Marc Paterson

Writer sometimes, father always.

'Inside No 9', Witch Trials and Laughing in Church

Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton's <em>Inside No. 9</em> is a delightfully twisted tour de force and <a href="" target="_hplink">The Trial of Elizabeth Gadge</a> was no exception.
14/04/2015 11:46 BST

News Punch Christmas Special 2014

Christmas is coming, like the relentless wave of immigrants that UKIP keep threatening us about, and News Punch is back with a festive special! So drink and be merry, the way Nigel Farage does every single working day.
19/12/2014 02:09 GMT

News Punch: Nestle, Star Wars, Pheasants and Paxo

Never mind all the people queuing at food banks, spare a thought for the richest in society, who have to shoot their dinner out of the sky. Thankfully our caring government has subsidised the use of shotguns so those elite few can gun down birds in the countryside.
02/05/2014 14:13 BST

News Punch: G7, Police Shredding and Marijuana Highways

The Russian leader denies being intimidated, saying 'This nothing. Wife give me cold shoulder every night of week for years'. The taunts then got personal. Putin threatened Obama with a chinese burn and a wedgie, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague called Putin a slaphead.
28/03/2014 15:48 GMT

News Punch: Murray, Morrissey, Morgan

Piers Morgan has come under fire from the American Gun Lobbyists. His shoot from the hip style has earned him critics from people who think arming school teachers is a sane and rational policy.
21/10/2013 14:54 BST

News Punch: Raining Diamonds - Branson's Island

If the divide between rich and poor needed to be brought sharply into focus any more than it already is, then Richard Branson feeling hard done by about receiving criticism over his Virgin Island home maybe, possibly being a tax haven - which it isn't, because he told everyone so - sharpens that focus like a magnifying lens on an ant who's fallen on hard times.
17/10/2013 12:59 BST