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

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

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Four
  • 2007
  • 1 episode

Documentary examining how television has looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'. Features Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Jon Culshaw, Dick Fiddy, Barry Cryer and more.

Key details

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

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

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st October 2007 at 10pm on BBC Four
Episode length
1 hour
Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 10:55pm on BBC4
  • Sunday 7th June 2020 at 12:00am on BBC4
  • Monday 22nd September 2008 at 10:50pm on BBC4

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