It's Been A Bad Week

BBC Radio 2 sketch show the bad weeks of people across the world. 105 episodes (14 series), 1999 - 2006. Stars Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Mervyn Stutter and others.

It's Been A Bad Week

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis try to look for the poor recipient of "The Worst Week of the Week Award, Awarded Weekly, on a Week-By-Week Basis"

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1999 - 2006
Channel
BBC Radio 2
Episodes
105   (14 series)
Starring
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Mervyn Stutter, Jon Culshaw, Emma Clarke, Sue Perkins, Toby Longworth and others
Writers
Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn, Mervyn Stutter, Jon Culshaw, Emma Clarke, Sue Perkins, Toby Longworth and others
Producer
Nick Canner

Double act Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis, along with several other comedians including Mitch Benn, Sue Perkins and Toby Longworth examine the newspapers and websites from around the world to find people who had even worse week's than you.

Each week, the panel present a selection of news stories of people who had suffered bad luck that week, each of which is judged by the show's sound effects man "Van Man" ("illegally parked outside Ronnie Scott's") as to which has suffered the worst. Out of these, the studio audience "vote" for which one of these finalists will have suffered the worst week in world and will be presented with "The Worst Week of the Week Award, Awarded Weekly, on a Week-By-Week Basis".

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Also known as
  • Punt And Dennis: It's Been A Bad Week (Other official name)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 11th February 1999 on BBC Radio 2 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 22nd June 2006 on BBC Radio 2 at 10pm

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