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BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 7 sketch show written by the public. 133 episodes (pilot + 22 series), 2009 - 2020. Stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Angela Barnes, Nish Kumar, Romesh Ranganathan and others.

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Series 13

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 10th September 2015

Nish Kumar returns to present the 13th series of the satirical sketch show anyone can write for. Sketches including a right-wing relaxation tape, Jeremy Corbyn introduces some of his more unsavoury friends, and the problems of sending whisky into space.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 17th September 2015

Nish Kumar and the team look at the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, the problem that new union strike laws have on northern film directors, and the issues of giving the weather in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogogoch.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 24th September 2015

Nish Kumar and the team look at David Cameron's relationship with a certain pig, the Lib Dems suffering from being overwhelmed by refugees from the Labour Party, and the top ten songs Jeremy Corbyn refuses to sing.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 1st October 2015

In the week of the Labour Party Conference Nish Kumar and his team look at how the vegan shadow agricultural secretary might encourage people to get off meat and how to sex-up John McDonnell, while also looking at Pope Francis's visit to the USA.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 8th October 2015

In the week of the Conservative party conference Nish Kumar and his team compare George Osborne to Macbeth and take a look at a selection of political board games. Also there is a look at the new 5p charge for carrier bags.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 15th October 2015

In the last show of the series Nish Kumar covers what Jeremy Corbyn's rebellious republican nature, the unrealistic expectations created by The Great British Bake Off, and the NHS's shortage of midwives.