The Long Hot Satsuma

This sketch-show was written by and stars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Paul B Davies.

They are joined by Alison Steadman, Julia Hills and Martin Booth in sketches about footballing folk singers (including Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell), plus a send-up of Hamlet with help from some Groucho Marx style wise-cracks.

Produced by Dan Patterson, who also co-wrote the script

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20110214 (BBC7)

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

20110213 (BBC7)

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

From May 1989.

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

20100711 (BBC7)
20100712 (BBC7)

Comedy with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

From June 1989.

20100620 (BBC7)
20100621 (BBC7)

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

From May 1989.

20091018 (BBC7)
20091019 (BBC7)

Comedy with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

Juicy sketch show with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

From July 1989.

20090906 (BBC7)
20090907 (BBC7)

Comedy with Alison Steadman, Paul B Davies, Julia Hills, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.

Zesty sketch show with Alison Steadman, Paul B Davies, Julia Hills, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.

From June 1989.

0120080925 (BBC7)
20120620 (BBC7)

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show. From May 1989.

01Cap On A Rotton Tooth20110211 (BBC7)

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

From May 1989.

0220081002 (BBC7)
20120627 (BBC7)

Desert Island Discs with several twists! Zesty sketch show with Alison Steadman, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From June 1989.

02 LAST20110218-@@@-desert Island Discs20110218 (BBC7)

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

0320090908 (BBC7)
20120704 (BBC7)

Aliens take over the BBC! Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies, Julia Hills, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From June 1989.

03War Of The Worlds20110225 (BBC7)

Aliens take over the BBC! Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies and Julia Hills.

Aliens take over the BBC! Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies, Julia Hills, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.

From June 1989.

0420090915 (BBC7)
20120711 (BBC7)

Erratic castings - and a high court judge-cum-plumber. Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden. From June 1989.

0420110304 (BBC7)

Erratic castings - and a high court judge-cum-plumber.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.

From June 1989.

05Checkpoint20090922 (BBC7)
20110311 (BBC7)
20120718 (BBC7)

Misprint Theatre - and where is 'Checkpoint'? Zesty sketch show Barry Cryer.

Misprint Theatre - and where is 'Checkpoint'? Zesty sketch show Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Alison Steadman.

From June 1989.

Misprint Theatre, and whatever happened to Checkpoint? Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Alison Steadman. From June 1989.

0620110318 (BBC7)

Tolstoy with a twist, and at home with the Jobsworths.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.

From June 1989.

0720110325 (BBC7)

Mutiny on the Bunty, and a BBC announcer gets the pips.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden.

From July 1989.

0820110401 (BBC7)

Mummy's boy DJ, and a royal commentary.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer.

Zesty sketch show with Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Alison Steadman.

From July 1989.

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A Brand New, Short, Cool, Non-Citrus Fruit of a show - Recorded on 1988-05-11.

0101Time Travellers Special19890601

This sketch-show was written by and stars Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Paul B Davies.

They are joined by Alison Steadman, Julia Hills and Martin Booth in sketches about footballing folk singers (including Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell), plus a send-up of Hamlet with help from some Groucho Marx style wise-cracks.

Produced by Dan Patterson, who also co-wrote the script

0102Albanian Subtitles19890608
0103Half An Hour Of Gratuitous Wackiness19890615
0104The Acclaimed Cult Comedy Show19890622
0105Sketch Show Humour Comes Of Age19890629
0106Still Going Strong After All These Scripts19890706
0107Don't Forget - This Week Is Your Last Chance To Hear Radio's Funniest Show19890713
BBC701Cap On A Rotten Tooth19890520060515 (BBC7)
20060516 (BBC7)
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20070407 (BBC7)
20080925 (BBC7)
20080926 (BBC7)
20090528 (BBC7)
20090825 (BBC7)
20100615 (BBC7)
BBC70220100622-@@@-desert Island Discs20100622 (BBC7)
BBC702 LAST20060522 (BBC7)
20060523 (BBC7)
20070413 (BBC7)
20070414 (BBC7)
20081002 (BBC7)
20081003 (BBC7)
20090611 (BBC7)
20090901 (BBC7)

Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

The zesty Graeme Garden, Alison Steadman and Barry Cryer star in this citrus fruit of a sketch show.

From June 1989.

First heard in May 1989.

BBC703War Of The Worlds19890620090908 (BBC7)
20100629 (BBC7)
BBC704Checkpoint19890620090915 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
BBC70519890620090922 (BBC7)
20100713 (BBC7)
BBC70619890620090929 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20090929 (BBC7)
20100720 (BBC7)
BBC70719890720091006 (BBC7)
20100727 (BBC7)

Comedy with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

Zesty sketch show with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

From July 1989.

BBC70819890720091013 (BBC7)
20100803 (BBC7)

Comedy with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

Juicy sketch show with Paul B Davies, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Julia Hills and Alison Steadman.

From July 1989.