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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 23rd October at 11pm.

Series 3

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 8th January 2009

Sketches include the crime-solving architects; a deliberately annoying mobile phone handset; BackStory Factor, the talent show in which you need a sob story; a man who finds two actors are cheaper than a plasma TV; and introducing Jeff, a man who creates inappropriate voicemail greetings.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 15th January 2009

Sketches include a man phoning up the numbers in public toilets; adverts for the BBC iPlayer; the new kid's toy, My First Call Centre; a dancing sign language expert on BBC News; Holby City staff attempting to resuscitate another actor's career; and an odd baptism request.

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd January 2009

Sketches include an inefficient NHS appointment booking system; adverts for Channel 4's public service broadcasting season; an arsehole scanner at the airport; and a premium rate helpline teenagers who want to annoy their parents.

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 29th January 2009

Sketches include an airborne traffic reporter with issues; adverts for a sofa shop sale that must end soon... or at least one day; an awkward pie shop customer; and a lawyer reading out a less-than-eloquent statement from their celebrity client on the steps outside a court.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 5th February 2009

Sketches this week include an incredibly hard quiz; some politically correct villains; a refund from the government; a very personal security question; and a tabloid journalist helping out the local school with their newsletter.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 12th February 2009

Sketches this week include a new mobile made out of a tin can; some worrying announcements from the cockpit; a bank that really, really cares about its customers; and a sketch about a lot of lost data.

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