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The Odd Half Hour

BBC Radio 4 sketch show. 12 episodes (3 series), 2008 - 2010. Stars Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson.

The Odd Half Hour

Radio sketch show looking at modern life's pains. Stars include Stephen K Amos and Justin Edwards

Sketch Show
2008 - 2010
BBC Radio 4
12   (3 series)
Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Justin Edwards and Katherine Parkinson
Jason Hazeley, Joel Morris, Simon Evans, Andrew Dawson, Steve Dawson, Tim Inman, Mark Evans, Danielle Ward and others
Gareth Edwards and Alex Walsh-Taylor

Stand-ups Stephen K. Amos and Jason Byrne and comic performers Katherine Parkinson and Justin Edwards are brought together for a radio gang show that mixes the political with the plain silly.

The Series 3 line-up has altered slightly, with Kevin Bishop, Doon Mackichan and Jessica Ransom joining Stephen K Amos and Justin Edwards. This latest series answers all the questions you've probably never asked. How does a mouse get into a can of baked beans? What happens when paleontologists speculate about the sex lives of dinosaurs? And just what is the dream job for an HR Manager?

Production Details

Part of

Radio 4's Happy Mondays

Production company
Music by Osymyso and Justin Edwards
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 19th May 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 7th December 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 28th July 2020 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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