The Absolutely Radio Show

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02012017062520220122/29/30 (BBC7)
Stoneybridge Town Council prepare to receive the town's first ever tourist, the Little Girl gives her explanation of Brexit and Calum Gilhooley launches his own YouTube series.

Plus sketches about the downside of voice technology on smartphones, while Melania Trump presents a brand new podcast offering an insight into her life as First Lady.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for series two.

Revisiting some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers.

Starring:

MORWENNA BANKS

MORAY HUNTER

GORDON KENNEDY

JOHN SPARKES

Producers: GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in June 2017.

Stoneybridge Town Council prepares to receive the town's first ever tourist.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for their second series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

The opening episode of this series features the Stoneybridge Town Council preparing to receive the town's first ever tourist, the Little Girl giving her explanation of Brexit and Calum Gilhooley launching his own YouTube series. There are sketches about the downside of voice technology on smartphones, while Melania Trump presents a brand new podcast offering an insight into her life as First Lady.

Produced by GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE.

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

02022017070220220129 (BBC7)
More from Stoneybridge Town Council, Little Girl and the News News News team.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show are back. revisiting some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

Starring:

Peter Baikie

MORWENNA BANKS

MORAY HUNTER

GORDON KENNEDY

JOHN SPARKES

GUS BEATTIE

In 2013, the group that made their name on Channel Four in the 1980s and 90s got back together for BBC Radio 4's Sketchorama: Absolutely Special - which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Live Scripted Comedy.

Producers: GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.

Featuring Stoneybridge, Little Girl, Calum and Frank Hovis.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for their second series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

Cast:

Produced by GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE.

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.

02032017070920220205 (BBC7)
The second radio series of TV's hugely popular sketch show. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY, GUS BEATTIE and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

The third episode of the series features the Little Girl with her views on what is or isn't the Truth, Frank Hovis inviting us to support his new charity, the Reverend McMinn having a surprise encounter in his local minimart with a visiting President, the Tour Guide taking us on a trip round what may possibly be Edinburgh and Calum Gilhooley giving some unhelpful and unwelcome advice to a train ticket collector. There are songs about addiction to being healthy and the joys or otherwise of middle age, a look at the perils of box set bingeing and a brand new, same-as-all-the-rest police drama about a TV detective who is always off the case.

Produced by GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE.

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.

Sketches from Little Girl, Frank, Rev McMinn and Calum Gilhooley.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for their second series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

Cast:

Peter Baikie

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio.

02042017071620220212 (BBC7)
The second radio series of TV's hugely popular sketch show. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

The final episode of the series features a fractious Stoneybridge Town Council meeting where there's controversy even when there's no agenda, the Little Girl with her take on US politics, Frank Hovis revealing how he met his wife, the Commissionaire on how best to manage a border wall between countries, Calum Gilhooley making a mountain out of buying a cup of coffee and Gwynedd shocking Denzil when she reveals her new beachwear - a beaver skin furkini. The team look at the rise of mobile phone zombies and there's a song about the pitfalls of being a self help junkie, while ageing rockers Joe and Davie try to resurrect the old magic in the recording studio.

Produced by GORDON KENNEDY and GUS BEATTIE.

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in July 2017.

The series finale with Stoneybridge Town Council, Little Girl and Frank Hovis.

The cast of TV's hugely popular sketch show return for their second series on BBC Radio 4. Pete Baikie, MORWENNA BANKS, MORAY HUNTER, GORDON KENNEDY and JOHN SPARKES revisit some of their much-loved sketch characters, while also introducing some newcomers to the show.

An Absolutely/Gusman production for BBC Radio 4.