Parsons and Naylor's Pull-Out Sections

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Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections
Genre sketch show
Running time 30 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 2
Starring Andy Parsons
Henry Naylor
Richie Webb
Producer(s) Gareth Edwards,
Katie Tyrell,
Carol Smith
Recording studio Drill Hall, London; University of London Union; Pleasance, Edinburgh
Air dates 20 January 2001 to 17 March 2007
No. of series 9
Website bbc.co.uk/parsonsandnaylor

Parsons and Naylor’s Pull-Out Sections is a BBC Radio 2 satirical comedy show starring Andy Parsons and Henry Naylor. It also stars Richie Webb, and one female "special guest".

Female guests included Lucy Porter, Jo Caulfield, Julia Morris, Sarah Kendall, Kitty Flanagan, Nina Conti, Geraldine McNulty and Nina Wadia.

Most shows were recorded at The Drill Hall in London, although some were recorded at the Pleasance during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Some of series eight and one show of series nine was recorded at the University of London Union on Malet Street.

Production for the show started on Tuesdays, when the commissioned would meet at Broadcasting House at Portland Place. The show also had an open door policy, allowing non-commissioned writers to submit unsolicited scripts. On recording days, a variety of sketches would be tested in front of the audience and developed for later inclusion in the programme.[1]

A 'best of' compilation album was released in August 2003, and shows are often repeated on BBC7.

Transmission dates and special guests[edit]

This table lists the dates of the original Thursday evening BBC Radio 2 transmissions, along with the special guests.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10
Series 1 (2001) 20 January 27 January 3 February 10 February 17 February 24 February 3 March 10 March
Series 2 (2001) 28 June 5 July 12 July 19 July 26 July 2 August 9 August1 16 August 23 August 30 August
Series 3 (2002) 18 April 25 April 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May 6 June 13 June
Series 4 (2002) 19 September 26 September 3 October 10 October 17 October 24 October
Series 5 (2003) 24 July
Jenny Eclair
31 July 7 August1
Lucy Porter
14 August1
Jo Caulfield
21 August
Kitty Flanagan
28 August
Sarah Kendall
4 September
Nina Conti
11 September
Geraldine McNulty
18 September
Lucy Porter
25 September
Julia Morris
Series 6 (2004) 19 February 26 February 4 March 11 March 18 March 25 March
Series 7 (2004) 9 September 16 September 23 September
Jo Caulfield
30 September
Nina Conti
7 October
Jackie Clune
14 October
Jenny Eclair
Series 8 (2005) 14 April#
Lucy Porter
21 April
Jackie Clune
28 April
Katherine Jakeways
5 May#
(Election Special)
Lucy Porter
12 May 19 May 26 May
Series 9 (2007) 15 Feb
Julia Morris
22 Feb
Lucy Porter
1 Mar
Lucy Porter
8 March
Lucy Porter
17 March*
Barunka O'Shaughnessy

There were also New Year Specials on 3 January 2002 and 27 December 2002, and a Christmas special on 25 December 2003.

Subjects[edit]

Each show is introduced with a short hit on the co-star and 'musical maestro' Richie Webb.

The main subjects would include;

  • News
  • Society
  • Lifestyle
  • Culture
  • Travel
  • Music
  • Media
  • Sport
  • Bigotry
  • Football
  • Home Affairs
  • Bank Holidays
  • Living
  • Christmas
  • Education
  • Animals
  • Hollywood
  • News Review
  • Classified
  • Fashion

 

CD tracklisting[edit]

Parsons and Naylor Pull-out Sections
Compilation album by Andy Parsons, Henry Naylor, and others
Released 4 August 2003
Genre Satire
Label BBC Audiobooks
Producer Gareth Edwards; Katie Tyrell

CD one[edit]

  1. Introduction
  2. News Imagine a world - live in the Middle East
  3. Bigotry
  4. Football
  5. Culture In a nutshell - Shakespear Play
  6. Home Affairs
  7. Society
  8. Bank Holidays In a nutshell - Interview with a Royal nutter
  9. Music
  10. Lifestyle
  11. Introduction
  12. News
  13. Media
  14. Living
  15. Christmas
  16. Education
  17. Sport
  18. Music
  19. Animals

CD two[edit]

  1. Introduction
  2. News
  3. Society
  4. Travel
  5. Sport
  6. Lifestyle
  7. Culture
  8. Music
  9. News Review
  10. Introduction
  11. News
  12. Society
  13. Travel
  14. Culture
  15. Sport
  16. Hollywood
  17. Lifestyle
  18. Music
  19. Top 20
  20. News Review

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Writers Room". Retrieved 2006-09-19. [dead link]

External links[edit]