Perrier-nominated folk parodists Flight of the Conchords have landed their own Radio 2 series, with a host of names from the comedy circuit lending a hand.
The duo’s improvised show will be broadcast from September, with Keith Barret creator Rob Brydon providing the narration.
The show charts how Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement – ‘New Zealand's fourth most popular folk parody duo’ – try to crack the UK’s lucrative novelty music scene.
Much of it was recorded on a portable mini-disc at London landmarks including Hyde Park, The Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus - and the first aid room at Broadcasting House.
A BBC spokesman said: “Each episode is narrated by Rob Brydon, who saw The Conchords perform at the Edinburgh festival in 2004 and has been a big fan ever since.”
The Conchords, who won their Perrier nomination at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe, also have TV development deals in place with NBC in America and Channel 4 in the UK.