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Chain Reaction

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

Series 5, Episode 2 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Tuesday at 11:30pm.

Series 2

1. Jo Brand interviews Barry Cryer

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th February 2006

Comedian Jo Brand in conversation with the ever-popular writer and comedian Barry Cryer.


2. Barry Cryer interviews Mark Thomas

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd February 2006

The relay-race style interview series continues as veteran Barry Cryer interviews bad boy Mark Thomas.


3. Mark Thomas interviews Alexei Sayle

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st March 2006

Mark Thomas talks to Alexei Sayle about his 'car-crash career'.


4. Alexei Sayle interviews Lenny Henry

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th March 2006

Alexei Sayle picks up the interview baton and tackles Lenny Henry with some probing questions.


5. Lenny Henry interviews Bill Bailey

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th March 2006

Lenny Henry interviews fellow comedian Bill Bailey about his journey from lounge pianist to comedy's answer to Jimi Hendrix.


6. Bill Bailey interviews Simon Pegg

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd March 2006

The baton is passed on again as Bill Bailey takes up the mantle of interviewer and talks to Simon Pegg.