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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 6

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.

Further details

Shipping Forecast (Gerry Hayes)
Tin Can Phone (Russell Thompson)
Captain #1 (Mike Ryan)
Bull Gritts (Madeleine Brettingham)
Heart Transplant (Tim Keen)
Your Voice/Text Us (Annie Burchell and Madeleine Brettingham)
Captain #2 (Mike Ryan)
The Caring Bank (Maureen Oakeley and Lydia Parker)
Twilight Grove (John Dorney)
Captain #3 (Mike Ryan)
Alan's Mix CD (Christina Martin and James MacDougall)
Attachment (Tom Meltzer)
Facebookaholics (Paul Ariss)
Radio Wittgenstein (John Ironmonger)
Lost Data (Marc Whitely)
Dog Glue (Madeleine Brettingham)
James Pink: Global Warming (Madeleine Brettingham)
The Email (Jeff Nolan)

Broadcast details

Thursday 12th February 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd November 2015 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 30th November 2017 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Wednesday 27th November 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 30th 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
Madeleine Brettingham Writer
Christina Martin Writer
James MacDougall Writer
Marc Whitely Writer
James Cary Script Editor
Jason Hazeley Script Editor
Joel Morris Script Editor
Gerry Hayes Writer
Russell Thompson Writer
Tim Keen Writer
Annie Burchell Writer
Maureen Oakeley Writer
Lydia Parker Writer
Tom Meltzer Writer
Paul Ariss Writer
John Ironmonger Writer
Jeff Nolan Writer
Production team
Ed Morrish Producer

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