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Comedy of the Week

BBC Radio 4

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Sindhu Vee.
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29:27 | Sep 9th

When Phil's dad Goodison is discovered not dead but living in Phil's loft, Goodison tries to make amends by taking his son for a much needed holiday to popular holiday camp Mutlins. But are Goodison's motives as honest as they seem? Before long, John...Show More

28:45 | Sep 2nd

Recorded earlier this month at the Edinburgh Fringe, Tim Vine and the Great British Public are the stars. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production

28:47 | Aug 27th

Award-winning Irish comedian, Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you...Show More

28:55 | Aug 26th

First in the brand new series. Graham Norton, Zoe Lyons, Jenny Eclair and Paul Merton join Nicholas Parsons for the panel game where the challenge is to speak without repetition, hesitation or deviation. A BBC Studios Production.

28:15 | Aug 20th

Award-winning comedian Catherine Bohart takes us on a journey to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Across the series, Catherine gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've nev...Show More

56:22 | Aug 19th

Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Zoe Lyons, Nina Conti, Simon Evans and Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, as five of the UK's most exciting new...Show More

28:56 | Aug 13th

The sights, sounds and smells of the world's biggest arts festival.

28:44 | Aug 12th

Welcome To Wherever You Are is a truly global stand-up show, in which comedians perform from wherever on the planet they happen to be, via high quality phone lines and internet video, to a live audience in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House,...Show More

28:52 | Aug 5th

Gaby Roslin hosts the film quiz featuring impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Amanda Redman and Hugh Dennis. Presenter: Gaby Roslin Team Captains: John...Show More

29:07 | Jul 29th

A new series of potentially misremembered anecdotes from Andy Hamilton. Over this 4 part series, Andy will be sort of remembering tales about Sport, Class, Religion and Stupidity. Through comic observations and personal anecdotes he will explore eac...Show More

14:53 | Jul 22nd

Radio 4 showcases fast-rising comedy star Darren Harriott in his debut stand-up series. Recorded in Darren's hometown of Birmingham, Black Label explores the different labels and roles he's been assigned throughout his life - Brummie, gang member, b...Show More

28:43 | Jul 15th

The latest series from Ben and Alex, aka "The Pin", is a sketch-sitcom hybrid. The award-winning sketch duo are forced to record their latest series in their flat and the boys are glad of the new creative freedom this opportunity presents, away from ...Show More

28:59 | Jul 8th

Sarah Millican hosts a new panel show using surveys to discover who is the most Average Jolene, and who is the most Maverick Matilda. This week's sparkling panel features Kathy Burke, Liz Carr, Desiree Burch and Tom Allen. Surveys on subjects includ...Show More

29:32 | Jul 1st

John Finnemore returns to Radio 4 with an eighth series of his multi-award-winning sketch show, joined by his regular ensemble cast of Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan. This episode, contains some handy mnemonics, a...Show More

14:24 | Jun 24th

American reporters and sisters, Jenna and Dana Johnson, return to the UK to investigate the people of Great Britain. This week Jenna and Dana meet Rhodri Williams from the village of Tregafr, who is defending his right to take part in an ancient Wels...Show More

28:43 | Jun 17th

Jo Brand hosts the show looking back on all those VIPs who are RIP this week, such as film producer Chip Brockleman, Instagram star Olivia Eating, South African cricketer Janco Van Wijk and sex researcher Virginia Dunt. VIP RIP is voiced by Jan Rave...Show More

29:02 | Jun 10th

A side of London you’ve never heard before, seen through the eyes of a national treasure. In this opening episode, Suggs gives us his unique view of Spittalfields and Shoreditch - or, as he likes to call it, the Liberty of Norton Folgate. With a cou...Show More

29:00 | Jun 3rd

The UK is more divided than ever, and no one seems able to agree on anything. What’s needed is a little outside perspective. Enter: Phil Wang – a caustic British-Malaysian comedian who grew up on the island of Borneo. A centrist with a heart; an art...Show More

28:56 | May 27th

Comedy series written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Ed Reardon, author, pipe smoker, consummate fare-dodger and master of the abusive email, attempts to survive in a world where the media seems to be run by idiots and lying charlatans....Show More

29:12 | May 20th

The first part of a two-part look back at one of Radio 4’s best-loved comedians. You can hear episode two on BBC Sounds from Thursday 23rd May. Not quite a biography, not quite a documentary, these programmes celebrate Jeremy Hardy’s Radio 4 life, w...Show More

28:22 | May 13th

Stand-up special from Suzi Ruffell about growing up in Portsmouth and sending postcards to back home. Through sharp storytelling and real-life examples, Suzi introduces the audience to her large and entertaining Portsmouth family. Postcards to Port...Show More

29:02 | May 6th

Who, in modern Britain, has power? That's the question Hugo Rifkind asks in this new series of stand-up journalism. Each week, Hugo looks at a group of people generally considered powerful, and examines what they actually can and can't do. Hugo ough...Show More

05:18 | May 3rd

Hannah Fry and Adam Rutherford present highlights from their podcast which investigates questions sent in by listeners using the power of science.

29:32 | Apr 29th

Radio 4's premier comedy-economics hybrid is five series old and the time is right to take a step back, and perhaps two steps up, and tackle the big, competing theories of Macro Economics. These are little short of religions to their proponents, and ...Show More

30:16 | Apr 21st

Fred MacAulay is back at The Stand Comedy Club in Glasgow doing what he does best - making people laugh. This new series brings another selection of some of the best of stand-up comedians working in the UK right now. Some you’ll know and some you wo...Show More

21:33 | Apr 15th

An extended mix of the brand new open-door topical show from the mind of broadcaster, producer and audio-fiddler Jon Holmes of Listen Against and The Now Show - with digital consultancy and audio support from the Technical Director of the relaunched ...Show More

29:11 | Apr 8th

Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn't the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and "up for stuff" - partly because he is keen to show that there's ...Show More
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28:43 | Apr 1st

He’s back! Marcus Brigstocke stars as Budleigh Salterton’s biggest idiot, come to help us over the cliff-edge in a show that - in a tribute to Brexit – will still be being put together right up to the last minute. It's misery chez the Wemmbley Hogg ...Show More
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29:30 | Mar 25th

Semi-improvised comedy show written and performed by Marc Wootton with Catherine Tate, Monica Dolan, Katherine Parkinson, Hammed Animashaun, Ellie White and Jamie Demetriou. Together they portray a series of couples all embracing the modern phenomeno...Show More
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28:59 | Mar 18th

Mike Wilson has some key loves in his life – his sourdough starter, his wife and children (obviously), but also the cult rock group of his formative years - The Smiths. Jangly and heartfelt it’s perfect music for the tortured soul; albeit one with a ...Show More
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29:28 | Mar 11th

Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Josh Widdicombe and Julian Clary join Nicholas Parsons for the panel game where the challenge is to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Produced by Matt Stronge. A BBC Studios Production.
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29:07 | Mar 4th

Episode 1: The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories. The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of finds one of the world’s most ...Show More
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29:44 | Feb 25th

Celebrated American humourist Simon Rich returns with more of his enchanting tales of the absurd. Performed in London by a top-drawer cast of comic talent including Robert Webb, Cariad Lloyd, Jamie Demetriou, Lewis Macleod and Freya Parker. Produced ...Show More
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29:29 | Feb 18th

Award-winning sketch series starring Daniel Rigby, Mike Wozniak, Cariad Lloyd, Henry Paker and Freya Parker. Featuring more overblown, melodramatic scenes from modern life, including a visit to the first ever Crufts for Cats and a terrifying reminder...Show More
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16:02 | Feb 11th

When an oil field is discovered in the sea near The Egg, the team are excited about the riches that could soon come their way. But their excitement is short-lived when they discover this oil field could actually threaten the very existence of The Egg...Show More
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30:02 | Feb 4th

Nathan Blakely was a popstar, Until he died and was reincarnated as a snail. Will he ever make it back to human again? It's Quantum Leap meets Planet Earth meets an idiot. Daniel Rigby, Diane Morgan and Josh Widdicombe star in this new comedy series ...Show More
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29:14 | Jan 28th

Comedy with Sue Johnston and Pearl Mackie. Trump. 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 ordinary people are wonderi...Show More
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29:06 | Jan 21st

Mark Steel returns to Radio 4 with the ninth series of his award-winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke ...Show More

28:57 | Jan 14th

Comedy drama set in AA starring Sue Johnston, Rebecca Front, John Hannah, Paul Kaye and Johnny Vegas. Written by Pete Jackson, based on his own road to recovery.
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29:42 | Jan 7th

Award-winning comedian and super-sharp everywoman Angela Barnes tackles life and love and, with the help of the audience, packs herself a fantasy coffin. In part tribute to Angela's beloved late father - a larger than life gregarious character, he wa...Show More
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29:38 | Dec 31st, 2018

Writer Tom Basden reunites the cast of this critically acclaimed Radio 4 series six years on as the group of aspiring political agitators once again apply their small minds to big problems. This Christmas one-off special sees the team reunite one las...Show More
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29:28 | Dec 24th, 2018

Tim Vine hears the Christmas stories of the British public and offers up a sack full of seasonal one-liners, definitely not traditional songs and fiendishly silly seasonal games. Featuring a seasonal lawn-mowing song and a man who lost his Christmas...Show More
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15:20 | Dec 17th, 2018

Multi-character YouTube star Damien Slash makes the move from online to Radio 4, in this new fast-paced, one-man sketch comedy show. From the surreal to the satirical, from the zeitgeist to the absurd, Damien serves up a range of high octane characte...Show More
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29:16 | Dec 10th, 2018

What do CenterParcs, Sky Sports and The Royal Horticultural Society all have in common? They’ve all accidentally omitted Anglesey from their official maps of the UK in the recent past. It seems that despite being the largest island in the Irish Sea ...Show More
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29:16 | Dec 3rd, 2018

Nominated for this year’s main Edinburgh Comedy Award, and winner of the Newcomer in 2014, American comedian Alex Edelman is back for a second series of his show PEER GROUP in which he takes a comic look at what it’s like being a millennial today. T...Show More
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29:06 | Nov 26th, 2018

The fourth series of the comedy following the fortunes of a British comic who has married into a Swedish family and is building a new life in Scandinavia. The series is set and recorded on location in Sweden, written Danny Robins (co-creator and writ...Show More
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29:14 | Nov 19th, 2018

The Evans family are back for another series. Former convict Bob is forced to live with his uptight son Gruff, sympathetic daughter-in-law Alice and granddaughter Carys whilst on parole. Ex-fraudster Bob gets the opportunity to catch up with a forme...Show More
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29:23 | Nov 12th, 2018

New sitcom starring Jocelyn Jee Esien about the world of a youth group leader called ‘Joy’. Joy was written by Jocelyn Jee Esien and Bola Agbaje, the script editors were Sarah Campbell and Laura Major. The performers were Nicholas Bailey, Nimisha O...Show More
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29:23 | Nov 5th, 2018

Ross Noble presents his surreal magazine show featuring celebrity guests and stories from around Britain - the best bits, the worst bits, the fascinating bits and the downright strange bits. Ross is joined in the studio by presenter, author and actr...Show More
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28:56 | Oct 29th, 2018

This episode was first broadcast in 2016. Multi-award winning Mark Watson is assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, as he revives his quest to make some sort of sense of life against the backdrop of a world...Show More
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29:01 | Oct 22nd, 2018

Andy Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal trace the rise and fall of the British Empire by looking at what's been left behind, in a combination of location recording and stand-up comedy. In this first episode, Andy and Anuvab wander around London, from the docks ...Show More
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29:19 | Oct 15th, 2018

A new sitcom from award-winning comedian Josie Long about a young woman trying to build a new, more fulfilling life for herself in Glasgow. Glasgow is the indie band theme park, where Josie will finally be happy and accepted. But almost as soon as ...Show More
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15:10 | Oct 8th, 2018

Stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture, from BBC New Comedy Award finalist Ken Cheng. In this first episode, Ken examines attitudes towards Education. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner. A BBC Studios production.
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29:25 | Oct 1st, 2018

Amid Brexit, comedian Zoe Lyons grabs her shiny, newly issued Irish passport and returns to her roots. In these tumultuous times, what does it mean to belong somewhere, and will the Motherland welcome her back into the fold with open arms? In this e...Show More
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29:55 | Sep 24th, 2018

CORRECTION: In this episode, a quote attributed to the Radio 4 programme Inside Science was in fact broadcast in the 2014 Radio 4 series Intelligence: Born Smart, Born Equal, Born Different. SYNOPSIS: One of Britain's finest comedians Rob Newman s...Show More
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16:10 | Sep 17th, 2018

Bittersweet comic real life stories written and performed by Chris Neill with Martin Hyder and Isy Suttie. This week - an encounter with a violinist and is France the answer? Written by Chris Neill Starring: Chris Neill, Isy Suttie and Martin Hyd...Show More
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29:24 | Sep 14th, 2018

BBC Radio 4 Extra's topical sketch show Newsjack returns for its 19th series with host Angela Barnes. A scrapbook sketch show written entirely by the Great British public. Featuring: Jason Forbes, Chiara Goldsmith and Kiell Smith-Bynoe Script E...Show More
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29:20 | Sep 10th, 2018

Recorded at the famous Pavilion Theatre on Cromer Pier, Tim Vine brings his own brand of sunshine to Radio 4 with the "SummerTim Special" of his acclaimed Chat Show. Seaside one-liners and songs abound as Tim rolls up his trousers, has a paddle and t...Show More
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29:25 | Sep 3rd, 2018

The second of two special episodes recorded at this year's Edinburgh Festival with Paul Merton, Fred MacAulay, Mark Watson and Jo Caulfield. Hayley Sterling blows the whistle. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production.
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29:10 | Aug 27th, 2018

Award-winning comedian, Jayde Adams takes us on a journey to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A Fringe veteran, she gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you've never heard of...Show More
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29:00 | Aug 20th, 2018

Award-winning comedian, Jayde Adams takes us on a first of three journeys to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A Fringe veteran, Jayde gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you...Show More
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1:17:10 | Aug 17th, 2018

The final of the 2018 BBC New Comedy Award, live from Edinburgh. Host Mark Watson will be joined by an expert panel of judges comprised of stalwarts of the comedy world, including Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy on Radio 4, as six ...Show More
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29:25 | Aug 13th, 2018

Award-winning comedian, Jayde Adams takes us on a first of three journeys to the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A Fringe veteran, Jayde gets amongst it, taking us from the big glitzy theatres to the sweaty underground venues where the best shows you...Show More
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15:00 | Aug 6th, 2018

Australian stand up Felicity Ward stars in her first BBC Radio 4 series where she tries to solve her mental health issues, one app at a time. In Episode 1, Felicity tries to cure her insomnia with the help of patented sleep app 'Do It In Your Slee...Show More
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29:50 | Jul 30th, 2018

Jake Yapp applies his sharp-satirical eye to the modern media, exploring its strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies through stand-up, sketch and music. Episode 1 - Daytime TV Jake turns his focus to the Daytime TV schedule. Exploring its mo...Show More
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29:10 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Joe Lycett explores the nation’s weird and wonderful obsessions. Joining Joe on the sofa this week is comedian Katherine Ryan and Radio 1 DJ Greg James.
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15:45 | Jul 16th, 2018

*New Series* Episode 1 - Sandwich Filling Stand up comedian Sindhu Vee looks at being a parent in a multi-generational family. Born in India, educated in Delhi, Toronto, Chicago and Oxford, married to a Dane, and with three London born kids...Show More
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29:50 | Jul 9th, 2018

John Finnemore reads from his hilarious diary, which tells of his six months teaching English to school children in Poland. Presenter: Rufus Hound Producer: Harriet Jaine A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4
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15:10 | Jul 2nd, 2018

Matt Berry presents a series of interviews with the greats of the stage, screen and music world. This week Matt Berry brings you his interview with musician, composer, producer and artist Brian Eno. Berry sat down with Brian Eno at the peak of hi...Show More
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14:55 | Jun 28th, 2018

Newsjack Unplugged is a brand new podcast from the same team behind the long running main show on BBC Radio 4 Extra. These exciting short form programmes will feature all the best bits including monologue, archive sketches from past series, all deliv...Show More
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29:35 | Jun 25th, 2018

It's rent day and once again Phil is behind on the payments to his landlord Johnny, who owns the celebrity memorabilia shop below. And this time, Johnny isn't budging: Phil has got to come up with the money or he's out. Luckily, Phil's assistant Loll...Show More
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29:35 | Jun 18th, 2018

Gaby Roslin hosts the funny, entertaining film quiz with impressions by Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona. This week, team captains John Thomson and Ellie Taylor are joined by special guests Iain Lee and Lucy Porter Presented by Gaby Roslin Team ...Show More
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30:00 | Jun 11th, 2018

Special offer! Sign on with Milton Prime, the pioneering audio comedy delivery service and listen to this week’s programme completely free. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is "Help!". Each week, Milton and his tr...Show More
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28:58 | Jun 4th, 2018

Geoff Norcott is working class, had two disabled parents, votes Tory and voted Leave. How did he end up a comedian? In this stand up show, Geoff introduces us to his family, his early career as a teacher and how he ended up on Question Time. He...Show More
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29:00 | May 28th, 2018

A one off stand up show that follows 25-year-old British Muslim comedian Bilal Zafar in his quest to find love. Bilal is the last of his siblings to be single. His Mum has told him he should really think about marriage and he realises he has no i...Show More
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29:28 | May 21st, 2018

Matt is 25. He has cerebral palsy and can only speak via an app on his iPad. Everyone who cares about Matt knows that this isn’t the defining thing about him. He is funny and clever and “up for stuff” – partly because he is keen to show that there’s ...Show More
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29:20 | May 14th, 2018

Pippa Evans has never felt like a grown-up. In theory she's reached the age where you really should, but somehow it's a feeling that's so far eluded her. In this brand new stand-up show she asks what it means to be a grown-up and how you know when yo...Show More
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57:50 | May 9th, 2018

Miles Jupp presents a look back at 40 years of the Great British institution that is The News Quiz. Since 1977 when Barry Norman, the inaugural chairman of the programme advised us to “keep taking those tabloids”, the News Quiz has charmed generation...Show More
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29:50 | May 7th, 2018

Malawian Comedian Daliso Chaponda looks at the relationship between the UK and Africa. The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship and Daliso is our relationship guidance counsellor, ...Show More
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29:25 | Apr 30th, 2018

In recent years, Lucy Porter has become a mum of two and a middle-aged orphan. Now she explores her relationship with the concept of family, and the lasting effects of a childhood spent in Croydon. Lucy gives helpful tips for children, parents and...Show More
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29:30 | Apr 23rd, 2018

A new one-off show as part of Radio 4's season of Sunday night stand-up specials from Tom Allen, star of The Royal Variety Performance, 8 out of 10 Cats and Mock The Week amongst many others. Tom Allen is Actually Not Very Nice explores what happe...Show More
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29:35 | Apr 16th, 2018

Paul Merton and Suki Webster star in a warm-hearted and surprising comedy play about a comedian meeting his number one fan. Danny Heywood wakes in his hotel room to find that he is not alone. Sheryl, a fan on a mission, has let herself into the ro...Show More
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33:38 | Jan 29th, 2018

For this Comedy of the Week, Sindhu Vee brings you a noir detective drama which sounds like it comes straight from the icy hills of Scandinavia… kind of. Matthew Holness stars as Knut Ångström, a brooding, alcoholic, maverick Swedish detective fr...Show More
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18:37 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Comedy of the Week presenter Sindhu Vee brings you the latest madcap offering from Harry Hill and Dan Maier - Life on Egg. She also shares her thoughts on films you definitely shouldn’t take your children to see and reads out some of the excelle...Show More
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32:14 | Jan 15th, 2018

Sindhu Vee features a double dose of a fantastic new show from comedy duo Lazy Susan – Celeste Dring and Freya Parker – and listen out for Tim Key’s appearance in episode two as kids’ TV phenomenon Mr Splatt. Sindhu is doing a lot of impressions i...Show More
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34:19 | Jan 8th, 2018

Jeremy Hardy returns with his brand new series that not only seconds that emotion, but explains it too. In this show, Jeremy is feeling... happy. Radio 4's most passionate polemicist returns to the airwaves with a new format which promises to be b...Show More
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40:14 | Dec 11th, 2017

This week, Sindhu Vee features Susan Calman trying her hand at gardening in order to be more relaxed. Also, Sindhu chats to award-winning comic Joseph Morpurgo about his alternative audio guide series Joseph Morpurgo’s Walking Tour which we featur...Show More
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41:41 | Dec 4th, 2017

Sindhu Vee chats to comic Andrew Maxwell about his new globe-trotting stand up show: Welcome To Wherever You Are. This is a stand-up show that refuses to be constrained by geography when it comes to booking guests; instead, it uses modern technol...Show More
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17:41 | Nov 27th, 2017

This week, Sindhu Vee takes us on a trip into the wild. This comedy pick is the first in a new series of 'educational' audio adventures from Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2015 and triple Chortle Award Winner Joseph Morpurgo. Follow his unique wal...Show More
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31:16 | Nov 20th, 2017

In the latest Comedy of the Week, Sindhu Vee introduces a brand new sitcom for BBC Radio 4 written by Marcus Brigstocke and Sarah Morgan and starring Marcus Brigstocke as Mike and Kerry Godliman as his wife Max. Michael and Maxine Wilson and th...Show More
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43:42 | Nov 13th, 2017

Sindhu Vee chats to Alexei Sayle about the return of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar, how to deal with politics in comedy and gives his tips for a happy marriage. In this episode you’ll also hear the first episode of the new series, where Alexei co...Show More
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30:36 | Nov 6th, 2017

Mae Martin is kicking the habit. Award-winning stand-up and Edinburgh comedy award nominee 2017 Mae Martin presents a brand new series for Radio 4. Mae's exploring how we as a society think about addiction, and on a personal level, trying to ...Show More
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31:43 | Oct 30th, 2017

A second series featuring acclaimed double-act Max and Ivan as incompetent private detectives for hire. Joanna Lumley guest stars. The detectives investigate a series of mysterious thefts which threaten the very future of Nunhead Community Centre....Show More
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29:49 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Andy Hamilton is a familiar and much-loved voice on Radio 4. Now for the first time on the network, he presents a collection of observations and reminiscences about both his personal life and his 40 years working in comedy. Over this 4 part serie...Show More
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35:20 | Oct 16th, 2017

Comedian Liam Williams recounts his youthful misadventures in this autobiographical sitcom. Episode one sees Liam anxiously awaiting A-Level results before trying to find his feet in a most alien of new environments, Cambridge University. Music: ...Show More
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31:17 | Oct 9th, 2017

Ian Rankin reads from his teenage diaries, and talks to host Rufus Hound about life growing up as a wannabe writer and punk rocker in Fife in the 1970s. A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4.
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30:09 | Oct 2nd, 2017

Last in the current series of the show that uses a famous woman's cars as a vehicle to talk about her life. This week Victoria Coren Mitchell talks to Claudia Winkleman about everything from friendship and family to the dangers of unfashionable shoes...Show More
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30:02 | Sep 25th, 2017

Tim Vine has been travelling the length and breadth of this fair land to not only uncover the best stories of the Great British public but also to take every possible opportunity to tell a ridiculous joke and sing a preposterous song along the way. ...Show More
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38:26 | Sep 18th, 2017

Elis James and Gareth Gwynn join Cariad Lloyd in the studio to talk about writing the new show, "loom rooms" and potty training. Career fraudster Bob has been away at Her Majesty's pleasure for the last 5 years, but he's just been released on lice...Show More
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16:38 | Sep 11th, 2017

The Godfather of British stand up comedy, John Moloney, returns to the stage with stories of his much loved cat Edward. Edward isn't feeling well, he's leaning to the far-right - and it's not clear if it's a balancing act or political abnormality. ...Show More
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30:10 | Sep 4th, 2017

Recorded at the BBC's Edinburgh Fringe festival site, rising star Kiri Pritchard-McLean showcases the cream of stand-up and sketch comedy from this year's festival. Featuring new talents Darren Harriott, New Zealand's Rose Matafeo, Jon Pointing as...Show More
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51:01 | Aug 30th, 2017

Mark Watson hosts the final of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017, Radio 4's nationwide search to find the UK's comedy stars of the future, from the Edinburgh Fringe. Past finalists include Alan Carr, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Russell Howard ...Show More
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31:48 | Aug 28th, 2017

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis visit the Edinburgh Fringe and present the week in news through stand-up and sketches. Featuring rising star Fern Brady, South African Comedian Loyiso Gola, SNP MP Tommy Sheppard and musical Fringe legends The Doug Antho...Show More
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38:14 | Aug 21st, 2017

Natalie Hanes joins Cariad Lloyd in the Comedy of the Week studio to talk about running away to the library, finding your niche and ancient women's rights. Join Natalie and guests for half an hour of comedy and the Classics from the BBC Radio Thea...Show More
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30:00 | Aug 14th, 2017

Just A Minute is 50 years old this year! Nicholas Parsons has been hosting since day one, and kicks off the first episode of the new series with a cracking line-up: Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Andy Hamilton and Sue Perkins. Hayley Sterling blows...Show More
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22:20 | Aug 9th, 2017

A bonus edition of the Comedy of the Week podcast presented by Phil Ellis from the Edinburgh Fringe. Phil presides masterfully over an interview with previous Edinburgh Best Newcomers Jayde Adams and Phil Wang, we get a top tip from Will Seaward, ...Show More
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17:37 | Aug 7th, 2017

Critically-acclaimed comedian Kieran Hodgson is joined by Harry Enfield and Colin Hoult, in the first of a new series of comedy intros to the great composers. Can self-described 'music educator and inspiration' Ralph Lewis, the man behind 'Mozart...Show More
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31:29 | Jul 31st, 2017

Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer. In the first episode of the series comedian, actor, technophile and one half of 'Adam and Joe', Adam Buxton talks to the co...Show More
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38:18 | Jul 24th, 2017

Daphne (aka. Jason, Phil and George) chat to Cariad Lloyd about their failed music careers, Mr Blobby and their favourite American sitcom character. After Phil blows a fortune on a spanking new time machine, the Daphne boys must use it to embark o...Show More
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39:28 | Jul 17th, 2017

Comedy double act The Pin chat to Cariad Lloyd about how to pitch bad ideas, being put together X-Factor style and weird dogs. "The most exciting new comedy duo working today" - David Walliams Their hugely successful second series won critical ...Show More
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32:12 | Jul 10th, 2017

The 67th 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 Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford where regulars Barry Cryer and Tim ...Show More