BBC Radio 4

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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.

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9:45am
Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe. Copyright: ITV

Sunshine And Laughter

Episode 3 - Episode Three

The duo go to New York to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, Eric has his first heart attack, and new writer Eddie Braben joins them for a new series for the BBC.

11:30am
(repeat)
The Pin. Image shows from L to R: Alexander Owen, Ben Ashenden

The Pin

Series 3, Episode 3 - Stocks

In a bid to diversify, Alex and Ben are attempting to enter the world of high finance.

2:15pm
(repeat)
Tinsel Girl. Maz (Cherylee Houston)

Tinsel Girl

Tinsel Girl And The Pain Clinic, Episode 1 - Episode One

Normally sparky Maz hits rock bottom. In her darkest place yet her only option is a stay at a pain clinic. She reluctantly checks herself in and by doing so, embarks on an adventure, transforming a ward of unhappy, uncommunicative patients into a place of mischief and friendship. But by changing other people's outlooks, will Maz also be forced to change her own?

6:30pm
Rufus Hound

My Teenage Diary

Series 10, Episode 3 - Deborah Frances White

Rufus Hound's guest is the comedian, writer and podcaster Deborah Frances White, who reads from her teenage diaries. She talks about growing up as a Jehovah's Witness.

12:30am
(repeat)
Morecambe & Wise: The Lost Tapes. Image shows from L to R: Ernie Wise, Eric Morecambe. Copyright: ITV

Sunshine And Laughter

Episode 3 - Episode Three

The duo go to New York to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, Eric has his first heart attack, and new writer Eddie Braben joins them for a new series for the BBC.

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