The Sunday Format
Radio 4 comedy series spoofing Sunday newspapers with copious living pull out sections

The Sunday Format, "BBC Radio 4's first high-quality weekend broadsheet newspaper", is a British satirical radio comedy. The programme is a parody of British middle class newspapers, in particular the lifestyle supplements and glossy celebrity magazines that fill Sunday papers. The programme consists of a series of short sketches that dramatise the articles in the eponymous newspaper, with the cast assuming accents to convey the characters of the journalists or columnists. The articles are presented in the format of a British Sunday newspaper, with the copy distributed in columns across the body of the paper, and commonly feature lists of items or instructions. Sketches are broken up, and often use backing music which also stops and starts along with the reading of the column. This leads to a surreal, Dadaist juxtaposition of sketches, with jokes being set up at the beginning of the episode and the punchline being delivered at a random point before the end.

Chris Langham
Rebecca Front
Ewan Bailey
Simon Greenall
Emma Kennedy
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Alexander Armstrong

  1. S01E01 (26.2Mb)
  2. S01E02 (25.8Mb)
  3. S01E03 (26Mb)
  4. S02E01 (25.4Mb)
  5. S02E02 (25.8Mb)
  6. S02E04 (25.8Mb)
  7. S02E05 (25.7Mb)
  8. S02E06 (25.9Mb)
  9. S03E01 (25.8Mb)
  10. S03E02 (24.9Mb)
  11. S03E03 (25.3Mb)
  12. S03E04 (24.8Mb)
  13. S04E01 (26.3Mb)
  14. S04E02 (25.4Mb)
  15. S04E03 (25.8Mb)
  16. S04E04 (25.7Mb)

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