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Bigipedia

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 8 episodes (2 series), 2009 - 2011. Stars Nick Doody, Ewan Bailey, Sam Battersea, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Neil Edmond, Pippa Evans, Lewis Macleod and others.

Bigipedia

Fast-paced series in which Nick Doody and Matt Kirshen present listeners with a mixed-up world based on the mangle of mis- and information online

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2009 - 2011
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Creator
Nick Doody
Starring
Nick Doody, Ewan Bailey, Sam Battersea, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Neil Edmond, Pippa Evans, Lewis Macleod, Martha Howe-Douglas and others
Writers
Nick Doody, Matt Kirshen, Sarah Morgan and Carey Marx
Director
David Tyler
Producer
David Tyler

Bigipedia is an all-round 360-degree information knowledge article-based conglomerate portal. This Radio 4 show takes a plunge into its world: mocking online communications, internet drivel, pop-ups, PC disasters, online mash ups, mobiles, search boxes, automated reply systems and other aspects of contemporary life online.

Inspired by Wikipedia, Bigipedia is Radio 4's The Sunday Format for the online age. It features multiple-overlapping voices to create information "pages", service announcements, discussion forums and endless bloody upgrade notices.

Described as "a malevolent mix between Google, Microsoft and Wikipedia taking over Radio 4 for half an hour," Bigipedia is now fully updated and corrected for version 2.0.

As of 2012, a script has been commissioned to test the idea of transferring the show to TV. The project is titled OMFG!

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