Episodes
Published 05/23/22
In a desperate bid to become rich, comedian and broadcaster Sunil Patel attempts to live off cryptocurrency alone. In this episode, Sunil tries to pay for everything only using cryptocurrency, and ends up having to travel to El Salvador to get his big shop done. Including interviews with academic Patrick Shortis and the performing talents of Christopher Biggins. Written by and Starring Sunil Patel Featuring Helen Bauer and Christopher Biggins Additional Material from Charlie...
Published 05/23/22
Mike Bubbins is a good bloke, a good husband and a good Dad, but he never quite feels like he fits in. Not in an odd way, he's keen to point out. It's just he dresses like he lives in the 70s, his house looks like a 70s film set, and he drives a 70s Ford Cortina. So yeah, in other words, in an odd way. He's not done bad for a lad who failed his A-Levels, became a PE teacher (see 'failed his A-levels’), worked as an Elvis impersonator, and then signed up for a writing course but got the...
Published 05/16/22
Stephen Bailey is a lightweight boxer who lost a fight to Conor McGregor, he's an investor with £84 million in the bank, he's Axel Rose's stepfather and if you keep scrolling, he's also a comedian from Manchester. Stephen is seriously contemplating changing his name in 2022, as he believes being Stephen Bailey is hindering his success - after all, a name change is one of the oldest tricks in showbiz. If the name maketh the man, it's made a lot of Stephen Baileys and the rest of them are...
Published 05/09/22
Athena has a conservatory (it came with the man). But what does that tell us about her identity? She’s got an aluminium hooded extractor fan and uses fabric conditioner. But does the quilted toilet roll in both of Athena’s toilets signify a working class girl done good? Or does it say that the rigid way we look at class might need a rethink? This stand up show tackles these questions and gives Athena the courage to finally live her truth as an upwardly mobile individual. Producer... Leila...
Published 05/02/22
Following a much-publicised split, legendary Norwegian dance music icons Lars Larsson and Ulrik Untersson have reunited on the airwaves. Accompanied by producer Pete Santini, they’re taking up their roles as BBC Radio Four’s Heads of Electronic Music. But can they put their differences aside and come together to host a banger of a show? No. No they cannot. A brand new sitcom created and written by Barney Fishwick and Will Hislop. Starring Barney Fishwick, Will Hislop, Arnab Chanda, Emma...
Published 04/25/22
Surreal, silly vibrations from the flatlining, radio desert somewhere near the Irish Border. First picked up by lorry drivers trying to find a signal in the flatlining radio desert of the Irish border, Parish Is Burning is a wild, silly and surreal sketch show. A genuine metaphysical anomaly, a mysterious broadcast from an alternative universe (near Omagh) with that uniquely warped, unpredictable, big-hearted, Northern Irish whiff and featuring new comedy talent from all over Ireland. In...
Published 04/18/22
Chris McCausland asks a panel of comedians to live in an audio only world, deciphering brainteaser sound cues for points and pride whilst trying not to muck about too much along the way. In this pilot episode, contestants try and figure out exactly what it is that they’re watching on the tele and which celebrity is talking to them with a mouthful of cake. The competing comedians are Mark Maier, Amy Gledhill, Marlon Davis and Eleanor Tiernan. Producer: Richard Morris Production...
Published 04/11/22
Sue Perkins challenges Lucy Porter, Shaparak Khorsandi, Julian Clary and Paul Merton to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation. The long running national treasure of a parlour game is back, with subjects this week ranging from My Drag Name to Bringing a Plus One. Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound editor: Marc Willcox Producer: Hayley Sterling A BBC Studios Production
Published 04/04/22
Maureen Lipman’s unique collection of musings, monologues, duologues and amusing anecdotes about her life and popular culture. This second programme includes a frustrating experience at an airport and the return of Hester from the Home Counties. For this second series, recorded in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre, Maureen is joined by Oliver Cotton. Together they give life and opinions to various animals. Written and performed by Maureen Lipman with a special guest performance...
Published 03/28/22
A new Sunday night stand-up special from celebrated comedy star, George Fouracres (Daphne, Pls Like, Raised by Wolves) who tells his story of growing up living with his Grandad and brothers in Wolverhampton. Expect tales of wearing a bowtie on childhood trips to McDonalds (always dress for dinner), being woken up at 4:30am by his Grandad’s screeching mynah bird in the kitchen and really really wanting to become a priest. This is the story of George's love for the Black Country and how his...
Published 03/21/22
Simon Rich is a one-man comedy phenomenon, described by The Guardian as "the funniest man in America" and with credits including The Simpsons, Pixar movies and Saturday Night Live. He created the hit sitcom Miracle Workers starring Steve Buscemi and Daniel Radcliffe, and his debut movie An American Pickle was released in 2020, starring Seth Rogen. Now Simon returns to Radio 4 with a third series of his charmingly absurd stories, performed by a top-drawer British cast. Featuring parenting...
Published 03/14/22
Bed-bound wit and story telling from Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Their special guest is chef, broadcaster and host of The Great British Menu, Andi Oliver. She sings an ancient lullaby and the trio discuss a shared mistrust of dolphins. A Foghorn Company production for BBC Radio 4
Published 03/07/22
Sue Perkins challenges Dane Baptiste, Stephen Fry, Sheila Hancock and Paul Merton to speak for 60 seconds without repetition, deviation or hesitation. The long running Radio 4 national treasure of a parlour game is back for a new series with subjects this week ranging from sausages to submarines. Production co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow Sound editor: Marc Willcox Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production
Published 02/28/22
After the death in January of the legendary comedian and writer Barry Cryer, Jack Dee introduces a tribute to the much-loved and respected man. Featuring memorable clips from Barry's long career and recollections from his friends and fellow comics including Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Graeme Garden and many more. Producer: Richard Morris Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum Script: Jon Hunter With thanks to Jon Naismith for Clue archive and additional production support. A BBC Studios...
Published 02/21/22
Highlights from the first show include a series of sketches in which a goose has enrolled as a police officer, somehow getting through the very tight vetting procedures. There’s a character sceptical about time, and a doll-baby so realistic she’s more of a nightmare than a toy. The show is written and performed largely by people new to radio. Performed by; Gabby Best, Will Hartley, Chris Ryman, Rebecca Shorrocks, Witney White and Toby Williams The series of four is written by; Kat...
Published 02/14/22
In 1978 a Japanese film crew came to 11-year-old Tudur Owen’s farm on Anglesey to make a programme about his life for a TV show called Children of the World. Then a Patagonian gaucho turned up. As did a man claiming to be a geology student called Hector. But were they all what they seemed? Written and narrated by Tudur Owen with additional voices from Lisa-Jên Brown, Richard Harrington, Gwenno Hodgkins and Yuriko Kotani. Script editor: Gareth Gwynn Production co-ordinator: Katie Baum Sound...
Published 02/07/22
The Godfather of British stand-up, John Moloney, returns to the live stage to share his musings on helpful neighbours and no quibble policies. Jokes, surprises and a few special guests feature along the way. Written and performed by John Moloney Produced by Richard Melvin A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4
Published 01/31/22
Creators of the hit Radio 4 Sci Fi comedy Quanderhorn, Rob Grant (Son of Cliché, Spitting Image, Red Dwarf) and Andrew Marshall (Burkiss Way, Whoops Apocalypse, 2point4children) invite you back for a deeper glimpse into the steaming primordial swamps of their hideously contorted imaginations, known only as The Nether Regions. Trapped with them in the dank basements of their fetid minds are sparkling young talents Helen Cripps, Edward Rowett and Holly Morgan. The Nether Regions is our...
Published 01/24/22
In this week’s instalment, Marian and Tara tackle a badly-dressed boyfriend, a weighted blanket, the problem with noisy eaters and much more. Marian Keyes is a multi award-winning writer, with a total of over 30 million of her books sold to date in 33 languages. Her close friend Tara Flynn is an actress, comedian and writer. Together, these two friends have been through a lot, and now want to use their considerable life experience to help solve your biggest - and smallest - of their...
Published 01/17/22
Patrick Marber and Peter Curran escape from the hurly-burly of the day into their nearest faraway place - the Bunk Bed. Recorded in the dark and on beds, this is the perfect place for letting thoughts to drift without rhyme or reason. This time, after a top bunk malfunction, they are forced to snuggle up together in the same bed. Socks with 12 hours of wear on them, uncut toenails and grinding all bring conflict. Eventually, we hear the strange voice of science fiction pioneer HG Wells from...
Published 01/10/22
Joining Sandi Toksvig in her cosy log cabin today is Channel 4 news anchor and reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Over a mug of warm spiced wine they explore the concept of Hygge and talk about Australian Christmasses, escaping the news, playing music and who he likes to wake up with every morning. Starring... Sandi Toksvig Guest...Krishnan Guru-Murthy Additional material...Rajiv Karia and Tasha Dhanraj Producer...Julia McKenzie Production coordinator...Katie Baum A BBC Studios Production
Published 01/03/22
Tim pulls a cracker with the Great British Public and delivers a sleigh full of Christmas one-liners in this, the festive radio treat that features interviews with the audience as well as Tim’s world famous one-liners and songs. Featuring guests with fascinating Christmas stories like Terry the wood-seller as well as some musical Yuletide advice about Christmas dinner. Tim also sets a fiendish challenge to see how many dressing gowns you can remember. Producer: Richard Morris Production...
Published 12/27/21
There’s one thing you definitely can’t miss in Whitby and that’s the ruined abbey up on a cliff looking down on the town. It’s also hard to miss the jawbone of a blue whale set atop the opposite hill and the fact that Dracula was a researched and written here by Bram Stoker. You’ll not go wanting if you are in search of a chip either. Mark Steel manages to dodge the seagulls and presents his findings to a local audience at The Brunswick Centre. The full box set of all episodes (with well...
Published 12/20/21
The 76th Series of Radio 4's multi award-winning ‘antidote to panel games’ promises yet more quality, desk-based entertainment for all the family. The series starts its run at the Hexagon Theatre in Reading where Jan Ravens and Omid Djalili are pitched against Tony Hawks and Barry Cryer, with Jack Dee as the programme's reluctant chairman. Regular listeners will know to expect inspired nonsense, pointless revelry and Colin Sell at the piano. Producer - Jon Naismith. It is a BBC Studios...
Published 12/13/21