The Consultants

Comedy sketch show - shouting, songs and silliness - written by and starring Radio 4's only three man double act, Perrier winners Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Episodes

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20100704 (BBC7)

A lifestyle presentation conference - and sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

From February 2003.

A lifestyle presentation sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

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20180102 (BBC7)

The Consultants Lifestyle Presentation Conference Episode 406.

From trio Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

A lifestyle presentation conference and sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

From February 2003.

A lifestyle presentation sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

A lifestyle presentation conference - and sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.

A lifestyle presentation sketch show, with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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20180109 (BBC7)

The Consultants think of ways to revamp tea and make it more dangerous and exciting.

The team ponder how to make tea dangerous and exciting.

With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

From February 2003.

The team ponder how to make tea dangerous and exciting. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.

The team ponder how to revamp tea to make it more dangerous and exciting. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From February 2003.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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20180116 (BBC7)

Neil Edmonds, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings are the Consultants, with their 'audio lifestyle cheat-sheet'.

The team tackle an unusual case of sexual harassment.

With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

From February 2003.

The team tackle an unusual case of sexual harassment. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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The team wonder why so many men went to 'mow a meadow'.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Man management disasters are sorted out by the Consultants.

They need to sort out One Man Went to Mow and all those mowers.

The team wonder why so many men went to 'mow a meadow'.

The team wonder why so many men went to 'mow a meadow'. With Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

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Time to hark back to a gentler age of radio when Archie Strutz and His Swinging Nuts were a favourite on the BBC Home Service and folktales sang of rustic careers "where the tales are our seed and the sod is your ears".

The Consultants are Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings.

In 2002 they won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award... and had to brace themselves for the inevitable backlash.

Producer: Will Saunders

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2003.

Chesney ends a hostile takeover using marriage.

Comedy sketches written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Chesney ends a hostile takeover using marriage. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From November 2003.

The Consultants second series harks back to a gentler age of radio when Archie Strutz and His swinging Nuts were a Home Service favourite and folktales sang of rustic careers.

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A complaint about a wonky pram turns serious.

Comedy sketches written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

A complaint about a wonky pram turns serious. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From November 2003.

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When warding off dark lords, salad is acceptable.

Comedy sketches written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

When warding off dark lords, salad is acceptable. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003.

When warding off dark lords, salad is acceptable. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond.

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Taking register at stunt school and Tarzan learns the alphabet.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Taking register at stunt school, and Tarzan learns the alphabet. Sketch comedy with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003.

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Taking register at stunt school and Tarzan learns the alphabet.

Comedy sketches written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through history.

Comedy sketches written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through history, while Justin squeezes a morris dancer into a bin. With Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003.

The Adventure-Bakers make a time-strudel and travel through history. With Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2003.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil. Offbeat songs and sketches.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Crossword challenges and dinner with the devil. Offbeat songs and sketches with Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings. From May 2004.

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Announced as being a missing episode from series two.

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Chesney fixes the alphabet, which has a leaky 'e'.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2004.

Chesney fixes the alphabet, which has a leaky 'e'. Cerebral sketch show.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Chesney throws a festive party for his colleagues. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Chesney throws a festive party for his colleagues. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond.

Chesney throws a festive party for his colleagues. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2004.

The Consultants hold their office Christmas party complete with music from The Good Vibrators, a Beach Boys tribute act.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Chesney brings his daughter to work. Or does he?

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Chesney brings his daughter to work. Or does he? Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and Justin Edwards. From December 2004.

Chesney brings his daughter to work. Or does he? Cerebral sketch show.

The Consultants form a knitting army and undertake a tour of cashmere, until they get a nasty rash.

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The boys of St Battery's get their own back on the school bully. Sketches and songs.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Sketches and songs with Justin Edwards. F

rom January 2005.

Why are Demis Roussos and Napoleon Bonaparte on a witness protection scheme in Swanage?

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Justin squeezes a morris dancer into a bin and James takes a sailor up the opera.

Chesney is having a crisis of confidence. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond.

Chesney is having a crisis of confidence.

Chesney is having a crisis of confidence. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Unisex barbers and wrong telephone numbers.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Unisex barbers and wrong telephone numbers.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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The lighthouse tour and the old-fashioned parents.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

The lighthouse tour and the old-fashioned parents. Cerebral sketch show with Neil Edmond and James Rawlings. From October 2005.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Comedy from Justin 'Lofty' Edwards, Neil 'Professor' Edmond and James 'Shortstop' Rawling.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Award-winning comedy from Justin 'Lofty' Edwards, Neil 'Professor' Edmond and James 'Shortstop' Rawling. From October 2005.

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Galileo is too busy to party with the Pope. Award-winning comedy.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Galileo is too busy to party with the Pope.

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A 'ladies man' sings about his suspect personal hygiene.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

A 'ladies man' sings about his suspect personal hygiene. Neil Edmond and James Rawlings' cerebral sketches. From November 2005.

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Two travellers stumble upon a very unusual pub quiz.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

Two travellers stumble upon a very unusual pub quiz. Neil Edmond and James Rawlings' cerebral sketches. From November 2005.

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Inoculation against old age leads to unusual results.

Comedy sketch show written by and starring Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards and James Rawlings

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Inoculation against old age leads to unusual results. Neil Edmond and James Rawlings' cerebral sketches. From November 2005.