Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK)

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The funniest improvisational show to hit UK (and later on US) screens. The show features four contestants playing games, with suggestions sometimes taken from the studio audience. The games include: Scenes From a Hat, Party Quirks, Hoedown, and Let's Make A Date. Whose Line is it Anyway? began as a radio show on BBC Radio 4 in 1987. It was moved to television a year later in 1988. Both shows were hosted by Clive Anderson. During the first season, the show featured one regular contestant (John Sessions) and three guest contestants. From the second season onward, the contestants rotated from episode to episode and have included Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Greg Proops, Tony Slattery, Josie Lawrence, and Brad Sherwood, just to name a few. In 1998, episodes of the show were filmed in Hollywood to celebrate the show's 10th anniversary. Episodes of the show were also filmed in New York in 1991 and 1992. Beginning in 1998, a US version of the show was made for the ABC Television Network. The original ran on Comedy Central for many years. On April 3, 2006, Whose Line returned to American television on BBC America. Whose Line is It Anyway? currently airs on BBC America in the US. It also airs on The Comedy Channel in Australia. Here is a list of some of the people who appeared on the radio show but never made it on the TV show:

Lenny Henry

Dawn French

Jennifer Saunders

Hugh Laurie

Kate Robbins

Mel Smith

Rowan Atkinson

Colin Sell (music)

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  • Clive Anderson

    Clive Anderson

    Host

    Ryan Stiles

    Ryan Stiles

    Regular Performer

    Colin Mochrie

    Colin Mochrie

    Regular Performer

    Steve Carell

    Steve Carell

    Regular Performer

    Brad Sherwood

    Brad Sherwood

    Regular Performer

    John Sessions

    John Sessions

    Regular Performer/Guest Performer

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    Comedy

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    Sketch, musical numbers, 80s, 90s, British TV