Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.
Whatever Next with Miles Jupp
An Unexpected Visitor at The Grange. Miles turns his hand to a new BBC 1 game show, guests on the new podcast Jumpers of My Life with Seann Walsh and fights Julia Davis for a major role in a major new movie.
Starring Miles Jupp with Vicki Pepperdine, Julia Davis, Seann Walsh, Jocelyn Jee Essien, Philip Fox, Justin Edwards, Dominique Moore, Andy Zaltzman, Simon Mann and David Gower
Written by Miles Jupp & James Kettle
Script edited by Graeme Garden
Produced by Victoria Lloyd
A Random Entertainment Production
Gemma Arrowsmith's Sketched Out
Gemma Arrowsmith has a new sketch show on Radio 4, but will she be able to host it herself?
In the first episode, Paterson Joseph who has been drafted in to host by execs Theo and Cleo, who hope he will boost ratings. Gemma has to work out how to wrestle back control of her show, full of sketches about the Pemberley Cinematic Universe, a Musical Theatre news bulletin, and we find out who banksy really is.
Performed by: Gemma Arrowsmith, Kudzanayi Chiwawa, Dan Starkey & Thomas Nelstrop
Guest host: Paterson Joseph
Written by: Gemma Arrowsmith
Script Edited by: Tasha Dhanraj
Sound design: Neil Goody at Premises Studios
Production Coordinator: Sarah Nicholls
The Producer was Gwyn Rhys Davies, a BBC Studios Production.
Your Place or Mine with Shaun Keaveny
Professional dancer and TV presenter Janette Manrara was born and raised in The Sunshine State of Florida, specifically Miami. With the beach on its doorstep, the sounds of salsa music throughout the streets and the smell of Cuban coffee in the air, you would think Shaun wouldn’t need convincing to visit this little corner of heaven. But having had one particularly traumatic visit to Miami many years ago, Janette will have her work cut out for her.
Your Place Or Mine is the travel podcast that isn’t going anywhere - not until guests can convince Shaun Keaveny it’s worth getting off the sofa for. Each week a familiar face will try to persuade Shaun and resident geographer, historian and comedian Iszi Lawrence that jetting off to their favourite destination is worth the hassle.
Across the series listeners will be able to figuratively globe-trot to a new destination, as guests share a personal guide to their favourite place on the planet. Iszi will be on hand to check out the facts during the podcast’s metaphorical tour of its visitors’ much-loved locations.
With all the missed travel these past two years, Your Place Or Mine will explore whether getting back on a plane is too much for our wallets and limited carbon budgets, or if seeing the world and experiencing global cultures is something we can’t afford to miss.
Your Place or Mine is a BBC Audio production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.
Producer: Proinsias O’Coinn
Mark Steel's In Town - Tring
Mark Steel is back with the 12th series of his award winning show that travels around the country visiting towns that have nothing in common but their uniqueness. After thoroughly researching each town, Mark writes and performs a bespoke evening of comedy for a local audience.
In this second episode Mark travels to Tring in Hertfordshire, home of the Natural History Museum, former private museum of Walter Rothschild, where he goes to see the exhibit of fleas dressed as Mexicans.
In this series, Mark will also be popping to Nottingham, The Isles of Scilly, Salisbury, Newport and Paris. And for the first time, there will be extended versions of each episode available on BBC sounds.
Written and performed by Mark Steel
Additional material by Pete Sinclair
Production co-ordinator Sarah Sharpe
Production co-ordinator Katie Baum
Sound Manager Jerry Peal
Producer Carl Cooper
A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4
Love it but it’s annoying...
So I often listen to a great episode on here then look for the podcast for the series then find it doesn’t exist. It’s so annoying!
The Mark Steel shows aside, the vast majority of these are absolutely woeful. If a fiver of taxpayer’s money has been spent on them, then it’s a waste. If this is what passes for comedy these days, then God help us (other forms of saviour are available, as this is the BBC)
Cut the intro
I listen to this every week. A bit variable but as everones sense of humour is different that is fine. However, the inane introduction every week is not funny, not entertaining and is totally unnecessary. Please cut it out.