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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 2, Episode 2 - Have I Got News For You

A look back at the success of topical comedy quiz Have I Got News For You, with team captain Ian Hislop and producer Jimmy Mulville. They discuss many of the show's most controversial moments, including Bruce Forsyth's "Play Your Iraqi Cards Right", reveal how the series began and pay tribute to the unique brilliance of Ian's fellow captain, Paul Merton. They both also talk about original host Angus Deayton's departure from the show in 2002.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Time
11:30am
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Peter Fincham Host / Presenter
Jon Plowman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Ian Hislop Guest
Jimmy Mulville Guest
Production team
Owen Braben Producer

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