That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Series 1 (BBC Audio)

That Mitchell and Webb Sound, Series 1 (BBC Audio)

by David Mitchell (Author), RobertWebb (Author)

Synopsis

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 Frontieres'. 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...3 CDs. 3 hrs.

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Format: Audio CD
Edition: abridged edition
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Published: 02 Oct 2006

ISBN 10: 1405676809
ISBN 13: 9781405676809
Book Overview: The complete first series of the hilarious BBC Radio 4 sketch show, starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb.

Media Reviews
a cut or three above most current radio comedy -- Phil Daoust The Guardian
Author Bio
David Mitchell has been writing and performing comedy since his schooldays, when he and his friends would pen pages of sketches, though never put on a show. He studied History at Peterhouse, Cambridge; joined Footlights and soon became President of the society. It was there that he met Robert Webb. After graduation, Mitchell and Webb staged a number of two-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before becoming freelance writers, contributing to comedy shows such as The Armstrong and Miller Show and Big Train. They acquired a growing following after writing and starring in Bruiser and That Mitchell and Webb Situation, and in 2003 they got their own BBC Radio 4 series, That Mitchell and Webb Sound. The second series was broadcast in 2005, and the show transferred to television as That Mitchell and Webb Look the following year. The duo also starred in the award-winning Channel 4 series Peep Show and the acclaimed BBC Two comedy Ambassadors, as well as appearing in The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff. In 2007, they starred in the film Magicians, and in 2009 they published This Mitchell and Webb Book. David's solo projects include guesting on panel games such as Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and QI; co-presenting 10 O'Clock Live and writing an autobiography, Back Story (2012), and a collection of journalism, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse (2014). Robert Webb grew up in Lincolnshire and studied English at Robinson College, Cambridge. He met David Mitchell when they both became members of Footlights, and from then on they collaborated in a number of comedy shows. Their first appearance as a duo was on Comedy Nation. They then wrote and appeared in their own show, That Mitchell and Webb Situation for satellite channel Play UK, before starring in two series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound on BBC Radio 4, four series of the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look on BBC Two, and nine series of the Golden Rose award-winner Peep Show. Robert's individual projects include starring in the 2006 film Confetti; winning Let's Dance for Comic Relief in 2009; playing Dan in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat and acting as team captain on the BBC panel show Argumental.