Windsor to Adam Bloom, Graeme Garden, Matthew Kelly,
Alan Davies and Jo Caulfield, Radio 4 showcases the best
in new comedy alongside household names in the upcoming autumn season
on Radio 4.
Barbara Windsor presents Grin and Bare It, a
fascinating look at the history of bawdy comedy in variety and 'legitimate'
theatres on Radio 4 in October.
From taboo innuendo to nudity, find out how a wrong
word or flash of flesh in a comedy act could lead to prosecution and
censorship even up to the Sixties.
Matthew Kelly features in one episode of Four Sleepless
Knights, a new series in the late night comedy slot starting at
the end of September.
About A Dog, Debbie Barham's last comedy proposal
before her untimely death last year, sees Alan Davies playing
a dog in a brand new sitcom told through the eyes of a canine
Developed by Above The Title and subsequently scripted
by Graeme Garden (The Goodies) from Barham's notes, this inventive comedy
explores the unique relationship between dogs and their owners and asks
if your 'best friend' has some essential 'doggy wisdom' to offer you.
Jo Caulfield, comedienne and writer of So Graham Norton,
turns her attention to the airwaves in her debut for Radio 4 in October
from So Radio.
In It's That Jo Caulfield Again, her brand new
sketch show, Jo turns her acerbic wit on the irritating things that
get under her skin, from hobbies and extreme sports to Information Technology...
Also in October, The News Quiz, Radio 4's topical
look at the headlines chaired by the inimitable
Simon Hoggart returns alongside The Rapid Eye Movement,
the comedy series about a man with a company of actors in his head who
perform his nightly dreams.
Other highlights include a return for Adam Bloom's series
The Problem With Adam Bloom and brand new comedy from stand-up
and comedy actress Brenda Gilhooly in Well, That's One Way
Of Looking At It.