Week Ending

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1970 - 1998
  • 1142 episodes (83 series)

A satirical sketch show that started many comedy careers and ran for more than 1,100 episodes, for nearly 30 years. Stars David Jason, Frank Abbott, Bill Wallis, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and more.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1970 - 1998
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1,142 (83 series), plus 143 compilations and short inserts
Stars
David Jason, Frank Abbott, Bill Wallis, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, David Tate, Royce Mills, Sheila Steafel and more
Writers
Peter Spence, Simon Brett, Chris Miller, David Hatch, Sandra Pronger, Arnold Brown, David Renwick, Fred Metcalf and more
Producers
Simon Brett, Bob Oliver Rogers, John Lloyd, Martin Fisher, Geoffrey Perkins, Griff Rhys Jones, Douglas Adams, Jonathan James-Moore and more
Company

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Had several theme tunes, including Party Fears Two by The Associates.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 4th April 1970 at 11:05pm on BBC Radio 4

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