That Mitchell & Webb Sound. Image shows from L to R: Robert Webb, David Mitchell. Copyright: BBC
That Mitchell & Webb Sound

That Mitchell & Webb Sound

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2003 - 2013
  • 29 episodes (5 series)

Radio sketch series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Also features Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound. Image shows from L to R: David Mitchell, Robert Webb. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Sketch Show
2003 - 2013
BBC Radio 4
29 (5 series)
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Chris Reddy, John Finnemore and more
Gareth Edwards

Before That Mitchell And Webb Look, David Mitchell and Robert Webb starred in this BBC Radio 4 series. It featured many sketches that TV viewers will now know and love.

That Mitchell & Webb Sound is the birthplace of Numberwang, the Party Planners, the Lazy Film Writers, Big Talk, Ted and Peter the snooker commentators, and The Surprising Adventures of Sir Digby Chicken-Ceaser (originally called Sir Digby Ceaser-Salad).

It is also home to several sketches yet to transfer to television, such as arts programme Imagine That; the lonely late-night DJ, Adrian Locket; The Old Lady Hearings, in which everyone has to explain what they do to a panel of old ladies who then decide if it's a proper job or not; Brown's Orthopaedic Supplies, a very ordinary office that just happens to have among its office equipment a portal to another universe - if only the staff would use it responsibly and not just nip through it for a crafty fag; and a show on under-5s' TV channel CBeebies hosted by Christopher Hitchins.

Additional details

Also known as
  • TMAWS (Acronym)
The theme tune is Stranger On The Shore by Acker Bilk. The CD releases use a different version.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th August 2003 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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