‘Tis the season to be merry—NPR’s wildly popular weekly radio quiz program is coming to BBC America with a special year-end show titled, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!: A Royal Pain in the News.”
If you’re looking for a fast-paced, irreverent look at the news of the world—and the weird— this is one premiere you won’t want to miss! Join host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell for an evening of informative fun as they lead a panel of both US and UK talent, including comedians Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden and Nick Hancock, to look back at the year’s top stories from an American and British perspective. To boot, the “2011 Year in Review” special will include listener contests and award-winning writer Neil Gaiman (“Coraline,” “The Sandman,” “Doctor Who“) plays the three-question multiple-choice quiz “Not My Job.” The year-end special will also broadcast on NPR stations on that weekend, December 24 and 25.
Host Peter Sagal says, “This is terrific, because I always assumed that the only way I could get on the BBC would be to have David Attenborough narrate my mating rituals. Glad this happened instead.”
Doug Berman, creator and benevolent overlord of NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” and “Car Talk” notes, “It’s going to be pretty much what we do every week, except NPR has to add a budget line for pants.”
Visit the show’s website at waitwait.npr.org.
Premieres Friday, December 23 at 8/7c.