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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 BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy series about a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, Brian Gulliver, who finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures. In series 1 we hear about Brian's travels in Gelbetia, a country run by doctors; Juradia, where every other person is a lawyer; Osminia, a land where marriage is outlawed; Sham, a country where alternative therapies abound; Erosia, which has a very different view of sexual politics; and Jampoa, where fame definitely equals fortune. In series 2 we hear about Brian's travels in Chamanoa, where genetics is pitted against education; Lessington, where ignorance reigns; Gravinia and Plumpf, a land where the military are revered above everything; Anidara, where he finds himself put out to stud; Hermicia, where charity is strangely in abundance; and Kognitia, where selective memory is taken to a new extreme Starring Neil Pearson as Brian Gulliver, the cast also includes Duncan Wisby, Vicki Pepperdine, Lisa Dillon, Colin Hoult, Toby Longworth, Adrian Scarborough, Dan Tetsell, Barunka O'Shaughnessy, Debra Stephenson, Colin Hoult, Nina Conti, Jo Bobin and Marcus Brigstocke. Produced by Steven CannyShow 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