Episode 077: This Is… On The Hour

This Is... On The Hour!

This Is… On The Hour!

Episode 077: This Is… On The Hour (Part I)
(Featuring episodes of the BBC Radio Comedy, On The Hour.)

A fact, tumbling alone in the universe, is meaningless. Only On The Hour can make it a news!

For this episode, I stitched together the first two episodes of the BBC Radio show, On The Hour, written and anchored by Chris Morris. I’ve been wanting to do something with these recordings ever since I first received them, but as there were so many other things I was trying to get to, it kept moving to the back burner. Finally, when I was casting around for a second vacation episode, I remembered this, and immediately knew what I was going to do. Throw in a little Radio Athens at the end to round it out, and you’ve got non-stop news satire. Can you dig it?

The recordings in this show come from the first episode, and the pilot, both of which contain main of the same segments. While I didn’t manage to get it perfect, I think I eliminated nearly all the duplicated jokes. However, I may have also cut out a few jokes entirely from both episodes, so after I have a chance to compare my notes, I’ll save the lost segments for a follow up. To round out the show, I included a few voice-over bits I improvised. While it did take a lot of time to produce, I really had a lot of fun putting this one together.

For those who haven’t heard of On The Hour, the show is a news-satire program, hosted by Chris Morris (who has gone on to do a number of things for BBC Radio, and TV). This show marks the introduction of Steve Coogan’s signature character, Alan Partridge.

This Is… On The Hour!
# Track * Artist * Album * Label
01.) Pilot Episode * Chris Morris * On The Hour * BBC Radio
02.) Episode 1 * Chris Morris * On The Hour * BBC Radio
03.) Radio Athens * Austin Rich * Radio Athens * Blasphuphmus Radio

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