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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 13, Episode 4

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st October 2015
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Nish Kumar Host / Presenter
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Celeste Dring Ensemble Actor
Lorna Shaw Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Alex Buchanan Writer
Adrian Fisk Writer
Owen Seddon Writer
Emlyn Williams Writer
Steve Blair Writer
Sarah Campbell Writer
Liam Beirne Writer
Vivienne Riddoch Writer
Joe Hampson Writer
Jane McCutcheon Writer
Brian Teles Writer
Jenny Laville Writer
Robin Morgan Writer
JD Allan Writer
Wesley Henry Writer
Sean Lean Writer
Simon Heath Writer
Chris Deputy Writer
Tom Goodliffe Writer
Ian Berryman Writer
Mark Nicholson Writer
Liam Arnold Writer
Barry Baker Writer
Les Campbell Writer
Mark Granger Writer
Chris Harvey Writer
Lucy Honlegan Writer
Jack Stanley Writer
Kulvinder Gill Writer
James Bugg Script Editor
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch Script Editor
Production team
Suzy Grant Producer
Matt Stronge Producer

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