The End Of The Roadshow

  • Radio comedy / variety
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1991 - 1992
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Imitating the Radio 1 Roadshow, Neil Mullarkey, Nick Hancock and Tony Hawks present a mock road show in order to win the public affection for Radio 4.

Key details

Genres
Comedy, Variety
Broadcast
1991 - 1992
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Stars
Neil Mullarkey, Tony Hawks and Nick Hancock
Writers
Stewart Lee and Richard Herring
Producer
Sarah Smith

The mock road show, penned by Lee and Herring, toured various university cities on the quest to make Radio 4 seem as 'cool' and 'amazing' as Radio 1. Neil Mullarkey, Nick Hancock and Tony Hawks try and find out as much about the local area as possible - through going out on the streets and making members of the public do stupid things and reading out various idiosyncratic news stories. They also try and tackle the 'issues that matter'. Between this, they hold both counselling and competitions for the audience members and have a number of comedians pop in.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 28th December 1991 at 11:30pm on BBC Radio 4
All previous repeats
  • Wednesday 15th February 2012 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4

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