Life: An Idiot's Guide. Stephen K Amos. Copyright: BBC.

Life: An Idiot's Guide

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 17 episodes (pilot + 3 series), 2011 - 2014. Stars Stephen K Amos.

Life: An Idiot's Guide

Stand-up comedy with Stephen K Amos and guests, themed around various topics related to life

2011 - 2014
BBC Radio 4
17   (1 pilot + 3 series)
Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos
Colin Anderson

Stephen K Amos and his pick of the circuit's best stand-up comedians build an idiot's guide to everyday life.

From raising children and first impressions, to dishonesty and journeys of self discovery, who better than a bunch of stand-ups to guide us through life's existential maze?

The pilot episode was recorded in August 2011 at the Edinburgh Fringe, with a four part series following in 2012, recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre. A second series followed in 2013 and a third in 2014.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 23rd August 2011 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 29th July 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 4th August 2018 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra