On The Hour. Image shows from L to R: Chris Morris, David Schneider, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Steve Coogan, Chris Morris, David Schneider, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Steve Coogan. Copyright: BBC.

On The Hour

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 12 episodes (2 series), 1991 - 1992. Stars Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber and David Schneider.

On The Hour. Image shows from L to R: Chris Morris, David Schneider, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Steve Coogan, Chris Morris, David Schneider, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Steve Coogan. Copyright: BBC.

On The Hour

Radio news satire presented by Chris Morris which was renowned for its savage dissection of news and current affairs programming and presentation

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1991 - 1992
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber and David Schneider
Writers
Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Richard Herring, Stewart Lee, David Quantick and Steven Wells
Producers
Armando Iannucci and Chris Morris

On The Hour is BBC Radio 4's most important news programme. Presented by Christopher Morris, On The Hour covers all of the important stories such as, "Glass-faced man too disgusting for trial!", "International string measurements agreed!" and "More oxygen needed says France!"

Supporting Morris are a range of fearless correspondents, including vapid US reporter Barbara Wintergreen; environmental reporter Rosy May; religious commentator Monsignor Treeb-Lopez, the terribly incompetent Peter O'Hanraha-Hanrahan; Radio 1 DJ Wayne Carr; and the monstrous face of sport, Alan Partridge.

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Production Details

Tagline
The News As It Happens, If It Happens
Production company
Soundtrack
Music written and performed by Chris Morris and Jonathan Whitehead.
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 9th August 1991 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 28th May 1992 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last repeat
Sunday 25th November 2018 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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