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

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    • Comedy
    • 3.1 • 74 Ratings

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

    Fred at The Stand

    Fred at The Stand

    Fred MacAulay introduces some of the funniest comedians in the UK doing what they do best – pure stand-up comedy. And since we can’t all get together in The Stand Comedy Club this year, everyone is gathering virtually for a live recording like never before.

    Featuring hilarious Welsh over-sharer Priya Hall; the comedian best known for her fantasy marriage to Jürgen Klopp, Laura Lexx; more cracking observations and brilliant characterisations from Geordie Carl Hutchinson; and one of the country’s most gifted natural comics, Seann Walsh.

    A Dabster production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Sandi Toksvig's Hygge

    Sandi Toksvig's Hygge

    ‘Hygge’ (pronounced hoo-ga) along with ‘tak’ (the word for ‘thank you’ that we learnt from watching Borgen and other Scandi dramas) is one of the few Danish words to have become known to us in the UK.

    It’s a word that means comfort, contentment and cherishing the simple pleasures in life. In lifestyle magazines it’s faux fur throws, cups of hot cocoa and scented candles; but to the Danish it has simpler and less commercial roots. As these cold Winter nights draw in after a difficult year of scant comfort, it feels like we all need some hygge and legendary Dane, Sandi Toksvig, will do her best to bring it to you.

    Deep in the Danish countryside in her cosy wood cabin Sandi will explore the concept of hygge and the Danish way of life and welcomes celebrity guests who join her in front of the open fire to explore what brings them hygge. In this episode Sandi is joined by comedian and friend Alan Davies who talks about walking in nature, literature, the childhood toy he still wants and escaping from the demands of smart phones.

    Guests for the series are Grayson Perry, Alan Davies, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Bridget Christie, Sindhu Vee, Clive Myrie, Professor Brian Cox, Zoe Lyons and presenters and podcasters Rose and Rosie . We look forward to you joining Sandi in her cabin (there will be pastries).

    Host...Sandi Toksvig
    Producer...Julia McKenzie
    Material for Sandi's opening script... Simon Alcock
    Production Coordinator...Carina Andrews
    Sound Recordist and Editor...Rich Evans
    A BBC Studios Production

    • 28 min
    The Nature Table Christmas Special

    The Nature Table Christmas Special

    In keeping with the show's 'show and tell' format, Sue will be joined by celebrity guests from the worlds of comedy and natural history. Expert guests for the festive special include: naturalist, presenter and writer Chris Packham, botanist, presenter and writer James Wong, wildlife presenter Michaela Strachan. And helping Sue to make sense of the amazing funny facts that the experts present is Tony-nominated comedy actor Stephen Mangan (Billy Elliot, I'm Alan Partridge, Green Wing, Have I Got News For You).

    For the Christmas special, our experts will be presenting flora and fauna that all have a festive connection. These include: reindeers, robins, fly agaric mushrooms (that hold the key to why reindeers can fly and Father Christmas wears red and white), turtle doves, Christmas spiders (and their link to the history of Christmas tinsel), holly and partridges.

    Nature Table positively celebrates our planet's wild flora and fauna, by making a show that's both informative and funny. The Christmas special will be a cheery sparkly humorous addition to Radio 4's Christmas schedule.

    Written by: Catherine Brinkworth, Kat Sadler & Jon Hunter

    Produced by: Simon Nicholls

    Music by Ben Mirin. Additional sounds were provided by The Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

    A BBC Studios Production

    • 52 min
    Felicity Ward - Appisodes

    Felicity Ward - Appisodes

    The return of the series in which Australian stand-up Felicity Ward uses phone apps to help her cope with modern life. In the opening episode, Felicity purchases pregnancy app "Do it with Daisy" (played by comedian Lou Sanders).

    With the aid of her trusty mobile phone can she navigate the challenges of pregnancy and download her way to some form of happiness?

    Written and performed by Felicity Ward.
    Script Editor: Gareth Gwynn
    Production Co-Ordinator: Caroline Barlow
    Producer: Adnan Ahmed

    A BBC Studios Production.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

woerwaks ,

Sweet. Bitter-sweet.

Love the podcast, but yesterday when I wanted to play one or two funnies of found over the holiday time to a.griend, all but 4 episodes were gone - I hope this is a temporary thing. As I can't remember who the comedians were. I just assumed the list would also was be on iTunes? Perhaps it's on the BBC website. Let's hope.

Cath0012345 ,

Not a Fan

This podcast is not my cup of tea, unless you want to listen to people being idiotic on purpose.

Braluk ,



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