Mary Beard and Armando Iannucci discuss taking liberties with a literary classic, whether it is possible to satirise the current political situation, and the impact of swearing. Show more
Armando Iannucci looks beyond the stature of Dickens as a national institution and instead explores the qualities of his work that make him one of the best British writers. Show more
Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful writer and director of comedy on TV and film. Is there ever a bad time and place to be funny? Show more
Stand-up comedy show. In this final show in the series, Stewart Lee gives a uniquely personal insight into the workings of government.
Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee sets out to explore some ideas about charity, but instead gets sidetracked and ends up talking mostly about crisps. Show more
Stand-up comedy show. Stewart looks at the notion of identity, how different nations define themselves and debunks the myth of one of Britain's greatest national heroes.
Stand-up comedy show. Stewart Lee looks at why more and more people are thinking about moving out of London for a taste of life in the countryside. Show more
Armando Iannucci in conversation with Janice Forsyth on Avenue 5 and David Copperfield
Armando Iannucci presents a series which explores the history of British comics. He looks back to a golden age when children's humour comics sold in their millions. Show more
Andrew Neil is joined by satirist Armando Iannucci for the latest coverage of the general election campaign, including the launch of the Conservative manifesto.
Michael Palin tells the story behind his success. Including interviews from John Cleese, David Jason, Connie Booth, Armando Iannucci and Clem Vallance. Show more
A review of the week's arts events. Darcey Bussell celebrates the legacy of Kenneth MacMillan, Stig Abell talks to Philip Pullman and Ghostpoet performs live. Show more
Jo Coburn is joined by Dia Chakravarty and Sam Coates to discuss the latest on the Brexit negotiations as the EU Summit in Brussels enters its second day. Show more
Documentary looking back at Alan Partridge's journey from broadcaster caricature to the award-winning study of complexity and pathos that he has become. Show more
In-depth interviews with hard-hitting questions and sensitive topics being covered as famous personalities from all walks of life talk about the highs and lows in their lives.
Stephen Sackur speaks to Armando Ianucci, hugely successful comedy writer and director. Is it appropriate to laugh at Covid-19, or at racial discrimination? Show more
Sitcom charting the fortunes of the former chat show host. Alan now works for Radio Norwich and is living in a hotel - but he wants his old BBC job back. Show more
Sitcom about a chat show host who has fallen on hard times. Alan insults Norfolk's farmers on his radio show and fronts a boating holiday promotional video. Show more
Sitcom about a former chat show host. Since Alan is the only guest at the Linton Travel Tavern, it is closed down for refurbishment, leaving Alan at a loose end.