The Blame Game

Topical panel show with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and special guests.

Sharper than a four-blade razor dipped in lemons - one you can consume without ruining your appetite for news or comedy.

Hosted by Tim Mcgarry

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20120101 (BBC7)

Highlights of BBC Radio Ulster's comedy panel show poking fun at events in Northern Ireland. With Tim McGarry and Neil Delamere.

Highlights of BBC Radio Ulster's comedy show poking fun at events in Northern Ireland.

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Tim McGarry with a Christmas cracker comedy compilation from the summer 2010 series.

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Ireland Professor of Poetry Harry Clifton talks to Marie-Louise Muir about his life and work, and his belief that poetry may need to become an 'underground tradition' again.

2013071120130817 (RU)

Violin swashbuckler Andre Rieu chats to host Marie-Louise Muir from his castle in Maastricht, in advance of his groundbreaking live show which plays in cinemas around the world.

2016050320160508 (R4)

The former director of MI5 questions why there must always be someone to blame.

Doctors, social workers, police officers, midwives, teachers and many others are scrutinised more than ever before. They risk being exposed for making poor decisions, and punished.

But does our widespread intolerance of failure do more harm than good? Are we failing to understand the distinction between systemic failure and individual failure - and drawing the wrong conclusions as a result?

Eliza Manningham-Buller - Director General of MI5 from 2002 to 2007 - talks to an intelligence officer in Britain's Security Service, the former Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell and Sharon Shoesmith who won a claim for unfair dismissal over the Baby P case. She also hears from a frontline social worker, a midwife and the football coach Steve Coppell about working in environments where it seems that someone must always be to blame.

Hers is not an argument against holding people to account - criminal negligence and serious culpability must be exposed, scrutinised and punished - but an attempt to understand how to hold people responsible while avoiding fruitless witch hunts. In other words: how do we learn valuable lessons, without demonising individuals for honest mistakes?

Producer: Mark Savage.

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10Red Nose Day Special20130315

In this Red Nose Day Blame Game special, comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry poke fun at everyone and everything... including St Patrick!

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Topical panel show with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and special guests.

Sharper than a four-blade razor dipped in lemons - one you can consume without ruining your appetite for news or comedy.

Hosted by Tim Mcgarry

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Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry

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Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry

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Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

With special guest comedienne Andi Osho.

Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane, Tim Mcgarry and Andi Osho.

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Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry

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Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry

Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

They are joined by Ballymena funny man Paddy Lennox.

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Comedy news quiz with Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane, Tim Mcgarry and Tom Allen

Comedy panel show based on events in the news, featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane and Tim Mcgarry.

They are joined by Tom Allen in the last of the current series.

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The comedy panel show takes a twist this week, with the funny men getting into costume and travelling back in time to May 1911 when the Titanic left the Belfast slipway.

The funny men travel back in time to May 1911, when the Titanic left the Belfast slipway.

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Who said the news was dull? The hit comedy panel show is back with a comedic take on the people, places and events from the week's news.

The hit panel show is back with a comedic take on the week's news.

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The hit panel show is back with a comedic take on the week's news.

Who said the news was dull? The hit comedy panel show is back with a comedic take on the people, places and events from the week's news.

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The hit panel show is back with a comedic take on the week's news.

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The hit comedy panel show returns for a new series.

Guest comedian Diarmuid Corr joins the regulars to lampoon the people, places and events which are making the headlines.

The hit comedy panel show returns for a new series, with guest comedian Diarmuid Corr.

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The hit comedy panel show returns for a new series, with guest comedian Diarmuid Corr.

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Who said the news was dull? The hit comedy panel show is back with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news.

Who said the news was dull? The hit panel show with a comedic take on the week's news.

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Who said the news was dull? The hit panel show with a comedic take on the week's news.

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Who said the news was dull? The hit comedy panel show with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news.

Who said the news was dull? The hit panel show with a comedic take on the week's news.

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The last in the series of the topical comedy show features Scottish comic Stephen Carlin with regular comedians Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and host Tim McGarry.

The last in the series of the topical comedy show features Scottish comic Stephen Carlin.

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Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

Panel show with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news

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Panel show with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news

Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

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Panel show with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news

Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

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Panel show with a comedic take on the people, places and events which make the week's news

Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

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Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

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Join comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

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Comedy highlights from the recent series, including contributions from Sally-Anne Hayward, Jarlath Regan and Alun Cochrane alongside the regular jokesters.

09Blame Game Best Bits20130907

Comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry give us the funny side of the people, places and events who are making the news at home and abroad.

09Blame Game Best Bits20130914

Tim McGarry presents some of the Best Bits from 2012, with Sally-Anne Hayward, Jarlath Regan and Alun Cochrane, alongside regulars Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and Colin Murphy

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The regular panel looks back in laughter at 2012 and kickstarts the jokes for 2013.

There's no shortage of comedy targets as Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane, Tim McGarry and a special guest look back in laughter at 2012 and kickstart the jokes for 2013.

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Comedians Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Neil Delamere poke fun and lampoon the people, places and events making headlines in Northern Ireland this week.

The regular panel poke fun at the people, places and events making headlines in N Ireland.

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Comedian Luke Benson joins regular jokesters Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they put their own comedic spin on the week's news.

09042013020220130204 (RU)

Northern Irish comedian Micky Bartlett joins the show for a comic spin on the week's news.

Emerging Northern Irish comedian Micky Bartlett joins Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry as they provide their comedy perspective on the week's news.

09052013020920130211 (RU)

Topical panel show featuring Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry.

Topical news comedy panel show featuring comedians Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry plus a guest comic.

09072013022320130225 (RU)

Featuring comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Tim Mcgarry and Jake O'Kane.

Topical panel show on the week's news featuring comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Tim Mcgarry and Jake O'Kane.

0908 LAST2013030220130304 (RU)

The last in the current series of the topical news comedy panel show, featuring comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Tim Mcgarry and Jake O'Kane.

10The Blame Game Best Bits20131228

All the best bits from the recent series of the hit comedy. Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane, Neil Delamere and their many guests remind us how hilarious 2013 really was.

10012013092120130923 (RU)

The hit comedy panel show returns with the regulars and special guest Mark Steel.

The hit comedy panel show returns with comedians Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane, Tim McGarry and special guest Mark Steel

10022013092820130930 (RU)

The regulars plus guest Andrew Maxwell take on the City of Culture at the Millennium Forum

Regulars Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane, Tim McGarry join guest Andrew Maxwell in a special show from the Millennium Forum, as they take on the UK City of Culture.

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The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

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The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

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The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

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The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

10072013110220131104 (RU)

The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

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Neil Delamere, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Tim McGarry have a laugh at the people, places and events which are making the news, joined by a celebrity guest comedian.

The regulars have a laugh at the people, places and events in the news, with a guest comic

11012014030120140303 (RU)

The news comedy panel show is back with the regulars and special guest Adam Bloom.

The news comedy panel show is back with comedians Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O'Kane and Neil Delamere. This week the boys are joined by special guest Adam Bloom.

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Dublin comedian Eric Lalor joins Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere and Jake O'Kane.

Dublin comedian Eric Lalor joins Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere and Jake O'Kane to satirise the people, places and events making the news at home and abroad.

11032014031520140317 (RU)

Rising Irish comedy star Eleanor Teirnan pulls the comedy punches along with regular jokesters Neil Delamere, Tim McGarry, Jake O'Kane and Colin Murphy.

12042014111520141117 (RU)

The boys are joined by Al Porter to reflect on the funnier side of the gay cake debate.

Jake finds that the banks, Wonga and MI5 have much in common, guest Al Porter reflects on the funnier side of the gay cake debate and Neil offers ways to untrap a stuck bus.

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The boys and Wendy Wason share their views on the question of MLAs' expenses.

The boys and Wendy Wason share views on the question of MLAs' expenses, the proper way to deal with a lottery win and why the Omagh town clock should be a burning political issue.

12062014112920141201 (RU)

The panel come up with alternatives for the strong language used in the current spat of political name-calling and suggest how to avoid the queues on Black Friday.

The boys offer alternatives to the strong language of the current political name-calling.

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Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O' Kane and Neil Delamere are joined by comedian Shappi Khorsandi to reminisce about quaint local Christmas customs such as firebombing shops.

Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O' Kane and Neil Delamere are joined by comedian Shappi Khorsandi to poke fun at the people and events in the news.

12082014121320141215 (RU)

A round-up of the best bits of the series, including the team's efforts to save Larne and their campaign to mend the town clock in Omagh.

A round-up of the best bits of the series, with Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O' Kane, Neil Delamere and special guests.

1209 LASTReview Of 201420141220

The panel recall some highlights of 2014, including why Newry is known as the Venice of the north, the swan that terrorised motorists on the M1 and why Gerry Adams remains a fan.

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Satirical series with Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy, Jake O' Kane and Neil Delamere. Joining them to give their take on the elections is the master of the one-liners, John Moloney.

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Special guest Nuala McKeever.

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Special guest is Jason Byrne

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Special guest Neil Gruben.

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special guest Eddie Bannon

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Tim Mcgarry guides our motley comedy crew of Colin Murphy, Jake O'kane and guests Hal Cruttenden and John Bishop through the week's news.

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Tim Mcgarry guides our motley comedy crew of Neil Delamere, Jake O'kane, Neil Dougan and guest Colin Cole through the week's news.

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HIGHLIGHTS0120120520 (BBC7)

Highlights from BBC Radio Ulster's popular news comedy panel show. With Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere and host Tim McGarry.

HIGHLIGHTS02 LAST20120527 (BBC7)

Highlights from BBC Radio Ulster's popular news comedy panel show. With Colin Murphy, Neil Delamere and host Tim McGarry.