Joe Lycett's Obsessions. Joe Lycett. Copyright: BBC


  • Radio chat show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2018 - 2020
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Radio 4 format in which guests reveal their secret passions. Stars Joe Lycett.

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Ivo Graham to host new version of Radio 4 format Obsessions

Ivo Graham's Obsessions is coming to Radio 4, resurrecting the 2018 to 2020 format previously hosted by Joe Lycett in which guests share their secret passions.

British Comedy Guide, 5th April 2024 Awards 2020 winners

After Life, Staged, Horrible Histories, Would I Lie To You?, Taskmaster and Inside No. 9 have won prizes in the Awards 2020. Radio 4 comedies Michael Spicer: Before Next Door, Dead Ringers, I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue and Joe Lycett's Obsessions have also won.

British Comedy Guide, 8th February 2021 Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021 Awards 2018 winners revealed

The public have voted Derry Girls as Best New TV Sitcom in the Awards 2018, with Inside No. 9 named Comedy Of The Year 2018 for the second year running. Other winners include Friday Night Dinner, Taskmaster and Vic & Bob's Big Night Out.

British Comedy Guide, 4th February 2019 Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

Review: Joe Lycett's Obsessions

Joe Lycett's Obsessions presents two initial challenges. The first is to capture the distinctive charm of Joe Lycett. The other is to present it in a form that fits Radio 4 at 6.30pm. On late-night BBC TV, he is shockingly frank, eventually endearing. On Radio 4, without the freedom to push the boundaries of vocabulary and sexual reference, in a format that limits him to the role of gameshow host, he just sounds sad. Put him on later and let him roam free.

Gillian Reynolds, The Sunday Times, 22nd July 2018

BBC Radio 4 confirms 35 comedy commissions

Radio 4 has revealed details of 35 separate comedy commissions, ranging from returning shows to new series, previous pilots and brand new stand-up.

British Comedy Guide, 17th August 2017

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