Tim Vine’s Chat Show Recording – Series 1

Last year my friends and I attended the recording of ‘Time Vine’s Chat Show’ a half hour comedy made for BBC Radio 2’s annual Comedy Showcase. The show was an immediate success, with the BBC investing in a full series of the show to air this summer (now on BBC Radio 4). We returned to hear…

The Lentil Sorters Recording – Episodes 3 & 4

So Cabin Pressure’s finished, My First Planet too by the looks of things. Milton Jones is slowly going out of fashion and Bigipedia is forgotten by pretty much everyone. So what is Pozzitive Productions, the company behind this excellent array of radio sitcoms, to do with itself now? The answer is of course create new…

It’s Not What You Know Recording – Series 3

One mild mannered host, three or four vaguely amusing guests, and a nice table. The format for panel shows is pretty frickin’ generic, probably the reason they appear so much in Radio 4’s comedy schedule. It was therefore quite nice for me, to attend the recording of a panel show, which actually had some individuality….

News Quiz and Newsjack Recordings

The thing with growing older and starting to care about the fate of the world, is that you actually understand the political jokes on Radio 4!… or so I’ve been told. So I’ve been to two more radio recordings recently; The News Quiz and Newsjack, and I’ll be reviewing both of them here in a…

Chain Reaction Recording – Olivia Colman and Sharon Horgan

Back in October 2014 (I have oft said that my writing habits are somewhat irregular) I visited the Beeb once again to see a recording of Chain Reaction, featuring comedian Sharon Horgan and the face of British television; Olivia Colman. The producers of Chain Reaction call it a ‘tag team interview show’ with each interviewee…

Start/Stop Recording – Series 2

So yeah, went to another recording last week met the cast, met Olly Murs and got myself on the One Show! Not a bad evening.  So the show was called Stop/Start and its romantic comedy from BBC Radio 4. It focuses on three failing marriages and the situations the couples find themselves in with each other,…

Welcome to Our Village Recording – Series 2 Episodes 1 & 3

“What’s this? A radio (YAY!) sitcom (YAAY!) starring Peter Davison (YAAAY!) and Hannah Murray (YAAAAY)? Of course I flippin’ want to go and see that.” …was my reaction to seeing tickets for ‘Welcome to Our Village’ appear online. Welcome to Our Village is a sitcom for BBC Radio 4 (originally Radio 2) based around a…

Blocked Recording

David Mitchell. He’s a man of many talents, namely Radio Comedy, Panel Shows and QI. I watched him perform a couple of months ago at a recording of ‘That Mitchell and Webb Sound’ Series 5 and yesterday I got the pleasure of hearing his voice again, this time recording a new sitcom pilot for Radio…

The Horne Section Recording – Series 3 Episode 5&6

So on Friday night I went to another Radio Recording, this time for ‘The Horne Section’. ‘The Horne Section’ are a comedy jazz club who tour the UK doing shows and stuff. Anyways, back in 2012 they were given their own radio show for BBC Radio 4 which is just about to broadcast its 3rd…

That Mitchell and Webb Sound Recording – Series 5 Episode 4

Is it worrying to not know who Little Mix are? I know it’s quite unusual but I wouldn’t say that ‘worrying’ is the appropriate adjective. Well anyway, I was up at the BBC the other night, to go and see David Mitchell and Robert Webb record the fifth series of their Radio Sketch Show –…

The Now Show Recording – Series 39 Episode 7

A few weeks ago some friends and I went to a recording of the Now Show, a topical news comedy show, hosted by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis. The show was being recorded at our home-away-from-home; RADA Studios. We got there early of course and willed away the hours wait by sitting in the bar…