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We Forced A Bot To Write This Show

We Forced A Bot To Write This Show

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2023 - 2024
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

A sketch comedy written by and mocking artificial intelligence. Stars Isy Suttie, James Lance, Lauren Douglin, Esmonde Cole, Olivia Williams and Craig Parkinson

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - Action Movie, Army Advert And Bake Off

We forced AI to digest massive amounts of media and then write its own versions. We pushed the scripts into the mouths of actors, and the result is, absurdly, joyously hilarious.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 20th December 2023
Time
11pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
15 minutes

Catch-up

Cast & crew

Cast
Isy Suttie Various
James Lance Various
Lauren Douglin Various
Esmonde Cole Various
Olivia Williams The Stoyteller
Craig Parkinson Narrator
Writing team
Jon Holmes Writer (Adapted By)
Jon Holmes Writer (Additional Material)
Sarah Dempster Writer (Additional Material)
Gareth Ceredig Writer (Additional Material)
Keaton Patti Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Jon Holmes Director
Jon Holmes Producer
Jake Yapp Composer
Keaton Patti Creator

Press

We Forced A Bot To Write This Show review

There's much talk about whether Artificial Intelligence will ever outperform humans in their jobs. Well, this silly Radio 4 comedy proves that people can take on bots at their own game - and defeat them with the power of ridicule.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 21st December 2023

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