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Buy Me Up TV

Buy Me Up TV

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

Radio 2 comedy series set behind the scenes of a 24 hour shopping channel, by James Eldred and Justin Edwards. Stars Justin Edwards, Katherine Jakeways, Alex Macqueen, Greg Proops, Ewen MacIntosh and Colin Hoult

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2007 - 2008
Channels
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
5 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Justin Edwards, Katherine Jakeways, Alex Macqueen, Greg Proops, Ewen MacIntosh and Colin Hoult
Writers
James Eldred and Justin Edwards
Producer
Lucy Armitage
Companies

Buy Me Up TV is a radio sitcom that observes the goings on behind and in front of the camera at a 24 hour shopping channel. The crazed products and the equally unhinged presenters become ever more involved in the farcical demands of the badly run TV station.

BuyMeUp TV is like every shopping channel you've ever seen - product demonstrations, guests, auctions, infomercials, dramatic price reductions, testimonials, phone lines, order pages, horoscopes, bargains, special offers, and life-changing stories. It sells everything you can possibly imagine for your home, vehicle, health, entertainment, lifestyle, wardrobe and bathroom. Owned by a vast American cable network, it is a 24-hour live broadcast channel selling crap to the whole nation.

Each episode is also peppered with idents and adverts for ludicrous products they are forced to sell, from Robert Mugabe beach towels and the Jeffery Archery set, to the Guitar Bra and a communist doorbell.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th March 2007 on BBC Radio 2
Last new broadcast
Saturday 29th March 2008 at 1pm on BBC Radio 2
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 29th November 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Monday 22nd November 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 3
  • Monday 15th November 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 2

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