Down The Line

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy.

It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!.

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20110405 (BBC7)

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

20101031 (BBC7)

Things go bump in the night - on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss. From February 2007.

Things go bump in the night - on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

20061129

1/6. A repeat broadcast of the phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy, featuring eccentric guests.

20061206

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy. With guests Amelia Bullmore, Felix Dexter, Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate and Arabella Weir

20061213

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas, with Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. The special guest is Amelia Bullmore

20061220

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas, with Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. The special guest is Tony Beckton.

20061227

Live phone-in hosted by Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas, with Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. The guests are Amelia Bullmore and Felix Dexter

20070103
20071009

1/6. Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate

20071016

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse

20071030

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guest is Harry Enfield

20071106
20071113

There's no listing of the characters played by the cast, other than Gary Bellamy or the on-air "guests", though performers who're not in the core cast get mentioned in the listings.

There's no listing of the characters played by the cast, other than Gary Bellamy or the on-air "guests", though performers who're not in the core cast get mentioned in the listings.

A Tribute To Felix Dexter2013122320161018 (BBC7)

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Felix Dexter. Spoof phone-in show presented by Gary Bellamy.

A tribute to incomparable 'Down The Line' actor, Felix Dexter who died in October 2013.

Rhys Thomas (Gary Bellamy), Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse along with other cast members talk about working with Felix and revisit many of his unforgettable characters.

Felix's collaborators from other TV projects and the comedy circuit talk to Rhys Thomas about their memories of Felix.

Starring Felix Dexter and Rhys Thomas with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

With special guests: Vince Atta, Judith Jacobs, Leo Muhammad and Keith Palmer.

Producers: Charlie Higson/ Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

Olympic Legacy Special2013062320130628 (BBC7)
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20160428 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show presents a one-off special on the Olympics, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson,

Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests: Esther Coles, Robert Popper and Adil Ray

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Radio 4's flagship (actually, more of an aircraft carrier) phone-in programme returns for a one off special looking back at last year's very special summer of sport, stove pipe hats and bouncing nurses.

Now that a year has passed, award winning talk show host Gary Bellamy will be asking the nation, "What is the legacy of the Olympics? Have we all taken up running, jumping, swimming, cycling, dressage and modern pentathlon? Are we all enthused by Mo Farah with his signature 'Bop' and Paul McCartney singing out of tune?"

Starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Lucy Montgomery, Felix Dexter and special guests as the great British public.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

Gary Bellamy asks the question no-one else dares to: what is the legacy of London 2012?

Tony Blair Special20070627

Rhys Thomas stars in a special edition of Gary Bellamy's live phone-in show on the legacy of Tony Blair

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse

0101Freedom Of Speech2006050220061129
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Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy.

It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!.

With guests Amelia Bullmore, Felix Dexter, Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate and Arabella Weir

It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!.With guests Amelia Bullmore, Felix Dexter, Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate and Arabella Weir

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy

0102Religion And The Decline In Anglican Congregations2006050920100128 (BBC7)
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Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From May 2006.

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy. It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!

0103Animals At War2006051620061213
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Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

Live phone-in show hosted by award-winning DJ Gary Bellamy. The show aims to be as thought-provoking, controversial, intelligent, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!

Amongst Gary's topics for discussion tonight is Animals at War.

0104Crime2006052320061220
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Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

Continuing Radio 4's provocative and ground-breaking new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy.

The special guest is Tony Beckton.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

0105Healthy Eating2006053020061227
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Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

Live, uncompromising phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

0106 LASTEquality And Why Men Won't Go To The Doctors2006060620070103
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Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

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With special guests Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate.

War, chocolate and toothpaste.

War, chocolate and toothpaste. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas with Catherine Tate. From January 2007.

4 Extra Premiere. War, chocolate and toothpaste. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in.

War, chocolate and toothpaste. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in.

4 Extra Premiere. War, chocolate and toothpaste. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas with Catherine Tate. From January 2007.

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson. With special guests Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate

0202Bullying And Property Abroad2007012320071016
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Bullying, and property abroad. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From January 2007.

Bullying, and property abroad. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in.

Phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy, with regular and special guests.

0203Immigration2007013020071023
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The special guests are Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir, and the team tackle the topic of Immigration.

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in discussing immigration. Stars Rhys Thomas, Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir. From January 2007.

Immigration. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas.

Immigration. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas, Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir. From January 2007.

Phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy, starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. The special guests are Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir, and the team tackle the topic of Immigration.

0204Disasters And Cosmetic Surgery2007020620071030
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Special guest is Harry Enfield

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in, discussing cosmetic surgery and other disasters.

Disasters and Cosmetic Surgery. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas.

Disasters and Cosmetic Surgery. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Harry Enfield. From February 2007.

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in, discussing cosmetic surgery and other disasters. Stars Rhys Thomas and Harry Enfield. From February 2007.

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy. Starring Rhys Thomas, with Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse. The guest is Harry Enfield

0205The Environment And Global Warming2007021320071106
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Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in discussing the environment and global warming. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day. From February 2007.

The environment and global warming. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in.

The environment and global warming. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day. From February 2007.

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20111029 (BBC7)
20130503 (BBC7)

Things go bump in the night on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss.

Things go bump in the night on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss. From February 2007.

03Credit Crunch Special2009042120090611

A one-off special edition of the spoof phone-in show on the subject of the credit crunch, starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Plus special guest Mark Gatiss.

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Plus special guests Mark Gatiss and Robert Popper

0301Liberal Agenda Of Media - What Shall We Call A New Planet?2008011020090430
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With special guests Julia Davis and Lee Mack

Name a new planet on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From January 2008.

Episode x01 of 6

Too much chatter? And name a new planet - on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

Episode 6 of 06

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Episode 01 of 06

Name a new planet on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

1/6. Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

0302String Theory - Popular Science Fiction2008011720090507
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Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show.

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show with a chat about string theory.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From January 2008.

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show with a chat about string theory. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

2/6. Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

0303Technology - Communication2008012420090514
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The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Felix Dexter. From January 2008.

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Felix Dexter. From January 2008.

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The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

0304The Elderly - Consumer Rights - The Countryside2008013120090521
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Old people and consumer rights get the Gary Bellamy phone-in treatment. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day. From January 2008.

Old people and consumer rights get the Gary Bellamy phone-in treatment. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day.

4/6. Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

(BBC7 BD=20110718)

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Old people and consumer rights get the Gary Bellamy phone-in treatment.

0305Olympics - Can We Trust The Media?2008020720090528
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Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls.

Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls.

Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

0306 LASTBad Manners - Modern Liberal Parenting2008021420090604
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Britain's got bad manners - should we bring back hanging? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

Britain's got bad manners - should we bring back hanging?

Gary Bellamy takes the calls.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From February 2008.

6/6. Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse

03TRAILBarry Gellamy
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The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse,

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Robert Popper and Adil Ray.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Kevin Eldon, Robert Popper and Adil Ray.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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20131009 (BBC7)
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The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down the Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse,

Special guests are Lee Mack, Adil Ray and Fiona Whitehouse.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The groundbreaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

Special guests are Lee Mack, Adil Ray and Fiona Whiehouse.

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Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Louis Vause.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The groundbreaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

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Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Dave Cummings and Adil Ray.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The groundbreaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Julia Davis, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The groundbreaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

05042013052220160421 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.