Radio’s funniest discussion series
Jane Anderson, Radio Times
Heresy, presented by Victoria Coren Mitchell, is returning on the 11th June to BBC Radio 4 for an 11th series. This brand-new series will feature guests including David Baddiel, Lee Mack and Jo Brand. Each week, Victoria is joined by a panel of the country’s sharpest minds to challenge the received wisdoms of society, answering questions which have previously ranged from ‘Does religion have place in politics?’ to ‘Would you want to win the lottery?’ or ‘Would you own a picture painted by Adolf Hitler?’
Previous guests have included Armando Ianucci, Caitlin Moran, David Walliams, Sue Perkins, Alan Davies, Jonathan Ross, Bridget Christie, Frank Skinner, Matt Lucas, Maureen Lipman, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Ruby Wax, Russell Brand, Dianne Abbot MP, Sean Lock, Chris Addison, Jimmy Carr, Jon Culshaw, Henning Wehn, Fay Ripley, Dave Gorman, Clive James, Giles Coren, Michael McIntyre, Germaine Greer, David Mitchell, Grayson Perry, Janet Street-Porter, Fern Britton, David Schneider, Richard Osman, Cerys Matthews, Matthew Parris, Alex Horne, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Hugh Dennis and Miles Jupp.
In 2016 a study by data scientist Stuart Lowe found in an analysis of radio comedy since 1967 that an episode of Heresy broadcast in 2012 was the first ever radio comedy to have an all-female panel. Heresy was created and formerly hosted by David Baddiel. Heresy is an Avalon Television production, the commissioning editor is Sioned William, Commissioning Editor for Comedy Radio 4 and 4 Extra. The series is produced by Victoria Coren Mitchell, while Executive Producers are Jon Thoday and Richard Allen Turner.
At last, a funny Radio 4 show
Miranda Sawyer, Observer
Frances Lass, Radio Times
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