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

What's Funny About...

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • 2020 - 2021
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

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

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

Key details

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
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 10:30pm on BBC Radio 4 Extra
Most recent repeats

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