Look Away Now. Image shows from L to R: Richie Webb, Laurence Howarth, Garry Richardson, Dave Lamb, Katherine Jakeways. Copyright: BBC
Look Away Now

Look Away Now

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 19 episodes (4 series)

Topical Radio 4 sports-based sketch show which presents hot-off-the-press sketches, spoof interviews and non-expert analysis. Stars Garry Richardson, Laurence Howarth, Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Miles Jupp and more.

Press clippings

Look Away Now - Adrian Chiles explains ITV's goal gaffe

Your attention please! Here are this week's World Cup Headlines from the Look Away Now sportsdesk.

David Thair, BBC Comedy, 17th June 2010

Garry Richardson was last week declared by a listener to Today to be the real Alan Partridge, which is a bit unfair to all the other sports reporters who must have gone into the making of Steve Coogan's fictional broadcaster. And yet, and yet... There's something about Garry's hosting of this sports 'n' jokes show which might well mark him out as chief contender for the Partridge crown. Joining him to fling wisecracks at the World Cup and all else sporting are writer-performers Laurence Howarth, Richie Webb and Dave (the voice of Come Dine with Me) Lamb.

Gillian Reynolds, The Telegraph, 10th June 2010

This is as topical as sport meets comedy gets, so there is no material to listen to beforehand. But I have no doubt in recommending the show: Garry Richardson makes me bellow with his sports bulletins for the Today programme and, as the format remains unchanged, it has to have a sporting chance as a winner.

Jane Anderson, Radio Times, 10th June 2010

Look Away Now - Today's World Cup Headlines

Fresh from the Look Away Now sportsdesk, here are today's World Cup headlines.

David Thair, BBC Comedy, 10th June 2010

Look Away Now: Times Review

Richardson with his hair down sounded much the same as with his hair in a bun, but the jokes stand or fall by themselves.

Chris Campling, The Times, 7th July 2009

Look Away Now talks to 'Arsene Wenger'

Gary Richardson and 'Arsene Wenger' go toe-to-toe in Radio 4's spoof sport comedy show Look Away Now.

BBC, 16th April 2008

KP's rough guide to Britain

'KP' gives his thoughts on why he loves Britain and being British as part of Radio 4's new topical comedy show Look Away Now.

BBC, 19th April 2007

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