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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.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday at 11pm.

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 11th January 2007

Sketch series which looks at the world of modern communication. Sketches include two advertising voice-over artists arranging a date; the MyGrave internet service; quiz show host Brian Mason's parents calling him whilst on air; and plans for an office party disrupted by political correctness.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 18th January 2007

Sketches include a patronising helpline; Al-Qaeda attempting to create it's own You've Been Framed channel on YouTube; and more from internet podcaster Nameless Phil.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 1st February 2007

A look at the young movers and shakers in the capital, who all just happen to be toffs; ASBO kids get a go at brain surgery; Al-Qaeda tries some product placement; and a disgruntled tube train driver uses the PA system to cause confusion.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 8th February 2007

A trailer for Toffs In Love, another generic romantic comedy film; Brian is back working on the quiz channel in an attempt to re-pay his debts; a dating website chat gets desperate; air traffic control installs a new call waiting system; and Most Haunted goes X-rated.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 15th February 2007

BBC Bitesize teaches kids the French phrases they really need to know; Nameless Phil overdoses on coffee; there's an online argument about Ray Mears; TV show Help, My Kids Have Gone Posh assists the north; and Pub TV provides a weather forecast.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd February 2007

This week Karen at Happy Mark Cards is writing a kids book, but her boss Anne is worried that the story might be a bit dark. Other sketches include a cricket commentator mis-using his hypnosis skills; and art critics discussing the new 'front bottom' exhibition.


7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Thursday 1st March 2007

Petty Wikipedia arguments; bickering actresses; lost luggage; and ASBO sponsorship are amongst the sketches in this episode.


8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Thursday 8th March 2007

Over-sexed smoothie drink adverts; the hoodie hotline; Pub TV reviewing pirate DVDs; and Nameless Phil tries to finally tell Nadia, his cleaner, how he feels about her.