The Shows

Past, present and future shows from Absolutely.

 

Bennett Arron Worries About...

Bennett Arron is a worrier. But then, coming from Wales, full of the country’s biggest worriers, and having a Jewish mother, was there ever a chance he was going to turn out differently!?

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                                                            The Absolutely Radio Show Series 2

Members of the cast of Channel 4's hugely popular sketch show ‘Absolutely’ are back with their second series on BBC Radio 4.

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Gaby's Talking Pictures

A funny, entertaining, (slightly) competitive panel show, hosted by Gaby Roslin with team captains Lee Mack and John Thomson and the considerable vocal talents of Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona, that celebrates the wonderful world of cinema, films and the people who make them.

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Secrets and Lattes is back!

A chance to return to Edinburgh's quirkiest coffee shop 'Cafe Culture' to savour, once more, the delights of the first series of Hilary Lyon's narrative comedy 'Secrets and Lattes' starring Julie Graham, Hilary Lyon, Simon Greenall and Pearl Appleby. 

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Alone

Written by Moray Hunter and starring Angus Deayton, Alone is about five single, middle-aged neighbours living in flats in a converted house in North London. 

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                                                            The Fair Intellectual Club

After a sensational Edinburgh Fringe sell-out run, Lucy Porter's hilarious theatrical debut The Fair Intellectual Club is coming to radio in November 2016. 

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Edinburgh At The Years Midnight

A winter journey through Scotland’s capital city by Stewart Conn with Gordon Kennedy Siobhan Redmond and Aly Macrae.

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The Absolutely Radio Show

Members of the cast of Channel 4's hugely popular sketch show ‘Absolutely’ reunite for a brand new series on BBC Radio 4 starting Sunday 6th September at 7:15pm. 

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Reluctant PersuadersReluctant Persuaders

Nigel Havers, Mathew Baynton, Josie Lawrence and Rasmus Hardiker star in a brand new 4 part sit com Reluctant Persuaders starting Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4.

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Siadwel Returns to BBC Radio Wales

John Sparkes’ much loved comedy character Siadwel is returning to the BBC for the second time in 25 years. The new 4 part series will go out on BBC Radio Wales starting Friday 10th July at 6.30pm.

In this new series Siadwel has a chat with the Reverend Harry Looyah and reminisces about Dim Ysmigi, the man who invented the ‘No Smoking’ sign. He also pays tribute to Dai Horribly, the health and safety expert, who invented the Fire Exit and his gilrfriend Gravel poses naked for the ‘Western Male’ (not the newspaper, but the mens magazine for Haverford West)

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Secrets and Lattes - Series 2

Hilary Lyon’s comedy narrative series “Secrets and Lattes”, set in Edinburgh’s most entertaining coffee shop, is back in business again this summer on BBC Radio 4.

Starring Hilary Maclean, Hilary Lyon, Derek Riddell and Pearl Appleby, the series starts on Monday 6th July at 11.30 a.m.

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JEWELSH

Stand-Up Comedian Bennett Arron has a unique perspective on life as he is both Jewish and Welsh. No joke. Although it is the starting point for jokes. In this comedy series, Bennett explores the foibles and insecurities of this seldom-seen cultural mix.

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Secrets and Lattes by Hilary Lyon, an Absolutely ProductionSecrets and Lattes

Edinburgh's newest coffee shop opens for business this spring on BBC Radio 4 as Hilary Lyon's brand new six part comedy narrative series 'Secrets and Lattes' starring Julie Graham, Hilary Lyon, Simon Greenall and Pearl Appleby hits the airwaves at 11:30am on Monday 7th April 2014

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Siadwel returns for new series on BBC Radio WalesSiadwel

John Sparkes returns as Siadwel after 25 years for a 4-part series for BBC Radio Wales

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The Go-betweenies Series 3

The Go-betweenies are back. After the critically acclaimed and hugely popular first two series, the Miller family return this autumn starting Friday 18th October at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4

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Absolutely reunion confirmed for series 2 of Radio 4ís Sketchorama!Sketchorama: Absolutely Special

In April 2013 teh Absolutely team reunited at the Oran Mor in Glasgow to perform new sketches from Absolutely characters such as Frank Hovis, The Old Lady Artist and more from Stoneybridge and Calum Gilhooley.

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Managing Izzy

Morven Christie and Siobhan Redmond star as ditzy boss Izzy and her cannily capable PA Janine in this Edinburgh based sitcom. Thistle-Do-It Tours is getting by, no thanks to Izzy, who has a 4G phone, a designer wardrobe and all the common sense of a cocktail bridie. Just as well Janine is now on board.

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Dusty Won't Play by Annie Caulfield

DUSTY WON’T PLAY is a reminder of the tangled paranoia of apartheid and the true story of Dusty Springfield’s refusal to play segregated audiences in South Africa. Shot through with the ozone charge of Dusty’s music, leavened with her earthy humour and straight talking, this play looks at the harrowing days of her short South African tour.

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Portobello Beach

Absolutely Productions and director Marilyn Imrie produce their first play for Radio Scotland. Written by Clare Bayley and starring Gail Watson, Mark McDonnell and Kirstin Mclean, Portobello Beach was recorded entirely on location in Edinburgh.

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The Go-betweenies Series 2

Mark Bonnar, Sarah Alexander, Phoebe Abbott and Finlay Christie star in the multi-married, multi-divorced Miller family with 6 hilarious new episodes featuring a host of fantastic guest stars

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Russ Abbot in Glass Chair Chair GlassGlass Chair Chair Glass

Following their hugely successful and critically acclaimed Flann O’Brien Drama ‘Your Only Man’ Absolutely productions have teamed up with writer Annie Caulfield again to produce ‘Glass Chair Chair Glass’

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Jack Docherty, David Haig and Gordon Kennedy in The Very Old PretendersThe Very Old Pretenders

David Haig, Rebecca Front, Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty star in this exciting and inventive new four part comedy series coming to BBC Radio 4 this Autumn. 

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The Gobetweenies

A candid look at family through the prism of two North London siblings Lucy and Tom as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents. 

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