BBC Radio 4 Extra

BBC Radio 4 Extra

The new name for Radio 7. Broadcasts comedy daily at various times, particularly in its 'Comedy Zone' - from 10pm to midnight each weeknight. Original commissions include Newsjack.

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BBC Radio 4 Extra - New & Current Shows

Newsjack

Newsjack

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme has an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material.

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Sabotage

Sabotage

Hour-long stand-up shows for Radio 4 Extra in which listeners can hear lengthier sets from up-and-coming comedians.

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What's So Funny?

What's So Funny?

BBC Radio 4 Extra show which presents a half-hour look at the world of current British comedy, featuring guests, news, reviews and previews.

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Other Older Shows Commissioned By BBC Radio 4 Extra

2525

2525

A radio sketch show examining every walk of life 500 years in the future.

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4 Extra Stands Up

4 Extra Stands Up

A six part stand-up comedy series for Radio 4 Extra recorded at various points throughout 2013 and 2014. Hosts include Jo Caulfield and Janey Godley.

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Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section

Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section

Radio broadcast mixing comedy and music. Featuring Alex Horne and his five piece band.

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Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies

Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies

Radio 4 stand-up series starring Andrew Maxwell. He looks at The Food Industry, The Internet, The Drugs Trade and Nationalists.

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Arthur Smith's Balham Bash

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash

Radio show in which Arthur Smith invites an audience into his real house for some music and comedy.

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Ayres On The Air

Ayres On The Air

Pam Ayres presents sketches, poetry and anecdotes. With Felicity Montagu and Geoffrey Whitehead.

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Brian Gulliver's Travels

Brian Gulliver's Travels

Brian Gulliver, a travel documentary presenter, has been missing for six years. He's now in mental hospital because of his bizarre adventures.

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Comedy On The Boat

Comedy On The Boat

Stand-up comedy show performed on The Tattershall Castle, a paddle steamer on the Thames.

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Isy Suttie's Love Letters

Isy Suttie's Love Letters

Radio 4 series in which Isy Suttie recounts a series of love stories.

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Let's Get Quizzical

Let's Get Quizzical

Russell Davies presents a historical trawl through radio quiz and panel games.

MacAulay And Co

MacAulay And Co

Each August, Fred MacAulay's daily magazine show on Radio Scotland broadcasts from the Edinburgh Fringe, with interviews & stand-up.

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The Machynlleth Comedy Festival Showcase

Machynlleth Comedy Festival Showcase, The

A showcase of some of the acts appearing at the Machynlleth Comedy Festival. Different versions broadcast on BBC Radio Wales and Radio 4 Extra.

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My First Planet

My First Planet

Sci-fi sitcom set on a hopeless new space colony. Nicholas Lyndhurst and Vicki Pepperdine star.

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Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test

Paul Sinha's Citizenship Test

Radio 4 stand-up show from Paul Sinha which will feature the questions that should appear on the citizenship test.

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Robin Ince: Bleeding Heart Liberal

Robin Ince: Bleeding Heart Liberal

The world's most bookish comedian, and very angry man in a cardigan, shares his insights into Britain.

Sarah Millican's Support Group

Sarah Millican's Support Group

Radio comedy in which Sarah Millican plays a life counsellor and modern day agony aunt. She dishes out advice to the studio audience.

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Sketchorama

Sketchorama

Radio 4's showcase of sketch acts. Featuring established and up-and-coming sketch groups performing in front of a live studio audience.

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Take It From June - June Whitfield

Take It From June - June Whitfield

June Whitfield talks to radio drama director Enyd Williams about her long career in radio, spanning over 60 years.

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Vive La Revolution - Mark Steel

Vive La Revolution - Mark Steel

Mark Steel presents a comic take on the history of the French Revolution.

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When The Dog Dies

When The Dog Dies

Radio sitcom starring Ronnie Corbett as a grandad happily growing old with his dog Henry.

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So On & So Forth series

So On & So Forth series

The comedy troupe So On And So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series. Read

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans quits comedy

Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-ups, has unexpectedly announced he is to retire from comedy. Read

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford interview

Jason Manford explains why his new DVD is making people soil themselves, and he talks about his club chain. Read

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win Variety Soup tickets

Win tickets to see Variety Soup in London. It's the fantastic hit show from the Slightly Fat Features ensemble. Enter

What is a joke? - Part 2

What is a joke? - Part 2

Dave Cohen prepares Big Comedy Conference delegates with an attempt to explain EVERY type of joke. Read

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican podcast

Sarah Millican chats to Richard Herring in the latest episode of his podcast series. It's a funny chat. Listen

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness sitcom

Paddy McGuinness is to return to comedy acting with a role in ITV's new midwife sitcom, The Delivery Man. Read

Where are the older comics?

Where are the older comics?

Comedy sketch duo Flip and Maggie ask 'Where are the people, particularly women, of our age in comedy?' Read

I Live With Models series

I Live With Models series

Comedy Central has confirmed the commission of a new studio sitcom. It's called I Live With Models. Read

Taking Liberties comedies

Taking Liberties comedies

The BBC has ordered comedies for its Magna Carta season, including a new Horrible Histories episode. Read