- BBC Radio 4
- Kirsty Wark, Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Steve Coogan, Doon Mackichan, Patrick Marber, Chris Morris, Richard Herring and others
- David Prest and Simon Jarvis
Coming off the back of the hugely successful and award-winning Radio 4 comedy On The Hour, Armando Iannucci, Chris Morris and cast brought their characters into the living rooms of millions. There was hapless sports reporter Alan Partridge, Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan, Rosy May and the eponymous newsreader and host Chris Morris.
Satirising the form of news presentation, with a groundbreaking use of comedic graphics and music that always went on slightly too long, the joke was always on the pomposity of news and how it was presented.
Patrick Marber played hapless reporter Peter O'Hanraha-hanrahan among other characters.
David Schneider, who was in a double act at university with Armando, contrived the very first early demos and was a regular cast member throughout.
This programme is an episode of BBC Radio 4's The Reunion, in which people from past events are reunited to talk about them.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Sunday 15th August 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11am
- Episode length
- 45 minutes
- Last repeat
- Friday 20th August 2021 at 9:00am