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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 5

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.

Broadcast details

Thursday 8th October 2015
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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

Cast & crew

Nish Kumar Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Chris Kendall Ensemble Actor
Sarah Daykin Ensemble Actor
Gemma Arrowsmith Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Sean Lindsay Writer
Robert AJ Newton Writer
Caspian James Writer
Liam Beirne Writer
Joe Hampson Writer
Jared Ashe Writer
Sean Fee Writer
Ed Amsden Writer
Tom Coles Writer
Robin Morgan Writer
Mike Shephard Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
GrĂ¡inne Maguire Script Editor
Sarah Campbell Script Editor
Jamie Hastie Writer
John O'Neill Writer
Simon Paul Miller Writer
Phil Watson (as Philip Watson) Writer
Ian Berryman Writer
Laura Cooper Writer
Chris Harvey Writer
Jack Stanley Writer
Tom Burns Writer
Joe Daniel Writer
Sam Fletcher Writer
Clarissa Maycock Writer
Andy Partington Writer
Matt Hatchett Writer
Alex Rosenthal Writer
Ahir Shah Writer
David Smallwood Writer
Nicholas Wooster Writer
Ben Behrens Writer
Production team
Suzy Grant Producer
Matt Stronge Producer

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