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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 23, Episode 2

Kiri Pritchard-McLean hosts another episode, as coronavirus continues to disrupt life in the UK. This week, a look at the abuse of the northern accent, David Attenborough presents Friends On Planet Earth, and a half-time football team talk from a side losing due to COVID-19 regulations.

Broadcast details

Thursday 1st October 2020
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

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

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
Guest cast
CiarĂ¡n Dowd Ensemble Actor
Nimisha Odedra Ensemble Actor
Tayo Cousins Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Colin Chadwick Writer
Alex Buchanan Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Aidan Fitzmaurice Writer
Kat Sadler Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Frank Kennedy Writer
Danny Malone Writer
Kulvinder Gill Writer
Tiffany Richards Writer
David Keenan Writer
Phil Pagett Writer
Joseph Bates Writer
Ian Smith Writer
Susie Ovens Writer
Aideen O'Flaherty Writer
Ryan Patton Writer
Jonah Moore Writer
Alex De John Writer
Amy Anderson Writer
Angela Channell Writer
Lauren Douglin Writer
Natalie Elvin Writer
Isabelle Farah Writer
Gwynan Hart Writer
Sean Horgan Writer
Eleri Morgan Writer
Kelechi Okafor Writer
Sam Picone Writer
Andy Ward Writer
Catherine Brinkworth Script Editor
Ken Cheng Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer

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