Robert Webb

Concrete Cow: The Complete Series 1 and 2
  • Concrete Cow: The Complete Series 1 and 2

    • James Cary

    • Chris Pavlo (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Olivia Colman (Read by)

    • Robert Webb (Read by)

    • Sally Hawkins (Read by)

    • Steven Kynman (Read by)

    All twelve episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sketch show starring Robert Webb and friends

    Welcome to Concrete Cow, the sketch show where anything is possible. Written by James Cary, who won a Silver Sony Award for Think the Unthinkable, this silly, surreal and ingenious comedy stars one half of ‘Mitchell and Webb’, Robert Webb. Also featuring are Oscar-winning actress and comedian Olivia Colman, as well as Sally Hawkins, Chris Pavlo, Beth Chalmers and more.

    Highlights include Narnia being vandalised by two kids from Peckham, temping for NASA, Batman’s schedule, the theft of Hitler’s jewels, and the consequences of a murder mystery party that goes a little too far. Plus, King Midas is not sure whether life is as good as gold, Sherlock Holmes plays Cluedo, Alan Turing needs IT support and a war poet is told that the troops prefer limericks.

    We also learn the real reason Columbus sailed round the world, discover the truth behind laser eye surgery, and get a taste of Radio 4’s new quiz show, I Think You’ll Find, consisting of ‘half an hour of excessive pedantry and nit-picking (first round: split infinitives)’.

David Mitchell has been writing and performing comedy since his schooldays, when he and his friends would pen pages of sketches, though never put on a show. He studied History at Peterhouse, Cambridge; joined Footlights and soon became President of the society. It was there that he met Robert Webb. After graduation, Mitchell and Webb staged a number of two-man shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before becoming freelance writers, contributing to comedy shows such as The Armstrong and Miller Show and Big Train. They acquired a growing following after writing and starring in Bruiser and That Mitchell and Webb Situation, and in 2003 they got their own BBC Radio 4 series, That Mitchell and Webb Sound. The second series was broadcast in 2005, and the show transferred to television as That Mitchell and Webb Look the following year. The duo also starred in the award-winning Channel 4 series Peep Show and the acclaimed BBC Two comedy Ambassadors, as well as appearing in The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff. In 2007, they starred in the film Magicians, and in 2009 they published This Mitchell and Webb Book. David's solo projects include guesting on panel games such as Have I Got News for You, Mock the Week and QI; co-presenting 10 O'Clock Live and writing an autobiography, Back Story (2012), and a collection of journalism, Thinking About It Only Makes It Worse (2014). Robert Webb grew up in Lincolnshire and studied English at Robinson College, Cambridge. He met David Mitchell when they both became members of Footlights, and from then on they collaborated in a number of comedy shows. Their first appearance as a duo was on Comedy Nation. They then wrote and appeared in their own show, That Mitchell and Webb Situation for satellite channel Play UK, before starring in two series of That Mitchell and Webb Sound on BBC Radio 4, four series of the BAFTA-winning That Mitchell and Webb Look on BBC Two, and nine series of the Golden Rose award-winner Peep Show. Robert's individual projects include starring in the 2006 film Confetti; winning Let's Dance for Comic Relief in 2009; playing Dan in the Channel 4 series Fresh Meat and acting as team captain on the BBC panel show Argumental.


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