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The world's gone horribly wrong. Let's fix it with laughter.

    Nothing to Do with a Writers' Commentary - Part 2

    Nothing to Do with a Writers' Commentary - Part 2

    In the second of two programmes recorded on March 1st, above-the-title talent John Dredge and his co-writer / producer Richard Cray wobble on about the making of Series 5 of the Nothing to Do with Anything Show, pretty much giving away all the secrets.
    Why not take them all down in a notebook, arrange some time at your friend Ben’s studio, copy the show verbatim and get a series on Radio 4 well before they do?  They won’t hold it against you. Much.
    Today’s big questions (thankfully without any hint of Nicky Campbell):
    What was Richard wearing the first time John met him?
    Which cartoon character was the inspiration for John’s David Lynch impression?
    Why were all the irresponsibly unsafe TV shows of the 1970s made by ATV?
    Does anyone out there still get John’s Hooked on Classics joke?
    Where have all the sketch shows gone?
    And did John stick around for a cup of tea once the recording had wrapped?
    Not heard the show yet? Get thee over to British Comedy Guide at https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/john_dredge_show and stream or download all five series before it becomes an arrestable offence.

    • 46 min
    Nothing to Do with a Writers' Commentary - Part 1

    Nothing to Do with a Writers' Commentary - Part 1

    Enjoyed the fifth series of the John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show at British Comedy Guide? Eager for more? Well, here’s the next best thing.
    On March 1st, John and co-writer / producer Richard Cray sat in a couple of very comfortable armchairs and waffled away for several hours when they should have been quality checking the episodes. Thankfully, this was covered for posterity – and possibly as a warning for future generations.
    Among the burning questions answered (sort of) in this, the first of two programmes are:
    Just how close did Twig Harper come to being killed off?
    Do aardvarks really go “gnick gnick”?
    Whatever happened to Richard’s TV pitch for Celebrity Russian Roulette?
    Why were Michael Jayston’s voice overs for St Ivel Gold so serious?
    Is any subject too obscure for this series?
    And what have the Lighthouse Family done to deserve such frightful treatment from a couple of unemployable writers in their early 50s?
    Part 2 tomorrow.

    • 43 min
    The Best of the John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 1-4

    The Best of the John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 1-4

    And now, before you can say ‘Ymgdgngngjgngfg’ – and in that order – Something or Other Productions presents this splendid and, indeed, splondid compilation of the first four series of John Dredge’s acclaimed yet weird Nothing to Do with Anything Show.

    Thrill once again to the bizarre sketch comedy podcast that brought you filmmaker David Lynch reading the weather in his own inimitable style and agricultural composer Farmer Collins answering your questions in his own slightly less inimitable style.

    Marvel once again at everybody’s favourite animated canine, Doggy-Doo, bask in nostalgia with legendary reanimated disc jockey John Peel and revisit the least litigious of amateur Trip Advisor Peter Pilbeam’s distinctly unhelpful hotel reviews.

    Yes, it’s all go once again in this kaleidoscopic array of fun, laffs and dodgy impressions once again.  Zoinks!

    The long-awaited new series of the John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show will be available to stream and download exclusively via the British Comedy Guide website from March 24th.  Bookmark it now: https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/john_dredge_show

    Radio Times Podcast of the Week
    Chortle Podcast of the Week
    ‘Oh, just listen.’ – Miranda Sawyer, The Observer

    • 35 min
    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 6

    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 6

    Lo, we find ourselves at the end of another season of nutty audio raves from John Dredge and his heavily-coerced team of Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft until such a time as they are prepared to go “boing” in the same room as each other again. But never fear, odd listener, for they go out in fine style with an appearance from the latest in extra-terrestrial specimens – and all for the price of a single Green Shield stamp. Now, there's value, value fans! Plus David Lynch makes a surprise appearance. (Oh, damn – I've ruined it.)

    • 15 min
    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 5

    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 5

    John Dredge says goodbye to 2012, also known as the Chinese Year of the Accoutrement, with yet another one of those crazy end-of-year round-ups of the year’s most shocking household implements. There will also be odd noises of all shapes and sizes, plus an argy-bargy of aquatic goodies including the sound of a very large splash, courtesy of our friends at Thames Water. All this, plus Leighton Buzzard in Color - whoopee! With Richard Cray, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft.

    • 15 min
    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 4

    The John Dredge Nothing to Do with Anything Show: Series 2, Programme 4

    The omnipresent John Dredge returns – or does he?  Some say he’s never been away - but tune in to find out anyway.  Listeners in New Malden should take note that our roadshow team of one is also in the area, so please stand well back and allow her to pass along Coombe Road unhindered. Also this week: Who's behind the cartoon door? Is it Lord Hailsham? Or is it Richard Cray, Mark Davison, Anna Emerson, Greg Haiste, and James Shakeshaft? It's difficult to tell in this light.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

ATP_Dizzy ,

Enjoyable

Can be hit and miss but there are some gems in there!

Ooccoo Jr. ,

John Dredge is an unknown genius

John Dredge's bite-sized comedy podcasts are one of the highlights of my week. They are bizarre and, most importantly, utterly hilarious. I have absolutely no idea why he remains underground and out of the mainstream eye. Ever since Monty Python, people have been trying to get in on the 'surreal comedy' thing, but no-one has really succeeded in doing it justice. Despite how popular it is, The Mighty Boosh feels completely soulless and unfunny to me. John Dredge manages it.
In short: if you enjoy cagoules or stories about cuboids in 80s tribute pop groups, then download The John Dredge Nothing To Do With Anything Show immediately!

TonyBBBB ,

Rubbish Rubbish Rubbish !!!

Do yourself a big favour. Don't waste one second of your life on this drivel. ! The only joke is using Funny in the title. It has nothing of merit it any way. I would call it childish but that would insult children. I'm guessing this guy has zero friends or they would have surely told him not to waste his time .

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