Listen Against. Image shows from L to R: Alice Arnold, Jon Holmes. Copyright: BBC
Listen Against

Listen Against

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2011
  • 16 episodes (4 series)

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes, Listen Against uses actual BBC footage and presenters to create a surreal broadcasting world. Stars Jon Holmes, Alice Arnold, James Bachman, Justin Edwards, David Mara and more.

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Series 2, Episode 2

Jon Holmes reports from six miles under broadcasting house as Radio 4 prepares to turn on its own version of the Hadron Collider. Meanwhile Alice Arnold reports on the strange goings on in radio land.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th November 2008
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 4th September 2009 11:30pm Radio 4
Wednesday 1st February 2012 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 19th May 2013 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 16th February 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 2nd March 2018 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 28th May 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 20th January 2022 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 16th June 2023 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Jon Holmes Host / Presenter
Alice Arnold Host / Presenter
Justin Edwards Ensemble Actor
David Mara Ensemble Actor
Catherine Shepherd Ensemble Actor
Kim Wall Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Jill Cardo Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Bill Dare Writer
Joel Morris Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Matt Charlton Writer
Sam Bryant Writer
Gareth Gwynn Writer
Jon Holmes Writer
John-Luke Roberts Writer
Production team
Jon Holmes Producer
Sam Bryant Producer
Gareth Gwynn Editor

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