It's A Painful Business - On The Hour With Eddie Mair

Eddie Mair celebrates 20 years since On the Hour.

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The PM host celebrates the landmark series. Featuring Knowing Me Knowing You and more.

BBC Radio 4 PM presenter Eddie Mair reveals why he joined the Newsroom in his celebration of the landmark radio series On the Hour.

Featuring:

On the Hour Series 1 ep 4/5
Chris Morris hosts the news spoof, and the sport must go on for bereaved Alan Partridge. With Steve Coogan. From August 1991.

On the Hour Series 2 ep 2/6
Alan Partridge is at the Olympics. Barbara Wintergreen is in America. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From April 1992

On the Hour Series 2 ep 6/6
An outside broadcast goes down, and a bluebottle rampages across Essex. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From May 1992.

Knowing Me, Knowing You
Aha! Alan Partridge faces up to a nine-year-old prodigy, a hypnotist and a bad boy lawyer. Stars Steve Coogan. From December 1992.

Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive
The funny man's radio drop-in centre tackles Live 8 and white-collar boxing matches. With David Mitchell. From June 2005.

On the Hour Christmas Special
All the festive headlines. Chris Morris hosts the steaming flambéed news spoof. With Steve Coogan. From December 1991.

The PM host celebrates the landmark series. Featuring Knowing Me Knowing You and more.

PM's Eddie Mair celebrates the landmark series. Featuring On the Hour, Knowing Me Knowing You, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive and the On the Hour Christmas Special.

  1. armando ianucci's charm offensive - 01/04
  2. knowing me, knowing you - 01/02 - 19921208
  3. on the hour - 01/04 - - 19910830on the hour - 01/xmas - 19911225
  • on the hour - 02/05 - 19920521
  • on the hour - 02/06 - 19920528