Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC.

Alexei Sayle's Alternative Take

BBC Radio 2 documentary about alternative comedy. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2007. Features Alexei Sayle.

Series 1, Episode 3

Alexei Sayle's "alternative" comedy survey goes all surreal and "out there". As the 80s turned into the 90s, tastes were more receptive to a more decadent, frivolous style of comedy.

Broadcast details

Saturday 8th September 2007
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alexei Sayle Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Paul Merton Self (Archive Material)
Malcolm Hardee Self (Archive Material)
John Dowie Self (Archive Material)
Arnold Brown Self (Archive Material)
Norman Lovett Self (Archive Material)
Hattie Hayridge Self (Archive Material)
Steven Wright Self (Archive Material)
Emo Philips Self (Archive Material)
Eddie Izzard Self (Archive Material)
Bill Bailey Self (Archive Material)
Toby Longworth Self (Archive Material)
Dylan Moran Self (Archive Material)
Simon Munnery Self (Archive Material)
Ross Noble Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Andy Foster Producer
Phil Critchlow Executive Producer

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