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
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!
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!
Thur 6 Feb 2014 Hot on the heels of our announcement that we're producing another Rehearsed Reading Night next month, comes the exciting news of a brand new radio script. It's a very short, very silly radio comedy, set in a private room of a hospital. The sketch is written by Paul Dunn, who will … Continue reading A new radio recording
19 DEC 2012. Regular fans and followers of the Rep will know that we've been involved in producing radio drama over the past couple of months. Our first production, Stick To The Act, was broadcast in two parts earlier this year. Based on Martyn Grahame's 2011 stage play Double Act, a show which was showered … Continue reading Online Audio