Radio 4, which has been broadcasting comedy ever since it took over from the BBC Home Service in 1967, has launched hundreds of comedy shows. Popular R4 comedies series include The News Quiz, The Now Show, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Just A Minute, Old Harry's Game and Ed Reardon's Week. Many famous TV comedies actually started life in audio form on Radio 4 - Dead Ringers, Little Britain, That Mitchell and Webb Sound and Goodness Gracious Me are just four of the many series that went on to become TV hits. Radio 4 currently broadcasts comedy shows every weekday at 11:30am, 6:30pm and 11pm. Website
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Series 6, Episode 5 - Dreambreaker
When a shop assistant spots a celebrity shopping in the department store where she works she is keen to serve her. After all this isn't just any old famous person it's the one who caused her niece to rethink her whole life. Starring Christine Kavanagh.
Current BBC Radio 4 comedies
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
Conversations From A Long Marriage
Daliso Chaponda: Citizen Of Nowhere
Darren Harriott: Black Label
Ellie Taylor's Safe Space
Fags, Mags And Bags
Fortunately... With Fi And Jane
Jordan Brookes On...
Just A Minute
My Teenage Diary
Paul Sinha's General Knowledge
Resist Phoney Encores!
Rosie Jones: Box Ticker
Simon Evans Goes To Market
Tessa Coates: Resting Witch Face
The John Moloney Show
The Museum Of Curiosity
The News Quiz
The Now Show
The Unbelievable Truth
New formats in development
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