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Jonathan Pie to host podcast for BBC

May 17, 2023

Comedian news reporter Jonathan Pie, known for his popular online rants, satirising the world of politics, is launching a new podcast series on BBC Sounds, commissioned by BBC Radio 4. The show sees Pie confronted with the views of the general public as he takes to the airwaves for a brand-new late-night phone-in show.

Behind the scenes, listeners will hear Pie’s frequent clashes with his production team, as well as BBC senior management. For the first time, listeners will get insight into the personal life of this acclaimed character, as he battles with his ex-wife and his agent, struggling to keep control amid the challenges of a changing world.

Writer and comedian Tom Walker first created Jonathan Pie in 2016 and has become a huge online success with millions of fans across Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

The 10-part boxset will drop on June 9th on BBC Sounds, with a Radio 4 broadcast this summer.

Julia McKenzie, Comedy and Entertainment Commissioner, BBC Radio 4, commented: “I’ve long been a fan of Tom’s acerbic creation Jonathan Pie, and I’m excited to bring his distinctive satirical flavour to BBC Radio 4. Tom’s writing is crisp, sharp and deliciously coruscating of anyone and everyone, and the characters around him are equally canny. You’ll find yourself asking: did he really say that?”

Walker added: “It’s really exciting to see Pie interact with such an array of other characters for the first time, in his new podcast for the BBC. It brings him to life in a way that fans will not have seen before. For others, this part sitcom, part spoof phone-in show, will be a perfect introduction into Pie’s world.”

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