Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown. Rich Hall. Copyright: BBC
Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2016 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (1 series)

Rich Hall hosts this Radio 4 series in which comedians and experts look at US politics. Also features Nick Doody, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Mike Wilmot.

Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown. Rich Hall. Copyright: BBC

Key details

2016 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
12 (1 series)
Rich Hall, Nick Doody, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and Mike Wilmot
Rich Hall, Nick Doody, Benjamin Partridge, Robin Morgan, Sarah Campbell and GrĂ¡inne Maguire
Joe Nunnery

This show started with multi award-winning comedian and US Citizen Rich Hall following the closing stages of the 2016 US Presidential race, offering an acerbic look at the electoral system and the two candidates vying for the most important job in the world.

A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown was broadcast 'live' from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States.

The show now continues as a general look across the pond at the current state of US Politics.

Rich and his producer Nick Doody take calls from every corner of the United States to hear the concerns of voters, offering their take on the issues troubling the American electorate.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown (Series 1 title)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 19th October 2016 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 24th May 2021 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 - Episode 1
  • Friday 7th May 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 1
  • Thursday 6th May 2021 at 10:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 1

Recording details

  • BBC Radio Theatre
  • The Tabernacle - 2018 midterm special
  • Shaw Theatre - 2019 special
  • Zoom (Virtual) - 2021 special

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