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010101 Peel Bananas The Burkiss Way1976082720071115 (BBC7)
20110131 (R7)
20110206 (R7)
20110207 (R7)
20120427 (R4+)
20131117 (R4+)
20131118 (R4+)
The groundbreaking sketch show with cult status. Stars Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees.
The pun-tastic cult comedy sketch show starring Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.
The groundbreaking sketch show with cult status.
Stars Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees.
The pun-tastic comedy sketch show starring Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.
First broadcast in 1976.
010202 Pass Examinations The Burkiss Way1976090320040613 (BBC7)
20040614 (BBC7)
20060303 (BBC7)
20071122 (BBC7)
20110207 (R7)
20120504 (R4+)
20131124 (R4+)
20131125 (R4+)
Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.
Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Chris Emmett. From September 1976.
Improve your IQ and go on the Auntie Quiz.
Another slice of the Burkiss Way to dynamic living, featuring student sheep and the Auntie's Game!
010303 The Burkiss Special With James Burk1976091020040620 (BBC7)
20040621 (BBC7)
20060310 (BBC7)
20071129 (BBC7)
20110214 (R7)
20120511 (R4+)
20120512 (R4+)
20131201 (R4+)
20131202 (R4+)
Japes in jail, foghorns, and what is normal? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.
Japes in jail, foghorns, and what is normal? Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees. From September 1976.
(03/06)
Escape From Prison The Burkiss Way
The team prove to be experts on escaping prison.
More surreal nonsense as the team investigates getting in and out of jail (and the Olympic Games!)
Japes in jail, foghorns - and what is normal?
Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.
Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Nigel Rees.
From September 1976.
010404 Solve Murders The Burkiss Way1976091720040627 (BBC7)
20040628 (BBC7)
20060317 (BBC7)
20071206 (BBC7)
20110221 (R7)
20120518 (R4+)
20131208 (R4+)
20131209 (R4+)
The New Faces Impressionist Squad attempt to solve a murder.
Can they stop Lady Rowena Blackout from being killed...again?
Can the Impressionist Squad stop Lady Rowena Blackout from being killed...again?
Can TV impressionists halt a repeat killing?
010505 Keep Unfit The Burkiss Way1976092420040704 (BBC7)
20040705 (BBC7)
20060324 (BBC7)
20071213 (BBC7)
20110228 (R7)
20120525 (R4+)
20131215 (R4+)
20131216 (R4+)
Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey.
Stay the way you are with unexpected adjustments. Cult sketch show starring Denise Coffey and Fred Harris. From September 1976.
Be bone idle the Burkiss Way.
Radio's favourite correspondence course offers you tips to be idle and classic comedy.
Radio's favourite correspondence course offers you classic sketch comedy.
0106 LAST06 Win Awards The Burkiss Way19761001  
020107 Influence Friends And Win People The Burkiss Way1976121520040711 (BBC7)
20040712 (BBC7)
20060331 (BBC7)
20071227 (BBC7)
20081217 (R7)
20110405 (R4+)
20120601 (R4+)
20120602 (R4+)
20131229 (R4+)
20131230 (R4+)
Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.
Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.
Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. From December 1976.
Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby. With Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees.
The team introduces sketches from the Smartiepants family and Knickertwist Copperby.
The Burkiss Way explain how to influence friends.
With contributions from the Smartypants family and Knickertwist Copperby.
Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.Helpful hints from the Smarty Pants family and Knickertwist Copperby.
020208 Plan Christmas Schedules The Burkiss Way1976122220031221 (BBC7)
20071220 (BBC7)
20081224 (R7)
20101224 (R7)
20111220 (R4+)
20131222 (R4+)
20131223 (R4+)
The team mock TV and radio's festive line-up. Stars Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall and more.
The team mock TV and radio's festive line-up. Stars Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From December 1976.
The sketch show gets festive, with Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
The mould-breaking sketch show gets festive, with Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From December 1976.
Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris spread a little festive spirit.
The team mock TV and radio's festive line-up.
team mock TV and radio's festive line-up.
Stars Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From Dec 1976.
Episode 2 of 13.
020309 Gain Spiritual Fulfilment The Burkiss Way1976122920030830 (BBC7)
20040718 (BBC7)
20040719 (BBC7)
20060407 (BBC7)
20080103 (BBC7)
20081231 (R7)
20110412 (R4+)
20120608 (R4+)
20140112 (R4+)
20140113 (R4+)
A dangerous panto gang escapes, as the team go 'Nationwide'.
A dangerous panto gang escapes, as the team go 'Nationwide'. With Jo Kendall and Fred Harris. From December 1976.
A dangerous panto gang escapes, as the team go 'Nationwide'. From December 1976.
A dangerous panto gang escapes, as the team go 'Nationwide'. With Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From December 1976.
020410 Govern Britain The Burkiss Way1977010520040725 (BBC7)
20040726 (BBC7)
20060414 (BBC7)
20080110 (BBC7)
20090107 (R7)
20120615 (R4+)
20140119 (R4+)
20140120 (R4+)
The comedy team sweep to a political landslide. Stars Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.
The comedy team sweep to a political landslide. Stars Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees.
If toads could vote, would they elect a Liberal government?
The team takes a look at politics, as toads vote in the Liberals.
The comedy team sweep to a political landslide.
020511 Journey Into The Unknown The Burkiss Way1977011220040801 (BBC7)
20040802 (BBC7)
20060421 (BBC7)
20080117 (BBC7)
20090114 (R7)
20110419 (R4+)
20120622 (R4+)
20140126 (R4+)
Transcendental instruction given by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
Transcendental instruction imparted by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.
Transcendental instruction imparted by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
Orpheus tries to get a job so he and Eurydice can move out of their council flat.
020612 Make Short Comedy Programmes The Burkiss Way1977011920040808 (BBC7)
20040809 (BBC7)
20060428 (BBC7)
20080124 (BBC7)
20090121 (R7)
20110426 (R4+)
20120629 (R4+)
20140202 (R4+)
20140203 (R4+)
The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett.
The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.
The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins. From January 1977.
The Eurovision Raquel Welch Gag Contest begins.
020713 Commemorate The Jubilee The Burkiss Way1977012620030706 (BBC7)
20040815 (BBC7)
20040816 (BBC7)
20060505 (BBC7)
20080131 (BBC7)
20090128 (R7)
20110503 (R4+)
20120706 (R4+)
20140209 (R4+)
20140210 (R4+)
A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne.
A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne. With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From January 1977.
A comedy celebration of the Queen's 25 years on the throne. From January 1977.
They only come around once every twenty five years, so why not celebrate jubilees properly?
They only come around once every 25 years, so why not celebrate jubilees properly?
From January 1977.
With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
020814 Do You-know-what The Burkiss Way1977020220030713 (BBC7)
20040822 (BBC7)
20040823 (BBC7)
20060512 (BBC7)
20080207 (BBC7)
20090204 (R7)
20110510 (R4+)
20120713 (R4+)
20140216 (R4+)
20140217 (R4+)
Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by the Burkiss collective.
Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From February 1977.
Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by the Burkiss collective. From Feb 1977.
If you've ever had any doubts about you-know-what, then you-know-who will give you the know-how.
Possibly.
From Feb 1977.
Any doubts about you-know-what are put to rest by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From February 1977.
020915 Skive From School The Burkiss Way1977020920030720 (BBC7)
20040829 (BBC7)
20040830 (BBC7)
20060519 (BBC7)
20080214 (BBC7)
20090211 (R7)
20110517 (R4+)
20120720 (R4+)
20140223 (R4+)
20140224 (R4+)
Can Moses Minor lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors?
Can Moses Minor lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors? With Chris Emmett. From February 1977.
The team head back to school and find out just what is in a teacher's study.
021016 Get Off With Life The Burkiss Way1977021620030727 (BBC7)
20040905 (BBC7)
20040906 (BBC7)
20060526 (BBC7)
20080221 (BBC7)
20090218 (R7)
20110524 (R4+)
20120727 (R4+)
20140302 (R4+)
20140303 (R4+)
Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of Gone With the Wind.
Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of Gone With the Wind. Starring Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From February 1977.
Thrills abound as the RAC do their version of 'Gone With the Wind'. From February 1977.
021117 This Is Your Life The Burkiss Way1977022320030803 (BBC7)
20040912 (BBC7)
20040913 (BBC7)
20080228 (BBC7)
20090225 (R7)
20110531 (R4+)
20120803 (R4+)
20140309 (R4+)
20140310 (R4+)
TV's famous big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
TV's famous big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From February 1977.
The famous big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From February 1977.
The big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.The big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
The famous big red book spells surprises for Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From February 1977.
A Radio 4 announcer is booked for talking too quickly, and Eric Pode of Croydon talks about his career in silent movies.
021218 Become A Rock Star The Burkiss Way1977030220030810 (BBC7)
20040919 (BBC7)
20040920 (BBC7)
20060602 (BBC7)
20080306 (BBC7)
20090304 (R7)
20110607 (R4+)
20120810 (R4+)
20120811 (R4+)
Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.
0212Become A Rock Star The Burkiss Way 20080306 (BBC7)
20140316 (R4+)
20140317 (R4+)
Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order.
Starting at the end, this show is brought to you in reverse order. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From March 1977.
0213 LAST19 Replace The Burkiss Way1977030920030817 (BBC7)
20040926 (BBC7)
20040927 (BBC7)
20060609 (BBC7)
20080313 (BBC7)
20090311 (R7)
20110614 (R4+)
20120817 (R4+)
Smile, you're on Candid Cat!.
Another edition of the crazy comedy series - brought to you in reverse order.
Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris
Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From March 1977.
Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From March 1977.
0213 LASTReplace The Burkiss Way 20080313 (BBC7)
20140323 (R4+)
Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall and more.
Smile, you're on Candid Cat! Genghis Khan fun starring Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From March 1977.
030120 Discover Gravity The Burkiss Way1977111520031207 (BBC7)
20041003 (BBC7)
20041004 (BBC7)
20080320 (BBC7)
20090318 (R7)
20110621 (R4+)
20120824 (R4+)
Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett won't mention Eric Pode of Croydon.
Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett refuse to mention the unsavoury Eric Pode of Croydon. From November 1977.
030221 Get Cut Off The Bur1977112220031214 (BBC7)
20041010 (BBC7)
20041011 (BBC7)
20060616 (BBC7)
20080327 (BBC7)
20090325 (R7)
20110628 (R4+)
20120831 (R4+)
Scheherazade's tales prove disappointing. Starring Fred Harris. From November 1977.
Scheherazade's tales prove disappointing. Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett. From November 1977.
Scheherazade's tales prove disappointing.
Starring Fred Harris. From November 1977.
Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.
From November 1977.
Starring Fred Harris.
Hard times for Scheherazade as she starts repeating herself.
A faulty Burkiss Way causes a comedy leak in the studio for Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.
030322 How To Succeed In Business The Burkiss Way1977112920031228 (BBC7)
20041017 (BBC7)
20041018 (BBC7)
20060623 (BBC7)
20080403 (BBC7)
20090401 (R7)
20110705 (R4+)
20110709 (R4+)
20120907 (R4+)
Satan promises either to eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe. With Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees. From November 1977.
Satan promises either to eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe. From 1977.
Satan promises either to eat a cucumber or offer a million pound bribe.
From 1977.
With Chris Emmett and Nigel Rees.
From November 1977.
Satan promises to eat a cucumber.
Or offer a million pound bribe.
Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees star.
This week's show has been dropped.
And then reassembled.
Satan promises to eat a cucumber, or offer a million pound bribe.
030423 Son Of The Burkiss Way1977120620040104 (BBC7)
20041024 (BBC7)
20041025 (BBC7)
20060630 (BBC7)
20080410 (BBC7)
20090408 (R7)
20110712 (R4+)
20120914 (R4+)
Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees with the first radio motion picture.
Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees release the BBC's first motion picture for radio. From December 1977.
Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees release the BBC's first motion picture for radio.
From December 1977.
Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees provide the laughs with some film reviews.
030524 One Hour To The Burkiss Way1977121320040111 (BBC7)
20041031 (BBC7)
20041101 (BBC7)
20060721 (BBC7)
20080417 (BBC7)
20090415 (R7)
20110719 (R4+)
20120921 (R4+)
20120922 (R4+)
With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett. From December 1977.
The chilling dangers from fast breeder reactors like Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett. From December 1977.
The chilling dangers from fast breeder reactors like Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
A chilling prediction of what Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett would do if plans go ahead.
A chilling assessment of the danger posed by fast breeder reactors like Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
030625 Not To Be Opened Until Christmas The Burkiss Way1977122020040118 (BBC7)
20041107 (BBC7)
20041108 (BBC7)
20060714 (BBC7)
20080424 (BBC7)
20090422 (R7)
20120928 (R4+)
Queen Victoria complains - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'. From 1977.
Queen Victoria complains - and all is revealed 'Upstairs Downstairs'. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From December 1977.
This programme is not to be unwrapped before Christmas Day.
030726 First Prize The Burkiss Way1977122720040125 (BBC7)
20041114 (BBC7)
20041115 (BBC7)
20060707 (BBC7)
20080501 (BBC7)
20090429 (R7)
20110802 (R4+)
20121005 (R4+)
The team take the Dinosaur Cheese Interlude test.
030827 Around The World The Burkiss Way1978010320040201 (BBC7)
20040202 (BBC7)
20041121 (BBC7)
20041122 (BBC7)
20060728 (BBC7)
20080508 (BBC7)
20090506 (R7)
20110809 (R4+)
20121012 (R4+)
Books are plundered, but what the Dickens is going on?
030928 Ignore These Programme Titles The Burkiss Way1978011020040208 (BBC7)
20041128 (BBC7)
20041129 (BBC7)
20060804 (BBC7)
20080515 (BBC7)
20090513 (R7)
20110816 (R4+)
20121019 (R4+)
20121020 (R4+)
The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'. From January 1978.
The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'. Stars Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees. From January 1978.
The team pull open the 'Door Handle of the Day'.
From January 1978.
Stars Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.
Including Door Handle of the Day (but Handel doesn't count) and Pop Singers Who Are Bad For Your Teeth.
031029 Complain About The Burkiss Way1978011720040215 (BBC7)
20041205 (BBC7)
20041206 (BBC7)
20060811 (BBC7)
20080522 (BBC7)
20090520 (R7)
20110823 (R4+)
20121026 (R4+)
Desert Island wobbles and quirky documentaries.
Desert Island wobbles and quirky documentaries. Stars Jo Kendall. From January 1978.
031130 Not The Burkiss Way1978012420040222 (BBC7)
20041212 (BBC7)
20041213 (BBC7)
20060818 (BBC7)
20080529 (BBC7)
20090527 (R7)
20110830 (R4+)
20121102 (R4+)
Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits.
031231 Bruces Choice - 32 Start New Series The Burkiss Way1978013120040229 (BBC7)
20040301 (BBC7)
20041219 (BBC7)
20041220 (BBC7)
20080605 (BBC7)
20090603 (R7)
20110906 (R4+)
20110910 (R4+)
20121109 (R4+)
20121110 (R4+)
Long ago in a radio galaxy far away - space film spoofing and the best of 'Bruce Forysth'.
Long ago in a radio galaxy far away - space film spoofing and the best of 'Bruce Forysth'. With Fred Harris. From January 1978.
With Fred Harris.
From January 1978.
Bruce Forsyth introduces the best parts of Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.
Long ago in a radio galaxy far away, the team parody an epic space film, with a 'Bruce Forysth' compilation.
031333 The Last Burkiss Way1978020719900226
20040307 (BBC7)
20040308 (BBC7)
20041226 (BBC7)
20041227 (BBC7)
20060825 (BBC7)
20080612 (BBC7)
20090610 (R7)
General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners.
From February 1978.
Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.
The Burkiss way team are Way Out West and it's the time of General Custer.
Can you win a battle with one-liners?
General Custer's attempts at a last stand are somewhat unorthodox.
Can you win a battle with one-liners? From February 1978.
Producer: A.
IANNUCCI
Next in series: 05 March 1990
Previous in series: 19 February 1990
Description
The retrospective Burkiss season continues with Lesson Thirty-Three: The Last
Subject Categories
comedy programmes (genre)
Broadcast history
26 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)
Contributors
David Renwick (Author)
Andrew Marshall (Author)
Chris Emmett (ent)
Jo Kendall (ent)
Fred Harris (ent)
Nigel Rees (ent)
John Lloyd (Producer)
Recorded on 1990-01-23.
0314The Last Burkiss Way1978021420080612 (BBC7)
20110913 (R4+)
20121116 (R4+)
General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners. From February 1978.
General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners. Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From February 1978.
General Custer tackles his last stand with a battle with one-liners.
From February 1978.
Stars Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.
0314 LAST34 The Next To Last Burkiss Way1978021420040314 (BBC7)
20040315 (BBC7)
20050102 (BBC7)
20050103 (BBC7)
20060901 (BBC7)
20080619 (BBC7)
20090617 (R7)
The Holy Bible gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
The Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible) gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
From February 1978.
The Bible is rewritten.
0315 LASTThe Next To Last Burkiss Way1978022120080619 (BBC7)
20110920 (R4+)
20121123 (R4+)
Waves are parted as the team take on the Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible).
Waves are parted as the team take on the Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible). Stars Jo Kendall and Chris Emmett. From February 1978.
The Holy Bible gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
The Holly Bibbly (or Holy Bible) gets rewritten by Nigel Rees, Jo Kendall, Fred Harris and Chris Emmett.
From February 1978.
040135 Remember The Burkiss Way1979040220031115 (BBC7)
20040321 (BBC7)
20040322 (BBC7)
20050109 (BBC7)
20050110 (BBC7)
20060908 (BBC7)
20080626 (BBC7)
20110927 (R4+)
Clash of the gameshows - the Burkiss Way to try to win the car.
Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the game show.
It's the clash of the game shows! Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.
From April 1979.
040135 Remember The Burkiss Way1979040120031115 (BBC7)
20040321 (BBC7)
20040322 (BBC7)
20050109 (BBC7)
20050110 (BBC7)
20060908 (BBC7)
20080626 (BBC7)
20090624 (R7)
20121130 (R4+)
Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the game show.
It's the clash of the game shows! Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car. From April 1979.
It's the clash of the game shows! Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.
Clash of Gameshows - Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees try to win the car.
First broadcast in April 1979.
Clash of the gameshows - the Burkiss Way to try to win the car.
040236 Rise From The Grave The Burkiss Way1979040919900312
20040328 (BBC7)
20040329 (BBC7)
20050116 (BBC7)
20050117 (BBC7)
20060915 (BBC7)
20080703 (BBC7)
20090701 (R7)
20111004 (R4+)
20111008 (R4+)
20121207 (R4+)
Dracula and Oedipus Rex get a good going over from the gang - oh, and the Muppets.
Contributors
David Renwick (Author)
Andrew Marshall (Author)
Chris Emmett (ent)
Jo Kendall (ent)
Fred Harris (ent)
Nigel Rees (ent)
John Lloyd (Producer)
David Hatch (Producer)
Recorded on 1990-01-23.
040337 Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way? Part 11979041619900219
20040404 (BBC7)
20040405 (BBC7)
20050123 (BBC7)
20050124 (BBC7)
20060922 (BBC7)
20080710 (BBC7)
20090708 (R7)
20111011 (R4+)
20121214 (R4+)
20121215 (R4+)
All about 'things' and spoofing 'Just A Minute'.
All about 'things' and spoofing 'Just A Minute'. Stars Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett. From April 1979.
From April 1979.
Stars Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.
Epic.
Sweeping.
And involving a lot of 'things' from April 1979.
Starring Fred Harris, Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Chris Emmett.
And involving a lot of 'squishy things'.
Producer: A.
IANNUCCI
Next in series: 26 February 1990
Previous in series: 12 February 1990
Description
BBC Radio's Burkiss retrospective continues with Lesson 37.
Starring Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick.
Producer David Hatch.
First broadcast April 1979.
Subject Categories
comedy programmes (genre)
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19 Feb 1990 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)
Contributors
David Renwick (Author)
Andrew Marshall (Author)
Chris Emmett (ent)
Jo Kendall (ent)
Fred Harris (ent)
Nigel Rees (ent)
David Hatch (Producer)
Recorded on 1990-01-23.
040438 Is Britain Going The Burkiss Way? Part 21979042320040411 (BBC7)
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The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof? From 1979.
The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof? With Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.
From April 1979.
The Martians Are Coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof?
Fun-filled spoof, perpetrated by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris, Chairman Mao and Chris Emmett.
Lie-istic spoofola, perpetrated by Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Fred Harris, Chairman Mao and Chris Emmett.
The Martians Are Coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? A spoof of a spoof? With Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall.
The Martians are coming! Or are they? Is this a spoof? Or a spoof of a spoof? With Nigel Rees and Jo Kendall. From April 1979.
040539 Repeat Yourself The Burkiss Way - 11979043020040418 (BBC7)
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Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages. From April 1979.
Enter the 'Pardon, Sir?' school of languages. Starring Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From April 1979.
With a late change - Inspector Lestrade investigates The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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Blankety Blank gets a new host. With Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris.
Blankety Blank gets a new host as Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris bring more comedy chaos. From May 1979.
Blankety Blank gets a new host, as Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris bring comedy chaos.
Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett, Jo Kendall and Fred Harris all interrupt themselves to bring you a repeat of last time.
040740 Avoid Like The Plague The Burkiss Way1979051420040502 (BBC7)
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The Grim Reaper has arrived and he wants the old man to take the Red Death to his village.
0408 LAST41 Eric Pode Of Croydon's Easter Special1979122620030906 (BBC7)
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After 'Ask the Smart Alec' proves too highbrow, a desophistication machine transforms it into 'Junk Box Jury', David Vine commentates on exploding athletes, and Eric Pode arrives.
050142 The Man From The Burkiss Way1980101120040516 (BBC7)
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A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette, and Blake's 7 spoofed. From October 1980
A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette, and Blake's 7 spoofed. With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From October 1980.
A deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette, and Blake's 7 spoofed.
From October 1980
With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
This edition features a deadly game of Russian Roulette Video Cassette and a Blake's 7 spoof (shot in a gravel pit, of course).
050243 Sack The Burkiss Way1980101819900212
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Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery, and let's play 'Family Fortunes.' From October 1980
Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery, and let's play 'Family Fortunes.' With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris. From October 1980.
Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery, and let's play 'Family Fortunes.' With Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
From October 1980.
Confusion at Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery and let's play 'Family Fortunes'.
Vintage comedy, featuring the Trojan Horse, Eddie's 24-Hour Sniffery and Family Fortunes.
The way to Eddie's 24 Hour Sniffery and Family Fortunes.
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The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more. With Chris Emmett. From October 1980.
The team spoof George Orwell's 1984 and more. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From October 1980.
This week, a unique take on George Orwell's 1984, and we find what really lurks behind the door of Room 101.
050445 The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Burkiss Way1980110120040530 (BBC7)
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It's time to meet the Muppets. From November 1980.
It's time to meet the Muppets, with a little help from Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees. From November 1980.
It's time to meet the Muppets.
From November 1980.
It's time to meet the Muppets, with a little help from Chris Emmett, Fred Harris, Jo Kendall and Nigel Rees.
The team return with sketches on the Muppets and the Brother's Grimm.
It's time to meet the Muppets, with a little help from Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees, Chris Emmett and Fred Harris.
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Find out 'What's My Gender', plus a galactic 'Panorama'. From November 1980.
Find out 'What's My Gender', plus a galactic 'Panorama'. With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris. From November 1980.
Find out 'What's My Gender', plus a galactic 'Panorama'.
From November 1980.
With Jo Kendall, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris.
This week the team play What's My Gender and present a galactic edition of Panorama.
0506 LAST47 Wave Goodbye To Cbes The Burkiss Way1980111520080918 (BBC7)
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The team's last ever episode. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and guest David Jason.
The sketch show team's last ever episode. With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and special guest David Jason. From November 1980.
The team's last ever episode.
With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and guest David Jason.
The sketch show team's last ever episode.
With Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and special guest David Jason.
From November 1980.
Catch it while you can - the last ever episode of The Burkiss Way.
BBC0101Bbc Radio Collection - 1  A double cassette compilation of sketches from the later part of the run.
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  Survive To 60 And Collect Your Bus Pass The Burkiss Way   

Audible Blurb

  • Now available together for the first time: all six episodes from the first series of classic comedy from David Renwick (who went on to write One Foot in the Grave), Andrew Marshall (who later wrote 2point4 Children), and Eric Pode (of Croydon).
  • 'Peel Bananas the Burkiss Way': The best techniques on peeling bananas and how to get people off lightly.
  • 'Pass Examinations the Burkiss Way': Learn how to astound your friends by appearing on shows like The Auntie Quiz.
  • 'Escape From Prison the Burkiss Way (The Burkiss Special with James Burkiss): The team prove to be experts on escaping from prison.
  • 'Solve Murders the Burkiss Way': The New Faces Impressionist Squad try to solve a murder.
  • 'Keep Unfit the Burkiss Way': Featuring tips on putting on weight, being fat, and being repellently ugly.
  • 'Win Awards the Burkiss Way': Where you could receive - absolutely free! - a Gullibility Award.
  • Starring Denise Coffey, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees.

Buy

  • Classic BBC Radio Comedy: The Burkiss Way: The Complete First SeriesSeries one from Audible UK

Duration

  • 30 Minutes
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  • 30 Minutes (though due to editing some BBC7 broadcasts are noticabily shorter).

Genre

  • Genre: Sketch, Comedy
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Genre: , , Sketch,
  • Entertainment & Comedy

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Programme Id

  • Programme ID: b00c8x5n

Recording Dates

  • 5/2 - 19900118
  • 5/3 - Recorded on 19900123

Series 2 episode 6 additional crew

Trivia

  • Episode 1 - Peel Bananas The Burkiss Way - was been dropped from the BBC7 schedule for a couple of runs due to possibly offensive content (I suspect it was the sketch about the ancient martial art of Pooftah).
  • Episode 3 - The Burkiss Special With James Burk - is sometimes listed as Escape From Prison The Burkiss Way
  • The full title of episode 45 - The Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy The Burkiss Way - as given in the Radio Times is: "Write extremely long titles with lots and lots of words in, like this, so that the RADIO TIMES will have to allot more space than the measly half a centimetre of billing space we usually get and at least it'll look a bit more prominent on the page, although still nowhere near the 50 column inches they give to The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Burkiss Way", which is why it's sometimes called "Write Extremely long titles the Burkiss Way"
  • Is it 13 Commemorate The Jubilee The Burkiss Way or 13 Commemorate Jubilees The Burkiss Way?
  • Armando Innuci produced a six part retrospective starting with lesson 43, "Sack the Burkiss Way", and is sometimes wrongly listed as the producer of those episodes.
  • 47 Wave Goodbye To Cbes The Burkiss Way way edited down at almost half its length after the first broadcast due to the then controversial jokes about the royal family - ironically it's the jokes about gypsies which cause most offence today - the edited version is still getting broadcast on BBC7, though the full version has been included in a Burkiss Way compilation programme.
  • The official BBC release was a double cassette with extracts from later episodes, rather than any complete episodes.
  • Survive To 60 And Collect Your Bus Pass The Burkiss Way is a special live performance of sketches for Nigel Rees' 60th birthday and was never commercially released or broadcast.

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