What does a Radio Comedy Producer actually do? | Episode 110

We interview Ed Morrish – A Renowned Independent and Radio 4 Producer.

Have you ever wondered what a Comedy producer actually does? Ed Morrish has been responsible for producing a plethora of amazing shows – mostly on Radio 4 – and you’ll have heard his name on the credits of such shows as John Finnemore’s souvenir programme, The remake of the missing episodes of Hancocks Half Hour, Spats, Lemn Sissay’s Homecoming, The Now Show, The News Quiz, Newsjack, Welcome To Our Village, Please Invade Carefully, Dilemma….the list goes on… and…its a very star studded list of awesomeness…isn’t it?

We find out why writing your project is akin to dealing with meconium….yes….really….and discover what fun can be had with live foley, just how many female comedy commissioners we have had recently, how Ed’s mum (MAYSHERESTINPEACE) (We’re Pratchett fans…this is respectful) realised that a producer ‘doesn’t actually DO anything’, top tips for what to edit out of your work before you submit it, how cool it was to recreate the Hancock’s Half Hour scripts for aural consumption, where to send voice reels, is using music cheating and what fun games John Finnemore uses to warm up his audience.

We can’t WAIT for you to hear this and hope it inspires you to get submitting some awesome comedy to a suitable Producer of your choice soon….

Ed can be found on


The BBC has a wealth of information about all of the programmes listed on their website http://www.bbc.co.uk/

The Writers Room is a FANTASTIC resource for information and scripts and blogs and writing opportunities….I’m on it daily….http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/
THEIR COMEDY SCRIPT ROOM IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL 15 MAY – QUICK – GET TOIT! http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunities/script-room

The Radio Drama Company are definitely worth a look at if you’re a budding voice actor…http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1j94Sg0D452YpLFz2SLYLpd/the-radio-drama-company

Links to current Radio 4 Podcasts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/category/comedy

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1 thought on “What does a Radio Comedy Producer actually do? | Episode 110”

  1. I thought I commented before but great podcast, really learning a lot! I voice and produce my own plays but there always seems to be a lot to learn. Good job!

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