Banter (radio show)

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Genre Comedy panel game
Running time 30 mins
Country  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Host(s) Andrew Collins
Creator(s) Tim Barber
Air dates August 2005 to May 2008
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 18
Website Website

Banter is a radio programme that is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the UK, starring Andrew Collins and Richard Herring. The pilot and the first 2 series were broadcast from August 2005 to November 2006, and a third series was broadcast in April and May 2008. There have been 19 half-hour episodes so far. The programme normally takes the form of invited guests naming their "top threes" in a given category.

The series was devised by Tim Barber and is produced for Radio 4 by Avalon. A pilot for a television version was recorded in October 2011 with team captains Russell Howard and Chris Addison.


Apart from Collins and Herring, the other guests for each episode were:

Pilot - Lucy Porter, Russell Howard, Will Smith.

Series 1

Series 2

  • Episode 1 - Russell Howard, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith
  • Episode 2 - Rob Deering, Lynn Ferguson, Russell Howard
  • Episode 3 - Barry Cryer, Sue Perkins, Will Smith
  • Episode 4 - Russell Howard, Lee Mack, Julia Morris
  • Episode 5 - Chris Addison, Natalie Haynes, Will Smith
  • Episode 6 - Russell Howard, Will Smith, Lynn Ferguson

Series 3

  • Episode 1 - Dave Gorman, Russell Howard, Dillie Keane
  • Episode 2 - Jenny Eclair, Russell Howard, Arthur Smith
  • Episode 3 - Natalie Haynes, Russell Howard, Will Smith
  • Episode 4 - Miranda Hart, Russell Howard, Will Smith
  • Episode 5 - Chris Addison, Jenny Eclair, Will Smith
  • Episode 6 - Lynn Ferguson, Tim Vine, Will Smith

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