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Catherine Bohart: TL;DR
The fifth of our satirical specials this summer. Columns. Analysis. The Guardian's Long Read. Who has time? Catherine Bohart, that's who, and she's going beyond the headlines to give you the lowdown on one of the biggest stories of the week, alongside journalist James Ball and roving correspondent Sunil Patel. Catherine has fast become one of the most sought-after comedians in the UK and Ireland. She co-hosted the BBC Sounds Podcast and Radio 4 show You’ll Do and has appeared on multiple radio shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz, Museum of Curiosity and A Good Read. The past twelve months have seen her record her debut special for Amazon Prime Video. She has also made multiple appearances on shows such Mock The Week, Late Night Mash and The News Quiz. Catherine’s other broadcasting credits include Sky1’s A League Of Their Own, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Comedy Central UK’s Roast Battle, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, Dave’s Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier and BBC2’s Richard Osman’s House Of Games. She was also a regular correspondent on BBC2’s The Mash Report and has written material for BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2).
Written by Madeleine Brettingham, Sarah Campbell, Emma Nagouse and Pravanya Pillay.
Produced by Victoria Lloyd. A Mighty Bunny production for BBC Radio 4
The United Nations of News
The fourth of our satirical specials this summer. Ria Lina heads up a crack team of international comics including: Daliso Chaponda, Heidi Regan, Urooj Ashfaq and Ignacio Lopez to discuss the big stories making the news at home and around the world. You'll get an outsider's view on the news affecting you and also a peek behind the headlines from our comedians' homelands. We show them ours and then they show us theirs. The United Nations of News: proof that comedy really is universal.
Dom Joly Breaks the News
The third of our satirical specials this summer. In a topical mash-up of prank calls, interviews and features, Dom Joly offers his mischievously surreal take on the people and stories that are hitting the week's headlines. As Dom attempts to get to the bottom of the biggest stories of the week, he challenges experts and makes calls to the wrong people about the wrong thing, often at the wrong time. Best known for Trigger Happy TV which reinvented the hidden camera format, Dom actually has a degree in politics and is a former diplomat. He once stood against Alan Clarke in the 1997 general election. So make no mistake, in Dom Joly Breaks the News, Dom’s asking serious questions about that week's actual news. He just wonders whether approaching things from a slightly different angle might give us more interesting answers. Presenter – Dom Joly Producers – Alison Vernon-Smith and Julian Mayers A Yada-Yada Audio production for BBC Radio 4
What Are You Talking About?
Hosted by Rhys James (Mock The Week, The Now Show), ‘What Are You Talking About?’ investigates the major issues of the week before solving them perfectly forever. Rhys will be joined by a gaggle of comedy’s fastest rising stars, including Alasdair Beckett-King and Celya AB, to look at the news and ask ‘Why?’, ‘How come?’ And ‘Why though?’
The Newsmakers with Rachel Parris
The first of our satirical specials this summer. The Newsmakers is an interview show where host Rachel Parris will deliver her views on the week's news and then talk to the people at the centre of those stories, from journalists to MPs to yacht-attacking orcas - all of whom are fictional, and played by comedians. Presented by Rachel Parris Guests: Rosie Holt Sam Pamphilion Michael Spicer Bilal Zafar Nim Odedra Additional material: Gareth Gwynn & Robin Morgan Recorded and edited by David Thomas Producer: Ed Morrish A Lead Mojo production for BBC Radio 4