ANNOUNCEMENT: Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have decided to take down our 'Happy Hour' page from the website. Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour was a unique sketch comedy radio show in the North East when it first aired on Sunderland's Spark FM in 2015. Mixing pre-recorded sketches with live features and irreverent links by … Continue reading No more Happy Hour – for now
Wed 21 June 2017 We may have been a bit quiet of late, but that's because we've been beavering away on our upcoming September production of Wise Men Say / Cornered - which followers of Cranked Anvil will already know is a double-bill of one-act plays based around Sunderland AFC. The posters and flyers have … Continue reading Happy Hour live sketch show gets an outing later this month!
Fri 20 Jan 2017 At the end of a busy week back in the Cranked Anvil production office, we're delighted to announce an exciting collaboration which we've just sorted out today. As part of our Happy Hour LIVE project over the next three months, we're delighted to be working with New Writing North and Cuckoo … Continue reading Delighted to support the young writers of the North East
Sun 8 Jan 2017 If you're a follower of Cranked Anvil - or just a regular visitor to this site - you'll know that we're not one to rest on our laurels. We've already got a couple of big projects lined up for 2017 which we're very excited about. One of them we're keeping under … Continue reading New Year – New projects!
Thursday 24 March 2016 It's been a bit of a while, as it's been so busy at Cranked Anvil recently, but we've finally managed to put a new episode of Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour on line. It's show number 28, which was first broadcast live last month on 17 Feb. There'll be more to … Continue reading Finally – a new Happy Hour!
Friday 30 October 2015 Just in time for Halloween tomorrow, we've got a treat for all you spook fans! If you didn't get a chance to hear our radio show, Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour, live on Wednesday night, now's your chance to listen back to the best bits. We've just put it up on … Continue reading Our Halloween LIVE special!
Fri 23 Oct 2015 Well, now that our weekly comedy radio show, Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour, is well underway, we've been able to concentrate on other projects. We're currently finalising plans for our 2016 season, which we're very excited about! There's a lot of stuff which, for now, needs to remain a secret, but … Continue reading 2016 Season
Monday 20th July 2015 We're delighted to confirm that, alongside Jay Sykes Media as our producer, from next week Cranked Anvil will be putting together a weekly radio show and podcast. The first show airs on local radio station Spark Sunderland, at 3pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015. If you don't live in Sunderland then … Continue reading New Radio Show Coming Soon!