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Recorded For Training Purposes

Recorded For Training Purposes

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2007 - 2010
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

A fast-paced sketch show about modern communication. Much of the material comes from new writers. Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew and more.

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 2

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.

Further details

Sketch List, With Writer Credits

1: Sudoku (Andy Flood)
2: Fatuous Survey (Eddie Robson)
3: My First Call Centre (Christopher Stanners)
4: iPlayer #1 (Matthew Morton)
5: James Pink #1 (Madeleine Brettingham)
6: Phone-In Budget (Stephen Carlin)
7: iPlayer #2 (Matthew Morton)
8: Holby Career (Matthew Morton)
9: 5 Second Theatre (Damian Nicolaou)
10: Celebrity Stalking (Mike Ryan)
11: Parents' IT Hotline (Matt Hurst)
12: iPlayer #3 (Matthew Morton)
13: Childrens' Support Hotline (Sam Kellow)
14: Nasty Names (Matthew Morton)
15: Next of Kin (Sean Grant)
16: Fake Signing (Stuart Beale)
17: James Pink #2 (Madeleine Brettingham)
18: iPlayer #4 (Matthew Morton)
19: Dirty Phone Sex (Thomas Gladstone)

Broadcast details

Thursday 15th January 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 25th October 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 2nd November 2017 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 30th October 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 2nd August 2021 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Ben Willbond Various
Ingrid Oliver Various
Dominic Coleman Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Julie Mayhew Various
Rachel Atkins Various
Writing team
Michael Ryan Writer
Matthew Morton Writer
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
James Cary Script Editor
Jason Hazeley Script Editor
Joel Morris Script Editor
Andy Flood Writer
Eddie Robson Writer
Christopher Stanners Writer
Stephen Carlin Writer
Damian Nicolaou Writer
Matt Hurst Writer
Sam Kellow Writer
Sean Grant Writer
Thomas Gladstone Writer
Stuart Beale Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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