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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 6

Kiri Pritchard-McLean, with help from Ed Easton, Chiara Goldsmith and George Fouracres, continues to cover the news with material written by the public - albeit with no public in the room as the coronavirus means recording without a studio audience. This week a look at high fashion during the virus, meet the last items on the shelves in the supermarket, and a look at virtual work friends.

Broadcast details

Thursday 19th March 2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 18th March 2020, 20:00 at BBC Radio Theatre (Cancelled - no audience)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd March 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
George Fouracres Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Chiara Goldsmith Ensemble Actor
Edward Easton (as Ed Easton) Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Danny Antrobus Writer
Alex Buchanan Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Nicola Masters Writer
Sean Stokes Writer
David Keenan Writer
Adam Riley Writer
Rebecca Bain Writer
Alison Spittle Writer
Helena Langdon Writer
Daryll Buchanan Writer
Ben Colpers Writer
Emily Davies Writer
Damien Dear Writer
Isambard Dexter Writer
Alex Garrick-Wright Writer
John Hart Writer
Athena Kugblenu Writer
Vincent Lynch Writer
Ania Magliano Writer
Hannah Mauley Writer
Paul Rooney Writer
Donna Scott Writer
Shane Telford Writer
Laura Major Script Editor
Kat Sadler Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer
Leila Navabi Producer

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