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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 22, Episode 5

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is in Manchester, with the help of Tom Burgess, Tayo Cousins and Kath Hughes. This week, a group of Dutch women are trying to change their name from Corona, the cast of Corrie self-isolate, and a look at how 1984 inspired someone to spy on everyone.

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th March 2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 11th March 2020, 19:00 at The Comedy Store (Manchester)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 15th March 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Kath Hughes Ensemble Actor
Tom Burgess Ensemble Actor
Tayo Cousins Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Ed Amsden Writer
Josh Pugh Writer
Tom Coles Writer
Mike Shephard Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer
Jeffrey Aidoo Writer
Kat Sadler Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Philip Lickley Writer
Simon Paul Miller Writer
Alice Etches Writer
Will Duggan Writer
Lewis Harrison Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Helena Langdon Writer
Patrick Cowling Writer
Nathan Cowley Writer
Charlie Vero-Martin Writer
Marcus Beasley Writer
Jennifer Dixon Writer
Michael Higgins Writer
Benjamin Lovell Writer
Eleanor Mason Writer
Jonah Moore Writer
Raga Patton Writer
Henrik Persson Writer
Fiona Sagar Writer
Lydia Sevrinson Writer
Daniel J. Willis (as Dan Willis) Writer
Gemma Arrowsmith Script Editor
Laura Major Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer
Leila Navabi Producer

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