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Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic BBC Adaptation Streams Free Tomorrow
It will air on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm GMT on Sunday – that's 10am ET and 7am PT But it will stream globally, for free, from BBC Sounds for a year afterwards. Michael Palin stars in an exclusive adaptation of Terry Jones's comic novel A tale of interstellar skulduggery, romance and unhinged robots based in[...]
BBC Releases Tickets For Just A Minute, With New Host Sue Perkins
He died in January 2020, aged 96. Sue Perkins, BBC PR A longstanding institution, Just A Minute is a BBC Radio 4 panel game that sees comedians, performers, poets, columnists, generally witty types given the task of talking on a subject given to the by the host seconds previously, for sixty seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation,[...]
Ian McKellen Lost Role In Harold Pinter Film For Being Gay
Ian McKellen has been interviewed by John Wilson for BBC Radio 4's Front Row, talking about his life, his career, and his decision to return to the lead role of Hamlet During the forty-five-minute interview, he also talked about his gay activism over the years and the effects of another radio interview he gave in[...]
David Tennant Pretended To Be His Own PA, Melissa Von Stressle
As David Tennant says "I hope no one is listening to this who got an e-mail from Melissa Von Stressel." Did you? Or maybe you, like Stephen Mangan introduced yourself to Robert DeNiro, saying "Hello, I'm Robert DeNiro." The Confessional is written and presented by Stephen Mangan with extra material by Nick Doody, produced by Dave Anderson[...]
BBC Radio 4 Launches Bameshow, a Panel Show For Non-White Comedians
BBC Radio 4 is recording Bameshow, a new panel game twists that the other way. Bameshow logo from BBC Radio. "Welcome to the only BBC Radio 4 panel show featuring exclusively people of colour! But how in an age of entertainment tokenism has this been made possible? This is audio No-one knows we're not white." says Desiree[...]
Jon Holmes Recreates BBC Radio In His Own Image With The Skewer
Still, his radio history is long and varied, from student radio at Canterbury University, his Grievous Bodily Radio show for BBC Radio 4 back in 1997, and The Jon & Andy Show with Andy Hurst, which won him a Gold Sony Radio Academy Award He also co-created the long-running impressions show Dead Ringers, replacing WeekEnding,[...]
The Lenny Henry Show - On Superheroes Getting The Black Prefix...
Sir Lenny Henry has brought back his eighties BBC comedy sketch show The Lenny Henry Show, to BBC Radio 4 Which means he can open the first show with an effects-heavy sketch as the superhero saving the day Comet Or as everyone insisted on calling him, Black Comet It rather gets on his nerves… noting[...]
In five years time when all the current TV like Have I Got News For You is repeated on Dave, it's going to feel like a surreal hangover. The Archers is a British radio soap opera running first on the BBC Home Service and now on BBC Radio 4, and broadcast continually since 1951  Partly established[...]
Welcome To 'Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully'
BBC Radio 4 is currently repeating the second series of the sitcom Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully Which has given me the motivation to find the first series and listen to the lot. And maybe suggest you do too. The writer Eddie Robson, is also known for his Doctor Who audio, book and novel work, as[...]
Tumanbay: Interview with the Royal Spymaster – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh
Adi Tantimedh writes Tumanbay, BBC Radio 4's epic historical drama reached episode seven out of its ten-week run this week. This week, we interview Rufus Wright, who plays Gregor, the Sultan's spymaster charged with rooting out traitors and spies who would seek to bring down the empire Gregor's progress set one of the main threads of the[...]