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Tom Allen is Actually Not Very Nice
A new series from Tom Allen, star of Mock The Week, Bake Off Extra Slice, The Apprentice: You're Fired and fresh from a sell out solo performance at The London Palladium.Tom Allen is Actually Not Very Nice explores what happens when Tom's calm and collected exterior collapses. He used to be such a nice boy but what has happened to turn him naughty?With help from the assembled studio audience, Tom works out how best to navigate some tricky social situations and how to keep a lid on his fury when confronted with life's small injustices.Featuring Gabby Best.Photo credit: Edward Moore @edshotsProducer: Richard MorrisA BBC Studios Production
Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown
Join multi award-winning comedian and US citizen Rich Hall as he takes a look across the pond at the current state of US politics.A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall's (US) Breakdown broadcasts live from the fictional IBBC network in Washington to the whole of the United States.In this thanksgiving special Rich and his co-host, Nick Doody take a closer look at the impeachment process, hear from some Democratic presidential hopefuls and listen in as Trump pardons a turkey...Written by Rich Hall & Nick Doody with additional material from Sarah Campbell and Mike Shepherd.The cast includes Lewis McLeod, Freya Parker and Mike Wilmot. Interview Guest Dahlia Lithwick (Host of Amicus Podcast, Senior Editor at Slate)Researcher: Mandy BakerProduction Co-Ordinator: Candace WilsonProducer: Adnan AhmedBBC Studios Production
Susan Calman Makes Me Happy
Taking part in Strictly Come Dancing made Susan Calman happy. Completely, totally happy. And having lived with anxiety for so long, it was something of a surprise to discover something new that gave her feelings of joy. So, in Susan Calman Makes Me Happy, she explores and explains the other things in life that bring her happiness.This week, aided and abetted by her studio audience and wife Lee, she delves into family. Those you’re related to by blood, those you choose and those that choose you.Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.Written by Susan Calman and Jon Hunter.Production Co-ordinator - Tamara ShilhamA Somethin’ Else production for BBC Radio 4.
Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere
Malawi's most famous comedian Daliso Chaponda returns for a second series.The UK and Africa have had a long a complicated past. This series looks at the history of this relationship as well as current issues, with Daliso as our relationship guidance counsellor, helping us navigate the rocky historical waters between the two places.Episode 1: Cultural RelativismIn this episode, Daliso talks about cultural differences, exploring the complicated topic of cultural relativism and how it is more than just 'agreeing to disagree'.Writer and performed by Daliso ChapondaSebastian... James QuinnAdditional Material... Scott BennettVoice of... Dylan MorrisTheme music by LawiImage by Steve UllathorneProduction Coordinator... Beverly TaggProducer... Carl CooperThis is a BBC Studios Production.
Twayna Mayne: Black Woman
Comedian Twayna Mayne's upbringing as a trans-racial adoptee is explored as she searches for her own Black British female identity. Along with stand-up in front of a live audience she chats to other women about their shared experiences, with this episode featuring a contribution from lead singer of the two tone band The Selecter, Pauline Black.Producer: Julia McKenzieA BBC Studios Production
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