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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 24, Episode 1

Kiri Pritchard-McLean returns with a new series of the sketch show anyone can write for, this week being joined by George Fouracres, Jason Forbes and Nimisha Odedra. This week, we find out how Matt Hancock's friends got their hands on lucrative contracts, the real details of WhatsApp's new terms of service and what throwbacks are being flogged by influencers on TikTok.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th February 2021
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes
  • Wednesday 24th February 2021, 19:00 at Zoom (Virtual)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th February 2021 11:00pm Radio 4
Sunday 28th February 2021 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Kiri Pritchard-McLean Host / Presenter
George Fouracres Ensemble Actor
Jason Forbes Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Nimisha Odedra Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Alex Buchanan Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Joe Barnes Writer
Cameron Loxdale Writer
Chris Ballard Writer
Chris Douch Writer
Charlie Dinkin Writer
Mike Sheldon Writer
Mark Slade Writer
Jacob Hatton Writer
Heidi Regan Writer
Amber Phillips Writer
John Upton Writer
Mo Omar Writer
Llangon Shaw Writer
Charlie Vero-Martin Writer
Alex Garrick-Wright Writer
Hamish Lloyd Barnes Writer
Mike Bedigan Writer
Stephen Brennan Writer
Piram Amez Writer
Dan Attfield Writer
Tasha Dhanraj Writer
Neil Doran Writer
Stephen Jones Writer
Nate Kushalt Writer
Aatif Nawaz Writer
Jennifer Walker Writer
Dan Welton Writer
Elsa Williams Writer
Laura Major Script Editor
Catherine Brinkworth Script Editor
Production team
Hayley Sterling Producer
Gwyn Rhys Davies Producer

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