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David Tennant Pretended To Be His Own PA Melissa Von Stressel

David Tennant Pretended To Be His Own PA, Melissa Von Stressel

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 With A Difference

BBC Radio 4 Launches Bameshow, a Panel Show With A Difference

BBC Radio 4 is recording Bameshow, a new panel game twists that the other way.[caption id="attachment_1293007" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Bameshow logo from BBC Radio.[/caption]"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[...]

Jon Holmes Recreates BBC Radio In His Own Image With The Skewer

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

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[...]

BBCs The Archers Delayed as Cast Get to Grips With New Technology

BBC's The Archers Delayed as Cast Get to Grips With New Technology

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

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[...]


The Best Show Benedict Cumberbatch Was Ever In Is Also Britains Greatest Secret

The Best Show Benedict Cumberbatch Was Ever In, Is Also Britain's Greatest Secret

Everyone knows Benedict Cumberbatch by now, right? Sherlock, Khan (spoilers), Alan Turing and Dr Strange. All good? Good. So if I was to talk about a sitcom in which he starred that ran for six years with a truly great cast and written by probably Britain's finest comedy writer of the spoken word, you'd have thought more people […]

Tumanbay: Interview with the Royal Spymaster &#8211 Look It Moves by Adi Tantimedh

Tumanbay: Interview with the Royal Spymaster – Look! It Moves! by Adi Tantimedh

Adi Tantimedh writesTumanbay, 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[...]

Hear Stan Lee Discover For The First Time That Iceman Is Gay

Hear Stan Lee Discover For The First Time That Iceman Is Gay

And you can hear him recite it to BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme this morning to promote his graphic memoir by Peter David and Colleen Doran.No, no mention of Steve Ditko, obviously.But he was also asked about Iceman being outed as gay recently in the All-New X-Men and Uncanny X-Men comics And it came[...]

If You Listen To One Radio Show Today&#8230 Twin Peaks @25

If You Listen To One Radio Show Today… Twin Peaks @25

On BBC Radio 4, available online around the world right here, a documentary on 25 years of Twin Peaks, ahead of the new revival is going to be broadcast in seventy-five minutes And available to listen again afterwards right here.It's been 25 years since we first entered the 'cherry pie' logging town and met Agent[...]

Lenny Henry Tackles Lack Of Black Comic Creators On BBC Radio 4s Today Programme

Lenny Henry Tackles Lack Of Black Comic Creators, On BBC Radio 4's Today Programme

BBC Radio 4's Today Programme this morning, ran a feature towards the end of its three hour broadcast, looking at the ethnic makeup of modern day comic book creators.Today's edition of the show was guest-edited by long-standing British comedian, writer and producer Lenny Henry, who rocketed to media attention this year after preaching about the[...]

How To Enjoy The BBCs Good Omens By Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett

How To Enjoy The BBC's Good Omens By Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett

Last night at 11pm, BBC Radio 4 broadcast the first two parts of their adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel Good Omens, starring Peter Serafinowicz and Mark Heap.Naturally everyone was a) tucked up in bed b) out on the lash c) living in another country.But if you would like to enjoy both episodes in[...]


Sean Phillips Draws More Of Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchetts Good Omens For The BBC

Sean Phillips Draws More Of Neil Gaiman And Terry Pratchett's Good Omens For The BBC

Last week, Bleeding Cool ran an article about Sean Phillips creating illustrations for the BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Good Omens running over Christmas.And it's worth pointing out that this will be available free, worldwide, through the BBC iPlayer, both live and streaming afterwards We will run links But it[...]



Michael Sheen On Comics And Neil Gaiman

Michael Sheen On Comics, And Neil Gaiman

"Here's the Watchmen, here's Swamp Thing, here's Hellblazer and here's the Sandman and my education began."Sheen is reading An Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman for Radio 4's Book At Bedtime from Monday, through the week.Michael Sheen on comic books and Neil Gaiman at the hands of drama college student[...]

Its Cartoon War

It's Cartoon War!

Scarfe later apologised saying he was unaware of the day, and both the editor of the paper and publisher Rupert Murdoch have also apologised - a rare event indeed.Stephen Pollard of the Jewish Chronicle and Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell got into it on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme today Pollard called the cartoon blood[...]