7 episodes

A comedy series that goes behind the scenes of the most popular fictional sport radio station in the country - Totalsport FM. 

Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps
Featuring cameos from: Alan Davies, Ed Gamble, James Acaster, Lou Sanders, Ben Bailey-Smith, Rick Edwards, Ivo Graham, Lucy Beaumont & Phil Wang and  many more 

Created by Tayo Popoola for Furious Styles Productions
Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith
Directed by Mark G Smith
Engineered, produced and music by Tom Jenkins
Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola

Dial F for Football Furious Styles Productions / Keep It Light Media

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    • 4.6 • 79 Ratings

A comedy series that goes behind the scenes of the most popular fictional sport radio station in the country - Totalsport FM. 

Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps
Featuring cameos from: Alan Davies, Ed Gamble, James Acaster, Lou Sanders, Ben Bailey-Smith, Rick Edwards, Ivo Graham, Lucy Beaumont & Phil Wang and  many more 

Created by Tayo Popoola for Furious Styles Productions
Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith
Directed by Mark G Smith
Engineered, produced and music by Tom Jenkins
Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola

    EP6: Sportswashing

    EP6: Sportswashing

    Is it ok to have dubious, slightly tyrannical oil-state owners of your club, if it means winning a league cup? Des and Lisa don't think so, although the majority of Totalsport’s callers, like Billy (Alan Davies) don’t seem to mind. 

    Elsewhere, controversial motivator Alexei Gold (Tom Stourton)  is invited onto the station to plug his new, dubious, protein drink, Jordan Young (Tom Rosenthal) returns with the hottest of takes, and -  not to be outdone on World Record Day -  Des attempts to eat the world’s hottest chilli, inadvertently sports-washing his own reputation in the process.


    Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps

    Also featuring : Alan Davies, Tom Rosenthal, Annie Mcgrath, Tom Stourton, Stewart Laws,  Hayley Ellis, Glen Moore, and Phil Wang

    Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith

    Produced, Engineered and music by Tom Jenkins

    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola

    Directed by Mark G Smith

    Created by Tayo Popoola

    A Furious Styles Production, for Keep It Light Media. 

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    • 31 min
    EP5: Wellbeing

    EP5: Wellbeing

    Is mental health in sport actually important, or is it just trendy to say so? When a sports reporter joins the show to plug his new book and pushes the importance of player welfare, Des and Lisa expose his hypocrisy, and remind him of his on-air bullying from a previous show.    

    Meanwhile, ex-pro Eddie Miller promotes his campaign to help footballers deal with abuse, bringing with him an anonymous, voice-altered player to read out some of the vitriol he’s received, to the embarrassed amusement of Lisa. 
    Darren Foster, host of the breakfast show phones in to tell the hosts that the game’s gone, and everyone has turned soft. Des gets his horoscope read by a faith healer, who also uses her skills to predict the coming weekend’s results. 

    Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps

    Also featuring: Sunil Patel, David Elms, Joe Barnes, Lily Knight, Glen Moore, Rhys James, and Luke Kempner. 


    Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith
    Produced, Engineered and music by Tom Jenkins
    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola
    Directed by Mark G Smith
    Created by Tayo Popoola

    A Furious Styles Production, for Keep It Light Media. 
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    • 35 min
    EP4: Women in Football

    EP4: Women in Football

    Lisa ( Lolly Adefope) and Des ( Fergus Craig) address the issue of equality in football, although judging by some of the calls coming in, there’s still a long way to go.

    Bobby (Ben Bailey-Smith) suggests making it more like Love Island, Derek (Ed Gamble) explains why only the male body can be perfect for football, and Jordan Young ( Tom Rosenthal) returns to express his own unique brand of support for women everywhere. 

    Des riles up a female caller ( Lou Sanders) by saying equal pay in the women’s game isn’t possible given market forces, though backtracks on the idea once he finds out he’s paid less than his co-host.

    Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps

    Also featuring: Ben Bailey-Smith, Lou Sanders, Beth Rylance, Lloyd Griffiths, Tom Rosenthal, Glenn Moore, Travis Jay, Lucy Jenkins, and Ed Gamble

    Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith
    Produced, Engineered and music by Tom Jenkins
    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola
    Directed by Mark G Smith
    Created by Tayo Popoola

    A Furious Styles Production, for Keep It Light Media. 
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    • 33 min
    EP3: Artificial Intelligence

    EP3: Artificial Intelligence

    Totalsport FM attempts to modernise its output further, as station manager Jan(Helen Cripps) tells Des (Fergus Craig) that he is being replaced for today’s show by an AI robot called Beebo, who will sit in alongside Lisa (Lolly Adefope). 

    Things go awry when Beebo’s machine learning sees him echoing the views of the station’s listeners and his popularity soars. The team realise they must destroy it or risk losing their jobs, so join forces with producer Carla (Jessica Fostekew) to frame the robot into upsetting the station’s top brass, and main sponsors. 


    Starring Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fostekew & Helen Cripps

    Also featuring:  Stevie Martin, Lucy Beaumont, Glenn Moore, Marina Johnson, Maggie Jenkins, Adam Hess & Mark G Smith,

    Written by Rhys James & Mark G Smith

    Produced, Engineered and music by Tom Jenkins

    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola

    Directed by Mark G Smith

    Created by Tayo Popoola


    A Furious Styles Production, for Keep It Light Media. 


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    • 33 min
    EP2: Transfers

    EP2: Transfers

    EP2 - Transfers

    Lisa (Lolly Adefope) and Des (Fergus Craig) prepare themselves for the transfer window SLAMMING SHUT, by inviting self-styled transfer guru Simon Steel (Edward Easton) onto Totalsport FM. Tired of his made-up rumours, the hosts take it upon themselves to set him up and prove he is talking nonsense.

    Elsewhere, caller Billy (James Acaster) improbably wins the transfers quiz, producer Carla (Jessica Fostekew) has her own transfer dilemma to deal with, and a professor with extremely ‘old school’ opinions ruffles Lisa’s feathers further. 

    Starring : Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fosterkew and Helen Cripps. 

    Also featuring : James Acaster, Edward Easton, George Fouracres, Jonny Sweet, & Ivo Graham

    Written by: Rhys James & Mark G Smith. 
    Produced, Engineered and music by Tom Jenkins
    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola
    Directed by Mark G Smith 
    Created by Tayo Popoola. 

    A Furious Styles Production, for Keep It Light Media. 

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com
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    • 31 min
    EP1: Changes

    EP1: Changes

    Dial F For Football - EP1: Changes

    Lisa ( Lolly Adefope) feels the pressure of her first day in the hot-seat alongside Des (Fergus Craig) on Totalsport FM’s most popular show, after her appointment angers the show’s legacy audience.
    Meanwhile an anonymous texter continually laments the departure of the man she has replaced.


    Starring: Lolly Adefope, Fergus Craig, Jessica Fosterkew, and Helen Cripps
    Also featuring “ Tom Rosenthal, Rick Edwards, Luke McQueen, Max Dickens, Annie Mcgrath, Glen Moore Jack Barry and Mike Bubbins
    Written by Mark G Smith and Rhys James
    Produced, Engineered and Music by Tom Jenkins
    Executive Produced by Tayo Popoola
    Directed by Mark G Smith
    Created by Tayo Popoola. 

    A Furious Styles Production for 'Keep It Light Media'

    Sales, advertising, and general enquiries: hello@keepitlightmedia.com

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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 Ratings

Sid Smooth ,

Amazing!!

Absolute genius, laugh-out-loud stuff, incredible parody of TalkSport - best podcast since Quickly Kevin 👌

Emily JMJ ,

Brilliant

Absolutely spot on. Constantly find myself laughing out loud!

Ed103837292780 ,

Hilariously Spot On

Having worked on both sides of the glass, it’s unbelievable just how spot on this is. Made me howl 😂

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