Chain Reaction is a simple idea for a highly entertaining series.

A well-known figure from the entertainment industry begins the series interviewing the person of their choice.

The following week the interviewee becomes interviewer and chats to their chosen guest.

And so on and so on.

Recorded in front of an audience, this six part series has some big name stars from the world of entertainment interviewing others whose work they appreciate and admire.

Each interviewer in the series brings their own individual style to the flavour of the show and each pairing has its own unique rapport.

The interviews will focus on the life, career and the passions of the interviewee, often proving to be as revealing about the interviewer.


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0101Jenny Eclair Interviews Jimmy Carr2004123020050419
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The feisty comedienne interviews the deadpan funny man in the tag talk show.
The feisty comedienne and the deadpan funny man in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
The feisty comedienne and the deadpan funny man in the tag talk show.
This week, acerbic wit Jenny Eclair interviews prolific gag merchant, Jimmy Carr 
0102Jimmy Carr Interviews Matt Lucas2005010620050426Jimmy Carr talks to Matt Lucas about Shooting Stars, Little Britain and his ambition to open a chocolate shop.
0103Matt Lucas Interviews Johnny Vegas2005011320050503
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Matt Lucas talks to Johnny Vegas about working in Argos and how he found fame and fortune.
The 'Little Britain' star and the up front comedian in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
The 'Little Britain' star and the up front comedian in the tag talk show.
0104Johnny Vegas Interviews Stewart Lee2005012020050510
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One up front and opinionated comedian interviews another in the tag talk show.
Johnny Vegas talks to Stewart Lee on such diverse subjects as Jerry Springer the Opera and being the most middle-class person in Britain.
0105Stewart Lee Interviews Alan Moore2005012720050517
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Comedian Stuart Lee asks comic book writer Alan Moore about Batman, Jack the Ripper and having his comics turned into films.
Three bits cut from the final programme for reasons of time were available on-line.
The dry comedian and the acclaimed comic-book writer in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
The dry comedian interviews the acclaimed comic-book writer in the tag talk show.
0105Stewart Lee To Alan Moore - Extra 1  When Stewart Was A Cyberman.
0105Stewart Lee To Alan Moore - Extra 2  Alan traces the origins of the Superman mythos.
0105Stewart Lee To Alan Moore - Extra 3  Why Alan thinks The Killing Joke is not amongst his best work.
0106 LASTAlan Moore Interviews Brian Eno2005020320050524
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Comic book writer Alan Moore talks to composer, musician and producer Brian Eno.
Brian talks about leaving Roxy Music, working with Bowie and the advantages of a giant man-eating spider.
The acclaimed writer and the influential musician in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is the next interviewer.
The acclaimed writer and the influential musician in the tag talk show.
0201Jo Brand Interviews Barry Cryer2006021520070506 (BBC7)
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The feisty comedienne and veteran comic in the tag talk show.
From December 2004.
The feisty comedienne and veteran comic in the tag talk show, where the guest is next week's interviewer.

Comedian Jo in conversation with the ever-popular writer and comedian Barry Cryer.
The razor sharp comedienne and the veteran funny man in the tag talk show.
0202Barry Cryer Interviews Mark Thomas2006022220070513 (BBC7)
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The veteran comic and sharp comedian in the tag talk show.
From January 2005.
The veteran comic and sharp comedian in the tag talk show, where the guest is next week's interviewer.
The relay-race style interview series continues as comic veteran Barry Cryer talks to bad boy Mark Thomas.

The veteran funny man and the tough-talking comedian in the tag talk show.
0203Mark Thomas Interviews Alexei Sayle2006030120070520 (BBC7)
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One tough-talking comedian chats to another in the tag talk show.
Mark Thomas talks to Alexei Sayle about his 'car-crash career'.
0204Alexei Sayle Interviews Lenny Henry2006030820070527 (BBC7)
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One feisty comedian grills another in the tag talk show.
One feisty comedian grills another in the tag talk show, where the guest is next week's interviewer.
From January 2005.
'Stuff' and nonsense as Alexei Sayle picks up the interview baton and tackles Lenny Henry with some probing questions.
0205Lenny Henry Interviews Bill Bailey2006031520070603 (BBC7)
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One feisty stand-up comedian grills another in the tag talk show.
From January 2005.
One feisty comedian grills another in the tag talk show where the guest is the next programme's interviewer.
One feisty stand-up comedian grills another in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
Lenny picks up the interview baton and asks Bill some probing questions.
Lenny interviews fellow comedian Bill about his journey from lounge pianist to comedy's answer to Jimi Hendrix.
0206 LASTBill Bailey Interviews Simon Pegg2006032220070610 (BBC7)
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One feisty funny man grills another in the tag talk show.
One feisty funny man grills another in the tag talk show, where the guest is the next interviewer.
From February 2005.
One feisty stand-up comedian grills another in the tag talk show.
One feisty stand-up comedian grills another in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is the next episode's interviewer.
The baton is passed on again as Bill Bailey takes up the mantle of interviewer and talks to Simon Pegg.
The baton is passed on once more as Bill takes up the mantle of interviewer and talks to Simon.
0301Marcus Brigstocke Interviews Clive Anderson2007011020090424
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The comedian and the presenter get chatting - Marcus Brigstocke interviews broadcaster and presenter Clive Anderson.
0302Clive Anderson Interviews John Lloyd2007011720090501
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The comedian and the presenter get chatting in the tag talk show.
The comedian and the presenter get chatting in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
Series in which public figures choose others to interview.
The previous week's guest Clive Anderson grabs the microphone to interview his selected guest, John Lloyd, the man responsible for programmes such as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and QI.
Clive asks John about co-writing and falling out with Douglas Adams and the key to creating great comedy.
Clive Anderson asks John Lloyd about co-writing and falling out with Douglas Adams.
0303John Lloyd Interviews Phill Jupitus2007012420090508
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The producer and comedian get chatting in the tag talk show.
The producer and comedian get chatting in the tag talk show, where this week's guest is next week's interviewer.
Series in which public figures choose others to interview.
The previous week's guest John Lloyd grabs the microphone to interview his guest Phill Jupitus, comedian, radio presenter and Never Mind the Buzzcocks team captain.
0304Phill Jupitus Interviews John Hegley2007013120090515
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The comedian and comic poet get chatting in the tag talk show, where one week's guest is the following week's interviewer.
The comedian and comic poet get chatting in the tag talk show.
Phill Jupitus talks to fellow poet and comedian John Hegley 
0305John Hegley Interviews Jack Dee2007020720090522
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The comic poet and comedian get chatting in the tag talk show.
The comic poet and comedian get chatting in the tag talk show, where one week's guest is the following week's interviewer.
The tag team talk show continues with previous week's guest John Hegley grabbing the microphone to interview comedian Jack Dee.
John Hegley grabs the microphone to interview comedian Jack Dee.
The tag team talk show continues with previous week's guest John Hegley grabbing the microphone to interview the comedian Jack Dee 
0306 LASTJack Dee Interviews Jeremy Hardy2007021420090529
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The two comedians get chatting in the tag talk show, where one week's guest is the following week's interviewer.
The two comedians get chatting in the tag talk show.
Jack Dee talks to fellow comedian Jeremy Hardy 
0401Catherine Tate Interviews David Tennant2008022120080221 (BBC7)
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The Doctor Who stalwarts meet in the tag talk show.
Catherine Tate takes the host's chair as she talks to - or mercilessly teases - David Tennant.
0402David Tennant Interviews Richard Wilson2008022820080228 (BBC7)
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The Time Lord and the famous TV pensioner have a no-holds-barred relay race discussion.
Who'd believe it! The Time Lord and the famous TV pensioner have a no-holds-barred relay race discussion. From February 2008.
Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the following week's interviewer.
David Tennant talks to Richard Wilson 
0403Richard Wilson Interviews Arabella Weir2008030620080306 (BBC7)
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The famous TV pensioner passes the baton to the Fast Show gal in the relay chat show.
The famous TV pensioner passes the baton to the Fast Show gal in the relay chat show. From March 2008.
Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the next week's interviewer.
Richard Wilson talks to Arabella Weir 
0404 LASTArabella Weir Interviews Paul Whitehouse2008031320080313 (BBC7)
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The story of 'Suits You, Sir' as two Fast Show stars reunite in the relay interview show.
The story of 'Suits You, Sir' as two Fast Show stars are reunited in the relay interview show. From March 2008.
Chat show in which last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
Arabella Weir talks to Paul Whitehouse about The Fast Show, Down the Line and his career in comedy.
Arabella Weir talks to Paul Whitehouse about his career in comedy.
04TRAILCatherine Tate And David Tennant   
0501Robert Llewellyn Interviews Dave Gorman2009090220090902 (R7)
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Robert Llewellyn interviews comedian Dave Gorman.
Chat show in which last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
Robert Llewellyn interviews Dave Gorman, the comedian responsible for shows like Are You Dave Gorman?, Googlewhack Adventure and Genius. Robert asks Dave about cycling across Britain, online stalkers and life-threatening trips to Mexico.
Robert Llewellyn interviews Dave Gorman, the comedian responsible for shows like Are You Dave Gorman?, Googlewhack Adventure and Genius.
Robert asks Dave about cycling across Britain, online stalkers and life-threatening trips to Mexico.
0502Dave Gorman Interviews Frank Skinner2009090920090909 (R7)
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The Genius comic asks the popular stand-up about the merits of outdoor toilets.
Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the next week's interviewer.
Dave Gorman interviews Frank Skinner, asking him about his return to stand up, censorship in comedy and the merits of outdoor toilets.
0503Frank Skinner Interviews Eddie Izzard2009091620090916 (R7)
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Frank Skinner interviews Eddie Izzard.
Chat show in which a previous week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
Frank Skinner interviews Eddie Izzard, asking him about performing up lamp-posts, the secret to improvising and (literally) breaking in to Hollywood.
0504Eddie Izzard Interviews Alastair Campbell2009092320090923 (R7)
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Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the following week's interviewer.
Eddie Izzard interviews former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell. He asks him about his breakdown, working for Tony Blair and his beginnings as a soft porn writer.
The stand-up comic interviews the political spin doctor in the tag-team talk show.
Eddie Izzard interviews former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell.
He asks him about his breakdown, working for Tony Blair and his beginnings as a soft porn writer.
0505Alastair Campbell Interviews Alistair Mcgowan2009093020090930 (R7)
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Chat show in which the one week's interviewee becomes the following week's interviewer.
Alastair Campbell interviews impressionist, comedian and actor Alistair McGowan.
The impressionist and the spin doctor in the tag-team talk show.
0505Alistair Mcgowan Interviews Alistair Mcgowan20090930 Chat show in which the one week's interviewee becomes the following week's interviewer.
Alastair Campbell interviews impressionist, comedian and actor Alistair McGowan.
0506 LASTAlistair Mcgowan Interviews Simon Callow2009100720091007 (R7)
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Impressionist Alistair McGowan interviews actor Simon Callow in the tag-team talk show.
Impressionist Alistair McGowan interviews actor Simon Callow in the tag-team talk show, where this week's guest is the next week's interviewer. From September 2009.
Chat show in which one week's interviewee becomes the next week's interviewer.
Alistair Mcgowan interviews actor Simon Callow.
Alistair Mcgowan interviews the actor Simon Callow 
0601Ronni Ancona Interviews Lee Mack2010081320100814
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A brand new series of Chain Reaction, the talk show with a twist where this week's guest becomes next week's interviewer.
This series kicks off with Scottish actress, comedian and impressionist Ronni Ancona interviewing one of the UK's most celebrated comics, writer and star of "Not Going Out" Lee Mack.
Actress and impressionist Ronni Ancona interviews comedian Lee Mack.
The impressionist chats to the comedian, in the tag talk show in which the guest is the next show's interviewer.
Fresh from 4, 13th August 2010.
The impressionist chats to the comedian.
0602Lee Mack Interviews Ade Edmondson2010082020100821
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The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, one of the UK's most celebrated and current comics Lee Mack, writer and star of BBC1's "Not Going Out" takes the microphone to interview alternative comedy legend, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", Ade Edmondson.
Lee Mack interviews fellow comedian Ade Edmondson.
The comedians chat in the tag talk show, where the guest is the next show's interviewer.
Fresh from 4 - 20th August 2010.
The comedians chat in the tag talk show.
0603Ade Edmondson Interviews Ruby Wax2010082720100827 (R7)
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The British comic actor and American comedian meet in the tag-team talk show.
The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", alternative comedy legend Ade Edmondson takes the microphone to interview the UK's favourite sharp tongued American, Ruby Wax.
Ade asks Ruby about the impact her strict parents had on her comedy, her start in entertainment as an RDC wench, her break into TV and those famous celebrity interviews, and how her journey has led her from being a celebrated TV entertainer and comedienne to a qualified expert on Psychotherapy and Neuroscience.
Comedian Ade Edmondson interviews sharp-tongued American entertainer Ruby Wax.
The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, writer and star of "The Young Ones" and "Bottom", alternative comedy legend Ade Edmondson takes the microphone to interview the UK's favourite sharp tongued American, Ruby Wax.
The comedians chat in the tag talk show, where the guest is next week's interviewer.
Fresh from 4 - 27th August 2010.
The comedians chat in the tag talk show.
0604Ruby Wax Interviews Harry Shearer2010090320100903 (R7)
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The comedian meets the political satirist and voice of The Simpsons.
The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, the UK's favourite sharp tongued American, Ruby Wax takes the microphone to interview voice of The Simpsons, face of Derek Smalls and political satirist Harry Shearer.
Ruby asks Harry to delve into some of his Simpsons characters, where he found the inspiration for Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap and who his favourite political target has been over the years.
Entertainer Ruby Wax interviews voice of The Simpsons and political satirist Harry Shearer
Entertainer Ruby Wax chats with the voice of The Simpsons and political satirist Harry Shearer.
Fresh from 4, 3rd September 2010.
The entertainer interviews the voice of The Simpsons.
0605Harry Shearer Interviews Stephen Merchant2010091020100910 (R7)
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Political satirist Harry Shearer interviews The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant.
The new series of the tag team talk show continues as last week's guest, voice of The Simpsons, face of Derek Smalls and political satirist Harry Shearer takes the microphone to interview multi award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, and famously tall funny man Stephen Merchant.
Harry asks Stephen what its like to be part of a creative double act with Ricky Gervais, broadcasting radio from the bushes and sharing a hot tub with playboy bunnies.
Political satirist Harry Shearer interviews co-creator of The Office Stephen Merchant.
The voice of The Simpsons interviews the co-creator of The Office.
Fresh from 4.
The voice of The Simpsons, face of Derek Smalls and political satirist interviews the co-creator of The Office.
Fresh from 4, 10th September 2010.
0606 LASTStephen Merchant Interviews Jarvis Cocker2010091720100917 (R7)
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The comedian and The Office co-creator meets the former Pulp frontman.
The last in the current series of the tag team talk show where last week's guest, multi award-winning co-creator of The Office and Extras, and famously tall funny man Stephen Merchant takes the microphone to interview Pulp frontman and successful solo artist, dandy Englishman Jarvis Cocker.
Stephen asks Jarvis about the perils of being a glasses wearer, his protests against pop and what really happened with that famous Michael Jackson incident.
Stephen Merchant interviews Jarvis Cocker.
0701Rhys Thomas And Simon Day2011072920110730
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Rhys Thomas interviews Simon Day.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.
This seventh series starts with Rhys Thomas - perhaps better-known to the Radio 4 audience as Gary Bellamy, host of Down The Line - interviewing the actor Simon Day.
They have worked together since The Fast Show, when Simon was an established member of the team, and Rhys was a supporting cast member; Simon also appeared in the sitcom Swiss Toni, which Rhys co-wrote, and provides voices for Down The Line.
But Simon, sixteen years older than Rhys, came to prominence in a very different comedy culture to Rhys.
He also came from a live background, as opposed to Rhys's first break working as a runner on Shooting Stars; he also waited until this year to have his own show (Radio 4's The Simon Day Show), whereas Rhys had written two series of his own sitcom by the age of 21.
All these differences, and all this common ground, makes for an absorbing and hilarious interview.
They have worked together since The Fast Show, when Simon was an established member of the team, and Rhys was a supporting cast member; Simon also provides voices for Down The Line.
The interview takes in Simon's early life, including chronic bed-wetting and a spell in borstal; his discovery by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, who may or may not have given him a name for his most famous character; an unsuccessful stand-up tour; and what he'd like Stephen Fry to Tweet about him.
0702Simon Day Interviews Peter Hook2011080520110806
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Simon Day, who was interviewed by Rhys Thomas last time, talks to Peter Hook.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.
This seventh series started with Rhys Thomas interviewing Simon Day.
This week, Simon is asking the questions, and has chosen one of his musical heroes: Peter Hook, best known for playing bass in Joy Divison and New Order, and for co-owning and running one of the most famous nightclubs in the world - which lost £10 for every punter who walked through the door for over a decade.
The interview skips through the early days of punk, Joy Division's transformation into New Order, and Peter's new career as a DJ.
"I thought DJs were arrogant and overpaid", he says, "So when I became one I fitted right in".
0703Peter Hook Interviews John Cooper Clarke2011081220110813
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Peter Hook, who was interviewed by Simon Day last time, talks to John Cooper Clarke.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.
After Rhys Thomas interviewed Simon Day, Simon interviewed the musician and author Peter Hook.
This week, Peter interviews a fellow Salfordian, the punk poet laureate John Cooper Clarke.
Coming to prominence during the punk years of the late 70s, Clarke would appear on the bill with The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, and Peter's own Joy Division - and Peter's next band, New Order, would support John on a tour of New Zealand and Australia.
The interview takes in their shared Salford heritage, doing adverts in the 1980s, and John's recent appearance on the GCSE English syllabus.
0704John Cooper Clarke Interviews Kevin Eldon2011081920110820
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in Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.
This week, the punk poet laureate John Cooper Clarke interviews the comedian Kevin Eldon.
Kevin Eldon is a writer and actor for whom it would probably be quicker to list the brilliant programmes he's not been in than those he has - which include Brass Eye, 15 Storeys High, Spaced, Look Around You, Black Books, Big Train, World of Pub, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge and Attention Scum!.
He also wrote and starred in Radio 4's Poets' Tree, in character as the Islington poet Paul Hamilton, and is the lead singer in Beergut 100.
John talks to him about spoof poetry, real poetry, bring a polymath, and the benefits of not being the star.
John Cooper Clarke interviews Kevin Eldon in Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
0705Kevin Eldon Interviews Mark Steel2011082620110827
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0706 LASTMark Steel Interviews Barry Davies2011090220110903
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in Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
Each week, a figure from the world of entertainment chooses another to interview; the next week, the interviewee turns interviewer, and they in turn pass the baton on to someone else - creating a 'chain' throughout the series.
Mark Steel has presented a range of his own programmes on Radio 4, from The Mark Steel Solution, The Mark Steel Revolution, The Mark Steel Lectures to, most recently, the Sony Silver Award and Writers Guild Award-winning Mark Steel's In Town.
He also occasionally appears in programmes that don't have his name in the title, such as The News Quiz.
Barry Davies is a commentator perhaps best-known for his football coverage, covering ten World Cups, seven European Championships, and two FA Cup finals.
He's also commentated on the Olympics, the Commonwealth games and Wimbledon, as well as the World Stare-Out Championships in 1998.
In this interview, obsessive sports fan Mark asks Barry about being present at some of the most important sporting moments of the last forty years; about remaining impartial ("Where were the Germans? Frankly, who cares?"); and about the changing face of sports and sports broadcasting.
Mark Steel interviews Barry Davies in Radio 4's tag-team interview show.
0801Jeremy Front Talks To Rebecca Front2012072720120727 (R4+)
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Rebecca Front is interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother Jeremy Front.
Producer - Carl Cooper
"I have a very strong childhood memory of you playing the flute in a concert and falling off stage into a box of fezes."
The Chain starts with star of The Thick Of It, Grandma's House, The Day Today and most other comedies of note over the past twenty years, Rebecca Front, speaking to the man who knows her best, her writing partner and big brother Jeremy Front.
They cover childhood teasing and being a woman in comedy, reveal how a cough scuppered Rebecca's chances of working with Mike Leigh and end with Jeremy attempting to maker her re-live an amusing childhood trauma.
"I've heard all the anecdotes so I'll probably just read a book."
The chain continues with:
Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;
Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;
Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And...
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
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Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist Chris Addison.
Rebecca Front talks to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow Nude-a-phobe, comedian Chris Addison about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up
Producer - Carl Cooper
"In an unclothed state I look like a child has done a collage with some Twiglets".
Chris Addison
Other episodes in the chain include:
Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.
Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;
Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And.
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
0803Chris Addison Talks To Derren Brown2012081020120810 (R4+)
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Comedian Chris Addison gets the rare chance to interview the amazing Derren Brown.
Comedian Chris Addison gets the rare chance to talk to the amazing Derren Brown about magic, comedy, art, faith and Hitler.
Comedy interview series.
Producer - Carl Cooper
Episodes in the chain include:
Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.
Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;
Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;
Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And.
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
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Derren Brown gets inside the mind of musical wizard and fellow sceptic, Tim Minchin.
Last week's interviewee, Illusionist Derren Brown, dispenses with the trickery and gets inside the mind of Tim Minchin by cleverly asking him some questions then listening to the answers. They talk beliefs, magic, music and Minchin.
Producer - Carl Cooper
The chain continues with:
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions and no voice, the hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And.
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
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Comedian and musician Tim Minchin interviews journalist and author Caitlin Moran.
Comedian and musician Tim Minchin is not well but still has a great time putting the world to rights in his attempt to interview journalist and author, Caitlin Moran, despite having no questions and no voice.
Producer - Carl Cooper
Episodes in the chain include:
Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.
Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison, about working with Armando Iannucci and embracing his middle-classness through stand-up;
Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;
Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time and talk shoes, Bananarama and women with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And.
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
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Journalist and author Caitlin Moran interviews her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
Last week's interviewee, Caitlin Moran returns to interview her comedy hero, Jennifer Saunders. They talk shoes, Bananarama and women in comedy. Last in the series.
Producer.... Carl Cooper
Previous episodes in the chain were:
Rebecca Front being interviewed by the man who knows her best, her big brother, Jeremy Front.
Rebecca Front talking to her Thick Of It co-star and fellow non-nudist, Chris Addison.
Chris Addison in a rare interview with the actually-really-nice-and-he-doesn't-do-any-of-that-weird-stuff-in-real-life, Derren Brown;
Derren Brown chatting hair, beliefs and Tim Minchin with comedy musical megastar and fellow sceptic Tim Minchin;
A poorly Tim Minchin being handed tissues whilst attempting to interview with no questions a not-at-all-poorly and hilarious Caitlin Moran.
Caitlin Moran getting to spend time with her comedy hero Jennifer Saunders.
And.
Jennifer Saunders turning up a week later to find the series has ended. Probably. We weren't there because the series had ended.
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TV presenter Terry Christian talks to stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
In the first in the new series, Manchester's very own Terry Christian talks to Scotland's newest comedy superstar Kevin bridges.
Producer... Carl Cooper 
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Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges talks to his comedy mentor Frankie Boyle.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
The chain continues this week with razor sharp Scottish comedian Kevin Bridges talking to his comedy mentor, the lovely Frankie Boyle.
Producer... Carl Cooper.
0903Frankie Boyle Talks To Grant Morrison2014010720140107 (R4+)
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Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
The chain continues this week with comedian Frankie Boyle talking to comic book legend Grant Morrison.
They talk Batman, where ideas come from and the future of humanity.
Producer... Carl Cooper.
The chain continues with Frankie Boyle talking to comic book legend Grant Morrison.
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Comic book legend Grant Morrison talks to musical comedy genius Neil Innes.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
The chain continues this week with comic book legend Grant Morrison talking to writer, performer, musician and Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes.
Producer... Carl Cooper.
0905Neil Innes Talks To Graham Linehan2014012120140121 (R4+)
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Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
The chain continues this week with ex-Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band member and Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes talking to comedy writer and director Graham Linehan.
Producer... Carl Cooper.
Songwriter Neil Innes talks to comedy writer and director Graham Linehan.
0906 LASTGraham Linehan Talks To Adam Buxton2014012820140128 (R4+)
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Comedy writer and director Graham Linehan talks to comedian and actor Adam Buxton.
Chain Reaction is Radio 4's long running hostless chat show where last week's interviewee becomes this week's interviewer.
The final episode in the series sees Father Ted and IT crowd writer Graham Linehan talking to comedian, actor and one half of Adam and Joe, Adam Buxton.
Producer... Carl Cooper.

Barry Davies

  • Barry Davies is a commentator perhaps best-known for his football coverage, covering ten World Cups, seven European Championships, and two FA Cup finals.
  • He's also commentated on the Olympics, the Commonwealth games and Wimbledon, as well as the World Stare-Out Championships in 1998.
  • In this interview, obsessive sports fan Mark asks Barry about being present at some of the most important sporting moments of the last forty years; about remaining impartial ("Where were the Germans? Frankly, who cares?"); and about the changing face of sports and sports broadcasting.

Duration

  • 30 Minutes
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  • 30 Minutes

Genre

  • Genre: Comedy, Discussion & Talk
  • Genre: Actor, Comedy, Discussion & Talk
  • Genre: Comedy, Discussion & Talk, The Simpsons
  • Genre: Comedian, Comedy, Discussion & Talk
  • Genre: Comedy, David Tennant, Discussion & Talk
  • Genre: Actor, Comedy, David Tennant, Discussion & Talk

Kevin Eldon

  • Kevin Eldon is a writer and actor for whom it would probably be quicker to list the brilliant programmes he's not been in than those he has - which include Brass Eye, 15 Storeys High, Spaced, Look Around You, Black Books, Big Train, World of Pub, Jam, I'm Alan Partridge and Attention Scum!.
  • He also wrote and starred in Radio 4's Poets' Tree, in character as the Islington poet Paul Hamilton, and is the singer in Beergut 100

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