Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Alexei Sayle. Copyright: BBC
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2019
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

Radio stand-up series starring Alexei Sayle.

  • Due to return for Series 4

Press clippings

Radio 4 orders Jen Brister, Josie Long and Kiri Pritchard-McLean shows

Radio 4 has commissioned stand-up specials from Jen Brister and Josie Long, a medicine-based panel show fronted by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and a train-based interview series from Alexei Sayle.

British Comedy Guide, 3rd May 2022

Alexei Sayle to record two more Radio 4 series

Alexei Sayle is returning to Radio 4, with his Imaginary Sandwich Bar stand-up-sketch show and the adaptation of his comic stories, The Absence Of Normal.

British Comedy Guide, 6th January 2021

The radio that delights Robin Ince

Last week, the funniest BBC Radio show of all time was named in the Radio Times. All other radio shows will be destroyed and used as landfill. I had quite forgotten that 11 months before, I had put in my nominations. I have no idea if any of this got used in the Radio Times, but this is what I wrote.

Robin Ince, Robin Ince's Blog, 27th November 2020

Phil Wang, Alexei Sayle and Rebecca Front win BBC Audio Awards

Radio comedies Phil Wang: Wangsplaining and Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar have won prizes in the BBC Audio Awards. Rebecca Front was named Best Actress, and The Hartlepool Spy won the Tinniswood Award.

British Comedy Guide, 2nd February 2020 Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

Comedies shortlisted for BBC Audio Awards 2020

Giles Wemmbley-Hogg Goes Off, Mark Steel's In Town, Phil Ellis Is Trying, Phil Wang: Wangsplaining and Suggs: Love Letters To London are amongst the nominees in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 19th November 2019

You say: readers' views

Readers' views on Brassic; Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar; and more.

David Hindley, The Sunday Times, 6th October 2019

Chortle Awards 2018 nominees

The nominees for the Chortle Awards 2018 have been announced. Mat Ewins, Hannah Gadsby, John Kearns and Joseph Morpurgo are up for Best Show.

British Comedy Guide, 7th February 2018 Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Chortle Awards 2017 nominees announced

The nominees for the Chortle Awards 2017 have been announced. David Baddiel, Bridget Christie, Richard Gadd, Kieran Hodgson and Stewart Lee are shortlisted for best live show.

British Comedy Guide, 16th February 2017

Share this page

Promoted video