Down The Line Returns

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Series Five of cult radio comedy Down The Line begins this week on Radio 4.

The show stars the legendary Rhys Thomas as DJ Gary Bellamy, hosting his usual live phone-in discussions with listeners, who just happen to be played by familiar names from classic comedy hits.

Thomas’ fellow Fast Show veterans Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Simon Day and Felix Dexter are joined by Look Around You star Robert Popper, Big Train (and It’s Kevin) actress Amelia Bullmore, Citizen Khan writer Adil Ray and another TVO regular (and Rhys’ wife), Lucy Montgomery.

As well as four previous radio runs, the show also spun-off into the much loved, dearly missed tv series Bellamy’s People in 2010, featuring the same cast.  Previous seasons of the radio show have also included other well known guest stars such as Kevin Eldon, Matt Lucas and Catherine Tate, so stay tuned to find out if any more big names turn up unannounced.

The show airs on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm on Radio 4, and will be available on iPlayer shortly after transmission.  The first three series have also been made available on cd, and whilst Series 1 is currently out of print, you can pick up Series 2 and Series 3, alongside Bellamy’s People from the TVO Amazon Store now.

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