Desolation Jests. Image shows from L to R: Rory Bremner, David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens. Copyright: BBC
Desolation Jests

Desolation Jests

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2017
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner star in a Radio 4 sketch show by David Renwick.

Desolation Jests. Image shows from L to R: Rory Bremner, David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2016 - 2017
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Stars
David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner
Writer
David Renwick
Producer
Gareth Edwards
Companies

David Jason stars alongside John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner in David Renwick's dark and quirky comedy sketch show that takes a not-altogether-factual look at the history of comedy.

What comedy sketches would you most want at your side to face the end of the world? Interviewer J.P. Doom attempts to find out.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 3rd January 2017 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 1st October 2020 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Thursday 24th September 2020 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 3
  • Thursday 17th September 2020 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 2

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