The award-winning BBC Radio 4 sketch show returns, written by and starring John Finnemore. Winner of the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience, the programme was described as 'one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time' by The Guardian. The sketches and skits feature Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.
Comedian Marcus Brigstocke presents a two-part special focussing on the great British press. In the first episode, he plunges headfirst into the contents of the great British newspaper and comes up smelling of Daily Mail. Plus he reveals the headline of the year that you'll never get to read.... In the second episode, there's sex, scandal and saucy secrets on offer as Marcus examines how the great British press combine the difficult jobs of both selling newspapers and ruining peoples' lives.
Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus’ epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin’s famous voyage. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lolly Adefope, Robert Webb and Susan Calman.
The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Marek Larwood, Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp, Richard E Grant, and Sally Hawkins.
Carol, Sarah, Samira and Mac were best friends at university. They were the bright young things who had the world on a string and shining futures ahead. Now, as they find themselves tipping into their 30-something lives of work, relationships and responsibilities, they meet up for a big reunion night out, ready to recapture their shared past.
"Good for short car trip"
In the complete third series of the multiaward-winning show, from the makers of Cabin Pressure and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive, Marcus Brigstocke examines different facets of life by being put in charge of them. Each week he starts out by thinking, Well, it can’t be that difficult, surely and ends up with, Oh, turns out it’s utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?
In the complete second hit series from the people who brought you Cabin Pressure and Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! Each week, Marcus finds he’s volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - the European Union, Social Media, the banking system, the farming industry - and each week he starts out by thinking “Well, it can’t be that difficult, surely?” and ends up with "Oh - turns out it’s utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?".
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"Hivemind: why would you dissent?"
It's 1972 and Vince Cosmos is all the rage. He's the enigmatic Glam Rock star who sings about being an alien and whose followers worship him. Poppy Munday is the secretary of his fan club - Sunderland chapter - and all her dreams are about to come truewhen she finds herself drwan into the strange orbit of the Seventies' most fabulous star. But what if Vince Cosmos really is an alien? One engaged in a secret battle with aliens already on Earth?
The French Revolution was one of the most far-reaching social and political upheavals in modern history, spanning 10 years and involving the execution of the King, collapse of monarchy and slaughter of thousands at the guillotine. Starring Richard E Grant and Sally Hawkins, comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls here attempt to tell the epic story of the Revolution in one hour, with jokes.
The Headset Set is an audience sketch show set in the world of a call centre called Smile5, a company that sells anything and everything.