Saturday Night Fry - Series 01 - Audio Comedy - BBC7
6 x 30 minute episodes - 128Kbps - Lame - Mp3 - Slimoo
Hosted by Stephen Fry — accompanied each week by a selection of guests.
The show took the form of a round table discussion and sketches which veered tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous. Parodies of television and radio formats were common ('Fat Man On A Bicycle', and so on). Controversial satirist Chris Morris has praised the show on many occasions, in particular for its observations on the media. Many say its influence can be felt in On The Hour and other such programmes.
Although slightly different in format the series could be seen as a direct precursor to A Bit of Fry and Laurie
The 1989 television series (piloted in 1987), which employed a very similar style of humour and wordplay
There was also a show of the same name running on BBC Radio 4 in 1998, again hosted by Fry.
This was a completely different show, however, being a series of 45-minute serious debates interspersed with the occasional sketch or piece of music.
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E01
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E02
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E03
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E04
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E05
Saturday Night Fry - S01 - E06