Before That Mitchell & Webb
Look, David Mitchell and Robert Webb starred in this BBC Radio 4 series. It
featured many sketches that TV viewers will now know and love.
That Mitchell & Webb Sound is the birthplace of Numberwang,
the Party Planners, the Lazy Film Writers, Big Talk, Ted and Peter the
snooker commentators, and The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby
Chicken-Ceaser (originally called Sir Digby Ceaser-Salad).
It is also home to several sketches yet to transfer to television, such as
arts programme Imagine That; the lonely late-night DJ, Adrian Locket;
The Old Lady Hearings, in which everyone has to explain what they do to a panel
of old ladies who then decide if it's a proper job or not; Brown's Orthopedic
Supplies, a very ordinary office that just happens to have among its office equipment
a portal to another universe - if only the staff would use it responsibly and
not just nip through it for a crafty fag; and a show on under-5s' TV channel
CBeebies hosted by Christopher Hitchins.