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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
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Joe Lycett's Obsessions

Joe Lycett's Obsessions

2020-01-1300:29:257

Joe Lycett returns for a second series, exploring the nation's weird and wonderful obsessions by getting to know a selection of famous and not so famous guests. Joining Joe on the sofa this week, weather presenter Carol Kirkwood shares her obsession with a cat called Donald, whilst Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo reveals her love of trainers. Joe also welcomes members of the public to share their secret passions, as well as this week's VOP (very obsessed person), Paul Fraine, who introduces Joe to the world of Live Action Role Play. Joe Lycett's Obsessions was written and performed by Joe Lycett, with material from James Kettle and additional material from Catherine Brinkworth and Kat Sadler. The production coordinator was Damilola Mabadeje. The producer was Suzy Grant and it was a BBC Studios Audio production.
The Casebook Of Max And Ivan

The Casebook Of Max And Ivan

2020-01-0600:29:324

Acclaimed double-act Max and Ivan return one last time as incompetent private detectives for hire. It’s New Year’s Eve, but any plans for celebration are put on ice as Max and Ivan are tasked with investigating fearsome crime family matriarch, Mama Shanks - played by special guest Katherine Parkinson. Word on the street is that she has something big planned for this very evening but, in a plot that takes in vaping, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and 10,000 bees, can Max and Ivan find out what it going down before it is too late? Cast: Max ..... Max Olesker Ivan ..... Ivan Gonzalez Martha Shanks ..... Katherine Parkinson Narrator / Malcolm McMichaelmas ..... Lewis MacLeod Lumpy ..... Jessica Ransom PC Gribble ..... David Reed Written by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez Original music by Huw Olesker and Samuel H James Developed by John Stanley Productions Produced by Ben Walker A Hare and Tortoise production for BBC Radio 4
A festive celebration of the best comedy talent from around the world in a special programme recorded in the BBC Radio Theatre, brought to you by The Arts Hour. Malawian stand-up Daliso Chaponda hosts the star studded line up which features the BBC’s best comedy new comer, American Janine Harouni; the first woman to have a Netflix European comedy special, German Iranian Enissa Amani; Malaysian Nigel Ng, the host of comedy podcast Rice to Meet You; Australian rising star Brodi Snook; the host of the BBC podcast But where are you really from? Eshaan Akbar and the hilarious British Kenyan stand-up, citizen of the world Masud Milas. Photo shows Daliso Chaponda (c) BBC
The Museum of Curiosity

The Museum of Curiosity

2019-12-3000:44:356

The Museum of Curiosity is a Rose d’Or winning panel show in its fourteenth series hosted by John Lloyd (Blackadder, Spitting Image, Not The Nine O’Clock News, QI). Each series is ‘curated’ by a different comedian – the Museum’s current curator is Bridget Christie (A Bic For Her, Netflix's Stand Up for Her and the Rose d'Or winning Bridget Christie Minds The Gap). Last Christmas the Museum reunited four of its previous curators (Sally Phillips, Lee Mack, Jimmy Carr and Jo Brand) for its first Christmas special. This year John and Bridget return with a special extended edition featuring music producer Glyn Johns, comedian Shazia Mirza and novelist JK Rowling. Glyn Johns is a music producer who has worked with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Joan Armatrading and Eric Clapton to name but a few. Shazia Mirza is a multi-award-winning comedian who is currently touring her latest show Coconut which talks about her experiences fending for herself (and her fellow islanders) on Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. She won ‘Columnist of the Year’ for her writing in The New Statesman. JK Rowling is the best selling author behind the Harry Potter phenomenon. The books have won multiple awards, sold over 500 million copies and been translated into over 80 languages. She also founded children’s charity Lumos, was made an OBE in 2001 and has a gold Blue Peter badge. In each episode of The Museum of Curiosity the panel are asked to donate an exhibit to the Museum’s growing collection. In this special extended episode Glyn Johns choses a 3M M23 8 Track tape machine featuring a recording of Something by George Harrison. Shazia Mirza donates real eyebrows which she fears are going extinct and reveals her plans for ‘eyebrow donation cards’. JK Rowling donates inspiration as she often gets asked where she gets hers from and she suggests the Museum could sell it in the gift shop. The Museum’s exhibits were catalogued by Mike Shephard, Mike Turner and Emily Jupitus of QI. The Producers were Anne Miller and Victoria Lloyd.
Austentatious

Austentatious

2019-12-2300:29:3111

The world premiere of an incredible lost Jane Austen novel, full of wit, flirtation and dastardly behaviour - and completely cooked up on the spot by the UK's finest improv troupe. All the cast know is that they will perform a story in the style of Jane Austen, based on a title suggested by the studio audience. Be prepared for anything from Strictly Come Darcy to Mansfield Shark. Austentatious are Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris and Daniel Nils Roberts, with violin by Oliver Izod. Produced by Jon Harvey A Naked production for BBC Radio 4
Comments (68)

MD SAIFUL ISLAM JOY

love it

Jan 4th
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Barbara Koont

"women are bettter than men in survival situations because women are more mentally strong" I take it that is a sweeping generalisation...and be honest, if you were about to die somebody would have saved you therefore not a 'real' survival situation at all. Is this really how you want girls growing up to think? No better than the 'alpha' male you claim to be so different from. shame

Jan 2nd
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Domnic

very funny!!! was cracking up on the tube!

Dec 11th
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Sekkiou Salah

Really awesome

Nov 20th
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Joye Liu

稍微聽得懂一點點就快笑死了🤣🤣🤣

Nov 13th
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Asim Warraich

Great selection of stories, very well presented.

Nov 12th
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Pierce Merrin

great fun innit

Nov 11th
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TheUltimateNerd14

nice

Oct 14th
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Tessa Matykiewicz

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Oct 13th
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Oct 13th
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Ben Marks

sadly BBC support for brexit has clipped the channel's wings. they have become very partisan, pro the right wing elite. the left wing, ironic and challenging comics they used to feature are now caught in a trap. insult their paymaster or censor their material. or a third choice, walk away. none of these works well for audiences. BBC RIP

Sep 8th
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Marilyn Charteris

luv this show an d listening from NZ. so pleased to have another series

Aug 28th
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Carl King

Is there any comedy then??

Aug 13th
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Carl King

I thought the fringe was comedy, my bad :(

Aug 13th
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damian edwards

Dire. When you have a good comedian like Andrew Maxwell standing on a stage why would you have him not tell jokes but rather introduce expensively piped in dross from around the world instead.

Aug 12th
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Numkelfutumch Deman

move along, there's no comedy to be heard here.

Aug 8th
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Ed Porter

very good! looking forward to the other three parts and hope they will be posted here

Aug 2nd
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Cheri Ann Schumann

I have no doubt about his own home with his wife and daughter in custody for two months after being released after she took the stage with his father during hacking to get out of her bank account for more severe symptoms including a child with autism to help his family to his home taking advantage over his own personal life without any help from other companies to pay for a drug overdose in public hospitals during hacking that he needed to protect himself against his mother at home in his hometown without being able to leave her family history of children in particular causes her son to stay away for years to come back to work with her son who was in a state of emergency in public places in new Orleans COUNTY where people were doing anything to make money off his own personal account of her life insurance policy for more severe cases in her own sake to pay attention to help herself through the phone number of her family historic property that she was not able to attend the information that he needed to know how long her life is going on a project for more information to become successful on social networks that she didn't know about him obviously being treated highly associated with his own personal experience with a woman who has no idea why she's so upset with disabilities to stay away from her own child to help people understand why she told him protect himself against them for years Destroying their daughter to help her in her office at the university of California in his own personal relationship to be more specific information regarding her son who was born with her own personal experience in her life in this process that she didn't care about his family she didn't know what he pulled from his injuries to her son in prison for her ownership trust fund in his home in San Francisco and email address to be released from her website post about her own health benefits as part owner of a child with autism as part handled by police officers in his life without any criminal investigations into a home taking charge against abusee in published articles in public health programs and his family during the process to help her son who has been in his business in recent studies that have been doing well to work together in this environment since she's in her first time at this moment to become an important person to help her son who was a victim in public relations.

Jun 25th
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Hannah Morgan

Making me anxious listening to it ☹️

Jun 12th
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Jenine Abarbanel

gah. British misogyny thinly disguised as comedy. hideous.

Apr 24th
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