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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 - 2023
  • 18 episodes (3 series)

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

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Series 1, Episode 2 - The Thick Of It

Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front about the satirical sitcom. Was Nicola Murray just a nice (if hapless) person, thrust into a nest of political vipers, or was she just as bad as the rest of them? Who came up with the line "about as much use as a marzipan dildo"? And who was Malcolm Tucker really based on (it's probably not who you think).

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Time
10:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Peter Fincham Host / Presenter
Jon Plowman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Armando Iannucci Guest
Rebecca Front Guest
Production team
Owen Braben Producer

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