- BBC Radio 4 Extra
- 6 (1 series)
- Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman
- Owen Braben
TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain's biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen.
With Peter and Jon as our guides, we'll take the opportunity to ask quite how people went about making a great bit of TV comedy? Who came up with it? How did it get written? We'll talk about the commissioning, the casting, and the reception the shows received when they first aired.
Episodes in the series include Dawn French and Richard Curtis on The Vicar of Dibley, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front on The Thick Of It; Meera Syal and Anil Gupta on Goodness Gracious Me; Jennifer Saunders on Absolutely Fabulous; Hugh Bonneville and John Morton on W1A and John Lloyd and Sir Tony Robinson on Blackadder.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 13th May 2020 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 27th May 2020 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 1 hour