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BBC to restart What The Papers Say on Radio 4

The BBC is restarting the satire What the Papers Say (WTPS) as part of its election series on Radio

The show will be broadcast on Sunday and Wednesday.

WTPS, which began in 1956 and ended in 2008, was the longest-running television programme of the broadcaster. The concept was conceived by Granada in Manchester. Several presenters including Brian Inglis, Tony Howard, Bill Deedes, Janet Street-Porter made the show lively.

The programme examines press coverage of the week's news by mixing tabloid humour and voice-overs.

The show underwent many changes over the years. It was moved from ITV to Channel 4 and then to BBC2. The time slot was cut from 25 minutes to 10 minutes.