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.

Series 3, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday 23rd October at 11pm.

Series 1, Episode 1

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.


Some of the sketches featured in this episode were re-written and re-recorded versions of the sketches heard in the pilot.

Broadcast details

Thursday 11th January 2007
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ben Willbond Various
Ingrid Oliver Various
Dominic Coleman Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Julie Mayhew Various
Rachel Atkins Various
Writing team
James Cary Writer
Rhodri Crooks Writer
Nat Soames Writer
Nico Rigby Writer
David Cadji-Newby Writer
Michael Ryan Writer
Peter Brooksbank Writer
Kate Chedgey Writer
Danny Myers Writer
Tom Dayton Writer
John Dorney Writer
Lindsay Nightingale Writer
Matthew Morton Writer
Nick Revell Writer
Production team
Adam Bromley Producer