Radio 4 makes Room for Michael Spicer | The best of the week's comedy on TV, radio and streaming

Radio 4 makes Room for Michael Spicer

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

Our pick of the comedy on TV, radio and streaming this week…:

Sunday May 12

JORDAN BROOKES: The comic's 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show Body of Work – previously available on NextUp – has just been made avaialble on YouTube for free. Watch here

BAFTA TELEVISION AWARDS: Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan host tonight’s ceremony. BBC One, 7pm

Monday May 13

RHOD GILBERT'S GROWING PAINS: The host invites Omid Djalili, Catherine Bohart and The Vivienne to relive their teenage embarrassments. Comedy Central, 9pm

Wednesday May 15

INSIDE NO 9: THE TROLLEY PROBLEM: This week’s episode is named after the psychological thought experiment about whether you would intervene to save several lives if it meant actively causing the death of one other person. Blake (Steve Pemberton) saves Drew (Reece Shearsmith) from leaping to his death from a bridge. The poor guy probably just needs someone to talk to. But is it a good idea to bring him back home? Here’s a preview:

HOLD THE FRONT PAGE: Josh Widdicombe takes co-host Nish Kumar to his home county of Devon, where they sign up as reporters for The Moorlander, a cottage industry newspaper. Sky Max, 9pm

Saturday May 18

DEAR DAUGHTER: Ria Lina found out she was autistic after an audience member came up to her after a show and said, ‘you know you’re autistic, right?’ In this radio show the comedian tells host Namulanta Kombo, who’s building a ‘handbook to life’ about her experiences of hypersensitivity, meltdowns, and parenting with autism. BBC World Service, 6.30pm

MICHAEL SPICER: NO ROOM: Comedian Michael Spicer moves from his Room Next Door online videos, which have amassed more than 100 million views, to this new topical sketch shows covering ‘everything that provokes us - culture, politics, work...and other people’. BBC Radio 4, 11pm

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Published: 12 May 2024

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