On The Hour

The news as it happens, if it happens.

The latest News Files, Flash Index and Golf Exchange with News Presenter Chris Morris.

Chris Morris anchors the agenda-setting news programme that has set the benchmark for broadcasters everywhere.

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With the collapse of econometrics in Eastern Europe, the fate of domestic appliances looms.

Chris Morris reports from Oslo.

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The news as it happens, if it happens.

The latest News Files, Flash Index and Golf Exchange with News Presenter Chris Morris.

Christmas Special 199120111225 (BBC7)

All the festive headlines. Chris Morris hosts the news spoof. With Steve Coogan. From December 1991.

All the festive headlines. Chris Morris hosts the news spoof. With Steve Coogan.

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20080111 (BBC7)

The news as it happens, if it happens.

The latest News Files, Flash Index and Golf Exchange with News.

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Tube system goes berserk and the anniversary of space. From May 1992.

The Tube system goes berserk, an earthquake in Corinth and the anniversary of space. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in May 1992.

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Reports of a right royal shocker, plus Alan Partridge with all the sport. From May 1992.

Reports of a right royal shocker, plus Alan Partridge with all the sport. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in May 1992.

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20080125 (BBC7)

With the collapse of econometrics in Eastern Europe, the fate of domestic appliances looms.

Chris Morris reports from Oslo.

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Ireland hits the headlines, as the programme celebrates its 33rd birthday. From May 1992.

Ireland hits the headlines, as the programme celebrates its 33rd birthday. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in May 1992.

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Imagine your head is a modem.

On the Hour is the broadband connection that opens your RAM to all-out dripfeed bit-torrent news!

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The news as it happens, if it happens.

First broadcast in 1991.

Presented by Chris Morris.

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The news as it happens, if it happens - presented by Chris Morris.

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The news as it happens, if it happens.

The latest News Files, Flash Index and Golf Exchange with News Presenter Chris Morris.

Chris Morris anchors the agenda-setting news programme that has set the benchmark for broadcasters everywhere.

Later, who pays for our Cheese? But first, Christopher Morris and other reporter-presenters bring us the latest sticky toffee on the Evangelical corruption of the police force, and the train trash tradge at Bigge Street Station.

This Week's Audio Pullout: Get Hip And Go!, the stylish style guide for stylish people under thirty.

And remember - DON'T CATCH A DISEASE.

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All the news as it happens, if it happens. Savagely satirical award-winning comedy, starring Chris Morris. From August 1991.

Episode 5 of 05

0102The Colour Supplement1991081620040830 (BBC7)
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Care in the Community - what is it, and what's happening to it? Find out here, because it's wedged between close scrutinations of the ultranews that Margaret Thatcher is to replace Sylvester McCoy as the new Doctor Who, why the piano world has gone ape over Godfrey The Chimpanzee, Alan Partridge's studies into the high incidence of groin strain in sport, and a look at your things in Your Things - it's to do with YOU! This Week's Audio Pullout: The Colour Supplement - five minutes of glossy radio for you to keep all week.

Modern, yet palatable, news presentation, featuring dogs with rubber skulls, Alan Partridge and yoghurt lids.

Featuring TV evangelism, gripping sports news from Alan Partridge and yoghurt lids.

The Loudest In News.

Info And Pens From All That Matters Around The World.

With Chris Morris And The latest on last week's chair.

Biting news satire - with TV evangelism, Alan Partridge and yoghurt lids. Stars Chris Morris and Steve Coogan. From August 1991.

Biting news satire with TV evangelism, Alan Partridge and yogurt lids. Stars Chris Morris and Steve Coogan. From August 1991.

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Due to events, tonight's On The Hour has been cancelled.

In its place, the one that would have gone out instead.

In this one Green Desk reports on news of a sponsored seal cull in the Isle of Man, Sports Desk reports on the myth of the World Snooker Championships being debunked by a small child, and the main bulletin reports on the myth of European Parliament being debunked by a small child….

hang on, news has just come in, and I'm afraid it's WAR!!! This Week's Audio Pullout: Get A Life - lots of interesting hobbies to pursue in your spare time.

With the collapse of econometrics in Eastern Europe, the fate of domestic appliances looms.

Chris Morris reports from Oslo on the campaign to tighten the letter of the law, and war is declared.

Campaigning to tighten the letter of the law - and war is declared. Stars Chris Morris. From August 1991.

Biting news satire. Campaigning to tighten the letter of the law - and war is declared. Stars Chris Morris. From August 1991.

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The M25 is missing, last seen being scraped away by a man with a spoon.

On The Hour is in the thick of the road theft news, zooming up the fast lane of the current affairs motorway to bring us Alan Partridge reporting on Arsenal's transfer news, The Queen Mother speaking for the first time of her relationship with John Major, and a special report on the unusual business practices at Barton's Matches.

This Week's Audio Pullout: The Seventh Tabernacle Adventist Church Presents The Tab - talking 'bout religion for folks who don't do sin.

Liberals and homosexuals, GO AWAY!

And the sport must go on for bereaved Alan Partridge.

Chris Morris hosts the news spoof - and the sport must go on for bereaved Alan Partridge. With Steve Coogan. From August 1991.

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The latest on the 'Penelope Keith riots' - and just 38 weeks to Wimbledon.

Chris Morris hosts the news spoof.

From June 1991.

On The Hour, inevitably, has won The Golden Fist Award For Irresistible Journalism.

Meanwhile, the spate of inner city thefts continues unabated as the European average falls below the European average, the Penelope Keith riots rage on, Wayne Carr attempts to alert the world to the sinister practice of inserting backwards messages in pop lyrics, Alan Partridge gives his reaction to the shock news that Duncan Goodhew's hair has grown back, and the government announce plans to convert Kenneth Clarke into a family car.

This Week's Audio Pullout - a look behind the scenes at Radio 4's top topical satire show Thank God It's Satire Day.

The latest on the 'Penelope Keith riots' - and just 38 weeks to Wimbledon. Chris Morris hosts the news spoof. From June 1991.

01XMASChristmas Special 19911991122520031223 (BBC7)
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Did you expect "On The Hour" to stop just because it's Christmas??? This round-up of festive factuality includes a look back at the previous twelve months of news and Alan Partridge's year of sport, seasonal travel tips from Radio 4's "Go Away", a report on moves to combat parental dishonesty over the existence of Father Christmas, a timely warning against speaking to people who warn against giving dogs as Christmas presents, and breaking news that the village of Spratton has been lost.

Mary, Joseph, and THE NEWS!A day of cheer, but the BBC still has a mission to explain the latest in international territorial disputes, economics, and war.

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The news as it happens, if it happens.

With Chris Morris, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Front from May 1992.

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Groundbreaking news as the team report on a nosebleed disaster and stealing car parks.

From May 1992.

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The BBC's most incisive anchorman, Chris Morris, shows the Today programme how it should be done.

From May 1992.

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Groundbreaking news as the team report on a nosebleed disaster and stealing car parks.

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The Return Of The Bbc's Urgent And Incisive News Overview.

Reports On Action From Around The World.

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Doctor Fact Is Knocking At The Door, someone please - LET THE MAN IN! The Bank Of England has lost The Pound, but “On The Hour” keeps its shares in news steady with reportments on vandals attaching tube stations to the backs of trains, a musical demonstration of the effects of an earthquake, mathematical facts about the discovery of a new whole number and the Ukraine's implementation of its own independent laws of physics, an expose on Cliff Richard's plan to stop the nation's unemployed from being sold to a Japanese businessman, a shock announcement that Prince Harry has split up, and detailed trade war news courtesy of Peter O'Hanrahahanrahan.

And as today is the two thousandth anniversary of space, there's a visit to an American newsfeed for a special celebratory documentary.

Imagine your head is a modem.

On the Hour is the broadband connection that opens your RAM to all-out dripfeed bit-torrent NEWS!

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An outside broadcast goes down and a bluebottle rampages across Essex. From May 1992.

An outside broadcast goes down and a bluebottle rampages across Essex. Chris Morris fronts the news satire. From May 1992.

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On The Hour meets 'The Nation's Favourite' Radio 1 head on, for a festive round up of the issues concerning young people - who, as we know, are THE FUTURE OF NEWS! [This was a compilation of material featured on the BBC Radio Collection compilations, including a couple of brief new links from Morris, and the following heartfelt message from Armando Iannucci: “On The Hour fans can get copies of the On The Hour tape on cassette.

Look out now for the On The Hour cassette, in your record shops now”]