The Skewer.

The Skewer

BBC Radio 4 sketch show from Jon Holmes. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2019 - 2020. Stars Jon Holmes.

Series 2

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Thursday 17th September 2020

We look at the new COVID-19 regulations, how the BBC is dealing with it's comedy being too left-wing by hiring the late Bernard Manning to appear on Mock the Week, Donald Trump dreams that Black Lives Matter goes away, and Nigel Farage is the new star of Baywatch.


2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Thursday 24th September 2020

This week Boris Johnson fights for his right to party, Priti Patel stars in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Keir Starmer performs Borat's Throw The Jew Down The Well and Louis Theroux interviews COVID-19.


3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Thursday 1st October 2020

This week university students stuck at home due to coronavirus find themselves in The Hunger Games, we explore the similarities between NHS Track and Trace app and Pokemon, and we take a look at Britain's greatest comedian: Jacob Rees-Mogg.


4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Thursday 8th October 2020

Using Excel to run NHS Track & Trace, local lockdowns are akin Hotel California, Postman Pat struggles dealing with postal votes in the US Election, and the government appears on Play Your Cards Right this week.


5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Thursday 15th October 2020

With local lockdowns for local people, Donald Trump is glowing suspiciously, anger and violence grows the week Mars appears brightly in the sky, Boris Johnson & Kier Starmer dance together on Strictly Come Dancing, and there is an episode of Matt Hancock's Half Hour.


6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Thursday 22nd October 2020

Lockdown in Wales is told in the style of Dylan Thomas, the Conservative Party is barred from the Rovers Return, we prepare for no deal with the Empire from Star Wars, and Matt Hancock is on Taskmaster.