What's Funny About.... Image shows from L to R: Jon Plowman, Peter Fincham.

What's Funny About...

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra documentary about the stories behind Britain's biggest comedies. 12 episodes (2 series), 2020 - 2021. Features Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman.

Next new episode is today at 11:30am. Series 2, Episode 1

What's Funny About.... Image shows from L to R: Jon Plowman, Peter Fincham.

What's Funny About...

Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the people behind Britain's biggest comedies

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2020 - 2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Features
Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman
Producer
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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 13th May 2020 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 17th June 2020 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 10:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 30th September at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra