Yes, It's The Ashes
A panel show from Radio Five Live based around the sport of cricket. Andy Zaltzman hosts, with the help of Paul Sinha
- Panel Show
- BBC Radio 5 Live
- 6 (1 series)
- Andy Zaltzman, Paul Sinha, John Oliver, Justin Hamilton and Pat Murphy
- Chris Skinner
Yes, It's The Ashes is a show which took a comic angle on the 2009 summer of cricket as it unfolded.
The show was hosted by Andy Zaltzman, a self-confessed 'cricket nut' (diagnosed as being unhealthily obsessed by cricket shortly after birth). He was assisted and goaded in finding comedic insight and general absurdity in the game by a team of equally fanatical cricket guests and the show's regular assistant and fellow cricket fan Paul Sinha.
At the time Zaltzman commented: "I can't think of a better time to be doing a series about the 2009 Ashes than in July and August 2009. Nor a better place to be doing it than 5 Live. The show will be packed with jokes and cover every conceivable angle of England's attempt to regain the urn which they so unluckily lost 5-0 in 2006-07. I guarantee there will never have been a 2009 Ashes show like it."
Yes It's The Ashes brought some of the liveliest comic voices in the business together to dissect the key issues of Summer 09: how good is Freddie's alarm clock? Will Number 10 need to invest in a portaloo? And will Billy Bowden's interestingly shaped finger wag for England?
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 4th July 2009 on BBC Radio 5 Live at 11am
- Last new broadcast
- Saturday 8th August 2009 on BBC Radio 5 Live at 11am
- Length of episodes
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Saturday 25th July 2009 at 7:00pm