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

The Missing Hancocks: Director's Commentary

Missing Hancocks: Director's Commentary, The

Andy Hamilton discusses remaking Hancock's Half Hour episodes, with co-producer Neil Pearson and star Kevin McNally.

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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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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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Brotherhood now filming

Brotherhood now filming

Production has now commenced on Brotherhood, Comedy Central UK's first studio audience sitcom. Read

Boy In The Dress cast

Boy In The Dress cast

Jennifer Saunders, Tim McInnerny and Meera Syal are amongst the cast for The Boy In The Dress. Read

How Do I Get Up There?

How Do I Get Up There?

The up-and-coming sketch group 'How Do I Get Up There?' talk about their new BBC Scotland pilot. Read

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede interview

Jenny Bede talks to BCG about filming her music-based BBC Three impressions show pilot AAA. Read

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV returns to Palladium

ITV will return to the London Palladium in 2015 for a second revived series of the comic variety format. Read

Cofilmic Festival workshops

Cofilmic Festival workshops

The Cofilmic Comedy Film Festival 2014 -has announced various cheap panels and workshops for creators. Read

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne interview

Jason Byrne talks about why Father Figure didn't work, his next TV show, and touring his new live show. Read

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

The Dawson Bros US sitcom

British writing team The Dawson Brothers are working on The Spencer Tapes, a sitcom for NBC. Read

The IT Crowd USA 2

The IT Crowd USA 2

A second attempt is to be made to re-work Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd for American audiences. Read

Teckle Books interview

Teckle Books interview

An interview with the authors behind the comedic novels from new publishing outfit Teckle Books. Read