Best Behaviour

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20150507

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.

The guest panellists are Clive Anderson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett, who compete to supply the most entertaining ideas for best behaviour in the 21st century.

Knowing how to conduct yourself used to be simple - there were books, finishing schools and often a stern nanny to make sure you did the right thing. But nowadays the world is such a social minefield - made worse by the fact that every time you mess up, someone's inevitably filming it on a camera phone.

In this episode, etiquette at work is under comic scrutiny with the notion that 'the customer is NOT always right' being one of the main conclusions. The case for never sharing food during meals is also up for debate, and the panellists solver an etiquette problem from the studio audience - 'how can I tell my friends that I'm not as interested in their kids as they are?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

20150514

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the dos and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Mark Steel, Isy Suttie and Tom Allen - who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the twenty first century.

In this edition, the social minefield of parties is up for debate - including the suggestion of a new rule banning all small talk, and the desperate need for the end to evening-only wedding invitations.

The panel also have the opportunity to offer advice on the social conundrum from a member of the studio audience: 'My friend has hijacked my baby-sitting job. How can I can I win it back?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

20150521

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that lays down the law of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford, who are all pitching their ideas for new best behaviour rules to tackle modern life.

In this edition, the etiquette of travel is under comic scrutiny - including how to solve the phenomenon of 'man-spreading' on public transport, the need to ban emoticons from text messages, and the modern menace of cycling on pavements.

The panel also tackles the tricky etiquette problem of a member of the studio audience - 'how do I get out of nodding to the stranger I walk past every day when walking to work?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

20150528

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

This week's guests are comedians Sarah Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan and Richard Herring, who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the 21st century.

The panel debates the social minefield of who is best suited to host a dinner party, and the correct rules for lane discipline in the swimming pool. There's also advice on a social conundrum asked by a member of the studio audience - 'What should I say when I answer the telephone?'.

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

20150604

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the do's and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Kendall, Justin Edwards and Phil Wang, who are all competing to deliver the best new ideas for navigating the minefield of modern manners.

In this edition, the etiquette of new technology comes under comic examination - from emoticons to mobiles in theatres - and there are tips on how to compliment your friend's new tattoo. The panel also tackles a problem from a member of the studio audience: 'How can I tell my co-worker that they have really bad breath?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

20150611

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines 21st century etiquette.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, who are all seeking to supply the new best behaviour rules to navigate modern life.

The etiquette of love and relationships comes under comic examination, along with the new rule of 'not having to talk to other parents on the school run' and the need for all pedestrians to have indicators.

The panel also tackle a problem from the studio audience: 'How can I persuade my flatmate to do their share of the washing up?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

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Is it polite to breastfeed in public? Should men open doors for women? In six programmes, Nigel Rees discusses such late

20th-century dilemmas and asks whether manners have changed. Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Six programmes.

2: Everyday Manners Nigel Rees discovers what kind of bad behaviour annoys us, ponders the art of saying 'thank you' and looks at driving, kissing and swearing. Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Six programmes.

3: Manners Between the Sexes Many men open doors for women - but how many would give up their seat for a woman orstandup when she enters the room? Nigel Rees wonders if modern man is confused. Producer SallieDavies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

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Six programmes.

4: Business Manners More shop assistants are now trained to be courteous. But, asks Nigel Rees , do customers like the results? Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Six programmes. 5: Table Manners Why are elbows on the table considered bad manners? And what is the correct way to eat peas? Nigel Rees asks whether some table manners are necessary or just devices to frighten the uninitiated. Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Last in the series. Nigel Rees asks whether the British are too polite for their own good and whether the "have a nice day" tendency is a welcome development. Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Is it polite to breastfeed in public? Should men open doors for women? And is it the done thing to take a call from your mobile phone while entertaining clients? In the first of six programmes, Nigel Rees discusses such late

20th-century dilemmas and asks whether manners have changed.

Producer Sallie Davies (Rpt;

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

GENOME:
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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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In the second of six programmes, Nigel Rees discovers what kind of bad behaviour is annoying, ponders the art of saying "thank you" and looks at driving, kissing and swearing.

Everyday Manners

Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

GENOME:
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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Manners between the Sexes

Many men open doors for women - but how many would give up their seat for a woman or stand up when she enters the room? In the third of six programmes, Nigel Rees wonders if modern man is confused.

Producer Sallie Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

GENOME:
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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

GENOME:
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Business Manners

More and more shop assistants are now trained to be courteous at work.

In the fourth of six programmes, Nigel Rees asks: do customers like the results? And are business manners more likely to improve during recession? Producer Sallie Davies

Stereo

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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies

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Table Manners

In the fifth of six programmes, Nigel Rees discusses whether some table manners are necessary or just devices to frighten the uninitiated. Producer Sallie Davies. Stereo

GENOME:
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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies.

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Nigel Rees concludes his series on modern manners by asking whether the British are too polite for their own good.

Producer Sallie Davies. Stereo

GENOME:
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Unknown: Nigel Rees

Producer: Sallie Davies.

01012015050720150514 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show tackling the social minefield of modern life.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.

The guest panellists are Clive Anderson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett, who compete to supply the most entertaining ideas for best behaviour in the 21st century.

Knowing how to conduct yourself used to be simple - there were books, finishing schools and often a stern nanny to make sure you did the right thing. But nowadays the world is such a social minefield - made worse by the fact that every time you mess up, someone's inevitably filming it on a camera phone.

In this episode, etiquette at work is under comic scrutiny with the notion that 'the customer is NOT always right' being one of the main conclusions. The case for never sharing food during meals is also up for debate, and the panellists solver an etiquette problem from the studio audience - 'how can I tell my friends that I'm not as interested in their kids as they are?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01012015050720150514 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show tackling the social minefield of modern life.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show devoted to clarifying the etiquette rules for modern life.

The guest panellists are Clive Anderson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett, who compete to supply the most entertaining ideas for best behaviour in the 21st century.

Knowing how to conduct yourself used to be simple - there were books, finishing schools and often a stern nanny to make sure you did the right thing. But nowadays the world is such a social minefield - made worse by the fact that every time you mess up, someone's inevitably filming it on a camera phone.

In this episode, etiquette at work is under comic scrutiny with the notion that 'the customer is NOT always right' being one of the main conclusions. The case for never sharing food during meals is also up for debate, and the panellists solver an etiquette problem from the studio audience - 'how can I tell my friends that I'm not as interested in their kids as they are?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01022015051420150521 (BBC7)
20150522 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh and the panel tackle the social minefield of parties.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the dos and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Mark Steel, Isy Suttie and Tom Allen - who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the twenty first century.

In this edition, the social minefield of parties is up for debate - including the suggestion of a new rule banning all small talk, and the desperate need for the end to evening-only wedding invitations.

The panel also have the opportunity to offer advice on the social conundrum from a member of the studio audience: 'My friend has hijacked my baby-sitting job. How can I can I win it back?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01022015051420150521 (BBC7)
20150522 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh and the panel tackle the social minefield of parties.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the dos and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Mark Steel, Isy Suttie and Tom Allen - who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the twenty first century.

In this edition, the social minefield of parties is up for debate - including the suggestion of a new rule banning all small talk, and the desperate need for the end to evening-only wedding invitations.

The panel also have the opportunity to offer advice on the social conundrum from a member of the studio audience: 'My friend has hijacked my baby-sitting job. How can I can I win it back?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01032015052120150528 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that lays down the law of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford, who are all pitching their ideas for new best behaviour rules to tackle modern life.

In this edition, the etiquette of travel is under comic scrutiny - including how to solve the phenomenon of 'man-spreading' on public transport, the need to ban emoticons from text messages, and the modern menace of cycling on pavements.

The panel also tackles the tricky etiquette problem of a member of the studio audience - 'how do I get out of nodding to the stranger I walk past every day when walking to work?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford tackle the etiquette of travel.

01032015052120150528 (BBC7)
20150529 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that lays down the law of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford, who are all pitching their ideas for new best behaviour rules to tackle modern life.

In this edition, the etiquette of travel is under comic scrutiny - including how to solve the phenomenon of 'man-spreading' on public transport, the need to ban emoticons from text messages, and the modern menace of cycling on pavements.

The panel also tackles the tricky etiquette problem of a member of the studio audience - 'how do I get out of nodding to the stranger I walk past every day when walking to work?'

Producer: Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Richard Herring, Helen Zaltzman and Lloyd Langford tackle the etiquette of travel.

01042015052820150604 (BBC7)
20150605 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

This week's guests are comedians Sarah Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan and Richard Herring, who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the 21st century.

The panel debates the social minefield of who is best suited to host a dinner party, and the correct rules for lane discipline in the swimming pool. There's also advice on a social conundrum asked by a member of the studio audience - 'What should I say when I answer the telephone?'.

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01042015052820150604 (BBC7)
20150605 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

This week's guests are comedians Sarah Pascoe, Romesh Ranganathan and Richard Herring, who are all seeking to supply the top tips for best behaviour in the 21st century.

The panel debates the social minefield of who is best suited to host a dinner party, and the correct rules for lane discipline in the swimming pool. There's also advice on a social conundrum asked by a member of the studio audience - 'What should I say when I answer the telephone?'.

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

01052015060420150611 (BBC7)
20150612 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the do's and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Kendall, Justin Edwards and Phil Wang, who are all competing to deliver the best new ideas for navigating the minefield of modern manners.

In this edition, the etiquette of new technology comes under comic examination - from emoticons to mobiles in theatres - and there are tips on how to compliment your friend's new tattoo. The panel also tackles a problem from a member of the studio audience: 'How can I tell my co-worker that they have really bad breath?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

01052015060420150611 (BBC7)
20150612 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines the do's and don'ts of modern manners.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Kendall, Justin Edwards and Phil Wang, who are all competing to deliver the best new ideas for navigating the minefield of modern manners.

In this edition, the etiquette of new technology comes under comic examination - from emoticons to mobiles in theatres - and there are tips on how to compliment your friend's new tattoo. The panel also tackles a problem from a member of the studio audience: 'How can I tell my co-worker that they have really bad breath?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

0106 LAST2015061120150618 (BBC7)
20150619 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines 21st century etiquette.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, who are all seeking to supply the new best behaviour rules to navigate modern life.

The etiquette of love and relationships comes under comic examination, along with the new rule of 'not having to talk to other parents on the school run' and the need for all pedestrians to have indicators.

The panel also tackle a problem from the studio audience: 'How can I persuade my flatmate to do their share of the washing up?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.

0106 LAST2015061120150618 (BBC7)
20150619 (BBC7)

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines 21st century etiquette.

The guest panellists are comedians Sarah Millican, Rob Beckett and Katherine Ryan, who are all seeking to supply the new best behaviour rules to navigate modern life.

The etiquette of love and relationships comes under comic examination, along with the new rule of 'not having to talk to other parents on the school run' and the need for all pedestrians to have indicators.

The panel also tackle a problem from the studio audience: 'How can I persuade my flatmate to do their share of the washing up?'

Produced by Aled Evans

A Zeppotron production for BBC Radio 4.

Holly Walsh presents the comedy panel show that defines modern etiquette.