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The Skewer

The Skewer

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2019 - 2024
  • 89 episodes (11 series)

Topical comedy show from Jon Holmes using Radiophonic Workshop sounds.

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The Halloween Skewer

Jon Holmes's immersive, topical, mind-twisting satirical river of sound returns to Radio 4 for Halloween, after a successful pilot earlier in the year.

Further details

Fittingly for Halloween - Brexit or Brexit be damned - The Skewer is back to haunt your ears by pushing the boundaries of satirical radio into the murky depths.

A platform for diverse new talent, this is topical satire like you've never heard it before. Produced and curated by Jon Holmes, The Skewer is a new 'open-door' comedy for a fresh generation of satirists who don't write sketches, jokes and one liners, but instead channel their talents into playing around with sound.

You can listen on your radio conventionally, but the soundscapes of The Skewer have been designed to enhance listeners' experience through headphones; attaching you to a late-night drip of current events as they melt into your brain, evoking that feeling of drifting off, but with the occasional uncomfortable sleep-twitch, as though you've accidentally stepped off a kerb.

The Skewer toys with the newsscape and all of the noises it makes. Freeform, dreamlike, curious, scathing - The Skewer is the home of the new news jokers.

Broadcast details

Thursday 31st October 2019
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Writing team
Jon Holmes Writer
Phil Lindsey Writer
Paul Kearney Writer
Davian Dent Writer
Mugger Harris Writer
Dave Wol Writer
Ash Williamson Writer
Tony Churnside Writer
Beth Granville Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Gilyatt Writer (Additional Material)
Stretchy's Studio Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Jon Holmes Producer

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