Chain Reaction. Copyright: BBC.

Chain Reaction

BBC Radio 4 chat show in which the guest is next week's interviewer. 70 episodes (12 series), 2004 - 2017.

Series 10, Episode 2 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra today at 10:30pm.

Chain Reaction. Copyright: BBC.

Chain Reaction

Comic chat show in which an individual from the world of entertainment selects someone that they would like to interview

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.

Production Details

Production company
The theme music is I Do Not Fear Jazz by Big Strides.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 30th December 2004 on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Monday 27th March 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 10 Episode 2: Today at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 10 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 2am on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 10 Episode 3: Saturday 31st July at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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