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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 5, Episode 2

Why is a rogue baker playing Russian roulette with poisonous berries? Why are some lesser-known dinosaurs on the BBC's new super-awesome show Planet Dinosaur? And why is Danny Alexander waffling on at the Lib Dem conference?

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd September 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th September 2011 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Justin Edwards Host / Presenter
Lewis Macleod Ensemble Actor
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Ensemble Actor
Pippa Evans Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Eddie Robson Writer
Kevin Core (as Kev Core) Writer
Rebecca Hobbs Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer
Jon Hunter Writer
Will Howells Writer
Nick Hallam Writer
Gregor Paton Writer
Jim Speirs Writer
Alex Clissold-Jones Writer
Chris Allen Writer
Mark Cowling Writer
Matt Oakley Writer
Andy Wolton Writer
Gareth Gwynn Script Editor
Dale Shaw Writer
Paul Hennell Writer
Daniel Smith Writer
Dave Baker Writer
David Harris Writer
Dixon Jones Writer
Mark Coldrick Writer
Rachel Wheeley Writer
Production team
Simon Mayhew-Archer Producer
Lyndsay Fenner Producer

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