What's the name of this Radio 4 comedy?

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MrMessenger MrMessenger2

  • Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:51am
  • United Kingdom
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It was broadcast around 1999 and I think it ran for two series. It was a kind of spoof talk/magazine show, but it had two male presenters, each of whom thought it was their show, and who would quietly compete with eachother.

It was quite dry humour and I really liked it. I think they shared the same first name, but I'm not sure. Think two Alan Corens, bickering.

Any ideas?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 10th March 2018, 8:59am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,760 posts

Life, Death and Sex With Mike & Sue?

Giles and Victoria Coren maybe?

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MrMessenger MrMessenger2

  • Saturday 10th March 2018, 9:15am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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No, it was more down-beat. If you just tuned in you might think it was a normal Radio 4 show. Only as you listened longer would you realise it's not quite real.

The two presenters were reasonably established Radio 4 regulars, probably around 55.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 10th March 2018, 6:14pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,760 posts

Could it be Radio Active then?

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 10th March 2018, 10:14pm
  • Bolton, England
  • 8,698 posts

I thought that

But it doesn't ring true at all due to this...

"If you just tuned in you might think it was a normal Radio 4 show"

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 9:08am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,760 posts

Good Morning With Lee and Herring?

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MrMessenger MrMessenger2

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 9:14am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Big fan of Lee and Herring, plus Radio Active. Not those.

Imagine Laurie Taylor and Alan Coren presenting You and Yours. That's pretty much this show.

It was 30 minutes long, 6 episodes, on at 11.30 Thursday mornings around 1999. (It wasn't The Afternoon Shift or Anderson Country)

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MrMessenger MrMessenger2

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 9:50am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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I've just found a list of everyone who's been on Just a Minute. I think one of the two presenters may have been Miles Kington.

I've done a thorough search on Google but nothing comes up. (It's not Down Your Way, although there are similarities.)

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lofthouse

  • Sunday 11th March 2018, 1:47pm
  • Bolton, England
  • 8,698 posts

Oh sorry you said two male presenters...

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