Russell Howard's Good News

The WORST episodes of Russell Howard's Good News

Every episode of Russell Howard's Good News ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Russell Howard's Good News!

Russell Howard's Good News is a British comedy, topical news show, using clips, sketches and studio guests to look at things that have made Russell smile during the week. Hosted by Russell Howard he offers his unique perspective on the big stories dominating all of our news outlets, from online and print to broadcast, as well as picking up on those sometimes overlooked things.

Last Updated: 5/3/2022Network: BBC Two
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Series 5: Best Bits
star
7.14
7 votes

#1 - Series 5: Best Bits

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/15/2011

The best bits from series 5 of the topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up his unique perspective on the news stories that have dominated the media over the past seven days. In search of the weird, the wonderful and the just plain odd.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 3
star
7.17
6 votes

#2 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2011

The series sees Russell turn news-junkie as he puts his spin on the week's headlines, as well as highlighting some of the more overlooked stories that have caught his eye as he sifts through the papers, news websites and TV news channels.

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Episode 11
star
7.20
5 votes

#3 - Episode 11

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/6/2012

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up an energetic look at global goings-on and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and over a thousand news clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories that have been dominating the media in the past seven days.

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Best Bits
star
7.29
17 votes

#4 - Best Bits

Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/17/2015

Russell offers up all the best bits from season 10 of Good News.

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Episode 6
star
7.49
47 votes

#5 - Episode 6

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/26/2015

Russell looks at the ongoing responses to the Paris attacks, the Republican nomination race, and alcoholic pensioners. His special guest is celebrity chef and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who wants to reduce battery farming and food waste in the UK.

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Episode 1
star
7.50
6 votes

#6 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/25/2010

Russell Howard returns for a second series of the topical news satire show. With guest stand-up Al Pitcher

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Episode 3
star
7.53
45 votes

#7 - Episode 3

Season 10 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/5/2015

Russell looks at new research linking bacon to cancer, tax credit cuts, and sexual consent. His special guest is French high-wire walker Philippe Petit whose 1974 walk between the Twin Towers in New York has become the subject of a Hollywood movie.

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Episode 2
star
7.63
49 votes

#8 - Episode 2

Season 10 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/29/2015

Russell looks at the Chinese state visit to the UK, the new James Bond, and a man who fought a bear. His special guest is writer, performer and real life superhero, Jess Thom, who talks about life with Tourettes syndrome.

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Episode 5
star
7.66
38 votes

#9 - Episode 5

Season 10 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/19/2015

Russell looks at the attacks in Paris, a skateboarding bulldog, and knitted breasts. His special guest is professional adventurer Sean Conway "The British Forrest Gump", who has swum, cycled and run the entire length of Great Britain.

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Episode 1
star
7.66
65 votes

#10 - Episode 1

Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/22/2015

Russell looks at the new labor leader Jeremy Corbin, children cage-fighting, and talks to the pope. His special guest is breast cancer survivor Kristin Hallenga, who went on to start the awareness charity CoppaFeel!

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Best of Series 2
star
7.67
3 votes

#11 - Best of Series 2

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/13/2010

Series highlights and previously unseen material of the comedy show hosted by Russell Howard.

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Episode 4
star
7.70
10 votes

#12 - Episode 4

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/2012

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up an energetic look at global goings-on and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and over a thousand news clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories that have been dominating the media in the past seven days.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 4
star
7.72
46 votes

#13 - Episode 4

Season 10 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/12/2015

Russell looks at online surveillance, childhood education, and the festive advert everyone's talking about. His special guest is astronaut, engineer, and viral video star Commander Chris Hadfield.

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Episode 7
star
7.74
38 votes

#14 - Episode 7

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/3/2015

Russell looks at the parliamentary vote on airstrikes in Syria, US gun violence, and filibustering. His special guest is Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron.

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Episode 2
star
7.75
4 votes

#15 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/1/2010

Russell turn news junkie once again as he puts his spin on the week's headlines, as well as highlighting some of the more overlooked stories. With guest stand-up Ray Peacock.

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Episode 2
star
7.76
17 votes

#16 - Episode 2

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2012

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up an energetic look at global goings-on and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and over a thousand news clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories that have been dominating the media in the past seven days.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 1
star
7.78
45 votes

#17 - Episode 1

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/23/2014

Russell discusses Ebola, UKIP, and the national shortage of clowns. His special guest is Mike Goody, a former British Army member who recently won four gold medals at the Invictus Games.

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Episode 2
star
7.78
9 votes

#18 - Episode 2

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/3/2011

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up his unique perspective on the news stories that have dominated the media over the past seven days.

Directors: Peter Orton
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Episode 7
star
7.81
26 votes

#19 - Episode 7

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/4/2014

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Episode 5
star
7.83
6 votes

#20 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/21/2011

Russell giving his perspective on the week's news.

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Episode 12
star
7.83
6 votes

#21 - Episode 12

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/13/2012

Topical comedy show in which Russell Howard offers up an energetic look at global goings-on and finds his own uniquely upbeat angle on the news each week, from over 60 international news channels, 140 worldwide newspapers and over a thousand news clips. He and his crack team will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of the weird and wonderful stories that have been dominating the media in the past seven days.

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Episode 12
star
7.85
13 votes

#22 - Episode 12

Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/11/2013

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Episode 3
star
7.91
44 votes

#23 - Episode 3

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/6/2014

Russell discusses Ed Miliband's popularity, Ebola outbreaks, and a Croation healer. His special guest is John Simpson, a journalist who spent 40 years at the BBC, reporting from 120 countries and 30 war zones.

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Episode 5
star
7.96
46 votes

#24 - Episode 5

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/20/2014

Russell discusses the Rosetta space mission, Kim Kardashian's bum, and the G20. His special guest is poet, writer, and performer Benjamin Zephaniah.

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Episode 8
star
7.97
31 votes

#25 - Episode 8

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/11/2014

Russell discusses breastfeeding, Alex Salmond's comeback, and art. His special guest is Stiliyan Petrov, a professional footballer who has continued to perform despite battling leukemia.

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