Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of chat show, topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre to special guests from the world of comedy, journalism, politics and culture who are set challenges, lured into debate and interrupted by arbitrary and stupid things.

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A chat show about the week, in which guests from the world of comedy, journalism, politics and culture are set challenges, lured into debate and interrupted by arbitrary and stupid things.

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to his radio drop-in centre where you can sample a variety of free comedy, chat and big big fibs.

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to his radio drop-in centre where you can sample a variety of free comedy, chat and big big fibs. With special guests.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests.

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Armando Iannucci introduces a golden look back to about five months ago, when his hit radio series dealt with the thorny issues of yesterweek - the day Britain went Su Doku crazy, the Great BBC Weather Map Controversy and of course, trivia like the General Election.

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Armando Iannucci introduces a golden look back to about five months ago, when his hit radio series dealt with the thorny issues of yesterweek - the day Britain went Su Doku crazy, the Great BBC Weather Map Controversy and of course, trivia like the General Election.

With guests Dave Gorman, Phill Jupitus and Lucy Porter, and featuring Dan Tetsell and Alison Senior.

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Armando Iannucci introduces a golden look back to a few months ago, when his show dealt with the thorny issues of yesterweek, such as Sudoku and the Election. With David Mitchell and John Sessions.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of not so topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With Clive Anderson, Alexei Sayle and Andy Zaltzman.

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big big fibs. [Rpt of Fri 6.30pm]

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big big fibs. [Rptd Sat 12.30pm]

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. [Rpt of Fri 6.30pm]

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Armando Iannucci welcomes you to 30 minutes of topical comedy, chat and big big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. [Rptd Sat 12.30pm]

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests (5/6).

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests (5/6).

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests Robin Ince, Lucy Porter and Matt Kirshen.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests Dave Gorman, Simon Evans and Will Smith.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests David Mitchell, Phill Jupitus and Dara O'Briain.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests including Andy Zaltzman, Will Smith and Matt Kirshen

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs. With special guests Chris Addison, Miranda Hart and David Quantick.

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The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Phill Jupitus. From May 2005.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

With Phil Jupitus.

Armando Iannucci welcomes you for topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre.

With Phill Jupitus.

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The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

With Phil Jupitus.

Armando Iannucci welcomes you for topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

With Phill Jupitus.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Phill Jupitus. From May 2005.

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The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel.

With Mark Steel.

Mark Steel is confused by the order in which the Star Wars trilogy occurs, but he knows his light years.

With Marcus Brigstocke, John Oliver

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The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

With Mark Steel.

Mark Steel is confused by the order in which the Star Wars trilogy occurs, but he knows his light years.

With Marcus Brigstocke, John Oliver

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005.

The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel.

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Dave Gorman, Phill Jupitus and Lucy Porter, and featuring Dan Tetsell and Alison Senior.

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the election. With Dave Gorman. From June 2005.

Armando's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the election.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election. With Dave Gorman.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election.

With Dave Gorman.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles TV weather and the Election.

Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005.

Remember Live 8 and harmless white collar boxing?

David Mitchell and John Sessions

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election.

With Dave Gorman.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles TV weather and the Election.

Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005.

Remember Live 8 and harmless white collar boxing?

David Mitchell and John Sessions

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the election. With Dave Gorman. From June 2005.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election. With Dave Gorman.

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white collar boxing matches.

With David Mitchell.

From June 2005.

Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005.

Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005.

Remember Live 8, and harmless white collar boxing?

With Clive Anderson, Alexei Sayle and Andy Zaltzman.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white-collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell. From June 2005.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell.

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white-collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell. From June 2005.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white collar boxing matches.

With David Mitchell.

From June 2005.

Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005.

Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005.

Remember Live 8, and harmless white collar boxing?

With Clive Anderson, Alexei Sayle and Andy Zaltzman.

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson.

With Alexei Sayle.

With Alexei Sayle.Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005.

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The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson.

With Alexei Sayle.

With Alexei Sayle.Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005.

The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle.

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The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines croquet this week, and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006.

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The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines croquet this week, and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006.

4 Extra Debut. The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines croquet this week, and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006.

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The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre this week examines croquet and nothing else. With Clive Anderson. From June 2006.

The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre is recorded in front of a live audience. From June 2006.

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The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre provides live Select Committee action. With Jack Dee and Dave Gorman. From June 2006.

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The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines prison overcrowding. With Clive Anderson and Jo Caulfield. From June 2006.

The comedy guru's radio drop-in centre examines prison overcrowding. With Clive Anderson and Jo Caulfield. From June 2006.

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The comedy guru and pals tackle the thorny topic of costly children's parties. With Will Smith and Jo Brand. From June 2006.

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The comedy ace and chums ponder why some sporty types resemble vegetables. With Mark Watson and Stewart Lee. From July 2006.

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The comedy ace and chums ponder why some sporty types resemble vegetables. With Mark Watson and Stewart Lee. From July 2006.

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The comedy ace and chums ponder why some sporty types resemble vegetables. With Mark Watson and Stewart Lee. From July 2006.

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat, bluster and kerfuffle with guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson. From August 2007.

Stewart Lee, Justin Edwards, Mark Watson

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Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat, bluster and kerfuffle with guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson. From August 2007.

4 Extra Debut. Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat, bluster and kerfuffle with guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson. From August 2007.

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Armando holds the ring for more hard-hitting blarney and outrageous fibs. With guests Jo Brand, Dave Gorman and Will Smith. From August 2007.

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Armando holds the ring for more hard-hitting blarney and outrageous fibs. With guests Jo Brand, Dave Gorman and Will Smith. From August 2007.

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Topical piffle and outrageous fibs from Armando and his special guests Dara O Briain, Simon Evans and David Quantick. From August 2007.

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Topical piffle and outrageous fibs from Armando and his special guests Dara O Briain, Simon Evans and David Quantick. From August 2007.

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The comedic alchemist brews up a potent comic potion. With David Cross, Clive Anderson and Mark Watson. From September 2007.

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The comedic alchemist brews up a potent comic potion. With David Cross, Clive Anderson and Mark Watson. From September 2007.

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Armando makes more topical mischief. With guests Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre and Andy Zaltzman. From September 2007.

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Armando makes more topical mischief. With guests Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre and Andy Zaltzman. From September 2007.

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The ringmaster throws the news up into the air and plays catch with Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Phill Jupitus. From September 2007.

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The ringmaster throws the news up into the air and plays catch with Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Phill Jupitus. From September 2007.

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The ringmaster throws the news up into the air and plays catch with Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Phill Jupitus. From September 2007.

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The comedy zookeeper unleashes his menagerie of laugh-beasts. With Robin Ince, Lucy Porter and Matt Kirshen. From August 2008.

Robin Ince, Lucy Porter, Matt Kirshen

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The comedy zookeeper unleashes his menagerie of laugh-beasts. With Robin Ince, Lucy Porter and Matt Kirshen. From August 2008.

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4 Extra Debut. The comedy zookeeper unleashes his menagerie of laugh-beasts. With Robin Ince, Lucy Porter and Matt Kirshen. From August 2008.

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A master chef and his cooks whip up a frenzy of topical comedy. With Dave Gorman, Simon Evans and Will Smith. From August 2008.

Dave Gorman, Simon Evans and Will Smith

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A master chef and his cooks whip up a frenzy of topical comedy. With Dave Gorman, Simon Evans and Will Smith. From August 2008.

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Comedic judge Armando Iannucci presides at clown court, with Phill Jupitus, Dara O Briain and David Mitchell. From August 2008.

David Mitchell, Phill Jupitus and Dara O'briain

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David Mitchell, Phill Jupitus and Dara O'briain

Comedic judge Armando Iannucci presides at clown court, with Phill Jupitus, Dara O Briain and David Mitchell. From August 2008.

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The comedy strongman wrestles the news into submission with the help of Andy Zaltzman, Matt Kirshen and Will Smith. From September 2008.

Andy Zaltzman, Will Smith and Matt Kirshen

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The comedy strongman wrestles the news into submission with the help of Andy Zaltzman, Matt Kirshen and Will Smith. From September 2008.

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Comic pilot Armando Iannucci flies Air Hilarious. With Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Parsons and Justin Edwards. From September 2008.

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Comic pilot Armando Iannucci flies Air Hilarious. With Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Parsons and Justin Edwards. From September 2008.

Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Parsons, Justin Edwards

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The comedy banker awards laughter bonuses. With Chris Addison, Miranda Hart and David Quantick. From September 2008.

Chris Addison, Miranda Hart and David Quantick

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The comedy banker awards laughter bonuses. With Chris Addison, Miranda Hart and David Quantick. From September 2008.

Chris Addison, Miranda Hart and David Quantick