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Sixty3closure

  • Saturday 12th September 2020, 11:30pm
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 127 posts

News Quiz is back with a Zoom audience. Aside from the occasional technical glitch and the usual delays in speaking it works quite well. Andy Zaltzman is the new host and managing to bring his own style to the show and not just in cricket metaphors. Its not exactly evolved but there are a few new bits such as questions from the audience which normally I'd skip but not too bad so far. I suspect they choose the few funny bits bit like The Now Show when they read out contributions at the end.

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Ben

  • Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 10:56pm
  • England
  • 18,398 posts

It's not that current, but I really enjoyed Tom Wrigglesworth's Hang Ups. Still got loads to catch up on too.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 15th October 2020, 11:54pm
  • England
  • 17,279 posts

Repeats of "Chain Reaction" on R4+ - most so very, very funny. The Harry Hill interviewing Tim Vine was hysterical.

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Dantrobus

  • Friday 16th October 2020, 10:25am
  • Sheffield, England
  • 113 posts

Very much enjoying The Skewer and the new series of The Hauntening which started this week. Also been re-listening to Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting. The references are pretty dated now but still really love that show. All via BBC sounds.

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lofthouse

  • Friday 16th October 2020, 10:04pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,734 posts

Love that show!

Chris the builder!

Betty next door

'Set the controls, for the heart of the suuuuuuuun!!"

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jsg

  • Friday 16th October 2020, 10:55pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 417 posts

I should listen to it again really, I hope they repeat series 2 as well but it doesn't seem to be scheduled.

Also plan on getting round to Two Episodes Of Mash now that it's on Audible.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 17th October 2020, 12:01pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,734 posts

Can anyone name me a better radio sketch show than John finnemores souvenir programme?

I think it must be the funniest one - ever...

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Dantrobus

  • Saturday 17th October 2020, 2:30pm [Edited]
  • Sheffield, England
  • 113 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 16th October 2020, 10:04 PM

Love that show!

Chris the builder!

Betty next door

'Set the controls, for the heart of the suuuuuuuun!!"

So good!

"Oh that's right, leave me hanging on out here with my bones crumbling like my sister Marjorie's fruit cake"

Quote: lofthouse @ 17th October 2020, 12:01 PM

Can anyone name me a better radio sketch show than John finnemores souvenir programme?

I think it must be the funniest one - ever...

I can't. He sets an amazingly high standard.

The only thing I can think of that runs it close in my mind is The Trap. They did a pilot for Radio 2 which I thought was absolutely brilliant but then it didn't get picked up for a series. Well worth a listen if it gets repeated
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01kjl9h But obviously that was just one episode- Finnemore is consistently brilliant series after series.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 17th October 2020, 9:37pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,734 posts

The only one that comes even close for me is That Mitchell and Webb Sound

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Sixty3closure

  • Sunday 25th October 2020, 12:23am
  • W1A, Scotland
  • 127 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 17th October 2020, 12:01 PM

Can anyone name me a better radio sketch show than John finnemores souvenir programme?

I think it must be the funniest one - ever...

I've been enjoying Small Scenes, There's a bit more variety than John Finnemore's Sketch Show which much as I enjoy it seems a bit too clever and knowing at times.

Now Cabin Pressure probably in my top three list of Radio Comedy....