The Trap
The Trap

The Trap

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 2
  • 2012
  • 1 pilot

Radio 2 sketch show starring Jeremy Limb, Paul Litchfield and Dan Mersh, also known collectively as The Trap. Stars Jeremy Limb, Paul Litchfield and Dan Mersh.

Key details

Sketch Show
BBC Radio 2
1 Pilot
Jeremy Limb, Paul Litchfield and Dan Mersh
Jeremy Limb, Paul Litchfield and Dan Mersh

Sketch show by comedy team The Trap, whose credits collectively and individually cover 15 Storeys High, People Like Us, Jam and Jerusalem, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Comedy Cuts, Headcases and Miranda.

Not only will the show feature a variety of sketches and songs, but it will also feature an interactive quiz. (Not really). So you could win a stunning prize. (You can't). It also features Peep Show's Isy Suttie. (That bit's true). And posing the questions in the fictional quiz will be Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.(That's true, too).

Three-man comedy team The Trap have created some of the most innovative, inspired, hilarious and noisy live sketch shows the world has ever seen. Their props ranged from a set of 'glass bagpipes' to the actual Goodies' trandem, which they still own to this day. Their revolutionary use of multi-media caused one reviewer to ask: "Like all good inventions, I don't know why nobody had thought of doing comedy like this before".

Their merciless spoofs of atrocious student theatre, the Bad Play series of shows, gained a fervent cult following. This summer they return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time in six years to perform Bad Musical, which aims to be the worst musical ever conceived, written and performed.

This new show, recorded in a packed BBC Radio Theatre, takes in job interviews, murders, awards ceremonies, and a singalong of a Wings' classic (see if you can guess what it is).

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 12th July 2012 at 9:30pm on BBC Radio 2
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Friday 24th February 2017 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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