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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 3

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.

Further details

Sexy Radio 4 (Sarah Morgan)
Relationship Upgrade (John-Luke Roberts)
Freak TV 1 (Mike Ryan)
System of the Damned (Jason Arnopp) (Christina Martin, James MacDougall)
Answerphone #1 (John-Luke Roberts)
Sensitive Equipment (Michael Balazo)
Answerphone #2 (Robin Bailes)
Script Development (Mike Ryan)
Troll (Christina Martin, James MacDougall)
Sullen Teenager (Christopher Davies)
Freak TV 3 (Mike Ryan)
Death to the West (Marc Whitely)
Who does the Queen Think She Is? (James Sherwood)
Don't Tell Us What You Think (Matthew Morton)
Answerphone #3 (John-Luke Roberts)
Freak TV 4 (Mike Ryan)
Facebook Funeral (Christopher Youles)
Radio 4 + Juan (John Dorney, Mike Ryan)

Broadcast details

Thursday 22nd January 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st November 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 9th November 2017 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 6th November 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 9th 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
John Dorney Writer
Matthew Morton Writer
Christina Martin Writer
James MacDougall Writer
Michael Balazo Writer
James Sherwood Writer
Marc Whitely Writer
James Cary Script Editor
Jason Hazeley Script Editor
Joel Morris Script Editor
John-Luke Roberts Writer
Sarah Morgan Writer
Jason Arnopp Writer
Robin Bailes Writer
Christopher Davies Writer
Christopher Youles Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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