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

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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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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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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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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BBC New Comedy Award

BBC New Comedy Award

Radio 2's revival of the nationwide search to find the best in new stand-up comedy talent. Patrick Kielty presents coverage from the final rounds. Final on 9th December.

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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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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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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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Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson pilot

Katherine Parkinson, Ralf Little and Stephen Tompkinson are to star in a brand new sitcom pilot for ITV. Read

Babylon series now filming

Babylon series now filming

Six episodes of Channel 4's police-based comedy drama Babylon are now being filmed in London. Read

Marcus Brigstocke interview

Marcus Brigstocke interview

A snapped heel, torn cruciate and broken relationship - 2014 has been turbulent for Marcus Brigstocke. Read

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

New Julia Davis C4 pilot

Julia Davis has written and is starring in a new pilot about a breakfast TV host, called Morning Has Broken. Read

Trigger Happy TV USA

Trigger Happy TV USA

Dom Joly is reportedly having another go at taking his prank show Trigger Happy TV to America. Read

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling 2

Ross Noble Freewheeling, the improvised comedy series which sees Ross Noble travelling the UK, is to return. Read

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle sitcom pilot

Frankie Boyle is amongst the stars talking part in a read-through for Wildlife, a new sitcom pilot. Read

Chris Addison podcast

Chris Addison podcast

A podcast in which Chris Addison talks about his career, and how they made the new sitcom Trying Again. Listen

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis interview

Jason Lewis introduces Sniggers With Attitude, the sketch show he has made for TV channel London Live. Read

Damn the Torpedoes!

Damn the Torpedoes!

BFBS Radio, the British armed forces broadcaster, is launching Damn the Torpedoes!, a new sketch show. Read