Image shows from L to R: Anna Leong Brophy, Emily Lloyd Saini.

Scrambled EGG

BBC Radio 4 sketch show about being mixed-race. 1 episode in 2021. Stars Rebecca Boey, Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd Saini.

Scrambled EGG

Sketch show from double act Egg about being mixed-race

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2021
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
Rebecca Boey, Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd Saini
Writers
Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd Saini
Producer
Mobashir Dar

Comedy duo Egg - Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini - write and star in this brand-new comedy special, exploring what it means to be mixed race, and their very different experiences growing up in the UK.

An increasingly surreal dinner date turns into a trip down memory lane for the pair, as a curt waitress guides them grudgingly through some of their formative mixed-race memories.

Through break-out sketches, the duo narrowly avoid coming to blows with streetwise teenage schoolgirls Jacanda and Malika on the streets of north west London, culturally appropriate their own cultural heritage in a Portakabin in Nottingham, and befuddle renowned Race and Socio-Political expert Professor Jojo Mojojo with a simple question. All the while waiting for their main course to arrive.

Anna and Emily also talk to their real-life Mums, who share their experiences on what it meant to bring up a mixed race daughter in the 90s - and whether the girls really were the charming little angels they claim to have been.

Can the mixed-race experience really be defined in a single comedy special? The Egg girls aren't sure, but they take a crack at it in Scrambled EGG.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 8th August 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 14th August 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra