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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.

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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.

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3. Mark Thomas interviews Alexei Sayle

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st March 2006

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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