- Chat Show
- 2004 - 2017
- BBC Radio 4
- 70 (12 series)
- Richard Morris, Charlie Perkins, Arnab Chanda, Carl Cooper, Ed Morrish, Lianne Coop, Sam Bryant, Tilusha Ghelani and Adnan Ahmed
Chain Reaction is a Radio 4 chat show in which the big names from the world of comedy and beyond pick a guest they would like to interview. In the following show, the interviewee then gets to become the host and picks a new guest to talk to.
This show is based on a format first used by a short-lived four-part series of the same name which aired over the 1991/1992 New Year period on the now defunct BBC Radio 5. This original series had no comic intentions but John Cleese did appear as the first guest.
- The theme music is I Do Not Fear Jazz by Big Strides.
- First broadcast
- Thursday 30th December 2004 on BBC Radio 4
- Most recent repeats
- BBC Maida Vale Studios
- BBC Radio Theatre
- Backyard Comedy Club
- The Bluecoat (Liverpool)