Cowards. Image shows from L to R: Tim Key, Stefan Golaszewski, Lloyd Woolf, Tom Basden. Copyright: BBC.


BBC Radio 4 sketch show from Cowards. 10 episodes (2 series), 2007 - 2008. Stars Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf.


Radio sketch show performed by Tim Key, Tom Basden, Lloyd Woolf and Stefan Golaszewski

Sketch Show
2007 - 2008
BBC Radio 4
10   (2 series)
Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf
Tom Basden, Stefan Golaszewski, Tim Key and Lloyd Woolf
Victoria Lloyd

The Cowards are a four-man sketch troupe who shun comedy caricature in favour of understated, naturalistic performance. Through their characterisations of small people in small situations, the team create a self-contained world that allows the laughs to emerge from their characters.

From Little John and Friar Tuck accusing Robin Hood of hooliganism, to Mike the ant who worries that he can't carry enough leaves to impress the girls, it is comedy of quirky discomfort and wry, left-field observations.

The format of the programme is very simple, with no running jokes, no repeating characters and no catchphrases - just the Cowards' unique take on the world in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny, stand-alone sketches.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th April 2007 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 4th December 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra