Down The Line

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy.

It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!.

Episodes

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20110405 (BBC7)

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

There's no listing of the characters played by the cast, other than Gary Bellamy or the on-air "guests", though performers who're not in the core cast get mentioned in the listings.

A Tribute To Felix Dexter2013122320161018 (BBC7)

A tribute to incomparable 'Down The Line' actor, Felix Dexter who died in October 2013.

Rhys Thomas (Gary Bellamy), Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse along with other cast members talk about working with Felix and revisit many of his unforgettable characters.

Felix's collaborators from other TV projects and the comedy circuit talk to Rhys Thomas about their memories of Felix.

Starring Felix Dexter and Rhys Thomas with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

With special guests: Vince Atta, Judith Jacobs, Leo Muhammad and Keith Palmer.

Producers: Charlie Higson/ Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line Production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2013.

Felix Dexter. Spoof phone-in show presented by Gary Bellamy

Credit Crunch Special2009042120090611

A one-off special edition of the spoof phone-in show on the subject of the credit crunch, starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy.

With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Plus special guest Mark Gatiss.

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Plus special guests Mark Gatiss and Robert Popper

Olympic Legacy Special2013062320130628 (BBC7)
20130629 (BBC7)
20130630 (BBC7)
20160428 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show presents a one-off special on the Olympics, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson,

Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests: Esther Coles, Robert Popper and Adil Ray

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Gary Bellamy asks the question no-one else dares to: what is the legacy of London 2012?

Tony Blair Special20070627

Rhys Thomas stars in a special edition of Gary Bellamy's live phone-in show on the legacy of Tony Blair

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20100121 (BBC7)
20150122 (BBC7)

A new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy.

It promises to be as thought-provoking, controversial, well-informed and funny as the average Radio 4 listener!.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

With guests Amelia Bullmore, Felix Dexter, Harry Enfield, Catherine Tate and Arabella Weir

0102Religion And The Decline In Anglican Congregations2006050920100128 (BBC7)
20150129 (BBC7)

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

0103Animals At War2006051620061213
20100204 (BBC7)
20150205 (BBC7)

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

0104Crime2006052320061220
20100211 (BBC7)
20150212 (BBC7)

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

Continuing Radio 4's provocative and ground-breaking new live phone-in show, hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ Gary Bellamy.

The special guest is Tony Beckton.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

0105Healthy Eating2006053020061227
20100218 (BBC7)
20150219 (BBC7)

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From May 2006.

Live, uncompromising phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy.

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

0106Equality And Why Men Won't Go To The Doctors2006060620070103 (BBC7)
20150225 (BBC7)

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy. Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse. From May 2006.

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20100225 (BBC7)

Live phone-in show hosted by Gary Bellamy

Award-winning spoof phone-in show, with talk radio host Gary Bellamy.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Paul Whitehouse.

From May 2006.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

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20110516 (BBC7)
20110517 (BBC7)
20110522 (BBC7)
20110523 (BBC7)
20130322 (BBC7)

With special guests Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate.

War, chocolate and toothpaste.

War, chocolate and toothpaste. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas with Catherine Tate. From January 2007.

0202Bullying And Property Abroad2007012320071016
20110523 (BBC7)
20110524 (BBC7)
20130405 (BBC7)

Bullying, and property abroad. Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Charlie Higson. From January 2007.

0203Immigration2007013020071023
20110530 (BBC7)
20110531 (BBC7)
20130412 (BBC7)

The special guests are Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir, and the team tackle the topic of Immigration.

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in discussing immigration. Stars Rhys Thomas, Matt Lucas and Arabella Weir. From January 2007.

0204Disasters And Cosmetic Surgery2007020620071030
20110606 (BBC7)
20110607 (BBC7)
20130419 (BBC7)

Special guest is Harry Enfield

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in, discussing cosmetic surgery and other disasters.

0205The Environment And Global Warming2007021320071106
20110613 (BBC7)
20110614 (BBC7)
20130426 (BBC7)

Gary Bellamy hosts the spoof phone-in discussing the environment and global warming. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day. From February 2007.

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20101031 (BBC7)
20110620 (BBC7)
20110621 (BBC7)
20110626 (BBC7)
20110627 (BBC7)
20111029 (BBC7)
20130503 (BBC7)

Things go bump in the night on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss. From February 2007.

Things go bump in the night on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

Stars Rhys Thomas and Mark Gatiss.

0301Liberal Agenda Of Media - What Shall We Call A New Planet?2008011020090430
20110627 (BBC7)
20110628 (BBC7)
20120517 (BBC7)
20141008 (BBC7)

With special guests Julia Davis and Lee Mack

Name a new planet on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From January 2008.

Episode x01 of 6

Too much chatter? And name a new planet - on award-winning Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

Episode 6 of 06

Spoof phone-in show starring Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy. With Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

0302String Theory - Popular Science Fiction2008011720090507
20110704 (BBC7)
20110705 (BBC7)
20120524 (BBC7)

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show.

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show with a chat about string theory.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

From January 2008.

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show with a chat about string theory. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

0302String Theory And Popular Science Fiction20080117 (BBC7)
20141015 (BBC7)
20170312 (BBC7)

Gary Bellamy tries to raise the bar on his phone-in show with a chat about string theory. Stars Rhys Thomas. From January 2008.

0303Communications And Technology20080124 (BBC7)
20141022 (BBC7)
20170319 (BBC7)

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Felix Dexter. From January 2008.

0303Technology - Communication2008012420090514
20110711 (BBC7)
20110712 (BBC7)
20120531 (BBC7)

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in.

The problems of technology and communication on Gary Bellamy's phone-in. Stars Rhys Thomas and Felix Dexter. From January 2008.

0304The Elderly - Consumer Rights - The Countryside2008013120090521
20110718 (BBC7)
20110719 (BBC7)
20120607 (BBC7)

Old people and consumer rights get the Gary Bellamy phone-in treatment. Stars Rhys Thomas and Simon Day.

0305Olympics - Can We Trust The Media?2008020720090528
20110725 (BBC7)
20110726 (BBC7)
20120614 (BBC7)

Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls.

Britain's Olympic chances, and can we trust phone-ins? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

0306 LASTBad Manners - Modern Liberal Parenting2008021420090604
20110801 (BBC7)
20110802 (BBC7)
20120621 (BBC7)

Britain's got bad manners - should we bring back hanging?

Gary Bellamy takes the calls.

Stars Rhys Thomas.

Britain's got bad manners - should we bring back hanging? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

0306 LASTBad Manners And Modern Liberal Parenting20080214 (BBC7)
20141112 (BBC7)

Britain's got bad manners - should we bring back hanging? Gary Bellamy takes the calls. Stars Rhys Thomas. From February 2008.

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20130925 (BBC7)
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The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse,

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Robert Popper and Adil Ray.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy

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20110405 (BBC7)
20131002 (BBC7)
20140401 (BBC7)
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The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Kevin Eldon, Robert Popper and Adil Ray.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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20110405 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)
20140408 (BBC7)
20150717 (BBC7)

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down the Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse,

Special guests are Lee Mack, Adil Ray and Fiona Whitehouse.

Producers: Paul Whitehouse and Charlie Higson.

The groundbreaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

Special guests are Lee Mack, Adil Ray and Fiona Whiehouse.

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20110412 (BBC7)
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Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Louis Vause.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The groundbreaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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20110419 (BBC7)
20131023 (BBC7)
20140422 (BBC7)
20150731 (BBC7)

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Dave Cummings and Adil Ray.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The groundbreaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

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20110426 (BBC7)
20131030 (BBC7)
20140429 (BBC7)
20150807 (BBC7)

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The ground-breaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

04072011042620150814 (BBC7)

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Julia Davis, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

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20110503 (BBC7)
20131106 (BBC7)
20140506 (BBC7)

The groundbreaking phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking, Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy; brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Down The Line stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, and Paul Whitehouse.

Special guests are Rosie Cavaliero, Julia Davis, Robert Popper, Adil Ray and Arabella Weir.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

0501Food And Music2013050120130508 (BBC7)
20160331 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Produced by Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

05022013050820130515 (BBC7)
20160407 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Spoof phone-in show from the creators of The Fast Show.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

05032013051520130522 (BBC7)
20160414 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

Spoof phone-in show from the creators of The Fast Show.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

05042013052220160421 (R4)

The ground-breaking Radio 4 phone-in show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.

0504 LAST2013052220130529 (BBC7)

Spoof phone-in show from the creators of The Fast Show.

The return of the ground-breaking Radio 4 show, hosted by the legendary Gary Bellamy and brought to you by the creators of The Fast Show.

Starring Rhys Thomas, with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery, Adil Ray, Robert Popper and Paul Whitehouse.

Producers: Charlie Higson and Paul Whitehouse

A Down The Line production for BBC Radio 4.