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Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th century feat, trying to outrun a racehorse in a 100 yard-dash. From 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century bet involving sheep-shearing to make a jacket. From April 2014. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a feat from 1811 of throwing a cheeseboard over four-and-a-half miles. From 2014. Show more

Wordaholics

Series 3

Episode 5

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha and Natalie Haynes in Gyles Brandreth's word-obsessed comedy panel game. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Lloyd Langford
Panellist:
Holly Walsh
Panellist:
Paul Sinha
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Producer:
Claire Jones

Wordaholics

Series 3

Episode 4

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes join Gyles Brandreth in a word-obsessed comedy panel game. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe
Panellist:
Susie Dent
Panellist:
Helen Keen
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Producer:
Claire Jones

The News Quiz

Series 85

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

A satirical review of the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig, featuring Sarah Millican, Sara Pascoe and Hugo Rifkind, with regular panellist Jeremy Hardy.

Wordaholics

Series 3

Episode 2

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Josh Widdecombe, Helen Keen, Susie Dent and Natalie Haynes in dexterous wordplay. With Gyles Brandreth. From September 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe
Panellist:
Helen Keen
Panellist:
Susie Dent
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Producer:
Claire Jones

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th-century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water. From April 2014. Show more

Wordaholics

Series 3

Episode 1

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes, Holly Walsh and Lloyd Langford vie for wordy supremacy. Hosted by Gyles Brandreth. From 2014. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Gyles Brandreth
Panellist:
Lloyd Langford
Panellist:
Holly Walsh
Panellist:
Paul Sinha
Panellist:
Natalie Haynes
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Producer:
Claire Jones

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

Comedy sketch show written by new young writers aged 16-25 and inspired by the Scottish independence referendum.

Contributors

Actor:
Alan Orr
Director:
Jim Owen
Script Editor:
Niall Clark
Script Editor:
Jon Hunter
Script Editor:
Dan Tetsell
Director of photography:
Keith Ingram
Makeup Supervisor:
Catherine Muir
Colourist:
Ian Ballantyne
Dubbing Editor:
Bronek Korda
Production Coordinator:
Irene Bain
Assistant Producer:
Peter MacQueen
Assistant Producer:
Laura Marks
Executive Producer:
Ewan Angus
Executive Producer:
Steven Canny
Executive Producer:
Sarah Proctor

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an age-old bet to see if he can cook a pudding ten feet under water. From 2015. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 7 months

Susan Calman tries to learn how to unwind, by taking a trip to Latitude music festival with Robin Ince. From December 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 7 months

Susan Calman tries to learn how to unwind, by learning to bake with The Great British Bake Off's Selasi Gbormittah. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 7 months

Susan Calman tries to learn how to unwind, by learning about gardening from Val McDermid in Edinburgh. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 7 months

Susan Calman tries to learn how to unwind, by going birdwatching with writer and comedian, Emma Kennedy. From 2017. Show more

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an age-old bet to see if he can navigate central London blindfolded. From 2015. Show more

2525

Episode 1

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

The sketch show that looks into the future revealing what life will be like in 2525. Stars Jenny Bede and Jamie Demetriou. From December 2013. Show more

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2525

2525

Episode 2

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

From weight-gain classes to talking pets, another peek into the future. With Kieran Hodgson and Catriona Knox. From December 2013. Show more

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2525

2525

Episode 5

Duration: 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 ExtraLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

From the last of the royal family to 26th-century ebook readers, another peek into the future. With Jamie Demetriou. From January 2014. Show more

Contributors

Performer:
Jenny Bede
Performer:
Jamie Demetriou
Performer:
Kieran Hodgson
Performer:
Catriona Knox
Performer:
Waen Shepherd
Writer:
Jon Hunter
Writer:
Alex Lowe
Producer:
Ashley Blaker

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2525