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

That Mitchell & Webb Sound

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 29 episodes (5 series), 2003 - 2013. Stars David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland.

Another series is in development.

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

That Mitchell & Webb Sound

Radio sketch series starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb which laid the foundations for their TV sketch show, That Mitchell and Webb Look

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2003 - 2013
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
29   (5 series)
Starring
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland
Writers
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, James Bachman, Mark Evans, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Chris Reddy, John Finnemore and others
Producer
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 Orthopedic 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.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
The theme tune is "Stranger On The Shore" by Acker Bilk. The CD releases use a different version.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th August 2003 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 17th December 2013 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 29th November 2018 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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