Celebrate The Burkiss Way


2009040420180818 (BBC7)Happy dynamic living! Comedy writers David Renwick and Andrew Marshall - plus original cast members Chris Emmett, Nigel Rees and Fred Harris - recall their cult BBC radio comedy hit.

Discover how Eric Pode of Croydon came to be! Which cast member made the leap from Big Ted and Play School to Radio 4? And why did 'The Burkiss Way' earn itself a mention in the Houses of Parliament?

Enjoy five classic episodes featuring the talents of Jo Kendall, Chris Emmett, Fred Harris and Nigel Rees:

* Skive from School the Burkiss Way:
Can 'Moses Minor' lead the boys of Greyfriars away from the clutches of their oppressors? From February 1977.

* Not the Burkiss Way:
Learn how to offer family planning for rabbits. Michael Parkinson interviews Bugs Bunny. From January 1978.

* Remember the Burkiss Way:
From 3-2-1 to The Generation Game Questions galore in the clash of the game shows! From April 1979.

* Settle out of Court the Burkiss Way:
Find out 'What's My Gender', plus a galactic 'Panorama'. From November 1980.

* Wave Goodbye to CBEs the Burkiss Way
The sketch show team's last-ever episode which provoked controversy. From November 1980.

Produced by Martin Dempsey

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in 2009.

Writers David Renwick and Andrew Marshall, plus cast members, recall their cult comedy.