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Gagging for It: TV's Hunger for Radio Comedy 

Britain's appetite for radio comedy has been unwavering for decades, and many of television's greatest comedy shows began life on radio. This programme looks back at how comedy fashions ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Sally Phillips ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Jon Culshaw ... Himself - Dead Ringers
Clive Anderson Clive Anderson ... Himself - Whose Line is it Anyway?
Barry Cryer Barry Cryer ... Himself - I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue
Marcus Brigstocke Marcus Brigstocke ... Himself - The Now Show
David Mitchell ... Himself - That Mitchell and Webb Look
Robert Webb ... Himself - That Mitchell and Webb Look
Dick Fiddy Dick Fiddy ... Himself - Writer / Researcher
Stephen Armstrong Stephen Armstrong ... Himself - Journalist
Dick Mills ... Himself - BBC Radiophonic Workshop 1958-1993
Ian Greaves Ian Greaves ... Himself - Writer / Researcher
Douglas Adams ... Himself - Interviewed for Omnibus (2001) (archive footage)
Paul Schlesinger Paul Schlesinger ... Himself - Head of Radio Entertainment, BBC
Yves Barre ... Herself - Costume Designer
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Peter Brough Peter Brough ... Himself (archive footage)
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Britain's appetite for radio comedy has been unwavering for decades, and many of television's greatest comedy shows began life on radio. This programme looks back at how comedy fashions have changed over the years and why radio still rules.

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1 October 2007 (UK) See more »

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