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  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 7
  • 2009 - 2021
  • 143 episodes (24 series)

Topical satirical sketch show on Radio 4 Extra. The programme had an 'open door' policy allowing anyone to submit material. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan, Justin Edwards and more.

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Series 12, Episode 2

Nish Kumar is joined by Lewis Macleod, Freya Parker and Jocelyn Jee Esien to look back at a week that featured Jeremy Paxman, Vladimir Putin and terrorists. With a new Lion King musical.

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th March 2015
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 8th March 2015 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Nish Kumar Host / Presenter
Lewis Macleod Ensemble Actor
Freya Parker Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Jocelyn Jee Esien Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Kevin Core (as Kev Core) Writer
Stephen Holford Writer
Chris Tindall Writer
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Writer
Edward DeCesare Writer
Vivienne Riddoch Writer
Joe Hampson Writer
Jane McCutcheon Writer
Ed Amsden Writer
Brian Teles Writer
Tom Coles Writer
Marc Jones Writer
Colin Dowland Writer
Jamie Hastie Writer
Greg Jennings Writer
James Wilson-Taylor Writer
Michael Wheeler Writer
Andy Luke Writer
Graham Patrick Writer
Elgan Alderman Writer
Ian Sawyer Writer
Craig Beadle (as Craig Joshua Beadle) Writer
Malcolm Duffy Writer
Emily Barker Writer
Jack Thorpe Writer
David Rose Writer
Patrick Widdess Writer
Simon Harper Writer
Simon Heap Writer
David Anthony Wood Writer
James Bugg Script Editor
Max Davis Script Editor
Production team
Matt Stronge Producer
Toby Tilling Producer

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