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.

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Series 2, Episode 4 - Not The Nine O'Clock News

Peter and Jon talk to John Lloyd and Dr Pamela Stephenson about their pioneering sketch show Not The Nine O'Clock News. They talk us through some of their favourite sketches and reveal how they created their vast array of characters, from Gerald the Gorilla to Janet Street-Porter (and in particular, the interview that Pamela's Janet did with Billy Connolly that would change both of their lives).

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC Sounds

Wednesday 13th October 2021
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Peter Fincham Host / Presenter
Jon Plowman Host / Presenter
Guest cast
John Lloyd Guest
Pamela Stephenson Guest
Production team
Owen Braben Producer

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