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Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.

Comedy of the Week BBC

    • Comedy
    • 3.6, 142 Ratings

Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott.

    Where to, mate?

    Where to, mate?

    Set and recorded on location in a car in Manchester, ‘Where To, Mate?’ is a semi-improvised comedy following our main drivers Bernie and Ben as we eavesdrop on their taxi journeys around the North West.

    This week Bernie picks up Milton and they strike up a friendship; and Ben picks up a healer who tries to help him against his will.

    Ben was the first driver to work at the firm and he’s seen it all. He likes 80s movies and arguing about nothing, but tries to help passengers out with their problems whenever he can.

    Bernie has left her husband in Birmingham and escaped to Manchester to work as the only female driver at All Star Cars. She didn’t get out on her own much before she got this job, but she’s making up for it now.

    Jason Wingard is a writer, director and film maker from Manchester. He’s written and directed a number of award winning short films as well as the feature film ‘Eaten By Lions’ which recently had a cinema release.

    The show features local voices and character actors /comedians from the North.


    Ben ..... Peter Slater
    Bernie ..... Jo Enright
    Milton ..... Christopher J Hall
    The Healer ..... Lisa Moore
    Saj ..... Abdullah Afzal
    Controller ..... Jason Wingard
    Controller ..... Abdullah Afzal

    Conversations improvised by the cast based on ideas by Jason Wingard and Carl Cooper.
    With additional material and production support by Hannah Stevenson.

    Additional voices and material by the cast and crew.

    Production Co-ordinator, Mabel Wright
    Directed by Jason Wingard
    Produced by Carl Cooper

    A BBC Studios Audio Production

    • 14 min
    Down the Line - Lockdown Special

    Down the Line - Lockdown Special

    The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show presents a one-off special on the lockdown, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

    Starring Rhys Thomas with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.
    With special guests David Cummings, Harry Enfield, Robert Popper and Geoff Schumann.

    Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse
    A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    My Teenage Diary - Shazia Mirza

    My Teenage Diary - Shazia Mirza

    Rufus Hound returns for another series of honest, intimate and hilarious interviews, with famous guests reading from their genuine teenage diaries.

    Guests this series are Woman's Hour host Dame Jenni Murray, former Goodie Bill Oddie, comedian Shazia Mirza, impressionist Jan Ravens, podcaster Olly Mann and writer Julie Myerson.

    In this first episode of new series, Rufus talks to the comedian Shazia Mirza about her experiences growing up in a strict Muslim family in the UK. In her teenage diaries, the young Shazia Mirza describes arguing with her parents, getting a Saturday job in McDonalds, bumping into a Rick Astley lookalike in a pub and dreaming about becoming a grand slam tennis ace.

    Producer: Harriet Jaine
    A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min


    Sketchtopia sets out to find the next generation of white, black, Asian and minority ethnic satirical sketch comedy writers from a range of backgrounds across the UK - with a keen eye on finding the funny in a multicultural Britain.

    The critically acclaimed first series picked up a nomination for best sketch show at the BBC Audio Drama and Celtic Media Awards and won Gold at the Audio Production Awards 2018.

    Series 2 brings a crop of returning sketch characters, including Millie and Martha, Woke Colleague, Brexit Dad and The Support Group. The show aims to make sharp observations about modern Britain and allow shared experiences, common points of reference and authenticity to come together to create a truly unique British sketch show. Sketchtopia promises to be irreverent, thoughtful and, above all, funny!

    Performers: Vivienne Acheampong, James McNicholas, Jamie-Rose Monk, Nimisha Odedra, Susheel Kumar.

    Episode 1 writers: Lynda Kennedy, Joanne Lau, Bilal Zafar, Louise Stewart, Athena Kugblenu, Jim Felton, Dillon Mapletoft, Oliver Taylor, Hannah Croft, Fiona Pearce and Steve Lawrence

    Producer: Gus Beattie.
    A Gusman production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
142 Ratings

142 Ratings

Macminifan12345 ,

Good selection of content

I generally find the shows aired here to be high quality and generally quite funny. Would recommend to anyone who likes Brit humour.

MiloMinderbiner56 ,

Not For Me Thanks

Feeble. What happened to the normal Friday night & Comedy of the Week?

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5 stars

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