Tilt. Image shows from L to R: Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Brodkin, Nick Mohammed, Oliver Maltman, Katy Wix, Isy Suttie. Copyright: BBC


  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 7
  • 2008
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A radio sketch show that takes the news of the week and looks at it from odd angles. Much of the material comes from new writers. Stars Simon Brodkin, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Oliver Maltman, Nick Mohammed, Isy Suttie and Katy Wix

About Tilt

Tilt is a sketch show which takes the week's news, and then looks at it from an unusual angle.

It is a show which rather than taking the obvious view when making fun of those in power, instead looks at it in an unorthodox manner. The style ranges from character comedy, to the editing of audio footage.

The cast consists of three men and three women: Simon Brodkin, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Olly Maltman, Nick Mohammed, Isy Suttie and Katy Wix. The series is produced by Victoria Lloyd.

The sketches include some recurring themes, such as news programmes devoted to a certain subject such as 'Postman Pat News' and 'Clanger News'. There are also other recurring sketches such as the 'News for the Under-Twos' and the completely inept Ministry Without Portfolio, lead by the forceful Charlotte, alongside former tabloid journalist Dominic and academic Ruth.

What is most interesting about Tilt, is who it is written by. The show is created by experienced writers such as Carrie Quinlan, however it also features material from a range of non-commissioned comedy writers. The show has acted as a platform for many new comedy writers to get their material broadcast for the very first time. We're proud to say that several writers from the British Comedy Guide have had their material broadcast on Tilt, and it is hoped that more will follow with the future series.

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