Listen Against

With the BBC's Listen Again facility there is just too much radio to listen to again.

So Listen Against listens again to Listen Again on your behalf and then puts it all back on the radio.

Only quicker.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take a satirical look back over the past week of radio.

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20160113 (BBC7)

With the BBC's Listen Again facility there is just too much radio to listen to again.

So Listen Against listens again to Listen Again on your behalf and then puts it all back on the radio.

Only quicker.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take a satirical look back over the past week of radio.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes take a satirical look back over the past week of radio.

4 Extra Debut. A week of radio that never happened. Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes rewind and mangle real programmes. From November 2007.

01022007112120090807
20160120 (BBC7)

The show that prises the back off your radio, fiddles around with the programmes inside and then puts it all back together the wrong way round.

Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes get meddling with the Proms, JK and Joel, Any Answers and The Archers.

The brain-child of writer, comic and broadcaster Jon Holmes.

Producer: Bill Dare and Jon Holmes

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 2007.

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20120125 (BBC7)
20130512 (BBC7)
20150209 (BBC7)

An Archers convention, a live pitbull on the Today programme and a Popmaster crisis. Stars Jon Holmes. From November 2008.

An Archers convention, a live pitbull on the Today programme and a Popmaster crisis.

02022008112520090904
20120201 (BBC7)
20130519 (BBC7)
20150216 (BBC7)

Time runs away in preparations for the switch-on of the BBC Collider. Radio rearranged by Jon Holmes. From November 2008.

Time runs away in preparations for the switch-on of the BBC Collider.

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20120208 (BBC7)
20130526 (BBC7)
20150819 (BBC7)
20150820 (BBC7)

More radio ridicule from Jon Holmes, including Thought for the Day... for Satanists.

More radio ridicule from Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes, including Thought for the Day... for Satanists. From December 2008.

0204 LAST2008120920090918
20120215 (BBC7)
20130602 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)

Martin Jarvis reads from a Haynes manual, plus more wireless weirdness hosted by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes. From December 2008.

Martin Jarvis reads from a Haynes manual, plus more wireless weirdness. From December 2008

Martin Jarvis reads from a Haynes manual, plus more wireless weirdness.

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20140314 (BBC7)
20140315 (BBC7)
20140316 (BBC7)

Listen Against: the programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened, and works its way through it all, like a critical tapeworm going through a giant media dog.

Jeremy Paxman finally breaks and goes rogue, Today gets remade as a US sitcom, and listeners thoughts on the Food Programme giving recipes for cooking a Flump and spit roasting a Clanger. With special guests Jenni Murray, Richard Bacon and John Humphrys.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

Jeremy Paxman finally breaks and goes rogue and Today gets remade as a US sitcom.

Jeremy Paxman finally breaks and goes rogue, Today gets remade as a US sitcom, and listeners thoughts on the Food Programme giving recipes for cooking a Flump and spit roasting a Clanger.

With special guests Jenni Murray, Richard Bacon and John Humphrys.

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20140323 (BBC7)

BBC3 leaks, and Gaby Roslin tunnels to the centre of the Earth for Children in Need.

Listen Against: the programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. It's a bit like the BBC iPlayer. only with two eyes instead of one. And it's got ears.

This week, ecological and broadcast catastrophe strikes as BBC 3 leaks in to other channels, Edward Stourton and Gaby Roslin tunnel to the centre of the earth for Children in Need, and a preview of the new musical charting the dramatic lives of the Dimblebys: 'News Brothers'. With special guests Marcel Theroux and Julia Hartley-brewer.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Featuring: James Bachman, Stephen Critchlow, Sarah Hadland and David Schnieder.

Listen Against: the programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened.

It's a bit like the BBC iPlayer.

only with two eyes instead of one.

And it's got ears.

This week, ecological and broadcast catastrophe strikes as BBC 3 leaks in to other channels, Edward Stourton and Gaby Roslin tunnel to the centre of the earth for Children in Need, and a preview of the new musical charting the dramatic lives of the Dimblebys: 'News Brothers'.

With special guests Marcel Theroux and Julia Hartley-brewer.

03032010092120130613
20140328 (BBC7)
20140329 (BBC7)
20140330 (BBC7)

Michael Burke becomes trapped in the Moral Maze and Any Answers gets a game show makeover.

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. Michael Burke becomes trapped in the Moral Maze, and Any Answers gets a game show makeover.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Produced by Sam Bryant and Jon Holmes.

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened.

0304 LAST2010092820130620
20140404 (BBC7)
20140405 (BBC7)
20140406 (BBC7)

A disaster on the island from Desert Island Discs, and BBC presenters go commercial.

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened. A disaster on the island from Desert Island Discs, and BBC presenters go commercial.

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes.

Produced by Sam Bryant and Jon Holmes.

The programme that looks back at a week's worth of radio and TV that never happened.

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20111110 (BBC7)
20140731 (BBC7)

Looking back at a week's worth of broadcasting...that never happened.

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:

Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)

Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)

Sarah Hadland (Miranda)

James Bachman (Mitchell and Webb)

Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)

David Mara (RSC and Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant.

04022011111020111117 (BBC7)
20140807 (BBC7)

Looking back at a week's worth of broadcasting...that never happened.

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:

Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)

Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)

Sarah Hadland (Miranda)

James Bachman (Mitchell and Webb)

Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)

David Mara (RSC and Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant.

04032011111720120718
20111124 (BBC7)
20140814 (BBC7)

Looking back at a week's worth of broadcasting...that never happened.

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:

Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)

Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)

Sarah Hadland (Miranda)

James Bachman (Mitchell and Webb)

Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)

David Mara (RSC and Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant

0404 LAST2011112420120725
20140821 (BBC7)

Looking back at a week's worth of broadcasting... that never happened. By Jon Holmes.

Listen Against is the comedy that takes the back off your radio and television, fiddles round with the programmes inside and then puts them all back the wrong way round.

Using "beautifully crafted, scalpel sharp" (Gillian Reynolds) mash-ups of current and archive programmes Listen Against creates a "sly, sharp, smart, surreal, satirical" world (Sunday Telegraph) where Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes look back in amplitude of at a week's worth of broadcasting like a media tapeworm going through a dog.

Like "the mischievous offspring of Points of View and The Day Today" (Observer) fictional listeners bombard Listen Against with fictional letters and emails complaining about half-fictional programmes while fictional guests and real life presenters (this series includes Melvyn Bragg, Jeremy Vine and Vanessa Feltz) argue with each other in "a gem of a satirical swoop at radio and television." (Guardian).

Written and created by Jon Holmes

Presented by Alice Arnold and Jon Holmes

Cast:

Kevin Eldon (Brass Eye, Big Train)

Justin Edwards (The Thick of It)

Sarah Hadland (Miranda)

James Bachman (Mitchell and Webb)

Kim Wall (Big Train , IT Crowd)

David Mara (RSC and Donmar Warehouse)

Produced by Sam Bryant.