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The award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show returns for a 20th series - plus 3 Christmas specials The popular topical comedy show is back with another helping of political vituperation, media mauling and celebrity savaging. Series 20 sees the team faced with the challenge of finding the comedy in Covid, as they look back at the key moments since the pandemic began. There's a special maths lesson from Matt Hancock, a fight between Good Boris and Bad Boris about when lockdown should start, and Michael Portillo grapples with wearing a mask on Great British Railway Journeys. Plus, Keir Starmer makes his Dead Ringers debut, a former Prime Minister performs in Alan Bennett's latest Talking Heads monologue, Joan Bakewell explains Kanye West, and Her Majesty the Queen tells us why she's helping out the FBI. We also hear a startling out-take from Normal People, meet a special guest at Downton Abbey - and finally find out what Michael Gove's real job is... Also included are three Brexity, Covidy, Trumpy, Bideny Christmas specials - so sit back and treat your ears to a bumper helping of superb satirical impressions from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey. Cast and credits Starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson Produced and created by Bill Dare A BBC Studios production Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Sarah Campbell, James Bugg, Simon Alcock, Cody Dahler, Jane McCutcheon, Vivienne Riddoch, Gareth Cederic, Jeffrey Aidoo, Charlie Dinkin, Aidan Fitzmaurice, Cassie Smith, Alex Hardy, Athena Kugblenu, Paige Wilson, Sophie Dixon, Kate Lipson, Edward Tew First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 12 June-17 July 2020 (Series 20), 11-25 December 2020 (Christmas Specials)Show more
The complete Series 19 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show The Dead Ringers team are back for another series of the topical comedy show that will go on forever – much like the Brexit negotiations. In these six shows, the entire cast of the Tory leadership election make an appearance – even that one who no-one’s ever heard of. Plus, Theresa May brings her Withdrawal Agreement in to The Repair Shop, the Queer Eye gang give Ann Widdecombe a makeover, and British superheroes the National Treasures welcome their newest member: Lorraine Kelly. There’s terror in store as a haunted Boris Johnson meets the Mr Hyde to his Mr Hyde, Jeremy Hunt finds a way to put his talents to good use in 24 Hours in A & E, and Tom ‘The Watsonater’ behaves in a way that’s completely unacceptable to Jeremy Corbyn – he takes a clear view on something. Among the other celebrities getting the Dead Ringers treatment are Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Chuka Umunna, Andrew Neil and Paul McCartney, as masterful impressionists Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey take a satirical swipe at the worlds of politics, media and entertainment. Also included with the latest series are the three Christmas 2019 special episodes.Show more
The complete Series 1 and 2 of the BBC Radio comedy set in an 18th century Cornish village. In the first series, Tamsyn Trelawny's band of 18th century Cornish smugglers try to outwit customs officers, a hairy folk band helps Tamsyn and the Cornish smugglers to escape the law and Tamsyn tries to keep her love-life out of the scandal rags. Also, when a new rival appears in town, Tamsyn tries to quit then, finally, Tamsyn joins customs men to stop Courageous Kate from marrying her dad. In the second series, smuggler Tamsyn Trelawny wants to win 'Peasants Personality of the Year', her head is turned by hunky new band of outlaws 'Boyz 2 Rob' and Tamsyn tries to escape from the clutches of French revolutionaries. It's also Jesters' Relief Week - but must Cornish smuggler Tamsyn raise funds for Devonians? Also, smuggler Jago is kidnapped. But can he survive in polite city society? And, lastly, there's a surprise for Tamsyn - and confusion aboard a boat to France. Written by Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain and produced by Jan Ravens. Elephants to Catch Eels stars Lucy Speed in the first series and Sheridan Smith in the second.Show more
Nicola Bryant reads a brand new story featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri, set in the far future. The TARDIS lands aboard the Sun God, a vast spaceship carrying executives from a powerful 35th Century energy company. Peri is menaced by deadly cat-like robots, whilst the Doctor discovers that Spalding Revere, the company's founder, has set the ship on course for the heart of a sun. Spalding's last wish is to take his acolytes with him to the afterlife, and unless the Doctor can intervene he and Peri will be going with them. Tensions and in-fighting grow among the staff. Peri meets Brian, whose half-man/half-insect body has a terrible significance to Spalding's plan. As the Sun God continues on its final mission, time is running out for them all... Nicola Bryant, who played Peri in the TV series, reads this original adventure by Nev Fountain, featuring the Sixth Doctor as played on TV by Colin Baker. Reading produced by Neil Gardner Sound design by David Darlington Project Editor: John Ainsworth Executive Producer: Michael StevensShow more
Featuring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey and Josh Berry Guest starring Sanjeev Bhaskar Produced by Bill Dare Written by Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Mike Shepherd, Sara Gibson, Alex Hardy, Simon Alcock, Duncan Wisbey, Jack Bernhardt, Vivienne Riddoch, Jane McCutcheon and others First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8 June-13 July 2018 (Series 18) and 17 February 2018 (An Alien Has Landed)|The complete Series 18 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show - plus special episode An Alien Has Landed Dead Ringers is back with more topical comedy, political vituperation, media mauling and celebrity savaging from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey and Josh Berry. In the six shows from Series 18, 'Brexit Bulldog' David Davis decides to go back in time to 1973 and prevent Britain from joining the EEC in the first place, Joan Bakewell explains Love Island to Radio 4 listeners, and we hear the team's unique take on the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. There's also a guide to the World Cup for those who hear 'And now Gary with the sport' and think it's a cue to go and brush their teeth; and an exploration into how Britain is coping with an onslaught of good sporting news and relentlessly pleasant weather. Guest starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as extraterrestrial Geoff, the 45-minute special An Alien Has Landed sees Dead Ringers looking back one year after Geoff's spaceship arrived on Earth, and examining his integration into British life, his meteoric rise and his spectacular fall from grace. Among the talking heads are Brian Cox, Louis Theroux - and Thora Hird. Cast & CreditsShow more
The complete Series 17 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show plus two Christmas special episodes Dead Ringers returns with more sharp, topical comedy in these eight shows, featuring all six episodes from Series 17 as well as the two 2017 Christmas specials. Impressions and caricatures are the charming courtiers of explosively satirical truth-bombs as Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey take on the worlds of politics and entertainment. There 's some post-election skewering for Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn and Tim Farron; 'Arlene from Belfast ' calls Moneybox Live for advice about her sudden windfall; and gossipy 'Govey ' leaves back-stabbing answerphone messages for Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood. Plus, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer receives a late-night phone call; Hilary Mantel joins Gardeners ' Question Time; and David Sedaris and Alan Bennett have a biscuit-off The two Christmas editions feature HM The Queen, Dame Joan Bakewell and 'Brexit Bulldog ' David Davis, as well as taking a look at how Britain 's media would cope if Donald Trump pushed the button. Produced by Bill Dare Written by Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis and Jack Bernhardt First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 16 June 21 July 2017 (Series 17) and 22 29 December 2017 (Christmas Specials)Show more
Eight episodes of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens and others, first broadcast June-July 2016 (6 episodes) and December 2016 (2 episodes).Show more
The 15th series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens and others, plus the 2015 Christmas Special and 2016 New Year's Day Special, which is A Look Back at the Year 2020! Duration: 3 hours 10 mins.Show more
Seven sparkling episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show including the General Election 2015 editionThe topical impressions show returns with two more series, featuring the Boxing Day 2014 episode, a 'Review of 2014' edition and five further episodes from 2015: including the astonishingly bang-up-to-date General Election edition written within hours of the final result and broadcast the morning after. In these seven episodes, the Dead Ringers team give Crimewatch and Embarrassing Bodies some extra festive cheer; take a sneak peek at the things that will definitely happen in 2015 (how will the UKIP/Labour coalition fare?) and focus on the build-up to one of the most important votes for decades will Austria win again, or does Britain's Electro Velvet stand a chance?Plus, Mel and Sue give their double entendres a good old squeeze in The Great British Innuendo; Nick Clegg talks exclusively to ITV News about being held hostage by the government for five years; and Ed Miliband signs off with the song 'Every Time We Lost a Seat'.Satire meets silliness in the flagship comedy for hard working families up and down the country, starring accomplished impressionists Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis MacLeod and Debra Stevenson.Show more
"I am Olivia Corey, the eternal actress. I've lived my whole life in two dimensions. Perhaps I prefer it that way." Olivia Corey has been offered the role of her life. They're making a movie called The Curse of Collinwood by Mr D Curtis. Apparently it's based on a true story about an old house in Maine where all manner of terrible things happen. Olivia is offered the role of 'Amanda Harris', a woman created from a painting, destined to fall in love with a cursed man, destined to roam the Earth to find him again. How could she refuse? After all, it's the part she was born to play...Show more
Three brand new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori. Dead Drop by Mark Wright Dwarfed by the burning star of the Hyspero system, two devastating battle fleets face each other across the stars. On one side, the Dyarid Primary Vanguard, commanded by Admiral Salaron aboard the starship Custodian. On the other, a Chtzin battle cluster. Bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori's latest assignment brings her aboard the Custodian - but completing her mission and earning some poldaks is the easy bit. When all hell breaks loose with the Chtzin and the Custodian is left crippled and plunging towards the sun, a simple assignment turns into a battle for survival for the galaxy's deadliest assassin. Bad Faith by Nev Fountain Vienna Salvatori has seen the light. Time was, if you lost everything, at least you still had your faith - but not any more. Faith stealing is the latest commodity to light up the criminal underworld - extract somebody's faith and sell it to the highest bidder. On the trail of a faith stealing ring, Vienna Salvatori comes into the orbit of the charismatic Bax Spendlove, spiritual leader of the Church of New Wonderment, a breakaway sect of the Church of Old Wonderment. Bax has an important mission for his latest convert - and Vienna is a willing disciple. But when Bax's followers start to be murdered, it seems Vienna isn't the only killer keeping the faithShow more
Brighton, 1913. Taking a much-needed trip to the coast, Dorian finds himself intrigued by two old men playing a peculiar game of chess along the pier. However, it isn't long before he finds himself caught up in a long-standing family feud, and becomes embroiled in a far greater game... Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.Show more
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