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Down the Line
Spoof radio call in show

Down the Line is a British radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which satirises popular radio phone-in shows. The show, hosted by "Gary Bellamy" (Rhys Thomas), is semi-improvised and is written and performed in a style of heightened realism.

Down the Line was first broadcast in May 2006. The pre-show publicity did not indicate that the show was a pre-recorded comedy, describing it as a live phone-in featuring "award winning" DJ Gary Bellamy, and led to many complaints from listeners who apparently failed to spot it was a spoof, generating considerable publicity for the programme. It was subsequently revealed that the show is written and performed by several familiar figures in British comedy, including Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson. (description from Wikipedia)

Podcast contains series 1-5 plus the specials.

  1. 101 - Freedom Of Speech (25.5Mb)
  2. 102 - Religion And The Decline In Anglican Congregations (25.7Mb)
  3. 103 - Animals at War (25.5Mb)
  4. 104 - Crime (25.8Mb)
  5. 105 - Healthy Eating (25.7Mb)
  6. 106 - Equality And Why Men Won't Go To The Doctors (25.8Mb)
  7. 201 - War, Chocolate (25.5Mb)
  8. 202 - Bullying and Property Sales (25.2Mb)
  9. 203 - Immigration and Love (25.4Mb)
  10. 204 - Plastic Surgery and Natural Disasters (25.7Mb)
  11. 205 - Global Warming (25.2Mb)
  12. 206 - Education and Ghosts (25.9Mb)
  13. 301 - Liberal Agenda Of Media and What Shall We Call A New Planet (25.2Mb)
  14. 302 - String Theory and Popular Science Fiction (25.7Mb)
  15. 303 - Communications and Technology (25.7Mb)
  16. 304 - The Elderly, Consumer Rights and The Countryside (25.6Mb)
  17. 305 - Olympics and Can We Trust The Media (25.6Mb)
  18. 306 - Bad Manners and Modern Liberal Parenting (25.6Mb)
  19. 401 - Government and Sexiest Woman In The World (25.7Mb)
  20. 402 - Fertility, Preparing For Death and James Bond Movie Titles (25.3Mb)
  21. 403 - Poetry (25.3Mb)
  22. 404 - Sexuality (25.3Mb)
  23. 405 - Alcohol, Drugs and How To Leave Your Lover (25.4Mb)
  24. 406 - TV Chefs and Astronomy (25.3Mb)
  25. 407 - Conspiracy Theories and Are We Mollycoddling Our Children (25.3Mb)
  26. 501 - Horse Meat and Background Music (25.2Mb)
  27. 502 - Death of the High Street and British Wildlife (25.5Mb)
  28. 503 - Gay Marriage and Hothousing (25.6Mb)
  29. 504 - Europe And Fracking (25.7Mb)
  30. Special 1 - Tony Blair Special (25.8Mb)
  31. Special 2 - Credit Crunch Special (25.9Mb)
  32. Special 3 - Olympic Legacy Special (24.9Mb)

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