Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.
Eleanor Tiernan: Success Without a Sex Tape
Stand-up comedy from Eleanor Tiernan, arguing with herself on the merits of releasing a sextape.
So you still haven't made your most intimate sexual acts available on pay per view? What?! Not even willing to tweet as much as a naked pic? How old school! In our click-bait, "no such thing as bad publicity" world, one woman dares to stand against the tide. How? By not releasing a sextape, obviously.
Written and performed by Eleanor Tiernan
Produced by Daisy Knight
An Avalon production for BBC Radio 4
Gossip and Goddesses with Granny Kumar
Granny Kumar is back! Meera Syal’s glorious comedy creation returns, with her great granddaughter Maya (Ambreen Razia) and arch nemesis “frenemy” Geeta (Harvey Virdi) to chat with the sisters.
Left alone while her family are stuck in quarantine on a world cruise, Granny Kumar decides to host her own series, born out of frustration at seeing or hearing the same old parade of guests on chat shows (mainly male, pale and stale).
She wonders why no one interviews any of the sisters and asks them about their extraordinary, complex and uplifting stories.
So, Gossip and Goddesses is born – Ummi Kumar gathers together her favourite inspirational women at Wembley Community Centre, aided by her millennial great granddaughter Maya and her arch nemesis “frenemy” Geeta, leader of the local Asian Ladies Silver Bats community group.
The show is a women-only party, where they share stories, laugh loads and chew the fat/dish the dirt/eat the biscuits…
A blend of sitcom, silliness and improvised chat, led by the best kind of interviewers who know how to make anyone talk - two really nosy old Indian women.
Multi-award winning journalist Samira Ahmed and BAFTA winning actress Thandie Newton.
Ummi Kumar – Meera Syal
Geeta Bhandari – Harvey Virdi
Maya Kumar – Ambreen Razia
Written by Meera Syal
Music by Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4
Elvis McGonagall: Full Tartan Jacket
Elvis McGonagall performs the pick of a year’s biting and savagely funny satire in a blend of provocative verse and politically savvy stand-up comedy. It's imbued with his customary searing wit, wordplay and anarchic invective.
Pulling no punches, Elvis directs his scurrilous diatribes at the powers-that-be from Westminster to Waitrose, taking aim at the injustices of our septic isle and beyond. Stockpiling and the pickiness of cats, celebrity branding, the nature of truth, some bloke called Trump, the Prime Minister and Mr Benn, Government rules, ecotricity, Samuel Pepys - it’s all there. There’s even a love poem.
Full Tartan Jacket presents the prime cuts from the work of a comic poet at the top of his game – all current and bang on target. Join this World Poetry Slam Champion and Saturday Live alumnus as he bellows into the void in exasperation at the world, from the Gracelands Caravan Park somewhere near Dundee.
Recorded remotely in front of a virtual audience.
Written and performed by Elvis McGonagall
Produced by Frank Stirling
A 7digital production for BBC Radio 4
Elephant in the Room
Sarah Millican's hit panel show returns, using surveys to discover who is the most Average Jolene and who is the most Maverick Matilda. This week's sparkling panel features Scarlett Moffatt, Lindsey Santoro, Sindhu Vee and Josh Pugh.
Surveys on subjects including childhood, daily rituals and favourite cheese are the basis for Sarah's questions to the panellists, discovering who is the closest to, and furthest from, the average. Surprising quirks, hilarious insights and unexpected anecdotes are revealed along the way.
The winner will be the most average. But joint winner will be the most different - the furthest from the norm.
A little bit like a dinner party, but one where you know all of the spoons.
Written by Sarah Millican, Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Jess Fostekew and Juliet Meyers.
Produced by Lianne Coop.
A Chopsy production for BBC Radio 4
Customer ReviewsSee All
Good taster menu
Good taster menu of various BBC comedy shows. Has introduced me to a few gems that I now subscribe to.
Great hilarious comedy
Excellent standard of comedy at bbc
Where’s the comedy??
Should be prosecuted under the trades description act. I now use this podcast to fall asleep to as it doesn’t engage my brain and keep me awake. The makers and participants are deluded- the acts featured are not amazing . Yawn