David and Robert last appeared on Radio 4, four years ago, the pair started ‘That Mitchell and Webb Sound’ in 2003 and won a Sony award for the second series a few years later. The show transferred to TV and has been a huge success; the new fifth series of the show will be starting on November 26th.
However David and Robert are very excited to be returning to their roots, David stated “It's great to return to Radio 4 now that we're old enough to listen to it.” And Robert added “I love doing radio, mainly because you don't have to do the actions. David does the actions anyway and I respect his process. Although waiting for him to change costumes can be irksome.”
Previous writers and actors will be returning to the show, including James Bachman and Olivia Coleman, who has starred in Broadchurch. Radio 4 are excited to have the duo back on air and Radio 4’s comedy commissioning editor Caroline Raphael stated “It’s always wonderful to see Radio 4 programmes and talent move to television. My parting words to David and Robert were – “the door is always open” and here they are, back again and we are absolutely delighted, as I am sure the listeners will be.”
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