Injury Time (radio series)

Injury Time was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the summers of 1980, 1981 and 1982,[1] with a 1982 New Year's Special[2]

Injury Time
GenreSketch show
Running time30 minutes
Home stationBBC Radio 4
TV adaptationsWho Dares Wins
Written by
Produced byGeoffrey Perkins
Original release1 August 1980 –
10 August 1982
No. of series3
No. of episodes18
Opening theme"You've Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It?)"

The show starred Robert Bathurst, Griff Rhys-Jones Martin Bergman, Rory McGrath, Jimmy Mulville and Emma Thompson.[3][4]

Sketches included Rory McGrath parodying Shaw Taylor in Police 5.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Injury Time (a Titles and Air Dates Guide)". Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Injury Time". Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Emma Thompson: A Life in Pictures". Retrieved 3 May 2018. I saw my way through University doing radio sketch shows, with Griff, Jimmy, and Rory, something called 'Injury Time'
  4. ^ "BBC Genome Project". Injury Time (1st episode). Retrieved 26 February 2019.
  5. ^ Turner, Alwyn (20 July 2010). "The Birth of Alternative Comedy". Sabotage Times. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Injury Time". TV Cream. Retrieved 4 March 2013.