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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 3

Julian Assange desperately tries to stop people buying his new book, Arnold Schwarzenegger reads from his new autobiography, and Ricky Gervais turns up as an unlikely Samaritan.

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 2nd October 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
James Kettle Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Dan Sweryt Writer
Eddie Robson Writer
Kevin Core (as Kev Core) Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer
Will Howells Writer
Chris Allen Writer
Jamie Gladden Writer
Matt Oakley Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Chris Tindall Writer
Murray James Writer
Jon Hunter Script Editor
Martyn Deakin Writer
Andrew Blair Writer
Brett Simpson Writer
Michael Day Writer
Daniel Smith Writer
Alexander Burrows Writer
Amardeep Singh Sandu Writer
Andy Fanton Writer
Carl Carter Writer
Damien McKeating Writer
David John Wells Writer
Dominic Burgess Writer
Greg Sammons Writer
H Anthony Hildebrand Writer
Jack Hackett Writer
Richard O'Brien Writer
John Lomas Writer
James Rushbrooke Writer
Nick Pettigrew Writer
Production team
Simon Mayhew-Archer Producer
Lyndsay Fenner Producer

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