Chain Reaction (radio programme)

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Chain Reaction
GenreChat show
Running time30 minutes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Language(s)English
Home stationBBC Radio 4
Produced by
  • Tilusha Ghelani
  • Sam Bryant (2009)
  • Lianne Coop (2010)
  • Ed Morrish (2011)
  • Carl Cooper (2012-14)
  • Arnab Chanda & Charlie Perkins (2015)
  • Richard Morris (2016/17)
  • Adnan Ahmed (2017)
Original release
– present
Opening theme"I Do Not Fear Jazz" by Big Strides
WebsiteChain Reaction

Chain Reaction (nicknamed "the tag-team talk show") is a hostless chat show first broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in 1991, and then revived on BBC Radio 4 in 2004. Each week an individual from the world of entertainment selects someone that they would like to interview. This interviewee goes on to be the next week's interviewer.

The first series comprised four programmes broadcast on Radio 5 on successive nights starting on New Year's Eve 31 December 1991, with the following guests:

The second series of 5 episodes were broadcast at 9.30am on BBC Radio 5 daily from 14-18 September 1992

The third series of 5 episodes were broadcast at 9.30am on BBC Radio 5 daily from 2-6 November 1992

The fourth series of 5 episodes were broadcast at 9.30am on BBC Radio 5 daily from 14-18 December 1992

  • Joe Strummer interviewing unknown [11]
  • Unknown interviewing unknown[12]
  • Unknown interviewing unknown[13]
  • Unknown interviewing unknown[14]
  • Unknown interviewing unknown[15]

The fifth series of 5 episodes were broadcast on consecutive Fridays at 9.30pm on BBC Radio 5, starting on 6 August 1993

The first revived series comprised six episodes, with the following guests:

The second series comprised six episodes, with the following guests:

The third series comprised six episodes, with the following guests:

The fourth series comprises four episodes, with the following guests:

The fifth series comprises six episodes, with the following guests:

The sixth series began on Friday 13 August 2010, with the following guests:

The seventh series began on Friday 29 July 2011, with the following guests:

The eighth series began on Friday 27 July 2012, with the following guests:

The ninth series began on Friday 27 December 2013, with the following guests:

The tenth series began on Wednesday 18 February 2015, with the following guests:

The eleventh series began on Wednesday 24 February 2016, with the following guests:

The twelfth series began on Monday 13 February 2017, with the following guests:

The theme music is "I Do Not Fear Jazz" by Big Strides.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
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  6. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
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  8. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
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  10. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  17. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. ^ "Chain Reaction". BBC Genome Project. BBC. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. ^ "Chain Reaction - Episode guide". BBC Radio 4. 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.

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