In an exclusive show for BFBS Radio, funny man Stephen Merchant chats to presenter Jason Webster about his career on stage and on both sides of the camera…

The multi-talented writer, actor, director, and comedian, shares anecdotes about TV shows The Office and Extras,his sold out stand-up gigs, and his latest movie, Hello Ladies.

Stephen jokes about subjects away from his working life, such as dancing in nightclubs – where his height makes him feel like “a teacher at a school disco” – and his attitude to exercise: “I’ve worked out with ex-forces gentlemen and they are tough, they don’t take any prisoners…now exercise is a part of my life and I’m quite surprised…”

The hour-long special will be broadcast on BFBS Radio at 1pm (UK) on Saturday 30th January, on BFBS Radio 2 at 7pm (UK) on Sunday 31st January and afterwards online via