2014, Lewis and the Wired News team are back for a new series on BBC Radio Scotland. Lewis will be playing a heightened version of himself as the host of our mock news show 'Wired News'. He will be joined once again by fictional female co-host Anita Corduroy, played by Gabriel Quigley. Their on-air chemistry is notoriously recognisable, and their clenched teeth banter between stories hides a truly hateful relationship - basically the perfect radio presenting combo!

The show will focus its satirical attention this week on the reporting Aberdeen's City Deal, mix fortunes for the Murrays, the upcoming Scottish Election, and Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

Starring: Lewis Macleod

Performer: Gabriel Quigley

Performer: Gerry McLaughlin

Performer: Scarlett Mack

Producer: Gus Beattie

Lewis Macleod's Wired News is a Comedy Unit Production for BBC Radio Scotland.