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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20070909 (BBC7)A look at the thorny issues of yesterweek including the day Britain went Sudoku crazy. Episode 3 of 6.
20070910 (BBC7)A look at the thorny issues of yesterweek including the day Britain went Sudoku crazy. Episode 3 of 6.
20070924 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005. Episode 5 of 6.
20061230 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci takes a look at the thorny issues of yesterweek, including the day Britain went Sudoku crazy. Episode 3 of 6.
20070916 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005. Remember Live 8 and harmless white collar boxing? Episode 4 of 6.
20070917 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005. Remember Live 8 and harmless white collar boxing? Episode 4 of 6.
20070113 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005. Remember Live 8, and harmless white collar boxing? Episode 5 of 6.
20070826 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci welcomes you for topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. Episode 1 of 6.
20070827 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci welcomes you for topical comedy, chat and big, big fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. Episode 1 of 6.
20070902 (BBC7)Mark Steel is confused by the order in which the Star Wars trilogy occurs, but he knows his light years. Episode 2 of 6.
20070903 (BBC7)Mark Steel is confused by the order in which the Star Wars trilogy occurs, but he knows his light years. Episode 2 of 6.
20080831 (BBC7)The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005. Episode 2 of 6.
20080901 (BBC7)The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Mark Steel. From May 2005. Episode 2 of 6.
20080824 (BBC7)The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Phill Jupitus. From May 2005. Episode 1 of 6.
20080825 (BBC7)The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Phill Jupitus. From May 2005. Episode 1 of 6.
20080921 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle. From June 2005. Episode 6 of 6.
20080922 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson. With Alexei Sayle. From June 2005. Episode 6 of 6.
20080907 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election. With Dave Gorman. From May 2005. Episode 4 of 6.
20080908 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the Election. With Dave Gorman. From May 2005. Episode 4 of 6.
0520070923 (BBC7)Armando Iannucci gathers his fellow comedy illuminati to apply the lotion of serious thought to the chafed skin of October 2005. Episode 5 of 6.
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The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre, for sketches, chat and big, big fibs. With Phil Jupitus.

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.

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

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.

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. Then News.

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

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs as he throws open his radio drop-in centre. Episode 1 of 6.

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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

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

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.

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.

01022005090820160730 (BBC7)The funny man throws open his radio drop-in centre for sketches, chat and big, big fibs.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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20061229 (BBC7)
20061230 (BBC7)
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Dave Gorman, Phill Jupitus and Lucy Porter, and featuring Dan Tetsell and Alison Senior.

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.

Armando Iannucci takes a look at the thorny issues of yesterweek, including the day Britain went Sudoku crazy. Episode 3 of 6.

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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.

With Dave Gorman.

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.

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

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.

Armando Iannucci introduces a golden look back to the Great BBC Weather Map Controversy, and of course the General Election. Episode 4 of 6.

01042005092220160806 (BBC7)Armando's radio drop-in centre tackles the thorny issues of TV weather and the election.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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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.

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

Armando Iannucci takes a look back to the heady halcyon days of 2005. Remember Live 8, and harmless white collar boxing? Episode 5 of 6.

01052005092920160813 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white-collar boxing matches.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

01062005100620160903 (BBC7)The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles the Blairs, Paula Radcliffe and Anne Robinson

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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]

0205 LAST20131128 (BBC7)Armando and his best bits. With Rebecca Front, Dave Schneider, Peter Baynham, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee. From April 1994.

Armando and his best bits. With Rebecca Front, Dave Schneider, Peter Baynham and more.

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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.

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]

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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Stewart Lee, Justin Edwards, Mark Watson

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

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

Armando Iannucci offers a mix of topical comedy with guests Stewart Lee and Mark Watson.

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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.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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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.

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

Topical piffle and outrageous fibs from Armando and guests, including Dara O Briain.

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

The comedic alchemist brews up a potent comic potion. With David Cross and Clive Anderson.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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Armando makes topical mischief. With Russell Howard, Michael McIntyre and Andy Zaltzman.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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

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

03062007092120170113 (BBC7)The ringmaster throws the news up into the air with Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Phill Jupitus.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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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.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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

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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A master chef and his cooks whip up a frenzy of topical comedy.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

Dave Gorman, Simon Evans and Will Smith

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

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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Comedic judge Armando Iannucci presides at clown court with Phill Jupitus.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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.

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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With special guests including Andy Zaltzman, Will Smith and Matt Kirshen.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

Andy Zaltzman, Will Smith and Matt Kirshen

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

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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Comic pilot Armando Iannucci flies Air Hilarious. With Marcus Brigstocke and Andy Parsons.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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

Marcus Brigstocke, Andy Parsons, Justin Edwards

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

04062008091920170410 (BBC7)The comedy banker awards laughter bonuses. With Miranda Hart and David Quantick.

Armando Iannucci offers a heady mix of topical comedy, chat and outrageous fibs

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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

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