Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Athena Kugblenu.
Just a Minute
Sue Perkins hosts the return of Radio 4’s longest running panel show, Just a Minute. This episode was produced using remote recording technology, with the audience joining from their homes all over the world. Caroline Barlow blows the whistle.
Devised by Ian Messiter
Produced by Hayley Sterling
A BBC Studios Production
The Birthday Cake Game
A brand new comedic quiz hosted by Richard Osman that poses one simple question - do you know how old people are? Part quiz show, part panel show, and sometimes part chat show - The Birthday Cake Game is always play-along and full of entertaining guesses, with some surprising take home facts.
The trio joining Richard this week, battling to prove they're the best at working out ages and to take home the coveted birthday cake, are Nadia Shireen, Simon Evans and Ingrid Oliver. Tune in to find out who comes out on top and see if you can beat the players and score higher at home.
Production Manager: Ellie Threlfall
Production Executive: Gemma Whitford
Producer: Tamara Gilder
A Remarkable production for BBC Radio 4
My Teenage Diary
Rufus Hound's guest is the comedian Ken Cheng, who reads from the diary he kept in 2004. Ken talks about his school days, growing up on the internet and what it was like to be a nerd before the days when nerds were cool.
A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4
Darren Harriot - Red Label
Stand-up comedian Darren Harriott examines why he's in his thirties and has never been in love, and the perils of modern dating.
Having previously examined gangs, family and being a bouncer, Darren realised that he is in his early thirties and he's never been in love. But why can that be? Is it him, or is there more to it?
In this episode, Darren looks for answers by looking at his youth, and the relationships he grew up around. Be it his family, the characters on TV, or the early 90s RnB in his record collection; all these portrayals of love have shaped the relationships he's had.
Written and Performed by Darren Harriott
Therapist played by Mali Ann Rees
Producer: Gwyn Rhys Davies
Production Co-ordinator: Caroline Barlow
Sound Editor: Marc Willcox
A BBC Studios Production
Comedy duo Egg - Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini - write and star in this brand-new comedy special, exploring what it means to be mixed race, and their very different experiences growing up in the UK.
An increasingly surreal dinner date turns into a trip down memory lane for the pair, as a curt waitress guides them grudgingly through some of their formative mixed-race memories.
Through break-out sketches, the duo narrowly avoid coming to blows with streetwise teenage schoolgirls Jacanda and Malika on the streets of north west London, culturally appropriate their own cultural heritage in a Portakabin in Nottingham, and befuddle renowned Race and Socio-Political expert Professor Jojo Mojojo with a simple question. All the while waiting for their main course to arrive.
Can the mixed-race experience really be defined in a single comedy special? The Egg girls aren’t sure, but they take a crack at it in Scrambled Egg.
Anna - Anna Leong Brophy
Emily - Emily Lloyd-Saini
Waitress – Rebecca Boey
Written by Anna Leong Brophy and Emily Lloyd-Saini
Producer: Mobashir Dar
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4
It’s a creeper.
It starts out slowly but...Next thing you know you like it.
The Skewer is quite a well done political show. Reminds me of Vicki Bennett’s People Like Us work.
Laughter is annoying in it.
I wish I liked it but the laughter was really annoying in the background. Take that out, it would be better.