Dial M For Pizza

Since the first primordial fireball exploded in the void countless aeons ago, people have been doing funny radio sketches.

This show is no exception.

Producer: David Tyler (except for episode 2, Paul Mayhew-archer).

Ever since that first fireball exploded countless aeons ago, people have been doing sketches on the radio.

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011987110020050223 (BBC7)
20050224 (BBC7)

A sketch-packed show starring Robert Bathurst, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.

01011987111719871119
20030925 (BBC7)
20040406 (BBC7)
20040407 (BBC7)
20050216 (BBC7)
20050217 (BBC7)
20050908 (BBC7)
20050909 (BBC7)
20070112 (BBC7)
20070113 (BBC7)
20071215 (BBC7)
20080404 (BBC7)
20080405 (BBC7)
20090702 (BBC7)
20100228 (BBC7)
20110821 (BBC7)
20121116 (BBC7)

Since the first primordial fireball exploded in the void countless aeons ago, people have been doing funny radio sketches.

This show is no exception.

Producer: David Tyler (except for episode 2, Paul Mayhew-archer).

Ever since that first fireball exploded countless aeons ago, people have been doing sketches on the radio.Fun-packed sketch show featuring 'Britain's Stupidest Postman'. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From November 1987.

Fun-packed sketch show featuring 'Britain's Stupidest Postman'. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From November 1987.

Including Britain's Stupidest Postman and The Man At Parties No-one Wants To Talk To.

01021987112419871126
20031002 (BBC7)
20040413 (BBC7)
20040414 (BBC7)
20050915 (BBC7)
20050916 (BBC7)
20070119 (BBC7)
20070120 (BBC7)
20080411 (BBC7)
20080412 (BBC7)
20090709 (BBC7)
20100307 (BBC7)
20110828 (BBC7)
20121123 (BBC7)

Sketch show shenanigans from going to the Proms to public loos. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From November 1987.

How to ruin a medieval banquet to the perfect Proms punter with Robert Bathurst, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.

AKA That'll Teach Grandma To Forget My Birthday

A sketch-packed show starring Robert Bathurst, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.

Did you cancel the papers?

Sketch show shenanigans on going to the Proms and public loos.

Sketch show shenanigans from going to the Proms to public loos.

01031987120119871203
20031009 (BBC7)
20040420 (BBC7)
20040421 (BBC7)
20050922 (BBC7)
20050923 (BBC7)
20070126 (BBC7)
20070127 (BBC7)
20080418 (BBC7)
20080419 (BBC7)
20090716 (BBC7)
20100314 (BBC7)
20110904 (BBC7)
20121130 (BBC7)

Sketch show capers from sauna novices to Batman in his dotage. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From December 1987.

From sauna novices to Batman in his dotage.

01041987120819871210
20031016 (BBC7)
20040427 (BBC7)
20040428 (BBC7)
20050302 (BBC7)
20050303 (BBC7)
20050309 (BBC7)
20050310 (BBC7)
20050929 (BBC7)
20050930 (BBC7)
20070202 (BBC7)
20070203 (BBC7)
20080425 (BBC7)
20080426 (BBC7)
20090723 (BBC7)
20100321 (BBC7)
20110911 (BBC7)
20121207 (BBC7)

The sketch show takes to the rails for Dr Terror's House of Pizza. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From December 1987.

Yummy sketches and quiches, sorry, quickies abound this week (there's a gag for you budding scriptwriters out there).

The sketch show takes to the rails for Dr Terror's House of Pizza.

01051987121519871217
20031023 (BBC7)
20040504 (BBC7)
20040505 (BBC7)
20050316 (BBC7)
20050317 (BBC7)
20051006 (BBC7)
20051007 (BBC7)
20070209 (BBC7)
20070210 (BBC7)
20080502 (BBC7)
20080503 (BBC7)
20090730 (BBC7)
20100328 (BBC7)
20110918 (BBC7)
20121214 (BBC7)

The sketch show team take a pop at cops, cabs and cowboys. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From December 1987.

Yummy sketches and quiches, sorry, quickies abound this week (there's a gag for you budding scriptwriters out there).The sketch show team take a pop at cops, cabs and cowboys.

0106 LAST1987122219871223
20031030 (BBC7)
20040511 (BBC7)
20040512 (BBC7)
20050323 (BBC7)
20050324 (BBC7)
20051013 (BBC7)
20051014 (BBC7)
20070216 (BBC7)
20070217 (BBC7)
20071215 (BBC7)
20071216 (BBC7)
20080509 (BBC7)
20080510 (BBC7)
20090806 (BBC7)
20100404 (BBC7)
20110925 (BBC7)
20121221 (BBC7)

The sketch show team tackle an odd disease - and a legal Aladdin. Stars Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst. From December 1987.

Special Guest: Janine Duvitski.

The sketch show team tackle an odd disease - and a legal Aladdin.

02011988111220031106 (BBC7)
20040518 (BBC7)
20040519 (BBC7)
20050330 (BBC7)
20050331 (BBC7)
20051020 (BBC7)
20051021 (BBC7)
20070223 (BBC7)
20070224 (BBC7)
20080516 (BBC7)
20080517 (BBC7)
20111026 (BBC7)

Takeaway sketches starring Robert Bathurst, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.

The piping hot comedy show served with extra relish, added capers and a guest side salad of Jonathan Ross.

Including Nelson's uncensored biography, 'Chat Flap' and 'Harrison Fjord' in 'Sledge Runner' with special guest, Jonathan Ross.

The piping hot comedy show served with relish from Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst, and a guest side salad of Jonathan Ross.

The piping hot comedy show served with relish from Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst.

0202This Is The Life - Plenty Of Sun, Plenty Of Sand1988111920031113 (BBC7)
20040525 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20040526 (BBC7)
20051027 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20051028 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20070302 (BBC7)
20070303 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20080523 (BBC7)
20080524 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20111102 (BBC7)

Gasp in amazement as four pot-crazed, beach-party, ton-up sex fiends present a sprightly comedy of English Manners.

Gasp in amazement during this sprightly comedy of English Manners.

Some English thesps present A Handful of Audience.

Takeaway sketches with Robert Bathurst and Brenda Blethyn.

From May 2003.

With Robert Bathurst and Brenda Blethyn

0203Hi - Hello - Come Here Often?1988112620031120 (BBC7)
20040601 (BBC7)
20040602 (BBC7)
20050406 (BBC7)
20050407 (BBC7)
20050413 (BBC7)
20050414 (BBC7)
20051103 (BBC7)
20051104 (BBC7)
20070309 (BBC7)
20070310 (BBC7)
20080530 (BBC7)
20080531 (BBC7)
20111109 (BBC7)

Sketch show featuring Beethoven's 15th Symphony and Mr Makesalotofmistakes.

As acid house music sweeps through Nov 1988, corrupting youth and threatening the fabric of society, the team joke about it.

Brenda Blethyn and Robert Bathurst star.

0204Maggie, Maggie, Maggie1988120320031127 (BBC7)
20040608 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20040609 (BBC7)
20040615 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20040616 (BBC7)
20050420 (BBC7)
20050421 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20051110 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20051111 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20070316 (BBC7)
20070317 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20080606 (BBC7)
20080607 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20111116 (BBC7)

Sketch show starring Jim Broadbent, Mike Grady, Felicity Montagu and Jonathan Kydd.

No anchovies.

Yummy sketches and quiches - sorry, quickies abound this week (there's a gag for you budding scriptwriters out there).

A December 1988 edition of the sketch show starring Jim Broadbent, Mike Grady, Felicity Montagu and Jonathan Kydd.

Jim Broadbent and Felicity Montagu present an unusual doctor and the brash new sound of BBC Radio 3.

From December 1988.

Jim Broadbent presents an unusual doctor and the brash new sound of BBC Radio 3.

0205Excuse Me - Will You Sit On My Face?1988121020031204 (BBC7)
20050427 (BBC7)
20050428 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20051117 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20051118 BT=0430 (BBC7)
20070323 (BBC7)
20070324 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20080613 (BBC7)
20080614 BT=0330 (BBC7)
20111123 (BBC7)

Sketch show featuring Mr Makesalotofmistakes and a horror spoof called 'Appointment With Mild Anxiety'.

Jim Broadbent stars.

Takeaway sketches starring Jim Broadbent, Felicity Montagu, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.

From December 1988.

Sketch show featuring Mr Makesalotofmistakes and a horror film with mild anxiety.

Starring Jim Broadbent.

Sir Christopher Wren unmasked as an arsonist, plus horror films minus the horror.

Stars Jim Broadbent.

0206 LAST1988121720031211 (BBC7)
20050504 (BBC7)
20050505 (BBC7)
20080620 (BBC7)
20080621 (BBC7)
20111130 (BBC7)

Foul play at the panto, and Mr Makeaslotofmistakes is now Mr President - scary! Stars Morweena Banks.

From December 1988.

Foul play at the panto, and Mr Makeaslotofmistakes is now Mr President - scary!

Takeaway sketches with Robert Bathurst, Morwenna Banks and Jonathan Kydd.

Takeaway sketches with Robert Bathurst, Brenda Blethyn, Mike Grady and Jonathan Kydd.