'Down the Line' is a spoof radio phone in show first broadcast on radio 4 and is presented by host Gary Bellamy (played by Rhys Thomas). The voices for the opinionated characters phoning into the show are played by a host of famous comedians including Paul Whitehouse, Harry Enfield and Catherine Tate. The episodes are so well written that when the series was first broadcast on radio 4, a number of listeners believed it was a genuine phone in show.
The characters in each episode are often outspoken and have some strange views on the random subjects discussed. The thing that makes this series so funny, is the ability of the comedians to fully exploit the idiosyncrasies of the types of people that really do call into radio chat shows.
This is one of my favourite radio comedies and I always keep the CD in the car for long journeys. This show will appeal to anyone who enjoys sketch comedies such as the Fast Show, Little Britain or Catherine Tate.
The series is available on audio CD and MP3 format. The CD contains three discs providing a total of six episodes, each 30 minutes long.
This work covers the live, uncompromising phone-in show hosted by award-winning talk radio DJ, Gary Bellamy. "Down the Line" stars Rhys Thomas as Gary Bellamy with Amelia Bullmore, Simon Day, Felix Dexter, Charlie Higson, Lucy Montgomery and Paul Whitehouse.