BBC Radio 4 has announced a raft of brand new comedy shows, one of which will star Matt Berry.
On the subject of his new show, Matt Berry: My Life in Broadcast, Matt has said: “I’m very excited to be back on Radio 4, this time to present a history of some interviews I took part in, dating back to the late 1960s and beyond. Some tapes have survived, some haven’t. I hope you enjoy those that have. Either way, it’s a pleasure.”
Also among the commissions is A Month Of Maureen, which will feature Maureen Lipman starring in four new comedy plays written by Gary Brown, Amy Rosenthal and (Matt’s Toast of London co-star!) Tracy-Ann Oberman.
More new shows will be coming from a variety of comedians including Tony Law, Richard Herring, Meera Syal, Sarah Pascoe and Peep Show writer Sam Bain.
And another bit of good news from Radio 4 is that Love In Recovery, which stars Rebecca Front and Paul Kaye, will be returning for a third series.
Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy for BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, says: “I’m absolutely delighted with this new crop of commissions from writers and performers, old and new. It’s a joy to be able to work with such a broad range of talent on Radio 4 and there should be something for everyone in this new raft of shows.”