Britain Versus The World. Image shows from L to R: Hal Cruttenden, Ed Byrne, Henning Wehn. Copyright: John Stanley Productions.

Britain Versus The World

BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 4 panel show. 7 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Ed Byrne, Hal Cruttenden and Henning Wehn.

Britain Versus The World

Radio 4 panel show format in which British comedians take on comedians from other countries in a series of games

Panel Show
2013 - 2015
BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4
7   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Ed Byrne, Hal Cruttenden and Henning Wehn
Ashley Blaker

Forget Foreman vs Ali and Holyfield vs Tyson. Get ready for the greatest heavyweight contest of all-time: Britain vs The Rest of the World.

In the Blue Corner, representing Great Britain, is the undefeated Hal Cruttenden and his special comedian guest.

In the Red Corner, representing The Rest of the World, is their captain Henning Wehn with his fellow tag partner.

This international comedy contest is refereed by the (possibly) impartial Irishman Ed Byrne.

The rounds encompass everything from popular culture, languages and history to sports, customs and food, all focused on finding out which side is superior.

Who is going to come out on top and grab the comedy panel show glory? Put on your dinner jacket, take your place at ringside and find out!

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 31st December 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 26th January 2015 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 20th June 2019 at 10:30pm

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