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It's a Painful Business: On the Hour with Eddie Mair

BBC Radio 4 PM presenter Eddie Mair reveals why he joined the Newsroom in his celebration of the landmark radio series On the Hour.


On the Hour Series 1 ep 4/5
Chris Morris hosts the news spoof, and the sport must go on for bereaved Alan Partridge. With Steve Coogan. From August 1991.

On the Hour Series 2 ep 2/6
Alan Partridge is at the Olympics. Barbara Wintergreen is in America. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From April 1992

On the Hour Series 2 ep 6/6
An outside broadcast goes down, and a bluebottle rampages across Essex. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From May 1992.

Knowing Me, Knowing You
Aha! Alan Partridge faces up to a nine-year-old prodigy, a hypnotist and a bad boy lawyer. Stars Steve Coogan. From December 1992.

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive
The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white-collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell. From June 2005.

On the Hour Christmas Special
All the festive headlines. Chris Morris hosts the steaming flambéed news spoof. With Steve Coogan. From December 1991.

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Sat 10 Jan 2015 19:00