on 11 April 2014
Well im a fan of chris morris, I liked his stuff from The Day today, Brasseye, Jam and four Lions. But On the hour is where he started in radio, sure its funny and a bit controversial but someone was misinformed when they said that both series on cd were unedited.
Both all the episodes in series 1 and 2 have had parts cut out of it, maybe because they were controversial or even slightly offensive but It gets fustrating that we cant have the original episodes in the form they were first broadcast back in 1991/1992
on 14 September 2010
As influential as The Goons in its own way, On The Hour seems if anything even more scathing and eye wateringly funny twenty years on. The divide between the absurdity of Chris Morris and Armando Iannucci's Radio 4 and the real world has, if anything narrowed over the past two decades. I hadn't heard it for years and I still laughed out loud at 'Thought for the Day' ("Yesterday my wife had her arm ripped off at the elbow by a threshing machine. I was reminded of the suffering of our Lord when he came upon the money changers...") and the Execution of Prince Edward....brilliant.
on 15 February 2009
Series 2 is as the title of this review suggests even funnier than the first. Largly due to the addition to the news team of Peter O'Hanarahan. A firm favourite from the Day Today, O'Hanarahan is reporter whos inability to find the news raises the ire of host Chris Morris, and leads to him regully being shamed on air.
Historic events covered in this series include the public excercution of Prince Edward. the MOD building of a weapon that will render all other wepons obsolete.
Weatherwise it'll be brighter in the South than the North just like the people.