The Festival Of Funny On BBC Radio 2

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0101The Delightful Sausage On - Staycations20210306The Delightful Sausage are bringing their Edinburgh Fringe ‘Best Show’ nominated double act to BBC Radio 2 with a travelogue unearthing some of the UK’s most unique staycations. Christopher-Louise and Amy will get hot and bothered at a Dracula-themed B&B, sample some eye-watering cuisines and have a truly unforgettable stay at a Yorkshire holiday camp. Along the way, we'll learn about the history of the humble staycation and get some top tips for the budget conscious holiday maker. Expect gross-out humour, oddball characters and really, really northern accents.

The Delightful Sausage are an award-winning double act, created by comedians Amy Gledhill and Christopher Cantrill. In 2019 they were nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Known for their unflinchingly high gag-rate, innovative use of multimedia and painfully regional accents, they’ve quickly established a nation-wide cult following.

Cast
Amy Gledhill
Christopher Cantrill
Gabby Best
Ibinabo Jack
Paul Dunphy
Nic Redman

Credits
Written by Christopher Cantrill and Amy Gledhill
Original Music by Jake Yapp
Sound Design by Al McGregor
Produced by Hannah Moulder for Various Artists Ltd.

Cult comedy double act, The Delightful Sausage, discover the UK's most unique staycations

The Festival Of Funny on Radio 2 introduces four brand new comedy shows for the BBC.

Cult comedy double act, The Delightful Sausage, discover the UK's most unique staycations.

0102Tommy Tiernan On - Beards20210306Master stand-up comedian Tommy Tiernan ruminates on beards.

The Festival Of Funny on Radio 2 introduces four brand new comedy shows for the BBC.

Master stand-up comedian Tommy Tiernan ruminates on beards.

0103Kiri Pritchard-mclean - Secret Desires20210307Break out star Kiri Pritchard-Mclean brings a fresh half hour of stand-up to BBC Radio 2 all about the things she’s missed whilst living in isolation. Featuring audience stories, Kiri unpicks the awkward moments of life that we so weirdly desire. Hen do anyone?

Producer: Suzy Grant
BBC Studios Production

Stand-up special from Kiri Pritchard-McLean about all the things we weirdly miss.

The Festival Of Funny on Radio 2 introduces four brand new comedy shows for the BBC.

0104 LASTThe Empire20210307India, 1917; the jewel of the British Empire. 400 million Indians are ruled by a handful of British administrators. No rebellion has been reported for 70 years, into this apparent calm sea of Governance comes James Albright (Alexander Owen, The Pin), 22, Oxbridge and Public School educated and about to become the District Magistrate for the Province of Darjeeling. Idealistic, naive, Albright doesn't know what he has let himself in for. His Indian right hand man Harbans (Anuvab Pal, Empire-ical Evidence) is there to help him, or is he? Local businesswoman Mrs Campbell (Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who) is ready to exploit his ignorance. And into this mix comes Sapna (Rasika Dugal, A Suitable Boy), an Indian proto-revolutionary and the first woman Albright has felt 'funny about'.

Albright … Alexander Owen
Sapna … Rasika Dugal
Harbans … Anuvab Pal
Mrs Campbell … Michelle Gomez
Kailash … Raj Ghatak
Mustafa … Sanjeev Kohli
Jhunwala … Eshaan Ackbar
The Viceroy / Narrator … Stephen Fry

Written by Anuvab Pal

Produced and directed by Ed Morrish

Recorded and edited by Rich Evans at Syncbox Post

A Channel X production for BBC Radio 2

Sitcom by Anuvab Pal, set in 1917 Darjeeling.

India, 1917; the jewel of the British Empire. 400 million Indians are ruled by a handful of British administrators. No rebellion has been reported for 70 years, into this apparent calm sea of Governance comes James Albright (Alexander Owen, The Pin), 22, Oxbridge and Public School educated and about to become the District Magistrate for the Province of Darjeeling. Idealistic, naive, Albright doesn't know what he has let himself in for. His Indian right hand man Harbans (Anuvab Pal, Empire-ical Evidence) is there to help him, or is he? Local businesswoman Mrs Campbell (Michelle Gomez, Doctor Who) is ready to exploit his ignorance. And into this mix comes Sapna (Rasika Dugal, A Suitable Boy), an Indian proto-revolutionary and the first woman Albright has felt 'funny about'.

Albright … Alexander Owen
Sapna … Rasika Dugal
Harbans … Anuvab Pal
Mrs Campbell … Michelle Gomez
Kailash … Raj Ghatak
Mustafa … Sanjeev Kohli
Jhunwala … Eshaan Akbar
The Viceroy / Narrator … Stephen Fry

The Festival Of Funny on Radio 2 introduces four brand new comedy shows for the BBC.