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 5

Alexei Sayle continues his survey of "alternative" comedy with a look at female talent. Victoria Wood led the way in progressing from the working men's club circuit, but alternative routes were opening up for female comics for the likes of Jo Brand and Tracey Ullman.

Broadcast details

Saturday 22nd September 2007
BBC Radio 2
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Alexei Sayle Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Hattie Hayridge Self (Archive Material)
Dawn French Self (Archive Material)
Jennifer Saunders Self (Archive Material)
Jo Caulfield Self (Archive Material)
Jo Brand Self (Archive Material)
Victoria Wood Self (Archive Material)
Jenny Eclair Self (Archive Material)
Tracey Ullman Self (Archive Material)
Ruby Wax Self (Archive Material)
Caroline Aherne Self (Archive Material)
Sue Johnston Self (Archive Material)
Ricky Tomlinson Self (Archive Material)
Rhona Cameron Self (Archive Material)
Donna MacPhail Self (Archive Material)
Linda Smith Self (Archive Material)
Gina Yashere Self (Archive Material)
Lucy Porter Self (Archive Material)
Danielle Ward Self (Archive Material)
Sarah Kendall Self (Archive Material)
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Andy Foster Producer
Phil Critchlow Executive Producer

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