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Tim Vine and the Great British public are the stars of this side-splitting radio chat show, featuring his trademark wonderful wordplay, quickfire gags and silly songs.

Internationally acclaimed master of the one-liner, Tim Vine, travels the length and breadth of Britain on a quest to hear the funny, strange and surprising life stories of his live audience – while simultaneously taking the opportunity to showcase his world-famous jokes and preposterous songs.

In these two sparkling series, he is confronted with a death-defying parachutist, a guest with an interesting technique for warding off foxes, an office worker who was inadvertently responsible for half of Welwyn Garden City being closed to the public and a man undergoing some unusual physiotherapy. Plus, there’s an encounter with an anaconda, a quiz about trifle, an impromptu laughter yoga workshop, at least two jokes about chickens and musical entertainment ranging from an imaginary country song to a maritime sing-a-long.

Also included are two ‘SummerTim Specials’, recorded at Cromer Pier and the Edinburgh Festival, and three festive special episodes, complete with a sackful of Yuletide jokes, alternative traditional songs and fiendishly silly seasonal games – as well as a former air hostess from the land of Santa Claus and a budding Widow Twanky....

Cast and credits:

Presented by Tim Vine.

Produced by Richard Morris.

A BBC Studios production.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 30 June-21 July 2016 (Series 1), 26 December 2016 (The Tim Vine Christmas Chat Show), 12 September-17 October 2017 (Series 2), 21 August 2018 (SummerTim Extra Special), 25 December 2018 (Christmas Special 2018), 29 August 2019 (SummerTim Extra Special Edinburgh Festival), 26 December 2019 (Christmas Special 2019).

©2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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"Full of laugh-out-loud moments....Vine's razor sharp wit and warmth shine through." (Radio Times)

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One of my favourite comedy shows ever

I love this show so much. I think respect for talent is due when Tim can be hilarious without swearing, picking on people but by focusing on words.

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Really really funny

Tim is so quick witted and very funny. Also very silly but brilliant. You'll laugh hundreds of times listening to this!