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What’s it called?

Dear Joan And Jericha

Who’s in it?

Nighty Night and Julia4Ever star Julia Davis – employing a Scottish accent for some reason – takes on the persona of castle-dwelling Joan Damry while the role of Jericha Domain is taken by fellow comedian Vicki Pepperdine, star and co-writer of the brilliant Getting On. Together they are an agony aunt team such as you might find on local radio – only the local radio station that engaged this pair would be off air before you could say “engorged penis”. Which they do fairly often.

What’s it about?

Essentially Davis reads out a fictitious letter from a fictitious listener with a problem and then she and Pepperdine riff on it between occasional bouts of stifled laughter. What follows is almost always eye-wateringly rude and sexually explicit, and regularly borders on the downright transgressive.

Best bits so far?

Correspondents are encouraged to send photographs and some of the funniest moments involve Davis and Pepperdine analysing/criticising their looks. Do they go too far when they describe 62-year-old Celia from Truro as being “slightly AIDS-y looking”? It’s up to you to decide.

Where can I find it?

It’s available on iTunes.

Anything else I need to know?

Last week Dear Joan And Jericha won the Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards, the judges commending if for “going to the places that everyday conversation rarely goes”. And no, they don’t mean Truro.

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