The Top Ten Radio 1 Comedy Rarities

To tie in with Fun At One, here are ten little-heard comedy obscurities from Radio 1's archives, featuring a few names you might recognise...

The Chris Morris Christmas Show (1990)

Little-heard debut appearance from Christmas 1990, proving too strong for nervous 'suits' who neglected to invite him back in the New Year...

Rob And Dave's Comedy Phone-In (1990)

Newman and Baddiel try their hand at being DJs, playing music amusingly at odds with the image that they tried to project only a year or two later.

Steve 'More Music' Nage (1988)

Victor Lewis-Smith poses as Radio 1's hot new signing fresh from in-store radio, but does he manage to fool anyone...?

John Peel With Stewart Lee, Richard Herring and Stuart Maconie (1996)

Peel and a top-notch line-up of guests discuss the 'Swedish Elvis', which of The Goodies is the hardest, when Noel Edmonds had a beard, and the full horror of 'Spam Fritter Man'...

Sound Bites With David Baddiel (1991)

Baddiel and Armando Iannucci sift through cassettes sent in by talented listeners, including the legendary Cameron Ingrams...

Skyman (1993)

Mark Radcliffe's little-remembered sci-fi sketch show that appeared alongside Out On Blue Six as the most mind-melting ninety minutes ever heard on Radio 1.

Jools Holland (1993)

Madcap Ealing-esque globetrotting sitcommery, in search of the lyrics to an old blues record, with a little help from Vic Reeves.

Newsbanger (1992)

Little-heard Radio 1 special of Radio 4's rockarama newsbanana, with a priceless introduction from Simon Bates.

John Shuttleworth Presents Alan's Big 1FM (1994)

When Alan Davies goes on holiday for two weeks in the middle of a running storyline on his own show, it's up to John to try and make sense of things...

The Chris Morris Music Show - 'Heseltine' (1994)

Yes, it's THAT one, and in full...

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