The Problem With Adam Bloom

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights with help from Brendan Burns, Sarah Kennedy and Rob Rouse.

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The comedian muses on the secret of life and the mysteries of destiny and fate.

The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service.

With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy.

From August 2003.

The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service.

With Rob Rouse and Stefano Paolini.

Bad service is a vice which requires eradicating!

The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service. With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy. From August 2003.

The comedian's mission is to investigate bad customer service. From August 2003.

The comedian goes on a mission to investigate bad customer service. With Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy. From August 2003.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights with help from Brendan Burns, Sarah Kennedy and Rob Rouse. Episode 1 of 6.

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The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help silence wagging tongues.

From August 2003.

The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help.

Fed up with being the subject of ugly rumours, the comedian attempts to find out how they started in the first place.

Adam Bloom traces the origin of gossip to its source, with stand-up and reconstructions.

Helping Adam silence wagging tongues are Stefano Paolini, Sarah Kennedy and Brendon Burns

The comedian asks exactly who starts rumours? Brendan Burns and Sarah Kennedy help silence wagging tongues. From August 2003.

Fed up with being the subject of ugly rumours, the comedian attempts to find out how they started in the first place. Episode 2 of 6.

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Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

3/6. Street Crime

Is there an etiquette to being mugged? Adam Bloom explores the social awkwardness of petty crime, with stand-up and reconstructions.

Helping Adam solve criminal dilemmas is Rob Rouse.

The twice-mugged comedian looks at the problem from all angles, with a reconstruction.

With Rob Rouse.

From September 2003.

The comedian re-creates the time he was mugged and examines the incident from various perspectives to see what we can learn.

The twice-mugged comedian looks at the problem from all angles, with a reconstruction. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.

The comedian re-creates the time he was mugged and examines the incident from various perspectives to see what we can learn. Episode 3 of 6.

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4/6. Mobiles

You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including a cinema. Should you say anything if someone does? Adam Bloom deals with this tricky situation, with stand-up and reconstructions. Helping him find an answer are Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy.

The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones.

With Sarah Kennedy.

From September 2003.

From 2003.

The comedian helps us to deal with more everyday annoyances, with help from Rob Rouse, Emma Kennedy and Stephano Paolini.

You can answer a mobile phone anywhere, including a cinema.

Should you say anything if someone does? Adam Bloom deals with this tricky situation, with stand-up and reconstructions.

Helping him find an answer are Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini and Sarah Kennedy.

The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones. With Sarah Kennedy. From September 2003.

The comedian looks at the everyday irritations of using portable telephones. From 2003.

The comedian helps us to deal with more everyday annoyances, with help from Rob Rouse, Emma Kennedy and Stephano Paolini. Episode 4 of 6.

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5/6. Lending Things

Never a borrower or a lender be. Adam Bloom explores what happens when you give something to someone and then ask for it back, with stand-up and reconstructions. Helping Adam get his stuff back is Rob Rouse.

Haunted by his past, the comedian has words of caution on the return of personal items.

With Rob Rouse.

From September 2003.

Still marred by a childhood experience, the comedian has a word of caution about lending things.

With guest Rob Rouse.

Never a borrower or a lender be.

Adam Bloom explores what happens when you give something to someone and then ask for it back, with stand-up and reconstructions.

Helping Adam get his stuff back is Rob Rouse

Haunted by his past, the comedian has words of caution on the return of personal items. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.

The comedian has a word of caution about lending things. With guest Rob Rouse. Episode 5 of 6.

Still marred by a childhood experience, the comedian has a word of caution about lending things. With guest Rob Rouse. Episode 5 of 6.

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Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

6/6. Cutting Corners

Value for money is very important these days. Adam Bloom makes sure you get a full show's worth and are not short changed in any way. Helping him conserve the corporation's pennies is Rob Rouse.

The frugal comedian features an excerpt from his stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival. With Rob Rouse. From September 2003.

The frugal comedian features an excerpt from his stand-up show at the Edinburgh Festival.

With Rob Rouse.

From September 2003.

It's the last episode of the series and the comedian cuts a corner or two by playing us an excerpt from his stand-up show.

Value for money is very important these days.

Adam Bloom makes sure you get a full show's worth and are not short changed in any way.

Helping him conserve the corporation's pennies is Rob Rouse

It's the last episode of the series and the comedian cuts a corner or two by playing us an excerpt from his stand-up show. Episode 6 of 6.

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The comedian muses on the secret of life, and the mysteries of destiny and fate.

Adam Bloom has a problem.

He's fed up with having problems.

But would not having problems really be any better?

With Rob Rouse.

From October 2004.

The comedian muses on the secret of life, and the mysteries of destiny and fate. With Rob Rouse. From October 2004.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

1/6

Problems

Adam Bloom has a problem. He's fed up with having problems. But would not having problems really be any better?

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The stand-up comedian looks back at past performances at the Edinburgh Festival.

The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing in Scotland's capital city.

From November 2004.

Adam Bloom has taken a show to the EDINBURGH Fringe for the last eight years.

If you missed any of them, this is a retrospective.

In fifteen short minutes.

The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing at the Edinburgh Festival.

With Alistair Mcgowan.

The stand-up comedian looks back at the many years he's spent performing in Scotland's capital city. From November 2004.

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The subjects include paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in.

The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in.

With Stefano Paolini.

A problem shared is a problem halved, unless the sharer has a trust phobia, in which case it opens a new can of worms.

The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in. With Stefano Paolini.

The stand-up comedian talks about paranoia, obsessions, an aversion to therapy and getting a round in. With Stefano Paolini. From November 2004.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights. 3/6. Insecurity. A problem shared is a problem halved, unless the sharer has a trust phobia, in which case it opens a new can of worms.

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The comedian reveals how comics come up with all their witty gags.

Adam unveils the six steps to success in writing comedy.

With Alistair Mcgowan

How do comedians come up with their witty gags? The stand-up host gives the answers.

With Alistair Mcgowan and Rob Rouse.

The comedian reveals how comics come up with all their witty gags. With Alistair McGowan and Rob Rouse. From November 2004.

How do comedians come up with their witty gags? The stand-up host gives the answers. With Alistair McGowan and Rob Rouse.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights. 4/6. Comedy. Adam unveils the six steps to success in writing comedy. With Alistair McGowan.

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The friendly comedian tells his chums exactly what he does not like about them.

Earlier this year Adam Bloom told three of his closest friends what he most disliked about them.

This is how they reacted.

With Adam Bloom and Brendon Burns

The stand-up's musings on friendship begin when he tells his friends what he doesn't like about them.

With Brendon Burns.

Adam's musings on friendship begin after telling friends what he doesn't like about them.

The comedian's musings sees him tell his chums exactly what he doesn't like about them.

From November 2004.

The friendly comedian tells his chums exactly what he doesn't like about them. With Brendon Burns. From November 2004.

The comedian's musings sees him tell his chums exactly what he doesn't like about them. With Brendon Burns. From November 2004.

5/6

Friendship

Earlier this year Adam Bloom told three of his closest friends what he most disliked about them. This is how they reacted.

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The comedian muses on coping strategies and how stressful this series was to make.

The comedian muses on coping strategies - and how stressful this series was to make! With Brendon Burns. From December 2004.

The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series! From 2004.

Adam muses on the trials and tribulations of writing a 6-part series, planning an EDINBURGH show and taking a holiday.

The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series!

The comic muses on stress - and how stressful it was to complete this series! From December 2004.

The comedian muses on coping strategies - and how stressful this series was to make! With Brendon Burns.

From December 2004.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights. 6/6. Stress. Adam muses on the trials and tribulations of writing a 6-part series, planning an Edinburgh show and taking a holiday.

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Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

1/4. Adam has difficulties with reading aloud, which is obviously a challenge for someone making a half-hour radio show. In fact, until a year ago, Adam had never read a book.

With Adam Bloom, Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini.

The comedian investigates his fear of reading aloud. Just what is the point of books?

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics

Adam Bloom investigates his fear of reading aloud. Just what is the point of books?

After very negative but funny experiences at school, the comedian managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life. But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again.

Written by and starring Adam Bloom.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Polini.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 2005.

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What is the problem with Adam Bloom? The comic turns his attentions to reading, more specifically the problem Adam has reading aloud.

In fact, until a year ago, Adam had never read a book.

He had such negative experiences at school he managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life.

But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini

The comedian investigates his fear of reading aloud. Just what is the point of books? With Hattie Hayridge. From October 2005.

The comic turns his attentions to reading, more specifically the problem Adam has reading aloud.

What is the problem with Adam Bloom? The comic turns his attentions to reading, more specifically the problem Adam has reading aloud. In fact, until a year ago, Adam had never read a book. He had such negative experiences at school he managed to avoid reading a book for much of his adult life. But he does find one novel that inspires him to start reading again.

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The comedian ponders the many difficulties involved in being, and having, a mum and dad.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics

Despite being close to his mum and dad, why does Adam Bloom argue with them all the time?

Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.
Heart-warming, funny and quixotic comedy, written and starring Adam Bloom.

With Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge, Stefano Paolini and Bernie Bloom.

Producer: Adam Bromley

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2005.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

2/4. With his own special comic take on life's challenges, Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.

With Adam Bloom, Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini, Hattie Hayridge, Bernie Bloom.

The comedian ponders the many difficulties involved in being - and having - a mum and dad. With Rob Rouse. From November 2005.

This week it's his parents and why - despite being very close to them - he still argues all the time.

With his own special comic take on life's challenges, Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years.

A heartwarming, funny and quixotic half hour of Bloom comedy.

Written by Adam Bloom

Starring Adam Bloom, with Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge, Stefano Paolini and Bernie Bloom.

What is the problem with Adam Bloom? This week it's his parents and why - despite being very close to them - he still argues all the time. With his own special comic take on life's challenges, Adam examines our attitudes to children and parents, as well as picking up a flute for the first time in years. A heartwarming, funny and quixotic half hour of Bloom comedy.

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The comedian celebrates and chastises the various marvels of the modern age.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics

This week it's technology - he and the team explore the barriers and dilemmas it creates in normal every day relationships.

Starring Adam Bloom, with Rob Rouse, Hattie Hayridge and Stefano Paolini

The comedian celebrates and chastises the various marvels of the modern age. With Hattie Hayridge. From November 2005.

What is the problem with Adam Bloom? This week it's technology - he and the team explore the barriers and dilemmas it creates in normal every day relationships.

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The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. From Nov 2008.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

3/4. Honesty

With Adam Bloom, Rob Rouse, Stefano Paolini, Hattie Hayridge.

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Heyridge. From November 2005.

This week it's honesty - he and the team ask if honesty is the best policy.

Adam Bloom thinks so and takes us on a journey of childhood betrayal, falsehoods and dishonesty.

Starring Adam Bloom, with Brendon Burns, Hattie Heyridge, Andrew Fleming and Stefano Paolini

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option. With Hattie Heyridge.

The comedian ponders whether telling the truth is always the best option.

What is the problem with Adam Bloom? This week it's honesty - he and the team ask if honesty is the best policy. Adam Bloom thinks so and takes us on a journey of childhood betrayal, falsehoods and dishonesty.

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The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights.

4/4. God

With Hattie Hayridge, Alfie Joey and Brendon Burns.

The comedian ponders matters spiritual involving burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.

Adam Bloom deals with the big question this week - is there anyone out there? As always, Adam's unique take on life means you'll be surprised at his insights and his conclusions on religion and God.

It's a fast-paced and freewheeling look at matters spiritual involving North London burglars, Bruce Forsyth and Mr Tickle, all drawn from personal experiences.

Starring Adam Bloom, with Hattie Heyridge, Alfie Joey and Brendon Burns

5/6. God

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A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure. With Brendon Burns. From November 2005.

A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure.

Adam interviews his closest friends to discover more about friendship and if honesty is always the best policy.

He then deals with stress - of not finishing writing the script and how the wrong dinner companion can ruin a meal.

Featuring highlights from the previous series.

Starring Adam Bloom, with Brendon Burns

A double dose, as the funnyman ponders why we choose our pals and what causes pressure.

Comedian Adam Bloom sets the world to rights, with help from his fellow comics