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Always June20200321The Rookery, seafront lodging house, variable rates, non-negotiable, has a vacant room...
Eccentric Landlady, June Pursglove, has bills mounting up, the boiler is broken, elderly mum Flossie Baggott is something of a challenge and her unlikely collection of current lodgers are proving problematic.
In particular Wannabe Business Guru and self monikered Femme Fatale, Karen Buckle, who has had enough of June’s lack lustre facilities and is preparing for a life changing keynote speech tonight, in Swindon.
Enter Becky, an aspiring novelist, looking for inspiration and a new life. She may have got more than she bargained for…
ALWAYS JUNE is a hilarious new sitcom created by and starring Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson.
A show about love, security and finding family, even when it’s not your own.

Always June was created by and starred Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson.

With Janine Duvitski, George Fouracres, Paul G Raymond, and Emma Sidi.

The radio script was by Vicki Pepperdine, the script-editor was Paul Coleman and the producer was Sam Michell.

New sitcom set in a Worthing boarding house starring Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

Celebrity Groupchat20200322We all love being in a social media groupchat. They’re a constant source of entertainment, with laughs and the occasional cringe moment just a ping away. But what do celebs talk about in an all-star groupchat? Presented by Radio 2 ‘s very own Tina Daheley, CELEBRITY GROUPCHAT is a new comedy format that will ask broadcaster Laura Whitmore, supermodel Jodie Kidd and comedian Russell Kane to join the same groupchat. Do they open up about the same funny, sometimes awkward stuff from their everyday lives as you? Or something much more unusual and glamorous?

We all love a social media groupchat. But what do celebs talk about in an all-star one?

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

Explicable Me20200322Comedy panel show based on personality tests. Hosted by Suzi Ruffell with Ahir Shah. They will be testing the id, ego and superego of two celebrity guests – Tom Allen and AJ Odudu – and discovering things like; if they were a body part what body part would they be; and what would they do if they found a rogue ten-pound note hanging out of a cashpoint. The guests’ hilarious answers will give us a fun and fascinating insight into their psyches

Comedy panel show hosted by Suzi Ruffell with Ahir Shah, and guests Tom Allen and AJ Odudu

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

Infectious Personalities20200321A chat show with a unique twist. Real-life doctor, Dr Ed Patrick, interviews celebrities about their medical history as well as their current concerns and worries. With an excellent bed-side manner, Dr Ed offers a funny insight into the world (and hang-ups) of his guests.

In this episode, he interviews Primetime Emmy award-winning writer, Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror) and comedian and actor, Sindhu Vee (Sex Education). Charlie has a deep-seated horror of vomiting and once ignored an infected insect bite because of his almost fatal devotion to the writer’s deadline. Meanwhile, Sindhu is a self-confessed ‘full-blown, all-systems-go hypochondriac’, and has had a fibroid for so long that she’s given it a name.

Real-life doctor, Dr Ed Patrick, interviews celebrities about their medical history.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

Jock20200328Until today Jock (Gary Lewis – His Dark Matierials, Outlander, Billy Elliot) was one of the world’s most successful football managers. But this is his first day of retirement. Without the beautiful game to keep him going what will he do with his time? Refusing to allow anyone even to say the word retirement has been a good avoidance tactic but now the reality has set in. How do you live a normal life? What do you do with your time? And how do you handle at the irritating friends, family and neighbours you suddenly find yourself surrounded by?
Written by Greg Hemphill (creator and writer of Still Game) and Donald McLeary (Mountain Goats) Jock is a comedy about reluctant retirement.

Jock…..Gary Lewis
Betty…..Maureen Beattie
Sam…..Robin Laing
Mary…..Anne Kidd
Oliver…..Richard Conlon
Liz…..Anita Vettesse
Holly…..Julie Austin
Vicky…..Gabriel Quigley
Director…..Greg Hemphill
Producer…..Steven Canny

The first day of retirement for one of the world\u2019s most successful football managers.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

Lost in Translation20200328This is a brand-new comedy panel show in which host Tom Allen (The Apprentice – You’re Fired) and his celebrity guests James May (Top Gear), Stacey Solomon (Loose Women), Daliso Chaponda (QI), Russell Kane (Live at the Apollo) Sophie Duker (Mock the Week) and Rhys James (Mock the Week) will dissect and analyse language, foreign cultures and everything in between that gets misunderstood, with sometimes hilarious consequences.

With insights from linguistics expert Dr Laura Bailey, the show will demonstrate how language can not only bring us together, but also create national outcry; and that though some words may be a term of endearment in some cultures, they can be a damning insult in others. From untranslatable words to seemingly nonsensical idioms to some of the greatest insults ever created, this show will peel back the layers to reveal the secret quirks of communication.

Comedian Tom Allen hosts a hilarious panel game about languages and misunderstandings.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

0101Infectious Personalities20200321A chat show with a unique twist. Real-life doctor, Dr Ed Patrick, interviews celebrities about their medical history as well as their current concerns and worries. With an excellent bed-side manner, Dr Ed offers a funny insight into the world (and hang-ups) of his guests.

In this episode, he interviews Primetime Emmy award-winning writer, Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror) and comedian and actor, Sindhu Vee (Sex Education). Charlie has a deep-seated horror of vomiting and once ignored an infected insect bite because of his almost fatal devotion to the writer’s deadline. Meanwhile, Sindhu is a self-confessed ‘full-blown, all-systems-go hypochondriac’, and has had a fibroid for so long that she’s given it a name.

Real-life doctor, Dr Ed Patrick, interviews celebrities about their medical history.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

0102Always June20200321The Rookery, seafront lodging house, variable rates, non-negotiable, has a vacant room...
Eccentric Landlady, June Pursglove, has bills mounting up, the boiler is broken, elderly mum Flossie Baggott is something of a challenge and her unlikely collection of current lodgers are proving problematic.
In particular Wannabe Business Guru and self monikered Femme Fatale, Karen Buckle, who has had enough of June’s lack lustre facilities and is preparing for a life changing keynote speech tonight, in Swindon.
Enter Becky, an aspiring novelist, looking for inspiration and a new life. She may have got more than she bargained for…
ALWAYS JUNE is a hilarious new sitcom created by and starring Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson.
A show about love, security and finding family, even when it’s not your own.

Always June was created by and starred Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson.

With Janine Duvitski, George Fouracres, Paul G Raymond, and Emma Sidi.

The radio script was by Vicki Pepperdine, the script-editor was Paul Coleman and the producer was Sam Michell.

New sitcom set in a Worthing boarding house starring Vicki Pepperdine and Morgana Robinson

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

0103Explicable Me20200322Comedy panel show based on personality tests. Hosted by Suzi Ruffell with Ahir Shah. They will be testing the id, ego and superego of two celebrity guests – Tom Allen and AJ Odudu – and discovering things like; if they were a body part what body part would they be; and what would they do if they found a rogue ten-pound note hanging out of a cashpoint. The guests’ hilarious answers will give us a fun and fascinating insight into their psyches

Comedy panel show hosted by Suzi Ruffell with Ahir Shah, and guests Tom Allen and AJ Odudu

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

EXPLICABLE ME is a comedy entertainment show built on personality tests. Suzi Ruffell is a people person, never one to judge, and also our hilarious and talented host. She will be ably abetted by the amazing, captivatingly funny Ahir Shah, who will administer the tests and reveal the results. Suzi will be joined by Tom Allen and AJ Odudu, and along with her they will be taking various personality tests, and finding out things like:

• If you were a fictional animal, what fictional animal would you be?
• If you were a Royal what should you name your firstborn?
• Which supermarket aisle are you?
• If you were a Madonna song, what Madonna song would you be?
• If you were a politician what would your election slogan be?
• What classic movie are you?

Everyone loves doing personality tests, whether it’s on Buzzfeed or in Cosmo. They are the perfect, fun, insightful way to learn something new about yourself and about other people. You might think you know a celebrity pretty well…but do you know what savory pastry they are? Suzi runs the show whilst her assistant Ahir asks the tough questions, and by the end of the show everyone will know themselves and each other much better than before!

Explicable Me is a comedy entertainment show built on personality tests.

0104Celebrity Groupchat20200322We all love being in a social media groupchat. They’re a constant source of entertainment, with laughs and the occasional cringe moment just a ping away. But what do celebs talk about in an all-star groupchat? Presented by Radio 2 ‘s very own Tina Daheley, CELEBRITY GROUPCHAT is a new comedy format that will ask broadcaster Laura Whitmore, supermodel Jodie Kidd and comedian Russell Kane to join the same groupchat. Do they open up about the same funny, sometimes awkward stuff from their everyday lives as you? Or something much more unusual and glamorous?

We all love a social media groupchat. But what do celebs talk about in an all-star one?

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

0105Jock20200328Until today Jock (Gary Lewis – His Dark Matierials, Outlander, Billy Elliot) was one of the world’s most successful football managers. But this is his first day of retirement. Without the beautiful game to keep him going what will he do with his time? Refusing to allow anyone even to say the word retirement has been a good avoidance tactic but now the reality has set in. How do you live a normal life? What do you do with your time? And how do you handle at the irritating friends, family and neighbours you suddenly find yourself surrounded by?
Written by Greg Hemphill (creator and writer of Still Game) and Donald McLeary (Mountain Goats) Jock is a comedy about reluctant retirement.

Jock…..Gary Lewis
Betty…..Maureen Beattie
Sam…..Robin Laing
Mary…..Anne Kidd
Oliver…..Richard Conlon
Liz…..Anita Vettesse
Holly…..Julie Austin
Vicky…..Gabriel Quigley
Director…..Greg Hemphill
Producer…..Steven Canny

The first day of retirement for one of the world's most successful football managers.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes

0106 LASTLost In Translation20200328This is a brand-new comedy panel show in which host Tom Allen (The Apprentice – You’re Fired) and his celebrity guests James May (Top Gear), Stacey Solomon (Loose Women), Daliso Chaponda (QI), Russell Kane (Live at the Apollo) Sophie Duker (Mock the Week) and Rhys James (Mock the Week) will dissect and analyse language, foreign cultures and everything in between that gets misunderstood, with sometimes hilarious consequences.

With insights from linguistics expert Dr Laura Bailey, the show will demonstrate how language can not only bring us together, but also create national outcry; and that though some words may be a term of endearment in some cultures, they can be a damning insult in others. From untranslatable words to seemingly nonsensical idioms to some of the greatest insults ever created, this show will peel back the layers to reveal the secret quirks of communication.

Comedian Tom Allen hosts a hilarious panel game about languages and misunderstandings.

Radio 2's Funny Fortnight showcasing a range of new and exciting one-off comedy programmes