Tom Walker
Call Jonathan Pie

Call Jonathan Pie

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Sounds
  • 2023
  • 10 episodes (1 series)

A behind-the-scenes look at the making political journalist Jonathan Pie's phone-in show. Stars Tom Walker, Lucy Pearman, Aqib Khan, Nick Revell, Dan Abelson and more.

Tom Walker

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2023
Channel
BBC Sounds
Episodes
10 (1 series)
Stars
Tom Walker, Lucy Pearman, Aqib Khan, Nick Revell, Dan Abelson, Adam Byron, Bob Sinfield, Rob Curling and more
Writer
Tom Walker
Producers
Alison Vernon-Smith and Julian Mayers
Company

Deliciously acerbic political journalist Jonathan Pie stars in Call Jonathan Pie, a new scripted comedy podcast that goes behind the scenes of his phone-in on BBC Radio, appealing to the huge online following he's amassed for his comic diatribes.

Behind the scenes, listeners will hear Pie's frequent clashes with his production team, as well as BBC senior management. For the first time, listeners will get insight into the personal life of this acclaimed character, as he battles with his ex-wife and his agent, struggling to keep control amid the challenges of a rapidly changing world. More used to interviewing vapid politicians with their prepared lines, Pie will find he's a fish out of water in his attempts to deal with the general public and their "barely sentient" opinions - which they're all too willing to share with him. Pie takes no prisoners, skewering callers from all sides of the political spectrum.

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Additional details

Soundtrack
Original music composed by Jason Read. Additional music Leighton James House.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 29th August 2023 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4

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