The Frequency Of Laughter: A History Of Radio Comedy. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

A History Of Radio Comedy

Today sees the start of a new Radio 4 series which should be of interest to anyone who loves audio comedy. Grace Dent presents The Frequency Of Laughter, a six-part show which looks at the history of radio comedy between 1975 and 2005. In this first episode Graeme Garden and John Lloyd join the presenter to talk about the top shows from the 70s. Guide   iPlayer

Also: Paul Merton makes a rare chat show appearance. He's a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show, where he'll be plugging his new book. There's also a longer version of last night's QI. Schedule

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