The Tim Vine Chat Show

The Tim Vine Chat Show

Series 1 and 2 plus specials


Tim Vine and the Great British public are the stars of this side-splitting radio chat show, featuring his trademark wonderful wordplay, quickfire gags and silly songs

‘Full of laugh-out-loud moments … Vine's razor sharp wit and warmth shine through’ Radio Times

Internationally acclaimed master of the one-liner Tim Vine travels the length and breadth of Britain on a quest to hear the funny, strange and surprising life stories of his live audience – while simultaneously taking the opportunity to showcase his world-famous jokes and preposterous songs.

In these two sparkling series, he is confronted with a death-defying parachutist, a guest with an interesting technique for warding off foxes, an office worker who was inadvertently responsible for half of Welwyn Garden City being closed to the public and a man undergoing some unusual physiotherapy. Plus, there’s an encounter with an anaconda, a quiz about trifle, an impromptu laughter yoga workshop, at least two jokes about chickens and musical entertainment ranging from an imaginary country song to a maritime sing-a-long.

Also included are two ‘SummerTim Specials’, recorded at Cromer Pier and the Edinburgh Festival, and three festive special episodes complete with a sackful of Yuletide jokes, alternative traditional songs and fiendishly silly seasonal games – as well as a former air hostess from the land of Santa Claus and a budding Widow Twanky...

Cast and credits
Presented by Tim Vine
Produced by Richard Morris
A BBC Studios production

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 30 June-21 July 2016 (Series 1), 26 December 2016 (The Tim Vine Christmas Chat Show), 12 September-17 October 2017 (Series 2), 21 August 2018 (SummerTim Extra Special), 25 December 2018 (Christmas Special 2018), 29 August 2019 (SummerTim Extra Special Edinburgh Festival), 26 December 2019 (Christmas Special 2019)

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Tim Vine

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