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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.

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English


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5/21/2018
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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 nothing he can’t do, but also because, if he’s honest, he’s aware that he’s less likely than other people to get the blame. Now Matt's left home for the first time and moved in to share a flat with his best mate, Jess. But when Bob (Allan...

Duration:00:29:28

Pippa Evans Grows Up

5/14/2018
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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 you are one. There are lots of markers of adulthood, standing up for yourself is a sure sign that you're a step further towards it so perhaps this is a trick she must master. With stand- up and music from her house band, Pippa involves her...

Duration:00:29:27

BONUS EDITION: 40 Years of The News Quiz

5/9/2018
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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 generations of listeners at home and abroad. The programme boasts upwards of 18 million listeners worldwide each year and the hallowed seats on its panel have been warmed by some of the biggest names from the worlds of both comedy and politics. In this...

Duration:00:57:49

Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere

5/7/2018
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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, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places. A Malawian comedian who grew up all over the world, Daliso straddles cultural divides. He will help us all better understand how to sort out our differences. Or not... In this...

Duration:00:29:49

Lucy Porter in the Family Way

4/30/2018
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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 grandparents alike, explaining helicopter parenting, the value of benign neglect, and the rise of the tiger mother - a mother who comes to tea, eats all the buns and drinks all of daddy’s beer! As she charts the life cycle of a typical nuclear...

Duration:00:29:24

Tom Allen is Actually Not Very Nice

4/23/2018
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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 happens when Tom’s calm and collected exterior collapses, be it when confronting some rowdy teenagers on a bus or arguing with his Mum’s friend Joyce about ham. He used to be such a nice boy but what has happened to turn him naughty? With help from the...

Duration:00:29:29

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