Banter (radio show)

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GenreComedy panel game
Running time30 mins
Country of origin United Kingdom
Home stationBBC Radio 4
Hosted byAndrew Collins
Created byTim Barber
Original releaseAugust 2005 – May 2008
No. of series3
No. of episodes18

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 under the name of "Rule Of 3" was recorded in October 2011 with Rebecca Front as host and 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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