Whatcha gonna do with all that junk? | The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Whatcha gonna do with all that junk?

The best of the week's comedy on TV and radio

Here’s the pick of this week’s comedy on TV and radio - although the cupboard is looking very bare this far into lockdown....

Sunday June 28

THE BIG STEPTOE RADIO SHOW: The creators of the legendary comedy, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, present their favourite episodes in this three-hour Steptoe and Son extravaganza, starting with the one that began it all - The Offer, from 1962. The other episodes featured are Pilgrim's Progress (1967), Crossed Swords (1967) The Desperate Hours (1974), Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1976) and Seance in a Wet Rag and Bone Yard (1976). This compilation was previously broadcast on the now-defunct BBC Radio 7 in 2009. Radio 4 Extra, 1pm

Thursday July 2

TUDUR’S TV FLASHBACK: Comedian Tudur Owen is back with a new series of that adds a new commentary to the funniest and quirkiest television moments from Wales in the BBC archives. Football is the theme of this episode with footage of Nantlle Vale Football Club taking on a team of stars, including Bobby Charlton and Gordon Banks, a look at the Cardiff Open table football tournament and a game of Wheelaball - which is stock car racing mixed with football - in Rhyl BBC One Wales, 7.30pm

ANKLE TAG: In the final episode of this series about fraudster dad who is released on parole and cons his way in to living with his son, the regular cast of Elis James, Katy Wix and Steve Speirs are joined by Hi-Di-Hi’s Ruth Madoc, playing the mum of James’s character Gruf. Radio 4, 6.30pm

Saturday July 4

ALAN CARR’S EPIC GAMESHOW: Bullseye gets a revival this week.ITV, 7.30pm

Published: 28 Jun 2020

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Today's comedy-on demand picks

THE SIMPSONS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW

Australian comic Yianni Agisilaou takes a romp through the glory days of the animated comedy. Previously performed at festivals, and now streamed via Zoom, the show asks whether an obsessive knowledge of the world's longest running cartoon embiggen one's understanding or is that unpossible?

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... including the latest Mark Thomas show and the next Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Domestique.

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