Spats

Fourteen minutes of perfectly adequate sketch comedy written by and starring BBC New Comedy Award finalist Luke Roberts.

The show that tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment.

Written by and starring Luke Roberts.

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PILOTMankind V Nature2006121120061212
20070713 (BBC7)
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20091031 (BBC7)
20120719 (BBC7)
20130812 (BBC7)
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Fourteen minutes of perfectly adequate sketch comedy written by and starring BBC New Comedy Award finalist Luke Roberts.

The show that tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment.

Written by and starring Luke Roberts.

Celebrating Maida Vale at 75.

Luke Roberts tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment.

Luke Roberts tackles the big arguments.

Luke Roberts tackles the big arguments and solves them using light entertainment. From December 2006.

0101Science V The Arts2007072020070721
20080610 (BBC7)
20080611 (BBC7)
20090329 (BBC7)
20090330 (BBC7)
20091031 (BBC7)
20100307 (BBC7)
20100314 (BBC7)
20100315 (BBC7)
20101212 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
20120621 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Stephen Critchlow. From July 2007.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

With Stephen Critchlow.

From July 2007.

Running Order:

1.

Pre-Show Talk

2.

Vox Pops

3.

Below The Bak

4.

Discovery #1

5.

The Beep

6.

Discovery #2

7.

The Best Medicine

8.

Discovery #3

9.

Result and Credits.

Celebrating Maida Vale at 75.

John-luke Roberts tackles the big arguments.

This week, which is best: science or the arts?

0102Religion V Atheism (and Other Religions)2007072720070728
20080617 (BBC7)
20080618 (BBC7)
20090329 (BBC7)
20090330 (BBC7)
20100314 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20120628 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Nadia Kamil. From July 2007.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

With Nadia Kamil.

From July 2007.

Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

Luke Roberts studies atheism, contrasting it with his beliefs about religion before deciding which is better.

Luke Roberts makes a careful study on Atheism, contrasting it with his irrational beliefs about Religion.

0103The Present V Ye Past2007080320070804
20080624 (BBC7)
20080625 (BBC7)
20090405 (BBC7)
20100321 (BBC7)
20101226 (BBC7)
20120705 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Clare Wille. From August 2007.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

With Clare Wille.

From August 2007.

Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

Time is an ever-changing constant but which bit is best, the bit we're in now or something that's already happened?

0104 LASTLove V Something Better2007081020070811
20080701 (BBC7)
20080702 (BBC7)
20090405 (BBC7)
20100328 (BBC7)
20110102 (BBC7)
20120712 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Nadia Kamil. From August 2007.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

With Nadia Kamil.

From August 2007.

We are, of course, all in love.

But is being in love better than Something Better could be? And even if it is, is it? Are you sure?

But is being in love better than Something Better could be?

A lovesick Luke Roberts finds out.

0201Society V The Individual2008070820080709
20080708 (BBC7)
20090517 (BBC7)
20100404 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Stephen Critchlow. From July 2008.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment.

With Stephen Critchlow.

From July 2008.

John-luke Roberts tackles the subject alone, while the audience listens together.

0202Men Vs Women2008071520080716
20080715 (BBC7)
20090524 (BBC7)
20100411 (BBC7)
20130305 (BBC7)

Who's the best? Let John-luke Roberts tell you, in Spats.

Don't let the fact that he's a man put you off - he's just as funny as a woman could be.

Who's the best? Let John-luke Roberts tell you, and don't be put off that he's a man.

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Nadia Kamil. From July 2008.

0203Apathy Vs Effort2008072220080723
20080722 (BBC7)
20090531 (BBC7)
20100418 (BBC7)
20130312 (BBC7)

John-luke Roberts starts to wonder whether apathy is better than effort, but on the other hand can he be bothered?

John-luke Roberts starts to wonder whether apathy is better than effort.

John-luke Roberts can't be bothered to write a billing for this show.

Just listen, will you?

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Clare Wille. From July 2008.

0204 LASTThe Living V The Dead2008072920130319 (BBC7)

Comedian Luke Roberts tries to solve the big arguments using light entertainment. With Nadia Kamil.

0204 LASTThe Living Vs The Dead2008072920080730
20090607 (BBC7)

The dead may have given us some great people, but will they be able to fight effectively against us living people?

Just because John-luke Roberts is alive doesn't make him biased - he's actually got a lot of relatives who happen to be dead.