John Bird presents a new six-part series exploring the world of comedy - theory and practice-through a series of conversations with great British comic writers and performers. In the first programme his guest is actor and stand-up comedian
Alan Davies , who talks about his comic inspiration and role models and heroes.
Producer Tony Staveacre
1.30 Punt and Dennis:
It's Been a Bad Week
Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis take a comic look at who has had a bad week and why. With Jon Culshaw ,
Emma Clarke and Mitch Benn. Repeated from Thursday
in the Years:the Steely Dan Story Richard Allinson concludes the two-parter exploring the career of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker. The duo talk about their albums
Aja and Gaucho and explain why they split in 1980 and reformed in the mid-nineties.
Featuring tracks from their new album.
Chat to the duo online at: www.bbc.co.uk/steelydan Producer John Sugar
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