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Week-Ending - Wall-Ending
First broadcast 1970
Final broadcast 1998
Week-Ending... was a satirical radio current affairs sketch show, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, usually on Friday evenings. It was devised by writer/producers Simon Brett and David Hatch.
The show's title was always announced as "Week Ending..." followed by the broadcast date, although the ellipsis was dropped from its billed title in Radio Times during the mid-seventies. The show was written and recorded at short notice, and satirised events of the week. Each show concluded with "And now here is next week's news".
Regular performers included David Jason, Bill Wallis, Nigel Rees, David Tate, Jon Glover, Sheila Steafel, Tracey Ullman, Toby Longworth, Dave Lamb and Sally Grace. The last series had a musical number written and performed by Richie Webb. This followed a lengthy hiatus for musical content, having been abandoned in the early Eighties. Script contributors included Andy Hamilton, Terence Dackombe, Guy Jenkin, Bridget Leathley, Ged Parsons, Andy Riley, Kevin Cecil, Richard Herring, D.A. Barham, Peter Baynham, Tony Lee, Rich Johnston Lee Barnett, Graeme Sutherland, Kim Morrissey, Barry Pilton, Ivan Shakespeare, Alan Stafford, Barry Atkins and Stewart Lee. Among producers were John Lloyd, Douglas Adams, Dave Tyler, Harry Thompson, Gareth Edwards, Armando Iannucci, Jon Magnusson, Alan Nixon, Griff Rhys Jones, Sarah Smith and Adam Tand.
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