The Ultimate News Quiz – 2014

Highlights of the Ultimate News Quiz 2014!

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise a record £107,000. Thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Premier League, every penny went directly to our two charities,Restless Development and Action for Children!

Thursday 20th March saw the London Film Museum host the eighth Ultimate New Quiz. Nick Robinson, political editor at the BBC, was the evening’s quiz master. Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire acted as our auctioneer, plus Splash! contestant Penny Mordaunt MP and former England footballer Graeme Le Saux hosted a special guest round. After eight gruelling rounds of questions, Sky News came first, ITV News second and joint third place was taken by Channel 4 News and BBC Newsnight.

Nick Robinson, Jon Snow and Emily Maitlis pose for 'ultimate news selfie'

Organising Committee

Alastair Bennett, Anita Land, Anne Jenkin,  Bill Rudgard, Chris Shaw, Dan Faulks, David Buik, Dianne Stradling, Dominic Crossley-Holland, Geraldine Ryan, Jennifer Noon, Kate McAndrew, Laurena Di Bello, Lizzi Watson, Lucy Crystal, Lynn Murray, Maria Lini, Maria Toubbe, Martha Kearney, Robin Elias, Tracey MacLeod, Vivien Fowle.



“The Ultimate News Quiz lives up to its billing on every level. Ultimate fun, questions and rivalry. Great evening. You’d be crazy to miss it.”

Kay Burley, 2013


“An evening not to be missed. The Ultimate News Quiz isn’t just a great night out but also an opportunity to flex your journalistic muscle (and test your limitations and those of your colleagues)!”

Natasha Kaplinsky, 2013

“Never before have so many great minds proved how little they collectively know… a fabulous night with hilarious questions for an excellent cause.”

Emily Maitlis, 2012

“Forget the BAFTAs and the RTS awards – this is the quiz that every news programme wants to win”

Jon Snow, 2010

“The Ultimate News Quiz is where hacks and TV luvvies get their comeuppance”

Anne Robinson, 2010

“Never before in the field of human quizzing have so many egos and bigheads battled it out for the sake of vanity and winning a modestly priced tin cup”

Jeremy Paxman, 2007