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ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:23 am
by Gary C
Just a quick heads up for the ISIRTA 3 hour special which will air this saturday morning on BBC Radio 4Extra from 9am. It will repeat at 7pm in the evening too. Introduced by Bill Oddie, expect 5 or 6 episodes plus some snippets from producer Humphrey Barclay and others. Sounds good !

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:42 pm
by Brian F
Radio Times promises an unbroadcast recording of a warm-up session as well. I'm recording it.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:55 am
by Brock
Looking forward to this. I've just read that it will include the 25th anniversary edition, which I don't think I've heard since its original broadcast. The cast all played parodies of the characters they'd actually become, with David Hatch as a high-flying BBC executive, John Cleese as a reclusive film star and so on. Probably incomprehensible if you'd never heard the original series though!

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:36 pm
by Private Frazer
Just tried ISIRTA with series one, episode one from 3rd April 1964 because its like getting earlier, extra episodes of The Goodies. It'll be good to listen to while at the computer. Also on Radio 4 Extra every so often of course; Series 3 on Fridays just now.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:57 pm
by Mark
I thought the early ones were the best, seemed to run of steam for the last couple of series.

Graeme Garden was absent for a while in the 60's as he was doing a midwifery course, and here's a little fact to make you shout 'Who Cares', in the first TV episode of "Doctor In The House" series 2, Garden used that excuse to explain the absence of Huw Evans played by Martin Shaw.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:01 pm
by Private Frazer
Listened to about ten episodes I could find from the time The Goodies was on; including Radio Prune and ISIRTA Again. As someone said in one episode its 'whimsy' with good puns getting laughs and the occassional too contrived one a groan. John Cleese's middle name isn't really Otto is it? Enjoyed it!

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:40 pm
by yellowtriumph
Does anyone know, or can point me to the archive status of ISIRTA please?

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:49 pm
by stearn
It pretty much exists complete and, often, extended, AFAIK

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:53 pm
by yellowtriumph
stearn wrote:It pretty much exists complete and, often, extended, AFAIK
But can anyone point towards a definitive official listing?

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:46 pm
by stearn
This: http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/index.html

is a VERY old page detailing the series and is definitely out of date now, but I won't be updating it any time soon. Why do you need to know what exists? Do you think you have something that is lost? I'd be happy to look up specific editions - PM me.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 pm
by yellowtriumph
stearn wrote:This: http://www.britishcomedy.org.uk/comedy/index.html

is a VERY old page detailing the series and is definitely out of date now, but I won't be updating it any time soon. Why do you need to know what exists? Do you think you have something that is lost? I'd be happy to look up specific editions - PM me.
Will do.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:27 pm
by Private Frazer
There was a nice 3hr celebration on (twice) today; it fair zips along!

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:54 pm
by Mark
It is a very well put together show, certainly.

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:58 am
by Brock
It was a repeat of the 2013 one, wasn't it?

Re: ISIRTA on 4Extra this Saturday morning

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:08 pm
by Private Frazer
Brock wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:58 am
It was a repeat of the 2013 one, wasn't it?
I didn't notice - a lot of repeats just now.