Josh Widdicombe Will Make Your Life Better



Josh Widdicombe


Expectation Productions for BBC Radio 2, 24 April 2018


The BBC Press Office tells us:

Harry Hill, Fay Ripley and Evelyn Mok pitch inventions and ideas that they believe will make all our lives better. Josh will pick his favourite innovation from our guests offerings with the help of his experts: 19-year-old self-made millionaire Akshay Ruparelia and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and problem solver Dr Lucy Rogers.
Between Josh, his guests, his experts and his dedicated focus group - also known as the studio audience - he will troubleshoot, critique and analyse each idea potentially turning an awful invention into a great one. This is the show that believes there is no such thing as a bad idea. Will our celebrity guests disprove that notion or will they become Britain's answer to Elon Musk?

Inventions in various areas - the kitchen, telecoms, and something to change one's life forever - were mixed with "life hacks" from the audience. Josh chose his favourite from each round, and - after seeking advice from the audience - picked the best of these winners.

Listeners with long memories remembered Genius and asked, what's the difference? Genius had practical ideas and judged them on science, Josh Widdicombe Will Make Your Life Better had comedy ideas and tried to judge them on science.

The show was long on laughs, had a surprising amount of science (in the first ten minutes, we learned how induction cookers work), and just enough game to warrant a listing here.


This pilot was made for the 2018 Radio 2 Comedy Showcase, as was Censored.

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