New sitcom starring Jocelyn Jee Esien about the world of a youth group leader called ‘Joy’.
Joy was written by Jocelyn Jee Esien and Bola Agbaje, the script editors were Sarah Campbell and Laura Major. The performers were Nicholas Bailey, Nimisha Odedra, Vivienne Acheampong and Nathan Bryon.
Producer, Suzy Grant
A BBC Studios production
Britain in Bits with Ross Noble
Ross Noble presents his surreal magazine show featuring celebrity guests and stories from around Britain - the best bits, the worst bits, the fascinating bits and the downright strange bits.
Ross is joined in the studio by presenter, author and actress Fern Britton while Piers reports on the new musical about to make a splash in the West End - Boulangerie du Honte, a prequel to Les Miserables. We also hear about the rise in pickpockets and how we can protect ourselves, and an amazing story about an unlikely pregnancy in Yorkshire.
Britain in Bits with Ross Noble is written by and stars Ross Noble.
Fern Britton is played by Fern Britton
The talent wrangler was Niall Ashdown
Original music by Leigh Thompson
The production coordinator was Hayley Sterling
The producer was Matt Stronge
It was a BBC Studios production
Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life
This episode was first broadcast in 2016.
Multi-award winning Mark Watson is assisted and impeded in equal measure by henchmen Sam Simmons and Will Adamsdale, as he revives his quest to make some sort of sense of life against the backdrop of a world that, in recent times, has come to seem even more peculiar than usual.
The tenacious trio take on some of human life's central topics - family, spirituality, Scandinavia. Watson peddles his unique, high-octane stand-up while Simmons and Adamsdale chip in with interjections which include (but are not limited to) music, shopping lists, life advice, stunts, avant-garde offerings and divvy interactions.
Expect big laughs, controlled chaos and an attempt to answer the one question none of us can quite escape from - what exactly is going on?
This week, Watson and his team consider work and play. How can we find the right balance between them? Do we get more out of life from flogging ourselves at the coalface, or messing about at the coalface, or do we not even have to go to the coalface at all?
Mark Watson is a multi-award winning comedian, including the inaugural If.Comedy Panel Prize 2006. He is assisted by Sam Simmons, winner of the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award 2015 and Will Adamsdale who won the Perrier Comedy Award in 2004.
Produced by Lianne Coop
An Impatient production for BBC Radio 4
Andy Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal trace the rise and fall of the British Empire by looking at what's been left behind, in a combination of location recording and stand-up comedy. In this first episode, Andy and Anuvab wander around London, from the docks the trading ships originally departed from in the east of London, to the final resting place of Empire in the west, via the central strongholds of power in Westminster and the City. What and who have we chosen to remember, and what have we decided to forget? With supporting evidence from the India papers in the British library - seven miles of documents - Andy and Anuvab offer up contrasting perspectives on the shared history between Britain and India. Andy Zaltzman is a comedian best-known for The Bugle, his weekly satirical podcast. He is a regular performer on Radio 4 both as a guest on programmes like The Now Show or as presenter of his own shows such as My Life As A... . Anuvab Pal is a comedian who first appeared on Radio 4 on an episode of Just A Minute recorded in Mumbai. In 2018 he made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, and appeared on Radio 4's Fresh from The Fringe and BBC Two's Big Asian Stand-Up. He is Andy's regular co-presenter on The Bugle podcast.
Written and performed by Andy Zaltzman and Anuvab Pal.
Produced by Ed Morrish
A Somethin' Else production for BBC Radio 4.