This title is presented on 2CDs. It features Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Lenny Henry, Griff Rhys Jones and Dawn French - and host Clive Anderson - star in the improvisation radio show that spawned the TV phemen. Based on comedy suggestions from the studio audience, this is ad-libbed comedy at its best. Regulars Stephen Fry and John Sessions are joined by Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Hugh Laurie, Enn Reitel, Griff Rhys Jones, Kate Robbins, Rory Bremner and Jon Glover as they battle their way through a succession of games and romp through a world of literary styles, TV theme tunes and film genres. Chairman Clive Anderson desperately tries to hold the whole thing together and the guests make it up as they go along in this riot of improvisation - which is often funnier than many scripted shows. This recording contains four episodes from the original radio series, which later gave rise to two popular and successful television series in the UK and the USA.
Dan Patterson is a British television producer and writer, responsible for the production of both the British and American incarnations of the improvisation show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and the British satirical panel show Mock the Week with writing partner Mark Levenson. He has also written for episodes of both shows.