Chris Morris back on the radio | First new broadcast in 14 years

Chris Morris back on the radio

First new broadcast in 14 years

The first new Chris Morris radio sketch in 14 years is to air this weekend.

Richard Ayoade and Noel Fielding also co-wrote the nearly nine-minute-long piece, which will be broadcast on 6 Music on Sunday morning. It will go out in the Mary Anne Hobbs show – the presenter of the recent Morris retrospective on Radio 4 Extra – between 7am and 10am.

The scene takes place in a care home and records a number of ‘vexatious encounters’ between a new resident, Victor, and his long-suffering care manager, to be played by Fielding and Ayoade.

Morris, who directed and produced the sketch as well as co-writing it, said: ‘This is a work in progress cut from a project that was stored in a vat but still seems to be breathing or at least emitting gas.’

It is believed to be part of a series of six ten-minute programmes the trio had been working on for their own entertainment. In 2011, Fielding said: ‘We did it for ourselves and we really enjoyed it. Working with those two has been really good – even just the experience on its own has been so nourishing and fulfilling it almost doesn’t matter if we put it out or not.”

Published: 2 Dec 2014

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