Political Animal. Image shows from L to R: John Oliver, Andy Zaltzman. Copyright: Avalon Television / BBC
Political Animal

Political Animal

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2005 - 2008
  • 11 episodes (2 series)

Radio show featuring political stand-up and sketches, hosted by John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman.

Key details

2005 - 2008
BBC Radio 4
11 (1 pilot + 2 series)
John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman
Richard Grocock and Alison Carpenter

John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman host this late-night satirical show which mixes stand-up and sketches. The programme features a wide range of guests performing cutting-edge political satire. The series is based on the hit live stand-up shows of the same name.

Featuring cutting-edge satire from an exciting mix of new and more established acts, Political Animal is an incisive, unpredictable, and richly entertaining show, offering political comedy which reaches far beyond the bounds of Westminster into the broader issues which shape the world today.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th April 2007 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 15th July 2008 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4

Recording details

  • The Drill Hall - Series recorded on same day as broadcast

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