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Timeshift: Gagging For It - TV's Hunger For Radio Comedy

BBC Four documentary about radio-to-TV transfers. 1 episode in 2007. Features Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Jon Culshaw, Dick Fiddy and others.

Timeshift: Gagging For It - TV's Hunger For Radio Comedy

Documentary examining how television has looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Jon Culshaw, Dick Fiddy, Barry Cryer, Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen Armstrong, Dick Mills and others
Producers
John Das and Lucie Donahue

Since its earliest days, television has looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'. Radio hits from Hancock's Half Hour to Little Britain have become TV classics. But other long-running radio favourites have died a death on the screen. So what makes for a sure-fire transfer? Time Shift investigates, with the help of favourite clips from the archive and insights offered by Jon Culshaw, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer, Marcus Brigstocke, and Mitchell & Webb.

Featured programmes:

That Mitchell And Webb Sound

Educating Archie

The Goon Show

Hancock's Half Hour

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Just A Minute

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

The Mary Whitehouse Experience

The Day Today

Knowing Me, Knowing You... With Alan Partridge

Dead Ringers

The League Of Gentlemen

Little Britain

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st October 2007 on BBC Four at 10pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 22nd September 2008 at 10:50pm