Raw Meat Radio

Saturday 22 October

7.00pm-10.00pm

BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA

Chris Morris is known by most for his ground-breaking film and television work but, like most good things, he started on the radio. Matthew Bannister, who suspended Morris from BBC Radio 1, described him as "one of the greatest talents working in British broadcasting".

BBC Radio 4 Extra presents a three-hour retrospective on Morris’ work, presented by Mary Anne Hobbs and featuring original interviews with Armando Iannucci, Matthew Bannister and David Quantick.

Morris developed his anarchic and surreal style in local radio. It was at BBC Bristol and BBC Radio London (then Great London Radio) that he honed his trademark technical skills and first adopted some of the sketches and personas that would later help make his name.

He went on to be responsible for some of the most exciting and innovative radio comedy ever made, including On the Hour (BBC Radio 4) and Why Bother (BBC Radio 3).

Listeners will also be given the chance to hear the third series of Blue Jam, his series for BBC Radio 1, when it’s aired on Friday 28 October at 11pm as part of Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club.

Producer / Sophie Black for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

First heard in 2014.

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