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

My First Planet

My First Planet

Sci-fi sitcom set on a hopeless new space colony. Nicholas Lyndhurst stars.

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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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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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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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I've Never Seen Star Wars

I've Never Seen Star Wars

Radio series in which Marcus Brigstocke cajoles guests into doing some very everyday things for the first time.

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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.

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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Meet David Sedaris

Meet David Sedaris

Series of comical essays written and performed for Radio 4 by American-born humourist David Sedaris.

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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.

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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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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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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Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Dapper Laughs on ITV2

Internet star Dapper Laughs is to front an ITV2 comedy/reality show called Dapper Laughs On The Pull. Read

Rhys James sitcom

Rhys James sitcom

Stand-up comic Rhys James has published a five-part sitcom to promote his Edinburgh show. Watch

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 live at the Fringe

Radio 1 is hosting a stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The gig will be streamed live. Read

Comic Relief darts series

Comic Relief darts series

Various comedians will take part in a special pro-celebrity darts tournament, for a BBC Comic Relief series. Read

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance launches web pilot

Raindance has announces the return of its Web Fest with the launch of web series pilot competition. Read

Laughing Horse competition

Laughing Horse competition

Entries are now open for the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year 2014 stand-up contest. Have a go? Read

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding interview

Noel Fielding talks about how he's put story at the heart of Series 2 of his Luxury Comedy sketch show. Read

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game to return to TV?

Still Game, the hit Scottish sitcom starring Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan, is set to return to TV. Read

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan interview

Steve Coogan's shows are back on TV. He talks about Alan Partridge, Tommy Saxondale, The Trip and more. Read

Abandoman interview

Abandoman interview

Freestyle hip-hop duo Abandoman are just about the most impossible-to-follow act you've ever seen. Read