Timeshift: Gagging For It - TV's Hunger For Radio Comedy
Documentary examining how television has looked to radio comedy for the 'next big thing'
- BBC Four
- Robert Webb, David Mitchell, Jon Culshaw, Dick Fiddy, Barry Cryer, Marcus Brigstocke, Stephen Armstrong, Dick Mills and others
- 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.
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
This is an episode from the long-running BBC Four documentary series Timeshift. It is Series 7, Episode 18.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Monday 1st October 2007 on BBC Four at 10pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Monday 22nd September 2008 at 10:50pm