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Hut 33 Jun 25

Last night, I went to the recording of a new radio sitcom called Hut 33 at the recently refurbished (and very art deco) Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House. Despite having been in the audience for a few TV shows, it was my first time at a radio recording.

The show itself was pretty good, in a fairly run-of-the-mill Radio 4 sitcom kind of way. It’s set in a codebreaking hut in Bletchley Park in 1941 – with hilarious consequences. They recorded two episodes yesterday, the first of which is being broadcast this morning at 11.30am on Radio 4. It’s worth a listen if you fancy a mid-morning chuckle.

It’s got a pretty cast, including:

  • Robert Bathurst, mostly of Cold Feet and My Dad’s the Prime Minister fame although I know him from Joking Apart and recently saw him on stage in Whipping it Up (he is very tall)
  • Tom Goodman-Hill off of the sketch show Spoons and the film Festival
  • Olivia Colman off of pretty much every comedy going at the moment, and in particular Peep Show, That Mitchell and Webb Look/Sound, Green Wing and Confetti
  • Lill Roughley off of Victoria Wood
  • and Fergus Craig of comedy duo Colin & Fergus who I’ve failed to see every year at the Edinburgh Fringe

If you miss today’s broadcast, you can almost certainly Listen Again (or, rather, for the first time) on the BBC Radio 4 website.

3 Responses

  1. 1
    Peter Ballan 

    Hut 33 is refreshing, clever, hilarious, and a wonderful interlude of true british nonsense. My wife and I work at home, and it provides all the necessary ingredients for rolling with laughter at our tea and coffee break. Long may the show flourish.

  2. 2
    Peter Ballan 

    Count Arthur Strong……….. a brilliant and close to the knuckle depiction of some of my worst faux pas, dotty absentmindedness, and dereliction of responsibility. Vee, my wife and i delight in the therapeutic qualities of the prog. Vive le Strong !

  3. 3

    Please join my facebook petition to make the brilliant ”Hut 33” into a TV series. Thanks