In What’s Funny About… TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind some of the UK’s biggest TV comedies to hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen.

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Episodes in the series include Dawn French and Richard Curtis on The Vicar of Dibley, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front on The Thick of It; Meera Syal and Anil Gupta on Goodness Gracious Me; Jennifer Saunders on Absolutely Fabulous and Hugh Bonneville and John Morton on W1A.

The first episode features Dawn French and Richard Curtis talking about much-loved sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. They discuss how to make a fundamentally nice character funny, Richard’s curious appetite for writing quite so many weddings, and Dawn’s strangest ever Vicar of Dibley gig. What’s Funny About… can be heard on Radio 4 Extra and BBC Sounds.