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Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's time-travelling biographer, with a host of top actors and comedians as his celebrity interviewees 'Blisteringly funny... essential listening' Radio Times Before James Boswell penned a biography of his friend, Dr Johnson, they were both nobodies. But his Life of Samuel Johnson made them famous - so now Boswell's out to work his magic on other celebrities. Travelling through the centuries, he gives 12 legendary figures the Boswell treatment, hoping to do for them what he did for Johnson... Series 1 sees him attempting to write a biography of Sigmund Freud (Henry Goodman) - but it's Freud asking all the searching questions. Talking to Maria Callas (Arabella Weir), he gets up close and personal with her poodle; encountering Harold Pinter (Harry Enfield) he receives his very own 'Pinter pause' and, trying to beat Boris Johnson (Alistair McGowan) at whiff-whaff, he finds he's facing a fiendish opponent. In Series 2, Boswell tries to help Muhammad Ali (Lenny Henry), who's been banned from boxing and is in the wilderness. Interviewing Karl Marx (Julian Rhind-Tutt), he finds himself collaborating on Das Kapital, but on meeting Madonna (Debra Stephenson), he struggles to get into the groove. And will he succeed in immortalising Alan Bennett (Alistair McGowan), or will they simply be talking heads? Series 3 finds Boswell buttonholing Lord Byron (Freddie Fox) to find out if he's really mad, bad and dangerous to know; receiving some lessons in equality from Simone de Beauvoir (Amelia Bullmore); becoming involved in a murder mystery with Agatha Christie (Vicki Pepperdine) and attempting to become a better man under the guidance of Gandhi (Phaldut Sharma). But abstinence drives him to distraction - and worse... Created by scriptwriter and novelist Jon Canter, this engaging, entertaining series won the 2015 Best European Radio Fiction Series or Serial of the Year at the prestigious Prix Europa. Production credits Written by Jon Canter Directed by Sally Avens First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 25 February-17 May 2015 (Series 1), 21 March-11 April 2016 (Series 2), 7-28 March 2018 (Series 3) Cast James Boswell - Miles Jupp Sigmund Freud - Henry Goodman Maria Callas - Arabella Weir Harold Pinter - Harry Enfield Boris Johnson/Alan Bennett - Alistair McGowan Muhammad Ali - Lenny Henry Boxing commentator - Ewan Bailey Karl Marx - Julian Rhind-Tutt Madonna - Debra Stephenson Lord Byron - Freddie Fox Simone de Beauvoir - Amelia Bullmore Agatha Christie - Vicki Pepperdine Rose - Abbie Andrews Gandhi - Phaldut Sharma Mr Fortescue/The Prince of Wales - Clive Hayward (p) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Two boys out sledging in their local park find the body of an old woman in the snow. Who is she? How did she come to be there? Over ten episodes, this compelling series moves backwards and forwards in time to reveal the chain of events that led her to that point.We meet members of her family, her friends and the people she has encountered, all of whom provide clues to help us put the puzzle together. From the police and paramedics to the nurses and residents in an old people's home, each character has their own relationships and circumstances - and on our journey to understanding the old woman's story, we hear theirs too, combining to form a brilliant kaleidoscope of modern life and love. Christine Bottomley, Marcia Warren, Neil Dudgeon, Amelia Bullmore and John Rowe are among the stars in Katie Hims' funny, poignant drama. Directed by Mary Peate Cast Ryan - Harry Grasby Jackson - Aaron Gelkoff Mick - David Reed Hayley - Christine Bottomley Kadija - Nahel Tzegai Pat/Shirley - Heather Craney Rose - Jessica Turner Frank/Taxi driver - Neil McCaul Marion - Marcia Warren Zoe - Amanda Wilkin Eve - Sinead MacInnes Bloke/Phil - Ian Conningham Eli/Ben - Greg Jones Ozzy - Ikky Elyas Ned/Baxter - Will Kirk Call Handler/Girl - Scarlett Courtney Joe - John Rowe Lee - Neil Dudgeon Saskia - Amelia Bullmore First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 3-14 February 2020Show more
The third series of the award-winning show. Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He’s been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he’s also created his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4.Also starring Amelia Bullmore (I’m Alan Partridge, Scott & Bailey), Julia Davis (Nighty Night), Paul Putner (Little Britain), Justin Edwards (The Thick Of It), David Reed (The Penny Dreadfuls) & Rosie Cavaliero (Alan Partridge, Harry & Paul), the show is written by Kevin Eldon with additional material by Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris (A Touch Of Cloth and yes, those modern Ladybird books).In the first episode, more thrilling adventures of Commander Topper Hargreaves and his faithful dog Duke, a sneak preview of a new opera with extra wine gums, and, of course, some vitreous castanets.In Show 2, a love song, a dead scarecrow, a Jiffy Bag and Kylie Minogue. Some owls were harmed during the making of this programme. Show 3, and Kevin Eldon and his all-important cast return with sketches about bunnies, Beethoven, Dylan Thomas and olives. Plus we finally discover a use for avant-garde German film director Werner Herzog.The fourth and final episode features the Napoleonic Wars, boiler parts and a nice rollercoaster …The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, The Castle, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...Show more
Comedy’s best kept secret ingredient gets another series of his own hit sketch show. This is the complete second series, containing sketches, characters, sound effects, a bit of music, some messin’ about, you know...Kevin Eldon is a comedy phenomenon. He’s been in virtually every major comedy show in the last fifteen years, but not content with working with the likes of Chris Morris, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci, Harry Enfield & Paul Whitehouse, Stewart Lee, Julia Davis and Graham Linehan, he finally decided to put together his own comedy series for BBC Radio 4.After all the waiting - Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...Appearing in the series are Amelia Bullmore (“I’m Alan Partridge”, “Scott & Bailey"), Julia Davis (“Nighty Night”), Paul Putner (“Little Britain”), Justin Edwards (“The Thick Of It”), David Reed (“The Penny Dreadfuls”) and Catherine Shepherd (“Cardinal Burns”, “Harry & Paul”).In the first episode, we meet Kim Jong Un’s haircut and David Livingstone’s trousers, plus we extol the wonders of drink and sneezing. Episode two, and we get to shape some hedges, eat some cheese,and play an exciting round of Ten Man’s Nancy. In the third episode, if you’ve ever been abducted by an alien, had an idea for a novelty teatowel or simply love escarpments, then this is the show for you. It’s also the show for you if you don’t have any of the afore-mentioned qualifications. And finally, in the fourth episode, carpentry, subatomic physics, Winston Churchill and how to deal with troublesome slugs all come under the microscope. Not really the best instrument for examining any of these things, one would’ve thought, but there you go.Show more
Duncan Macmillan's romantic comedy drama about the end of the world, a woman who falls in love with the moon, and her husband who falls back in love with her. Starring Bill Nighy as Keith, Amelia Bullmore as Tilda and Harry Child as Oscar. Directed by Sam Hoyle.Show more
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