Radio 4 Announced New Comedy Commissions
Radio 4’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy, Sioned Wiliam, announced a raft of new comedy commissions. There is a mixture of brand new voices, household names and a multitude of popular returning series.
Comedians who are getting their first Radio 4 series include Sam Simmons who in 2015 won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and the ‘Barry’ award for best show at the Melbourne International Comedy festival.
Mae Martin will explore the millennial generation’s sexual revolution which is transforming how society perceives sex and gender – all through the lens of her own unique upbringing – in Mae Martin’s Guide To 21st Century Sexuality.
In Alexei Sayle’s Imaginary Sandwich Bar one of the country’s true comedy legends returns to the BBC with a new stand-up and storytelling show. Sandi Toksvig returns to Radio 4 with a series that sees her taking bus rides with comedy chums in Sandi’s Ticket To Ride. Sketch group Daphne will bring their brand of Goon Show-esque comedy to the airwaves in Daphne Sounds Expensive.
Following the success of A Beginner’s Guide To Pakistan last year, Aditi Mittal flies in from Mumbai to present A Beginner’s Guide To India, to let you know about actual Indian history, and how actual Indians actually feel about it. Aditi is one of Forbes India’s ‘Thirty Under 30′, and one of the Times Of India’s Top Ten Comics.
“Save Our BBC likes very much Radio 4’s Sioned William. She has commissioned a fantastically varied and exciting lineup of new and returning comedy. We look forward to getting to know the new voices and enjoying our old favourites.”