Recorded For Training Purposes

A fast-paced new sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

It brings you deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and e-mail scams.

Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew.

The show is co-written with the ten winners of a national sketch writing competition, selected from over 2,200 entrants.

For most this is their first ever writing experience.

In show 1, around thirty to forty percent of the show is written by new writers - which is a broacasting first.

No sketch show for radio or TV has ever included such a high proportion of new writing.

The show stars Ben Willbond, Lewis McLeod, Dominic Coleman, Rachel Atkins, Ingrid Oliver and Julie Mayhew.

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A fast-paced new sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

It brings you deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and e-mail scams.

Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew.

The show is co-written with the ten winners of a national sketch writing competition, selected from over 2,200 entrants.

For most this is their first ever writing experience.

In show 1, around thirty to forty percent of the show is written by new writers - which is a broacasting first.

No sketch show for radio or TV has ever included such a high proportion of new writing.

The show stars Ben Willbond, Lewis McLeod, Dominic Coleman, Rachel Atkins, Ingrid Oliver and Julie Mayhew.

Leighton Bassett - the ill-fated interactive soap where each week listeners vote that all the regular characters should die by explosion.

Newscasters who are more interested in viewers' emails than the news.

MyGrave - a website for the recently deceased.

A kidnap victim who collaborators with his captors to make a better video.

Nameless Phil - a home-broadcaster who tells the news like it really is, until he's interrupted by his cleaning lady.

A misjudged set of emails that result in summary dismissal.

Brian - the quiz call presenter - has been telling lies about how his career is going.

Karen, the greetings card designer, lets her personal feelings interfere with work.

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A fast-paced new sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

It brings you deluded bloggers, home broadcasting, interactive soaps, celebrity kidnaps and e-mail scams.

Stars Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Dominic Coleman, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod and Julie Mayhew

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Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew and Colin Hoult

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3/6.

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew and Colin Hoult

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5/6.

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions.

With Ben Willbond, Ingrid Oliver, Rachel Atkins, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew and Colin Hoult

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The sketch show about modern communication kicks off a fourth series.

Described as "brilliant" and "first-rate" by the Telegraph, it takes aim at such idiocies of modern life as TV talent show formats, disclaimers at the end of emails, and using good reviews of a previous series as a way of enticing listeners.

Recorded in front of a studio audience, the show features a cast whose credits spread from Radio 4 afternoon plays, via award-winning fringe theatre, to Star Wars: Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions

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The sketch show about modern communication continues its fourth series, delving into areas such as cinema etiquette, school reunions, and doctors' advice.

Recorded in front of a studio audience, the cast is Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond, whose collective Radio 4 credits include Ed Reardon's Week, The Maltby Collection, and Electric Ink.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions

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More sketches from Recorded for Training Purposes, the sketch show about modern communication.

So, whether it's tannoy announcements, text messages or even smoke signals, the RFTP team have a flippant skit about it.

The versatile cast of Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver and Colin Hoult performed the sketches in front of a live studio audience at the BBC Radio Theatre in London.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

Fast-paced sketch show about modern communication, media noise and contemporary obsessions

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What do we mean by this? Exactly: modern communication can be baffling (that first sentence, for example, makes no sense).

So here comes Recorded for Training Purposes to do silly sketches about how and why we communicate.

Recorded in front of a studio audience, the show features a cast whose credits run from Radio 4 afternoon plays, via award-winning fringe theatre, to Star Wars: Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver and Colin Hoult.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

The razor-sharp sketch show about modern communication.

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More razor-sharp sketches about modern communication from the Recorded for Training Purposes team, recorded in front of a studio audience.

The cast collectively have countless sketch shows, sitcoms and films to their names.

Google Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver or Ben Willbond, and be impressed.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

The razor-sharp sketch show about modern communication.

0406 LAST20100826

Recorded for Training Purposes, the sketch show about modern communication, ends its fourth series.

Described as "brilliant" by the Telegraph, it does sketches about how and why we talk to each other, and what we have to say.

(There's an especially good sketch about the music they use on gameshows.)

Recorded in front of a studio audience, the show features a cast whose credits spread from Radio 4 afternoon plays, via award-winning fringe theatre, to Star Wars: Rachel Atkins, Dominic Coleman, Lewis Macleod, Julie Mayhew, Ingrid Oliver and Ben Willbond.

The show had an open-door policy, meaning that anyone could send the show sketches.

Some 1500 were sent in this way, with every single one being read by a script-editor or producer - with the funniest stuff getting recorded and broadcast.

In addition, a small number of the new writers who got material broadcast this way in series three were given one-to-one script-editing notes and feedback from the production team as part of BBC Radio Comedy's commitment to discovering and developing new writing talent.

The scripts were edited by award-winning writers James Cary, Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris.

James' writing will be familiar to Radio 4 audiences from the his sketch show Concrete Cow to his sitcoms Think The Unthinkable and Hut 33.

He also co-writes, with Milton Jones, Another Case of Milton Jones.

Jason and Joel have written sketches for Mitchell and Webb on both TV and Radio, The Armstrong and Miller Show, The Peter Serafinowicz Show, and are the best-selling authors of Bollocks to Alton Towers: Uncommonly British Days Out.

The razor-sharp sketch show about modern communication.