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Dec 4, 2021 Bridget Christie
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Like many of us forced to work from home during lockdown, Bridget Christie has recorded this series herself in her house, and in her local park, on a pre-sanitised recording device sent to her in the post. Batteries weren't included. She had to buy them all herself. In a collection of informative, personal and absurd recordings, she confronts the difficult questions most of us spend our lives avoiding - all whilst being interrupted by cats, chores, children, foxes and a plumber. "Do twins...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 3, 2021 Kat Sadler, Catherine Brinkworth and Jon Hunter
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Nature Table is comedian, broadcaster and writer Sue Perkins's comedy series celebrating the natural world and all its funny eccentricities. Taking the simple format of a show and tell, each episode Sue is joined by celebrity guests from the worlds of comedy and natural history. The show is recorded at London Zoo. Each of the natural history guests brings an item linked to the wild world to share with the audience, be it an amazing fact or funny personal anecdote. Each item is a springboard for...
Topics: Comedy, Panel Show
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 30, 2021 David Schneider
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Births, Deaths and Marriages is a sitcom set in a Local Authority Register Office where the Staff Deal with the three greatest events in anybody's life. Written by and starring David Schneider, it focuses on chief registrar Malcolm Fox who is a stickler for rules and would be willing to interrupt any wedding service if the width of the bride infringes health and safety. He's unmarried but why does he need to be? He's married thousands of women.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 17, 2021 Mark Watson, Tim Key and Tom Basden
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The comedian continued his quest to improve the world, nimbly assisted by Tim Key and Tom Basden... but this time with the additional help of the audience listening at home, as the show was broadcast live.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 5, 2021 Iain Pattinson, Dan Gaster, Colin Swash, John Finnemore and Christine Rose
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This Panel show, hosted by David Mitchell, sees four players each giving a lecture on a subject - with the majority of their speeches consisting of fabricated lies. However, each contestant must attempt to smuggle five strange-but-true facts past the rest of the panel, hoping that no-one will notice what they have said is the unbelievable truth.
Topics: Comedy, Panel Show
BBC Radio Shows
Aug 14, 2021 Mark Steel, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham and Barry Castagnola
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When Tony (Mark Steel) a working-class, left wing South Londoner, falls in love and moves in with Imogen (Claire Skinner), an upper middle-class property developer, their respective millennial sons Ashley (Elliot Steel), a disenfranchised Croydon 'rude boy', and Gideon (Ivo Graham), Eton and Oxbridge-educated and crypto-currency literate, are forced to live under the same roof and behave like the brothers neither of them ever wanted.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
Podcasts
Jul 26, 2021 Richard Herring
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As It Occurs To Me ( AIOTM ) was a revolutionary stand-up and sketch show podcast written and performed by Richard Herring at the Leicester Square Theatre and Bloomsbury Theatre between 2009 and 2011. All the material for each show was brand new and written on the week of broadcast, based on things that occurred to Richard, either events from his life or things he'd been thinking about. Richard was joined on stage by Dan Tetsell, Emma Kennedy and Christian Reilly; and the show was produced by...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up, Sketch Show, Podcast
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 21, 2021 Morwenna Banks, Rebecca Front and Moray Hunter
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A sitcom set in a library... but no ordinary library. This is the library overseen and run by the most unlikely pairing since Mills met Boon. Alice is a former child prodigy who won a place at Cambridge aged nine and, she's scared of everything, everything that is, except libraries and Snoo, a slightly confused individual with a have-a-go attitude to life, marriage, hairstyles and reality. Snoo loves books, particularly when giving their front covers a nice polish with a bit of Pledge so they...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Jun 25, 2021 Simon Day
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British comedy actor and star of The Fast Show, Down The Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day brings his own sitcom to BBC Radio 4. Simon performs as Northern poet Geoffrey Allerton, popular blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles, eco-warrior Dave Angel, reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton, opinionated Billy Bleach, and as himself. In each episode, one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. We hear the highlights of that night's...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
May 9, 2021 Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst
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In the year 2104, a fleet of research cruisers were launched into space. Their mission... to seek out new life. With every moment on board preserved by wall-to-wall monitoring, and transmitted over time back to earth...we have been allowed unique access to one of these ships - The Really Invincible III, Macclesfield Division . What you are about to hear took place live, four years ago, seventy thousand light years from home...
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Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 28, 2021 Jack Docherty
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Start / Stop is a sitcom about love, marriage and tolerating each other, written by and starring Jack Docherty. Barney and Cathy have been married for ages and it shows, while Evan and Fiona's marriage is one big, noisy argument and David is old enough to be Alice's father. Start/Stop follows the story of these three couples as they try to make the best of their marriages and friendships. The characters are able to stop the action, explain themselves to the audience and start it all up again.
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Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 10, 2021 Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Toby Davies, Nick Doody, Steve Punt and Tom Neenan
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Uh oh - Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge... of a thing! Each week, it turns out that Marcus is now in charge of a big old thing - a hospital, the railways, British Fashion, the UK Space Programme, as some examples - and through the medium of stand-up, sketches and not interpretative dance, he starts out by thinking "Well, it can't be that difficult, surely?" and ends up with "Oh - it's utterly difficult and I've made a complete fist of it..."
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 7, 2021 Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
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A special edition of The Goon Show celebrating the comedy's 50th anniversary. Starring: Andrew Secombe, Jon Glover and Jeffrey Holland
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 7, 2021 David Napthine and Mike Yeaman
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There's a bumpy ride ahead for five travellers, an old truck, and a leader who has never been outside Europe.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 5, 2021 Arnold Evans
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Sitcom starring David Bamber as 18th Century dandy, Richard 'Beau' Nash. Starring: David Bamber, Andrew Wincott, Peter Gunn and Eiry Thomas
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Apr 4, 2021 Sarah Cartwright
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When Beth's estranged father asks her to go on a road trip to Moscow with him to attend an old friend's wedding she jumps at the chance; this could be the opportunity for her to heal old wounds that could help her move on with her own relationship. What Beth doesn't know is that Vinnie isn't so much going to a wedding as getting married himself. Starring: David Threlfall, Kimberley Nixon, Stephen Wight and Debbie Chazen
Topics: Comedy, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 22, 2021 Jan Etherington
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Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam play a couple who have been married for over 40 years. Children of the Sixties, they're still free spirits, drawn together by their passion for music - and each other.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom, Drama
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 18, 2021 John Richards
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Dr Anastasia Black just wanted a quiet retirement, so she’s not exactly thrilled when her suburban terrace house spontaneously starts to travel through time and space. Even worse, she’s stuck with uninvited houseguests. Together they’ll try to get along in the face of alien invasions, hideous monsters, and an inability to put the kettle on without the house appearing somewhere new. But will it ever take them home?   Starring: Jackie Woodburne as Anastasia Black Ben McKenzie as...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom, Sci-fi
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 22, 2021 Writer: Helen Keen and Miriam Underhill
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A comedy series that explores the triumphs and disasters of human ingenuity. Each week, Helen Keen, together with Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane, looks at the biggest problems that have faced our species since the dawn of time, and describe humanity's incredible, and sometimes absurd, solutions.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
Podcasts
Feb 20, 2021 Tom Neenan
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Tom Neenan is a man. But he's also one of the Good Guys. His podcast will examine, explore, and maybe end all social injustice by explaining how you can be as good a guy as he is.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up, Podcast
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 17, 2021 Felicity Ward
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Australian comedian Felicity Ward explores whether modern technology can save her from herself as she presents her own personal take on depression, insomnia and anxiety. Throughout the series, Felicity downloads a new app each week to help her de-stress, refocus and find practical solutions to her various trouble areas - anxiety, depression, IBS and insomnia.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 4, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Doug Stanhope Live @ Wiseacres 03/04/06
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 3, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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A self-confident drug user, libertarian and agnostic, Stanhope's humour can convey nihilism despite life-celebrating enthusiasm. His irate opposition to puritanical hysteria and superstition invites comparison with Bill Hicks. He frankly describes 'deviant' sexual activity and sometimes gruesome personal stories gleefully, blurring the lines between an "adventurous spirit" and full-blown "sicko". Stanhope violently opposes the gradual erosion of American civil liberties,...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 3, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Something to Take the Edge Off is the third comedy album by Doug Stanhope, released in 2000 by Stand Up! Records and recorded live at The Laff Stop comedy club in Houston, Texas. The album features a musical accompaniment by Henry Phillips on acoustic guitar.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 3, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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From Across the Street is the sixth stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope, released on November 24, 2009 by Stand Up! Records. It was recorded live on August 11, 2009 at Level 5 at City Stage in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 31, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Die Laughing is the fourth stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope, released in 2002 by Stand Up! Records.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 31, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Vulgar, opinionated, yet at the same time disarmingly honest, U.S. stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is guaranteed to entertain, shock, and enlighten. Understandably compared by many to both Bill Hicks and Lenny Bruce due to the ferocity of some of his material, Stanhope is unequivocally his own man in the manner with which he too is happy to give the very foundations of American values a brutally comedic kicking. Named by both Variety and the Hollywood reporter as "one to watch" (not...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 30, 2021 Bridget Christie
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As Bridget Christie struggles to come to terms with current world events - Kim Jong-un, the melting polar ice caps, the Brexit negotiations and Nick Knowles singing a cover of The Beatles Here Comes The Sun , she embarks on a comic quest for her Utopia - a way of living that will make her less anxious and enable her to have her first happy wee since the Brexit vote in 2016.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 30, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Named after Hitler's failed coup attempt, " Beer Hall Putsch " takes you into acerbic comic Doug Stanhope's twisted mind at a gig recorded in Portland.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 30, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Sicko is the second stand-up comedy album by Doug Stanhope. It was released in 1999 by Stand Up! Records and recorded live at The Laff Stop comedy club in Houston, Texas. Intended as a replacement to his debut album, The Great White Stanhope , Sicko contains much of the same material as his freshman effort, including the infamous "Banana Lady" and "Transvestite Hooker" stories.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jan 30, 2021 Doug Stanhope
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Doug Stanhope Live 2001
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
Podcasts
Jan 12, 2021 Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders
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French & Saunders are back! This is an exclusive opportunity to hear comedy goddesses Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders doing what they do best: titting about and being funny, in their comedy podcast series. Across the series, award-winning double-act Dawn and Jennifer take six big important subjects and quite literally 'tit about' with them. From useful tips on airport shopping to naming their top three vegetables, Dawn and Jennifer leave no stone unturned in this thorough quest to...
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Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up, Podcast
BBC Radio Shows
Dec 5, 2020 Natasha Hodgson
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Comedy-horror from Natasha Hodgson (Kill The Beast, Beef and Dairy Network, Tom Neenan is Not All Men). We’ll play your dreams back to you, so you can see yourself clearly.
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Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 27, 2020 Alistair Beaton and Tom Mitchelson
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Electric Ink follows a group of dysfunctional journalists as they attempt to cover major news stories while grappling with the demands of working in a multi-platform environment; watching circulation figures plummet; and seeing half the workforce laid-off in the recession.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 27, 2020 Katie Hims
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Comedy series by Katie Hims, in which former nun Martina takes a job with a chaotic catering company. Starring: Mark Straker, Gerard McDermott and Catherine Harvey
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 24, 2020 Malcolm Bradbury and Christopher Bigsby
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"A comedy series in eight parts", Patterson follows Dr Andrew Patterson, a man who ends up becoming a lecturer in English literature whilst his life slowly crumbles around him. Starring: Lewis Fiander, Judy Parfitt, Richard Vernon, John Barron, Hugh Thomas, Maggie Steed, Maureen Lipman and Frances Jeater
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 20, 2020 Angela Barnes
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Stand-up series from Angela Barnes. Based on her critically acclaimed debut show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014, You Can't Take It With You, Angela shares the big stuff she's thinking about: life, love, family, work and death. The 4 episode series is in part tribute to her late father, an enormous character - (he was a sex shop manager, naturist, and a big fan of caravans and pranks), and a heavy influence on Angela who taught her a 'carpe diem' approach to life. His motto: "You Can't Take...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 18, 2020 Holly Walsh and Kat Sommers
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In the throes of splitting up from her boyfriend, 29-year-old Charlotte is determined to prove she's not as self-centred as he says she is. She signs up as a volunteer to visit the elderly, expecting to be paired with a frail and needy old lady who's full of gratitude and appreciation for such a selfless act. Instead she meets 82-year-old Lillian, a belligerent and feisty old bat who sees through her in an instant.   Starring: Helen Monks and Miriam Margolyes
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 18, 2020 Andy and Eric Merriman
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BBC Radio 4 Comedy about a family with a young daughter who has Down's syndrome. Starring: Peter Davison and Samantha Bond
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 14, 2020 Robert Sheckley, Chris Larner and David Gilbert
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Set in the year 2150, Arnold and Gregor work as planetary decontaminationists via their own firm, AAA Ace Eco-Friendly Interplantary Decomtamination. Their job is to clean up polluted planets and to make them habitable for humans. One such place is Planet Party, where several people have died when they landed there. With a big cash award given to anyone who can clean it up, it looks like Arnold and Gregor might do the deadly job. However, they soon get sidetracked by an alien music box which...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 13, 2020 Jeremy Front
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Comedy about Jack and Millie Lemman - an older couple who are fully engaged with contemporary life while being at war with the absurdities of the modern world.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 5, 2020 David Renwick
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Following the misfortunes of Victor Meldrew as he rails against the injustices of the world. Adapted from TV with Richard Wilson and Annette Crosbie.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 26, 2020 Lenny Henry and Max Davis
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A character based sketch show with Lenny Henry reprising some of his old characters like Delbert Wilkins and Deakus, as well as debuting new ones like Gavin Stone - the former special services operative turned supply teacher; Raheim X Davies, the irascible history of art professor; and Gideon de Witt, the politician who cannot meaningfully answer a question.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 21, 2020 Mark Tavener and Peter Baynham
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Adapted from the book by Mark Tavener, BBC Radio Crime Correspondent George Cragge investigates a spree of bizarre murders involving bankers and pound coins.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 15, 2020 Jon Hunter and James Kettle
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Gyles Brandreth hosts this comedy game about words, in which linguistic brainboxes such as Stephen Fry, Milton Jones and Lloyd Langford vie for supremacy. There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words. It's the whole world of words in 28 minutes. Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French...
Topics: Comedy, Panel Show
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 14, 2020 Dan Freedman and Nick Romero
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Pun-packed   sketch comedy with Dan Freedman and Nick Romero.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 12, 2020 Isy Suttie
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In these unique stories, Isy Suttie recounts a series of love stories affecting people she's known throughout her life. Through stories and songs, the award winning comedian tells us about other people's journeys - towards or away from - a variety of romances. Sometimes Isy has merely observed other people's love lives; quite often she's intervened, changing the action dramatically - for better or worse. Intertwined within these stories are real life anecdotes and songs from Isy's own, often...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 10, 2020 Jim Poyser and Neil Griffiths
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Architect Sir Lucian made his name 50 years ago as the most brutal of all brutalists. But times have moved on and so have most of his staff. Sir Lucien founded his architectural practice on a commitment to concrete in all its forms. Fashion has been a cruel mistress and four decades later things are not going well for Sir Lucian and his team of loyal-ish employees. Those who remain must contemplate escape from the company and Sir Lucien's signature rough management style.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 7, 2020 Harry Venning and Neil Brand
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The time, now - the place, outside your window. Three surveillance operatives are on an unspecified job, working for an unspecified employer. Together, they are Beagle Team. Good surveillance operatives have patience, alertness and discretion - this is a series about the other type of surveillance operative. Bill, career snoop and technical specialist, has long carried a torch for beautiful yet disconnected fieldworker Sharla, who doesn't know he exists, despite sharing the back of a van with...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 7, 2020 Sean Foley and Hamish McColl
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BBC Radio 4  Comedy sketch show written by and starring Sean Foley and Hamish McColl.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 24, 2020 Bill Dare
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Sketch show about families, relationships and lifestyles. Starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens as Radio 4's sofa-bound daytime duo.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 20, 2020 Alexis Zegerman
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Mum's On The Run follows Jen's hectic life as she finds herself spending most of her time as an unpaid chauffeur to her 14-year-old teenage existentialist son, Toby, and a tonally challenged recorder-practising 10-year-old daughter, Felicity. Meanwhile, she also has to cope with her jazz musician ex-husband, the fiercely competitive and annoying downstairs neighbour, and the huge crush she has on her son's history teacher.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 15, 2020 Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards
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Forresters is a sixth form college with a highly successful drama department run by the odious Danny Woods. For years, the science department at the college was a forgotten and neglected area where Colin Jackson (no relation) and Kenneth Farley-Pittman, two chemistry teachers existing in a work-life balance haven, could brew their own ales in peace and quiet. Kenneth even devised a self-assessment system where one class taught itself. However the head of department Dr Oates dies from a massive...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 9, 2020 Rik Mayall, Craig Green and Dominic Vince
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Elton is the last remaining talking Snowman - a war-mongering, immortal, immoral tyrant. Ed Mullet is an eager young ghostwriter tasked with interviewing Elton for a forthcoming collection of memoirs. Elton invites Ed to The Last Hurrah, a notorious, near mythical, highly secret and highly disgusting gentlemen's club. As the sherry flows, Elton becomes increasingly inept at hiding his long life of crime.
Topics: Comedy, Drama, Comedy Drama
BBC Radio Shows
Sep 9, 2020 Sam Simmons
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Comedian. Writer. Ex-Zoo Keeper. Bird Watcher. Definitely NOT a people person. Sam and Henry are making a series about birds, and every week - armed with Sam's 'Big Book of Birds' they're looking for a different one. Sadly, and despite Henry's very best efforts, Sam keeps being distracted by the people they run into. Each encounter sparks an investigation into Sam's past, because once they've sorted out his issues, then they'll really be able to focus on the bird-watching.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Aug 13, 2020 Katherine Jakeways
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Newlyweds Vicky and Rav have just got back from their honeymoon and are looking forward to their first quiet night in as a married couple. But a quiet night in proves impossible when Vicky's family invite themselves round. Vicky's parents Donna and Joe have separated, but Joe is keen to rekindle the old spark. Vicky's sister Lisa is scandalised by what she thinks she remembers happening at the wedding. And Uncle Bob makes a spirited attempt at breaking the world record for most spoons balanced...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Aug 13, 2020 Nick Ball
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Nick Ball's sitcom about an unemployed man still living with his high-flying mother.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Aug 13, 2020 Mark Steel
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Comedian Mark Steel visits a selection of different towns from across the UK and delves into their history, people and idiosyncrasies to try to work out what ingredients combine to make the place distinctive. He creates a bespoke stand-up show for that community and then performs the show in front of a local audience in a celebration of the sort of places in Britain which are generally less visited as tourist attractions. Each has their own fascinating stories to tell with inhabitants who are...
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 30, 2020 David Spicer
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Double Income, No Kids Yet follows the lifes of Daniel and Lucy, a married couple in their thirties with no children. We follow them and the circle of friends as they progress through life, not wanting children as their friends have them, but things change over time for the couple.
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 26, 2020 Miles Jupp
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Written by and starring Miles Jupp, this sitcom series features the entries and recipes from the kitchen diary of cookery writer, Damien Trench. Each week, listeners hear a mixture of narrative, dialogue and recipes, as Damien unflinchingly captures every angle of his day-to-day life. This first episode finds Damien and his partner, Anthony, deciding on their New Year's resolutions. They start by finally making up their minds to commit to each other, namely by signing up a builder, Mr Mullaney,...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 26, 2020 Jason Wingard and Carl Cooper
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Set and recorded on location in a car in Manchester, Where To, Mate? is a semi-improvised comedy following our main drivers Bernie and Ben as we eavesdrop on their taxi journeys around the North West. Ben was the first driver to work at the firm and he's seen it all. He likes 80s movies and arguing about nothing, but tries to help passengers out with their problems whenever he can. Bernie has left her husband in Birmingham and escaped to Manchester to work as the only female driver at All Star...
Topics: Comedy, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 25, 2020 Miriam Elia
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Dark and daft, A Series of Psychotic Episodes meanders through events (real and fictional) in Miriam Elia's life and features such surreal things as a talking wall, the ironic stripper fairy, a mosquito who has seen too many Hitchcock films and Hansel & Gretel visiting an all night garage. There is also a selection of recurring sketches in show. In the first series these included the annoying New Age Mother; historical radio series Revising History ; and MC Veryfasttalk, a rap DJ who moves...
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Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 19, 2020 John Dredge
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An insanely silly, yet utterly peculiar award-winning sketch show. The episodes - created by and starring John Dredge - feature sketches, surreal spoofs and sublime sound effects.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 15, 2020 Simon Blackwell, Nick Revell, Dave Cohen, Ewan Bailey, Bill Dare, Laurence Howarth, Andrew Marlatt and Tony Roche
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The article-sketches in the show included bizarre horoscopes pandering to everyone’s desire to be wonderful, fatuous guides to foreign places written by reviewers only concerned with bigging themselves up, columns on cooking insane dishes or doing your house up in a stupidly fashionable way, interviews with idiotic celebrities and op-ed pieces talking about issues which the writer clearly didn’t understand or care about, adverts for supremely silly products, and most wonderfully a crossword...
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Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show, Satire
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 13, 2020 Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, John Morrison, Kerry Lee Crabbe, Anne Haverty and Barry Devlin
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Five Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.
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Topics: Comedy, Comedy Drama
Podcasts
Jul 9, 2020 Richard Herring
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A one-off podcast linked to Richard Herring's 2013 stand-up tour. He looked at the funny and philosophical side of death.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up, Podcast
BBC Radio Shows
Jul 9, 2020 Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck
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And Now in Colour was a Radio sketch show that aired on BBC Radio 4 for two series (each consisting of six half-hour episodes) and two half-hour Christmas specials between March 1990 and December 1991. It starred Tim Firth, Tim de Jongh, Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.
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BBC Radio Shows
Jul 8, 2020 Richard Herring
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Death, birth, falling in and out of love, resentment over forgotten slights and indestructible affection - it's all relative. Relativity is a witty and loving portrait of family life, with affectionate observation of inter generational misunderstanding, sibling sparring and the ties that bind, that will resonate with anyone who has ever argued with their dad about how to pronounce crisp brand names.
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BBC Radio Shows
Jul 7, 2020 Michael Spicer
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What happens when a socially awkward and neurotic part-time comedian becomes a global internet sensation? Michael Spicer: Before Next Door charts Michael's real-life progress - sort of - as his Room Next Door videos amass tens of millions of views online and win him acclaim for his comedy, at last.   But how will Michael cope?   Will this married father of two ever be able to quit his day job as a copywriter for a kitchen worktop company? Why is the broadcaster Peter Curran in his house? And...
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BBC Radio Shows
Jun 23, 2020 Jeremy Hardy and Kit Hollerbach
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Unnatural Acts is a BBC Radio Comedy series written by, and starring, Jeremy Hardy and Kit Hollerbach (who, at the time, were married) as "The Hardys" with Paul B. Davies and Caroline Leddy as "Paul and Caroline". Two series were made in 1987 and 1988, with the third renamed At Home with the Hardys and broadcast in 1990. The show was played as a straight sitcom but with considerable surreal elements. Much humour was had from Hollerbach's exaggeratedly American reactions to...
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Jun 6, 2020 Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall
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Astonishingly, the second series begins just as the bombs in the first series are about to detonate, and after six episodes of a breath-taking brouhaha of time-hopping and mind-bending shenanigans, finally ends with their explosion.
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Jun 6, 2020 Nick Revell
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1990s radio sitcom starring Nick Revell, Alistair McGowan and Doon Mackichan
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BBC Radio Shows
Jun 2, 2020 Simon Evans, Benjamin Partridge, Andy Wolton and Guy Venables
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Simon Evans sets himself the challenge to make economics funny in this comprehensive guide to global markets. Each week, Simon takes on a different commodity market with a little help from Tim Harford, Merryn Somerset Webb and a guest expert. By looking at four products that are so fundamental to our lives, the series brings us closer to understanding how the world economy affects us and how we affect it.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up, Factual
BBC Radio Shows
Jun 1, 2020 Alex Lynch and Charlotte Michael
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Expenses Only is a narrative sketch show centred around internships and the world of work experience. Put away your P45, you're not going to need it. Our two young interns, Tim (enthusiastic worker) and Miranda (jaded graduate), face heated hot-seating, intense lunch runs and jingle-themed back-stabbing as they compete for the same internship in the acronym-obsessed world of advertising. In each episode, the show's two leading 20-something protagonists attempt to break into a different industry...
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BBC Radio Shows
Jun 1, 2020 Ali Crockatt and David Scott
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Radio panel show in which Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest take a range of ideas from the public, in the hope they will find something that is 'Genius'
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BBC Radio Shows
May 31, 2020 Dario Russio
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Danger 5! The super team of international spies that killed Hitler are back to take on a host of evildoers hell bent on world domination in Danger 5: Stereo Adventures. Absurd humour overflows across eight fantastic missions as Danger 5 embark on a treasure hunt in the Bermuda Triangle, get cool and sexy at Dracula’s beach party, succumb to the dark secrets of the Congo jungle, go on legendary labours in the Greek islands, fall victim to bargain prices in a hellish Australian death-trap, go...
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BBC Radio Shows
May 31, 2020 Nigel Smith
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Vent is a dark comedy series produced for BBC Radio 4 in 2006. It is written by Nigel Smith. The producer is Gareth Edwards. The story revolves around an unsuccessful writer named Ben Smith (Neil Pearson), who is in a coma. While his wife Mary (Fiona Allen) and his mother (Josie Lawrence) hash out their emotional issues at his bedside, he lives in a fantasy world with his 2-year-old daughter "Blitzkrieg" (real name Beatrice; Leslie Ash), miraculously grown up, and remembers incidents...
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May 19, 2020 Various
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Locked Together  brings together some of the UK’s best-loved comedic duos, as they invite you into their homes for an uplifting and entertaining chat about how they’re coping with this new normal. Two top performers, who like the rest of the nation are social-distancing, connect with one another to have a conversation about how they’re getting on, sharing moments of lightness and levity from the last few weeks spent shut indoors. Guests include: Dawn French & Jennifer Saunders, Jimmy...
Topics: Comedy, Chat, Podcast
BBC Radio Shows
May 4, 2020 Tim Key
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Each week Tim Key explores a different theme, with poems ranging in length and style - from the short and frivolous to the longer-form epics. But every poem, short or long, represents a vivid journey through an absurd, yet strangely compelling, imagination. Tim is accompanied by his 'good-looking musical chimp' Tom Basden. The pair's mutual contempt often bubbles over into open hostility and occasional violence. But they are best friends really.  
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 20, 2020 Tony Hare
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Roy Hudd spoofs the famous sleuth in Tony Hare’s comedy series. With Chris Emmett as Dr Watson, June Whitfield as Mrs Hudson and Geoffrey Whitehead as Moriarty. Musical accompaniment: Ian Smith. Producer: Chris Neill
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 20, 2020 Laurie Rowley
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Roy Hudd stars in Laurie Rowley’s comic parodies. With: Denise Coffey Chris Emmett David Gooderson Fred Harris Produced by: Jonathan James-Moore
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 20, 2020 Sue Limb
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Not long after their mother's death, sisters Maureen and Lesley are packing up their mother's clothes to take to the charity shop. It's a painful duty, with Maureen trying to control the worst of Lesley's projectile lamenting. A man comes to the door and introduces himself as David Johnson, a friend of Maureen's neighbour, who would like to view the house if they're thinking of selling, which Maureen definitely is. But Lesley is dead set against the idea, and, behind Maureen's back, offers...
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 14, 2020 Debbie Barham
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Sitcom revolving around the life of Terry, an elephant keeper at his local zoo. Written by Debbie Barham, starring Peter Serafinowicz, Chris Emmett, Joanna Monro and Richard Pearce.
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 14, 2020 Lynn Ferguson
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Lynn Ferguson's bittersweet comedy series set on a tiny island on the west coast of Scotland focuses on the life of Irene Bruce, a frustrated thirty-something barmaid frustrated with her "going nowhere fast" existence.
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 6, 2020 Ben Miller
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The surreal escapades of a trio of ‘posties’ written by and starring Ben Miller. With John Thompson and Felicity Montagu.
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 23, 2020 Dan Skinner
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Angelos Epithemiou (played by Dan Renton Skinner), the regular guest panellist from BBC Two's Shooting Stars and erstwhile burger van owner, is given the opportunity to present his own show on Radio 4 as an experiment to get "new voices" onto the radio. He has decided to examine the big issue of environment and invited two experts along to share their views - Kate Schofield, a spokesperson from Greenpeace; and Toadstool, an environmental activist. Will Angelos be able to set the world...
Topics: Comedy, Spoof, Sitcom
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 22, 2020 Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie
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Rob Brydon narrates a six-part musical odyssey about the novelty band the Flight of the Conchords.
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 22, 2020 Stephen K Amos and Jonathan Harvey
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Stephen K Amos takes a trip back to his South London childhood, in a series co-created with multi-award-winning British playwright, Jonathan Harvey (Gimme, Gimme, Gimme). What Does The K Stand For? revolves around Younger Stephen's life at home and school, with all the issues of being a teenager complicated further by also being black, gay and funny. Stephen K Amos hosts each show, adding stand-up narration and his own comic perspective. (The answer to the show's title: The comedian's middle...
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 22, 2020 Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell
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The Million Pound Radio Show was a long-running radio programme written by and featuring Nick Revell and Andy Hamilton that aired on BBC Radio 4. A series of sketches, interspersed with dialogue between the two, the show ran for 5 Series between 1985 and 1992. Regular Andy Hamilton players such as Felicity Montagu also turned up and Harry Enfield appeared in some Episodes.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 21, 2020 Stephen Fry
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Saturday night Fry (The Chat Show) aired on BBC Radio 4 in 1998, again hosted by Fry. This was a series of serious 45-minute debates interspersed with the occasional sketches and pieces of music. Guests:   Episode 01: Religion (Anthony Clare, Sinead O'Connor, Jonathan Miller, Laurie Taylor, Arnold Wesker, Tom Baker) Episode 02: Protests (Martin Jacques, Armando Iannucci, Sir Peregrine Worthsthorn, Tom Robinson) Episode 03: Fame (Emma Thompson, Beechy Colclough, Matthew Freud, Joan Armatrading,...
Topics: Comedy, Chat Show, Sketch
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Mar 21, 2020 Caroline Moran and James Moran
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ISIS. The Courgette Crisis. Signs of civilisation's fragility are all around. No wonder the Doomsday Clock just nudged closer to midnight. In this fearscape, more and more people are wondering how they'd cope if everything we take for granted (law and order, access to healthcare, iceberg lettuces in Sainsbury's) was taken away. Preppers - a large and rapidly growing global community - have taken this thought one step further. They're actively skilling-up, laying down supplies and readying...
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 16, 2020 Johnny Vegas, Tony Burgess and Tony Pitts
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Johnny Vegas is a failed Redcoat forced onto extended leave. The job centre insists he accept a job as a pottery teacher.
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 16, 2020 Bridget Christie
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Bridget Christie noticed that misogyny, like shiny leggings, had made an unexpected comeback. But did it ever really go away? Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is a stand-up comedy series on the state of British feminism today. An incident involving a man, a smell and a well known bookstore made her ask what place feminism has in modern Britain, whether the fight has been won or is being fought on different fronts. Plus, why did Bic launch the Bic for Her - a pen specifically designed for a...
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 13, 2020 Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson
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Beauty of Britain is a comedy from Christopher Douglas and Nicola Sanderson with a cast led by Jocelyn Jee Esien. Beauty Olonga, bargain hunter and star of the Burslem Hope Gospel Choir, works as a carer for the Featherdown Agency and sees herself as an inspiration to other African girls hoping to live the dream in Britain. "There are plenty of opportunities here. The professional classes are always off sick due to binge drinking and the rest are too lazy to get off the couch to answer the...
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker
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Welcome to Radio 9 - where Dark approaches Silly, shakes hands, then realises its trousers are round its ankles. All set in a parallel universe just like ours, but different. Written and performed by Johnny Daukes and Hils Barker. Starring Sarah Walton, John Stevenson, Stefan Frank, Janice Vee, Matt Wilkinson and Michelle Gomez.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Elis James
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Elis James hosts four stand-up shows from the four nations of the United Kingdom which explore what it means to be variously Welsh, English, Scottish and Northern Irish in today's United Kingdom.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Nick Mohammed
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Forty years after man landed on the Moon, the surviving astronauts reveal what it was really like to be part of the Moon mission in this sketch show / mockumentary from Nick Mohammed. This one-off programme is a specially recorded radio edit of Mohammed's 2009 Edinburgh Fringe show, with an additional new recurring sketch added.
Topics: Comedy, Sketch Show, Spoof, Mockumentary
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Adrian Edmondson, Neil Innes, Phill Jupitus and Rowland Rivron
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This band is a band in trouble. It has a name that cannot be said on radio and is on its uppers. The band struggles from small, under-attended gig to small, frequently cancelled gig and is constantly on the road. Constantly 'in transit'. Featuring the stars of the real-life outfit, The Idiot Bastard Band. This Pilot was never Broadcast.
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Charlotte Cory
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Following on from Charlotte Cory's Thinking of Leaving Your Husband , this romantic comedy series explores the perils of internet dating for the middle-aged man. Professor Tony (Henry Goodman), a recently-widowed professor who teaches in the University Mathematics Department of East Greenwich and Lewisham Combined, is struggling to understand the mathematical basis for social interaction. A former student, who runs a thriving estate agency, introduces him to the website...
Topics: Comedy, Comedy Drama
BBC Radio Shows
Mar 12, 2020 Tom Wrigglesworth
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Tom Wrigglesworth takes an emotional journey exploring his profound relationship with his granddad, and comes to fully understand the influence he has had on his life. Expect elegant flourishes of language, twisted logic and whimsical storytelling courtesy of one of the finest and most original comics in the UK.
Topics: Comedy, Stand-Up