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Comedy of the Week

BBC Radio 4

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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy. Comedians including Mark Thomas and Tom Wrigglesworth alongside classic shows such as Just A Minute and Ed Reardon.

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The Godfather of Alternative Comedy delivers a mixture of stand-up, memoir and philosophy from behind the counter of his Imaginary Sandwich Bar. Episode 1 - Pretending & Sandwiches Alexei explores his impulse to pretend and love of sandwiches. Along the way he reveals the little known origin of the prawn cocktail, debunks the myth that the...

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Episode 1 - Fight Them On The Beaches Clare is in charge of a day at the seaside for some elderly residents of the estate. They turn out to be a bit more feisty than the Sparrowhawk team were expecting, which makes it tricky for Clare to impress her new student, Cilla. Back at home, Brian is coaching Nali for a musical audition. Sally Phillips...

Multi award-winning comedian and US Citizen Rich Hall follows the closing stages of the US Presidential race, offering an acerbic look at the electoral system and the two candidates vying for the most important job in the world. A combination of stand-up, sketch and interview, Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown broadcasts live from the...

The Bard of Salford performs a mixture of classic and previously unheard poems, recorded at the BBC’s Radio Theatre in London. Ep 1 - Twisted Romance Set List: I Married a Monster from Outta Space Attack of the 50 Foot Woman Avocado Vignette I Wanna Be Yours Written and performed by Dr John Cooper Clarke Introduction by Johnny Green Produced by...