Rank #1: Dave Podmore's Positive Test
Pod is in negotiations with the Tokyo Olympics and, after all the efforts to take drugs out of sport, finally there's a chance to take the sport out of drugs. At the same time, can he save the precious jobs of the acting community or, now that we live in the 'new normal', are their valuable jobs as giant sporting mascots gone forever?
Starring Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds, Nicola Sanderson and Lewis Macleod
Written by Christopher Douglas, Andrew Nickolds and Nick Newman
Produced by Jon Harvey
Executive Producer: Richard Wilson
A Naked production for BBC Radio 4
Jul 06 2020
Rank #2: Tudur Owen: Zoo
Join Tudur for an engrossing caper about a corrupt animal wrangler, a family on the brink and a climactic wallaby chase across the Menai Strait.
All the events in this story are almost true.
Written and performed by Tudur Owen
Script Editor: Gareth Gwynn
Additional voices: Lisa-Jên Brown and Fergus Craig
Sound Engineering and Design by David Thomas
Producer: Richard Morris
A BBC Studios Production
Jun 29 2020
Rank #3: Michael Spicer: Before Next Door
But how will Michael cope?
Will this married father of two ever be able to quit his day job as a copywriter for a kitchen worktop company? Why is the broadcaster Peter Curran in his house? And could hang-gliding with BBC Radio 5Live presenter Emma Barnett be a way to advance his career?
After 20 years of making comedy under the radar, Michael is now on the cusp of leaving the office behind and - with the help of his wife Roberta - making a living out of being funny. But will an ordinary person like Michael be able to successfully navigate the unpredictable road to fame? Well, probably not, no.
Performers: Michael Spicer with Ellie Taylor, Joanna Neary, Peter Curran and Emma Barnett.
Writer: Michael Spicer
Producer: Matt Tiller
TalkRadio interview with Boris Johnson from TalkRadio / News Licensing.
A Starstruck production for BBC Radio 4
Jun 22 2020
Rank #4: Little Lifetimes
A divorcee feels liberated after years of marriage, but a family dinner to celebrate her son's engagement and a meeting with her ex-husband's new girlfriend causes her to take a step she never imagined.
Written by Jenny Eclair
Read by Pauline McLynn
Producer, Sally Avens
Jun 15 2020
Rank #5: Introducing You'll Do
Jun 10 2020
Rank #6: What's Funny About... Absolutely Fabulous
Jun 08 2020