Saturday Night Fry

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His Own Devices

  • Tuesday 22nd February 2011, 8:48pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 126 posts

A radio comedy show staring Stephen Fry along with guests Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Julia Hills, Jim Broadbent, Robert Bathurst, Phyllida Law and Alison Steadman. Did anyone here used to listen to this?

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T.W.

  • Tuesday 22nd February 2011, 8:52pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

Yes.

It was very good.

Er...

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T.W.

  • Wednesday 23rd February 2011, 12:06am [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Griff @ February 22 2011, 9:14 PM GMT

Weren't there two quite different series of this?


My recollection is that the line-up may have changed slightly from show to show (with Hugh Laurie & Emma Thompson being the regulars, plus one guest per episode), but the basic format didn't change. It was pretty much a mixed bag of various pastiche/parody sketches of typical Radio 4 output, interspersed with snippetes of songs/tunes ("And as the sound of 'Popcorn' by Hot Butter fades away..."). The skits sending-up R4 afternoon plays and consumer programmes were particularly good. :)

I have seen available on CD a couple of times, but (like quite a lot of BBC Radio Comedy) rather over-priced - something like £20 for 2 series.