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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 7, Episode 3

Thomas the Tank Engine meets the Fat Controller Patrick McLoughlin, Labour talk about their plans to provide more available housing by selling the 4G network, and David Cameron presents a BBC One dumbed-down history documentary.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th October 2012
BBC Radio 4 Extra
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 7th October 2012 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
Darren Ross Writer
Andy Flood Writer
Tom Neenan Writer
Dan Sweryt Writer
Eddie Robson Writer
Benjamin Partridge (as Ben Partridge) Writer
Jon Hunter Writer
Alex Clissold-Jones Writer
Robert AJ Newton Writer
Chris Allen Writer
Mark Cowling Writer
Matt Oakley Writer
Eleanor Green Writer
Dan Kiss Writer
Martin Hastie Writer
Andy Wolton Writer
Caspian James Writer
Jon Hunter Script Editor
Carl Carter Writer
Thomas Smith Writer
Will Cooper Writer
Owen Cooper Writer
Mathilda Gregory Writer
Jack Bernhardt Writer
Sarah Morgan Writer
Tom Denton Writer
Crispin Fisher Writer
Gilead Amit Writer
John Scott Writer
Steve Bugeja Writer
Steve Nelson Writer
Tom Crawshaw Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer
Carl Cooper Producer

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