Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 26 November 2009. A great gift for any fan of this quirky comedy duo. Filled with their bizarre and strange humour there is plenty to keep you laughing all through the festive season.
Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV's That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes. Among the topics given the unique Mitchell & Webb treatment are the future of farming (battery penguins); Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop; a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does... Includes four episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, plus a bonus fifth episode first broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV's That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes. Among the topics given the unique Mitchell & Webb treatment are the future of farming (battery penguins); Thomas Hardy's exciting idea to make his books even sadder; the very confusing goings on in a cash-register shop; a horror story for slugs; the Escalator brothers inventing the world's first horseless staircase; and the very last programme the BBC ever does...Includes four episodes first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013, plus a bonus fifth episode first broadcast exclusively on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
The first three series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, 'That Mitchell and Webb Look'. In this fourth fantastic series, the duo once again return to their radio roots. Meet an orthopedic company with its very own trans-galactic portal ('the stargate is not a bin'), discover how Saturday night TV shows are invented (such as My Big Fat Greek Big Breakfast) and marvel at a mysterious new arrival at the Institute of Extraordinary Creatures. Plus the last of the Easter Islanders have a lovely surprise for their god. There's also a police officer determined to catch a real menace to society (i.e. Top Cat), and an exciting new reality show uses soap stars, cutting-edge surgery and some horses in Make Me a Celebrity Centaur. Plus we take a look at the new twelve blade razor, Doctor Doolittle regrets striking up a conversation with a goldfish, Superman outstays his welcome in the office and two comedians face the old lady job justification hearings... As heard on BBC Radio 4, this complete fourth radio series also features Olivia Colman, James Bachman and Sarah Hadland. 'What a delight, having That Mitchell and Webb Sound back on the radio' - Guardian.
Read by David Mitchell and Robert Webb the comedy duo tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide addressing various scenarios, and everyday situations. David Mitchell and Robert Webb tackle various subject matters in a 'How to Cope with...' guide talking you through every day scenarios and situations. The subject matters talked about are 'How to Cope with... Being Normal, Pubs, Being dumped Parts 1 and 2, Coffee, Malmaison Hotels, Nudists, The Smoking Ban, Actors, Servants and Getting Older'. This recording doesn't need to remind us just how great Mitchell and Webb are as a comedy duo and will by no means need to even attempt at getting the listeners attention once the play button is pressed but will simply show us once more everything we know and love about Mitchell and Webb and why their quirky hilarity and foibles work so well together. For example... How to cope with Actors...Try "e;not be put off by their luvvie-ness"e; and "e;do not assume that all actors are all thick...Stephen Fry is an actor and also a world class boffin. David Mitchell's GCSE results are very impressive"e;.
The first two series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound gained an army of fans, huge critical acclaim (Series Two won a Sony Silver Award) and led to a massively successful television series, That Mitchell and Webb Look. Here, the duo return to their radio roots, and this third fantastic series finds them in their finest ever sketch-show form. Meet the Stone Age flint-chippers who reckon bronze is just a fad; a very unpleasant man who wants to take you out for a little date; another thrilling adventure with Sir Digby Chicken-Caesar; and the world's most mis-matched rally-driving couple - 'Your voice makes me want to drive into a tree'. Whether sniping at 'citizen journalism', predictable radio plays or reality TV, here are lots of silly and clever sketches, with laugh-out-loud humour and painfully funny dialogue. As heard on BBC Radio 4, this complete third radio series also features Olivia Colman and James Bachman. 'One of the best, most imaginative and intermittently eye-wettingly hilarious new comedy sketch programmes in years . . . wonderful, innovative comedy' - Times. 'Fresh, funny, inventive, daring' - Daily Telegraph.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb honed their skills writing for Big Train and The Armstrong and Miller Show before being given their own radio series to showcase their considerable comedy talents. That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a wonderfully witty composite of surreal sketches and bizarre characters that takes real life and turns it inside out. In Mitchell and Webb's peculiar world, you can listen to the Alpine Archers on Radio Switzerland or Imagine That, where the panel tries to imagine the biggest baked potato possible. You could hear Rabbit Newsnight, or tune in to Jason from Daytime TV broadcasting live from Makeover City, where you can get a complete sock or handbag makeover. Discover which religion has got it right when it comes to getting a place in heaven, hear about the real lives of pit ponies and the children who staff a northern call centre, and find out about the dangerous world of 'Hairdressers Sans Frontiers'. Or learn Practical Voodoo, where you can solve a range of everyday problems using a freshly-killed chicken. Including tips for dealing with a relationship breakup and a fresh look at twenty-first century marriage vows, Mitchell and Webb's take on the world is brilliantly skewed with misfits, eccentrics and a few stray Radio 4 presenters....
Starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, from Channel 4's Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound is a hilarious mix of satirical sketches and surreal characters that provides a fantastically skewed perspective on everyday life. Meet soporific late-night DJ Adrian Locket; Peter and Ted, commentators who reveal the murky underside of the snooker world; crime fighter Angel Summoner and his redundant sidekick BMX Bandit; and the obnoxious, incredibly posh person who is still unaccountably a waiter. In addition, there's 'Numberwang!', the maths quiz that makes very little sense, plus thrilling coverage of people you don't know buying houses and living in them, and thinking where to go on their holiday and then booking it. Zany and original, this consistently funny and imaginative series highlights the absurdity of reality TV, politics, chat shows - and milk helplines. 'By far the funniest sketch show in ages... fresh and full of invention... the world is an altogether better place when perceived through That Mitchell and Webb Sound experience' - Daily Telegraph.
Daydream Believers', written by and starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb, follows the parallel stories of two flatmates, Ray and Colin, and the mighty alien empire of Baron Amstrad and Info, his retro-looking android. Ray (Mitchell) writes popular science fiction stories when he doesn't get writer's block. He does, however, get many interruptions - thanks to his lodger, Colin (Webb). Colin starts ante-natal classes in the hope of finding a girlfriend, and Colin and Ray's kitchen is suddenly infested with ants. Meanwhile, in the infinite reaches of space, Baron Amstrad is feeling a bit broody, and the galaxy is suddenly invaded by ruthless alien hordes... The Baron gives birth to an idea that might just help. But Will Colin get lucky with a girl? Does the red alert have to be so loud? And do the alien Labradons look more like locusts, bees, ants - or dogs? David Mitchell and Robert Webb are the stars of the Bafta award-winning 'That Mitchell and Webb Look' (BBC2), 'That Mitchell and Webb Sound' (BBC Radio 4) and 'Peep Show' (Channel 4). As heard on BBC Radio 2, 'Daydream Believers' also stars Mark Benton, Olivia Colman, Simon Greenall and Mark Evans.