The Bright and Shiny Radio Show

performances to date

Running Time:

45m approximately

Cast:

Minimum 3m, 1f but parts for up to 45 performers

Written in collaboration with Mark Neil and Brian Two

Originally produced and performed by the writers at the Buxton Fringe Festival 2010 (where it received a fantastic review: “…material that’s primetime Radio 4… and pokes fun without threatening to remove your comfort blanket”.) this is a collection of silly sketches to be performed in radio style (either as an audio recording or on stage with the cast standing around a microphone).

The script comes with a set of daft audio jingles / links that can be played between sketches.

With a minimum cast of 4 performers (no maximum limit). There are 2 versions of the scripts – one with stronger language and some extra more adult subject sketches (27 in all) and a Family edition one with milder language and fewer sketches (23).

A number of the sketches are available separately.

Sketches include:

  • Evil Laugh: A job applicant with an unfortunate ‘disability’ attends an interview
  • Questions of the Day x 3: A Bishop leads a discussion on questions of the day (Three short sketches) (In stronger language version only)
  • Loyalty scheme: A customer is introduced to the Army Surplus Loyalty Scheme (In stronger language version only)
  • Would you like it in a bag? X 4: Four sketches concerning purchases of various items.
  • Heading home: A pair of homing pigeons get lost
  • B-List Bomb Blast: A brand new game show involving celebrities and a mine field!
  • The private life of snakes: Two snakes discuss how to deal with David Attenborough!
  • A format too far: Danny has a great idea for a new TV show format.
  • Jamie’s drunken munchies: After a few drinks too many, TV Chef Jamie shows us how to rustle up a fabulous meal.
  • Threatening call: Mr Lampwick receives a strange and threatening phone call.
  • Big Bunker: The latest iteration of Big Brother format; set in Hitler’s World War II bunker! (In stronger language version only)
  • Cross Examination: A court case reaches the final stages before sentencing
  • Four Horsemen: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse discuss their ride and the merits of the ‘Police Academy’ movies!
  • X Factor: Geoffrey enters X Factor with a truly unique and one off act.
  • A matter of pride: Mr Strong goes for a job interview and discovers he is up against some fierce competition.
  • Mountains of the Mallthrills: A customer visits a department store for a personal shopper experience but has got her wires crossed and booked with the wrong department.
  • Minimum Deposit: A rather confused potential customer visits a Sperm Bank and asks about the account benefits.
  • This is your Larvae: A new take on the popular ancestor discovery show “Who do you think you are?”.
  • Absence Management: Brian, absent from work, is called at home by his boss.
  • Russell at the Doctor: Russell goes for a medical check up and discovers that he has been allocated a new Doctor.
  • Hit man: A ‘Green’ assassin for hire conducts business.
  • A job for unlife: An interview with a vampire! One of the bloodsucking undead attempts to recruit a new member!

Apply for Performance Rights: Family Edition

Licensing: This script is published through Lazy Bee Scripts. To read the whole script online and to make an application to perform the show please visit Lazy Bee Scripts.

Lazy Bee Scripts

Apply for Performance Rights: Stronger language version

Licensing: This script is published through Lazy Bee Scripts. To read the whole script online and to make an application to perform the show please visit Lazy Bee Scripts.

Lazy Bee Scripts