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Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.

Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.
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London, United Kingdom

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BBC

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Brighten your week with an episode of the latest Radio 4 comedy. Every Monday we bring you a fantastic variety of comedians including Mark Thomas, Lenny Henry and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.

Language:

English


Episodes

Josie Long: Romance and Adventure

10/15/2018
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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 she de-trains at Queen Street Station she begins to think she's made a big mistake. Josie sets about finding friends, a place to live and a new job. Based on characters from the short films "Romance and Adventure" and "Let's Go Swimming" by Josie...

Duration:00:29:27

Ken Cheng: Chinese Comedian

10/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:15:18

Zoe Lyons: Passport Paddy

10/1/2018
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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 episode, Zoe returns to Ireland in an effort to reconnect with the country where she spent the first few years of her life. Travelling for the first time as a legitimate Irish citizen, she speaks to her beloved Dad about their life there, visits...

Duration:00:29:24

Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes

9/24/2018
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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 sets his sights on the world of philosophy, unpicking 3000 years of good and bad ideas to discover how we got into this mess. In a world gone mad can philosophy provide the answer? In episode one, Rob turns the spotlight onto the philosophy of...

Duration:00:30:03

Woof: True Tales of Romance and Failure

9/17/2018
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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 Hyder Producer: Steve Doherty A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4 Music: Title: Dance Away Perf: The Bryan Ferry Orchestra (from the soundtrack to Babylon Berlin) Title: C'est Si Bon Perf: Stanley Black and His Orchestra Title: Belles, Belles,...

Duration:00:16:22

Bonus: Newsjack

9/14/2018
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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 Editors: Ed Amsden and Tom Coles Producer: Adnan Ahmed and Hayley Sterling A BBC Studios Production.

Duration:00:29:23

The Tim Vine Chat Show: Summer Extra Special

9/10/2018
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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 talks at crossed porpoises with the people of Norfolk. Broadcast includes a man with an interesting collecting hobby and a song about a metronome. Producer: Richard Morris A BBC Studios Production.

Duration:00:29:19