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To TV and radio recordings

You can see some of Britain's finest comedy talents for free at the recording of TV and radio shows - as well as getting a sneak peak at forthcoming programmes.

Tickets are now available for the following shows. Please note that you should apply for tickets by clicking the links in the copy (either in blue or underlined). Do not email Chortle – we have nothing to do with these recordings and will not respond to any emails about them.


The modern reworking of the classic prison sitcom of the 1970s, written by the show’s creators, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais – commissioned for a new series for 2017 after a pilot last year. Porridge stars Kevin Bishop as Nigel Norman Fletcher, grandson of Ronnie Barker’s Norman Stanley Fletcher.Recording at MediCityUK in Salford on Thursdays from February 16 to March 23.

For free tickets, visit the BBC tickets website.

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule

Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule is a panel show that sees Harry presiding over two teams of comedians and celebrities tasked with saving planet earth from alien invasion. Their mission is to find the funniest stuff around and place it into a capsule so that in the event of invasion the aliens will spare us. Producers promise guest appearances, sketches, songs and funny clips..

It is being recorded at the London Studios on the South Bank on various dates from January 11 to February 3. Visit Standing Rom Only for details.

Dara O'Briain's Go 8-Bit

Video game fan Dara O Briain returns to host a new series of Go 8 Bit, which challenges comedy and entertainment stars to battle it out on some of the greatest video games of all time, as well as featuring some of the newest technical innovations in gaming.

Guests for the first series included Russell Howard, Bob Mortimer, Gina Yashere, Marcus Brigstocke, Susan Calman & Ed Byrne.

Series two will be recorded at 7.15pm at BBC Elstree Studios in Borehamwood during January and February. Visit the Standing Room Only to apply for free audience tickets.

Paul Sinha’s History Revision‎

Paul Sinha returns to Radio 4 for a third series of his History Revision, reporting on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, ‎and explaining why so much of what you did learn is wrong.‎

It is being recorded at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, Central London, on Mondays February 6, 13 and March 20 at 7.15pm. Apply for tickets via the BBC ticketing website.

The Absolutely Radio Show

Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes will all be returning for a new Radio 4series, which will feature sketches from Absolutely characters such as Frank Hovis, Little Girl, Stoneybridge and Calum Gilhooley.

It d will be recorded at at the Oran Mor venue in Glasgow on February 22 and March 22,. Request up to six free tickets by emailing, stating which night you'd like to attend.

The Fake News Show

Comedians and celebrities discuss ‘outlandish headlines, wild lies, dodgy Photoshops and all-too-believable viral clips that have pushed post-truth to the front pages’ in this Channel 4 pilot.

It is being recorded at the London Studios on the South Bank on February 24. Apply for tickets via producers Hat Trick.

Posted: 27 Jun 2006

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