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Rum Bunch Commissioned!

The gang here at Top Dog is pleased to announce that Rum Bunch has been commissioned by Radio 4. Very much inspired by the golden age of radio cabaret, Rum Bunch is a variety show featuring sketches, epic-narratives, recurring characters, special guests, a disobedient house band, and an exhasperated host.

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Half Time pilot

Top Dog has been filming a tv pilot called 'Half Time' which is a project that has been bubbling under for many years. It's a comedy drama about two commentators at the small but heroic non-league club Bromsfield Town. Ben is the seasoned commentator trying to resurrect his career after a catastrophic panic attack during an FA cup final while commentating for the BBC.

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The Music Teacher - series 3 repeat

The third series of Richie Webb's musical comedy The Music Teacher is being repeated on Radio 4 at 11:15pm from Wednesday 1st April 2015. The show stars Richie as hapless peripatetic teacher Nigel Penny - forever stuck in a windowless practice room in a West Midlands Arts Centre - and Vicki Pepperdine as neurotic Arts Centre director Belinda.

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Hobby Bobbies - series 2 on air

The second series of Dave Lamb's sitcom Hobby Bobbies starts on Radio 4 this week. The four episode series - starring Richie Webb and Nick Walker as Britain's laziest and longest serving PCSO's respectively - begins at 11:30am on Wednesday 26th November.

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Hobbby Bobbies mic frenzy

I'm blogging because for this series we (and by 'we' I mean me, Richie Webb, Sinead Keenan, Chris Emmett, Pooja Shah, and ... wait, what was the guy's name, oh yeah, NODDY HOLDER!), we were indulged not only by a great studio audience at the Drill Hall, and 4 tightly wrought scripts from Dave, but - be still my beating heart - a microphone EACH supplied by Jerry the Outside Broadcast genius.

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The Music Teacher - Series 2 repeat

The second series of Richie Webb's musical comedy The Music Teacher is being repeated on Radio 4 at 11pm from Wednesday 24th September. The show stars Richie as hapless peripatetic teacher Nigel Penny - forever stuck in a windowless practice room in a West Midlands Arts Centre - and Vicki Pepperdine as neurotic Arts Centre director Belinda.

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