Greg McHugh Stands Up For Scotland
Greg McHugh is one of the rising stars of British Comedy. He wrote and starred in the award-winning Gary Tank Commander and appears as Howard the Scottish geology student in Fresh Meat. Here, he introduces some of his favourite Scottish funny men and women in a personal selection of features, conversations and sitcoms.Greg’s choices include:
Take an Englishman and a Scotsman - Graeme Garden is joined by Elaine C Smith, Colin Gilbert, David Quantick, Hardeep Singh Kohli to ponder the north/south divide of comedy style and inspiration.
When the Dog Dies: Ronnie Corbett plays the long-suffering head of a dysfunctional family, trying to live out his golden years in peace, along with his trusted mutt Henry.
Armando Iannucci: The Radio Scotland Years - The award winning satirist talks about and plays some examples of his early comedy efforts on BBC Radio Scotland.
Fags, Mags & Bags - the Scottish shopkeeper Ramesh causes havoc by installing a slush puppy machine in his corner shop. This episode stars Greg McHugh as astrologer Keith Futures.
Laughing In All the Right Places - Janey Godley talks to presenter Jo Caulfield about how her ‘Scottishness’ makes her stand out in the comedy crowd.
Hiya Pal - presenter Janice Forsyth pays tribute to the late Gerard Kelly, with contributions from Ricky Gervais, David Hayman, and Craig Ferguson.
Saturday 26 January
BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA
Source: BBC Media Centre
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