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Absolutely? Fabulous!

Radio 4 orders more from sketch team

Previously unheard sketches from cult sketch team Absolutely are to be broadcast for the first time.

The group got together in April for their first stage appearance in the 20 years since their Channel 4 show ended.

They recorded scenes for Radio 4’s Sketchorama show, sharing the bill with other acts.

But the predominantly Scottish team actually performed almost 45 minutes of material – and now a one-off special has been commissioned to accommodate it.

Radio 4 commissioning editor Caroline Raphael said: ‘Having heard the sketches chosen for the recent episode of Sketchorama, I was delighted to learn there was more. The Absolutely crew are still held in high esteem and remembered with affection. This is a comeback treat.’

Pete Baikie, Morwenna Banks, Moray Hunter, Gordon Kennedy and John Sparkes all took part in the Sketchorama reunion, which was recorded in Oran Mor, Glasgow.

Sketchorama: Absolutely Special will air on August 8 at 6.30pm and promises characters such as Frank Hovis and The Old Lady Artist and more from the Stoneybridge council and Calum Gilhooley..

Here is footage from the show.

Published: 26 Jun 2013

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