Comedy sketch show.

With Olivia Colman and James Bachman.


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010120030828 Sketches that take a sideways look at the world, including the worst possible name for a dry cleaning shop, the brave and dangerous work of Hairdressers Sans Frontiers, and the tragic consequences when a stray piece of ham goes unchecked.
010220030904 More sketches, including what James Bond is really like as a party guest, and the rather too exciting world of Rabbit Newsnight.
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02012005021020060420Hear the badger and a fox's opinion of hunting and the ultimate football commentary!.
02022005021720060427Find out what to do if other peoples children fill you with horror, how forensic detectives operated in the stone age, and just why has Saddam Hussein dropped off the cocktail party circuit?
02032005022420060504Sketch comedy including a return to old-style waiters, who won't let you see the wine list if you aren't wearing a tie; the poorly-matched crime fighting duo of Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit; and the ultimate brain teaser.
02042005030320060511This week tough guy cops Preston and Loader stake out a gangland villain and explore their sexuality; we learn why Dr Jekyll can be a problem at drinks parties; and there's an exciting new daytime TV programme about scheduling daytime TV.
02052005031020060518This week why twins are creepy, the worst ever name for a watch emporium, and the resident snooker commentators discuss homophobia in the modern game.
0206 LAST2005031720060525Last in the series of the comedy sketch show from the peculiar minds of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, including the uses of swingball as a cure for depression; a clip from Channel 4's sensitive new show "Would Like to Be Normal"; and why Maid Marion is such fun at parties, as long as she doesn't bring that dreadful bloke Robin with her.
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03022007053120071108Including a political interview that finally gets right to the heart of the matter, a man who killed a bear with his bare hands but somehow isn't cutting it on the dating scene, and a thrilling new drama featuring a cop who doesn't get results but does things by the book.
03032007060720071115Including how the Victorians invented the slightly mobile phone, a clip from the hottest new reality format, Big Celebrity Fame Zeppelin, and a baby seal who can offer advice about text messages.
03042007061420071122This edition features the mystical power of the Xin warrior when it comes to fixing air conditioning, a very seedy fox, an inner-city slum in the countryside and the return of drunken sleuth Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar.
03052007062120071129Featured items include what goes on in the mind of a shower, a zoo full of heartbreak, why no bank robbery is complete without a mission statement, and the charming tale of Zombie Poppins and Paddington Corpse.
0306 LAST2007062820071206Featuring the quest for the world's most ornate object, what really happens in the stock market, and live updates from the Office Olympics.
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How to talk to an emperor and inventing Saturday night TV shows. Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. From August 2009.
How to talk to an emperor and inventing Saturday night TV shows. Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast in August 2009.
How to talk to an emperor and inventing Saturday night TV shows. From August 2009.
How to talk to an emperor and inventing Saturday night TV shows.
Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
From August 2009.
Robert Webb and David Mitchell star in a series of daft but intelligent sketches in That Mitchell and Webb Sound.
This week the ideas factory behind Strictly Come Dancing reveal the secret to creating hit TV shows - take the title of a moderately successful film and replace the last word with the name of an old TV programme.
Future hits to look out for include The Shawshank Rentaghost and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Footballers Wives.
Also among this week's sketches, problems arise over how to talk like a Roman emperor; there's a ground breaking interview on how to count whales; we meet a man raised by a family of wasps; and we visit the only Orthopaedic supplies company in Britain to have its very own portal to another universe.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb are joined by James Bachman, Sarah Hadland and Olivia Colman in That Mitchell and Webb Sound.
The Producer is Gareth Edwards.
Robert Webb and David Mitchell star in That Mitchell and Webb Sound.
Comedy sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland.
Featuring an orthopaedic supplies company with its very own trans-galactic portal, the secret of how Saturday night TV shows are invented and a mysterious discovery at the Institute of Creatures.
Plus some old ladies with something very important to say.
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A macabre celebrity makeover show and the origins of the internet.
Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast in September 2009.
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Who will succeed Zorro? Can pensioners understand the futures trade? Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast in September 2009.
Who will succeed Zorro? Can pensioners understand the futures trade?
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A visit to Britain's only sanctuary for balloon animals.
Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
From September 2009.
Stars David Mitchell.
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A date with a slightly disappointing superhero. Sharp sketches starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. From September 2009.
This week a man has left his body to evil; there's an awkward moment on Easter Island when the great god Hotu-Matua is introduced to all those stone heads; there's the most confusing radio interview ever; and the work of the country's finest farce writer is disrupted by a rather unlikely series of coincidences involving cats, ladies underwear and a slightly shiny policeman.
Plus Doctor Doolittle begins to regret striking up a conversation with a goldfish.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb are joined by Sarah Hadland, James Bachman and Olivia Colman.
The Producer was Gareth Edwards.
Robert Webb and David Mitchell star in That Mitchell and Webb Sound.
Including how to leave your body to evil, a date with a slightly disappointing superhero, the perils of compulsory workplace drinking, and the god of Easter Island puts a brave face on an unwanted gift.
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The new yoghurt for women, and meet Britain's best police tortoise.
Stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
From September 2009.
This week you can meet the world's leading crime-fighting tortoise; there's a man who really really doesn't like board games; we witness the not-very auspicious invention of the salad; and a group of office workers find that whenever they have trouble putting up a flipchart or working the photocopier Superman is on hand to help them.
Although he's beginning to out-stay his welcome.
Plus the only Orthopaedic Supplies Company in Britain to have it's own portal to another dimension is starting to regret using it as a bin, and some very helpful old ladies ask a certain pair of comedians what they plan to do once they decide to get a proper job.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb are joined by Sarah Hadland, James Bachman and Olivia Colman.
The Producer was Gareth Edwards.
Including Britain's top police tortoise and the short-lived history of the Tudor salad.
Including Britain's top police tortoise, why you need to eat an enormous amount of yoghurt, the short-lived history of the Tudor salad, and a panel of old ladies give David and Robert some career advice.
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Penguin farming, trendy Thomas Hardy and confusing goings-on in the cash register shop.
Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. This week's sketches include the future of farming - battery penguins; Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; and the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop.
This week's sketches include the future of farming - battery penguins; Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; and the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop.
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Comedy sketches from the quirky world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb.
Last in the series of comedy sketches from David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Olivia Colman and James Bachman, including a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does.

Duration

  • 30 Minutes

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Genre

  • Genre: Sketch, Comedy, Robert Webb (actor)
  • Genre: Comedy

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Trivia

  • There's the best part of 20 writers for this.
  • Series 5 had four episodes on Radio 4, and a compilation on Radio 4 Extra as episode 5.

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