Recorded For Training Purposes. Copyright: BBC.

Recorded For Training Purposes

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 27 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Rachel Atkins and Colin Hoult.


This was a non-broadcast pilot available to download from the BBC website in 2006. Many of the sketches in this pilot were re-recorded and used in the first series, particularly episode 1.1

Introducing Nameless Phil, the podcasting voice of truth. Other sketches included a chat with the lads in charge of taping stuff for the BBC archives; and a new NHS home birth service.

Broadcast details

This episode has never been broadcast.

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ben Willbond Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Rachel Atkins Various
Guest cast
Sally Hawkins Various
Laura Solon Various
Dan Tetsell Various
Writing team
James Cary Writer
Rhodri Crooks Writer
Nat Soames Writer
Tom Jamieson Writer
Nev Fountain Writer
Nick Revell Writer
Mike Wilkinson Writer
Production team
Adam Bromley Producer