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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 11, Episode 4 is repeated on Wednesday at 11:30am

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.

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