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Episode One (with Kathy Burke)

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The great comic actor Kathy Burke reveals the joy of amusing police officers by giving them 'the fingers' in her 50s, and explores the art of eating crisps in bed.

Bunk Bed is back for its 7th series of funny, sleepy wonders as Peter Curran and Patrick Marber lay down in the dark with special guests and let random thoughts drift into the air.

Genuinely recorded in bed and in the dark, it's an audio treat that seems to unite critics with very varied tastes:

"Funny, enchanting, moving, and beautifully put together." Observer

"The return of one of my most favourite things on radio, the brilliant and funny Bunk Bed.' Radio Times

"A clever, welcome comfort amid the storms." The Spectator

"You'll either love Marber and Curran's meandering thoughts or just hate Bunk Bed. Stick with it: this is gold." Sunday Telegraph

"Bunk Bed is beloved of broadsheet critics, but don't let that put you off...." Metro

In this first episode, they are joined by the great comic actor and director Kathy Burke, foul-mouthed star of Twitter and the perfect foil for the dozy duo of Marber and Curran. Kathy reveals the joy of amusing police officers by giving them 'the fingers' even though she's in her 50s. She and Peter Curran take Patrick Marber to task over his expensive gifts such as food hampers from Hollywood star Julia Roberts, and the three discuss the art of eating crisps in bed.

In future episodes, outrageous showbiz stories abound as Patrick and Peter are joined by Guy Garvey from the band Elbow with his actor wife Rachel Stirling. They also talk about the hilarity and heartache caring for the late Dame Diana Rigg (Rachel's mother) in their home.

Chef and TV presenter Andi Oliver reveals her amazing and very loud singing voice while laying in the dark with others trying to sleep.

A Foghorn Company production for BBC Radio 4

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14 minutes

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Wed 6 Jan 2021 23:00

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