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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
Five exciting novelisations of classic TV stories in which the Doctor and his companions encounter a colourful assortment of aliens. In Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters the TARDIS appears to land in the Indian Ocean, but something is very wrong. Here lie Drashigs... Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment sends the Doctor and friends to a future Earth, where a familiar opponent is subjugating humans. In Doctor Who: Full Circle the occupants of a distant planet are fleeing from Mistfall, and the coming of the Marshmen. Doctor Who: Frontios finds the TARDIS in the far future, with a planet undermined by the monstrous Tractators. In Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric an ancient evil stirs in 1940s England. Katy Manning, Jon Culshaw, Matthew Waterhouse, Christopher H Bidmead and Terry Molloy read these classic tales, originally published as Target Books paperbacks. (P) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd Cover illustration by Andrew SkilleterShow more
Dalek invasion is imminent! Attention: the war against the Daleks continues apace in this new collection of vintage stories from the pen of their creator, Terry Nation. Our successful defence of the galaxy depends on all Anti-Dalek Force agents staying informed of the latest events, in outer space and on a variety of alien planets. That information can be found here! Intrepid ADF agents Nicholas Briggs, Terry Molloy, Steven Pacey and Jon Culshaw relate a series of terrifying adventures - The Castaway, The Solution, The Secret Invasion and The Seeds of Destruction - and issue special briefings including Dalek Terminology, Dalography of Skaro, Recent Findings on the Moon and The Dalek War Machines. All material is authenticated from Terry Nation's Dalek Annuals and other books. Whether in present day London or on further-flung shores, the battle with the Daleks is all around us. Listen now or be exterminated! ? 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd Text © Terry Nation 1965, 1978, 1979 Cover images © BBC Studios Distribution Ltd 2020Show more
All four series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy impressions show following the imagined private lives of the rich and powerful The Secret World is an impressions show with a difference – it shines a light on the imaginary alternative lives of famous folk. Each episode takes place over one day, with stories unfolding and overlapping from morning to night. In these 22 episodes, we hear about the bizarre habits of celebrities from Lady Gaga to Keith Harris and Orville. Al Pacino reveals his alternative life as a balloon twister, Barack Obama becomes a Pearly King; Professor Brian Cox finds himself stalked by various women, including the Queen; and the Archbishop of Canterbury tries Tweeting for the first time – with disastrous results. We also find out what Sean Connery, Griff Rhys Jones, Pam Ayres, Kirsty Young and Peter Sallis have in common (they all enjoy nothing more than meeting up for a spot of bare-knuckle fighting), discover Princess Anne’s secret passion for trainspotting, and learn about Russell Crowe’s strange fixation with sprouts. And there are sinister revelations about Alan Titchmarsh’s dark side when his career is threatened... Winner of the Gold Award for Best Comedy at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards, this richly imaginative satirical comedy stars Dead Ringers alumni Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey and Debra Stephenson, as well as acclaimed comedy performers Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Julian Dutton, Sarah Hadland and Jess Robinson. We also peer into the lives of Al Pacino, Miranda Hart, Prince Charles, Lady Gaga and the Queen, to name a few. The cast are: Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Duncan Wisbey, Margaret Cabourn Smith, Julian Dutton, Sarah Hadland, Jess Robinson and Debrea StephensonShow 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
Five thrilling adventures featuring the Doctor and his arch-enemies the Daleks! In Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth the TARDIS lands in the 21st Century to find a ravaged London at the mercy of familiar foes. In Doctor Who: Daleks - Mission to the Unknown and Doctor Who: Daleks - The Mutation of Time conquest of the Universe seems assured for Mavic Chen and his allies, the Daleks. In Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks the Doctor and Sarah are drawn to the planet Exillon, shortly before the Daleks arrive. In Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks, the Time Lords send the Doctor, Sarah and Harry on a dangerous mission to avert the creation of the Daleks once and for all. Read by William Russell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh and Jon Culshaw, with Dalek voices supplied by Nicholas Briggs, these classic Target Books novelisations are written by Terrance Dicks and John Peel. (P) 2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2020 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
The award-winning series Dead Ringers is back with highlights from its television series. A huge hit on BBC Radio 4, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell star once again in the best impression comedy on TV. This collection brings together some of the best episodes from BBC1’s first, second and third series. Enter a surreal universe where David Dickinson goes looking for weapons of mass destruction in 'Weapons Hunt', the Queen sells off the royal jewels on the QVC shopping channel, and Delia Smith turns homicidal and starts cooking up the competition. Elsewhere, Anne Robinson votes off The Weakest Disciple and Simon Schama and David Starkey battle it out - literally - in order to become television's leading historian. Also in the mix are an oddly threatening Michael Buerk, Saddam Hussein advertising Werther's Originals, and familiar favourites Tony Blair, Greg Dyke, and Kristy Wark. Obi-Wan Kenobi visits a second-hand car salesman, Ozzy Osborne takes over the role of Dumbledore in the new Harry Potter movie, and Doctor Who spends a weekend with the Cybermen family in Living with the Enemy. So take a ringside seat for another TV swipe at the famous - and infamous - courtesy of Dead Ringers.Show more
Jon Culshaw reads this exciting novelisation of a classic TV adventure for the Third Doctor, featuring the Ice Warriors. Fifty years after his first visit to Peladon, the Doctor returns to find that Queen Thalira has inherited a troubled kingdom from her father. Membership of the Galactic Federation was expected to bring peace and prosperity to the planet, but the spirit of the sacred monster Aggedor is once more spreading terror and death. The Doctor uncovers a treacherous plot to steal the mineral wealth of Peladon, and is again confronted by his old enemies - the Ice Warriors. Jon Culshaw reads this novelisation of Brian Hayles' 1974 TV serial, which starred Jon Pertwee as the Doctor.Show more
The Daleks are back! The ruthless creatures of hate return to menace the galaxy in a further collection of vintage stories from Terry Nation's Dalek Annuals. Urgent message to all Anti-Dalek Force agents: the battle continues! Vital examples of the continued defence effort are included in this new volume of stories featuring Daleks and the brave humans who fight against them. Special ADF agents Nicholas Briggs, Matthew Waterhouse, Louise Jameson and Jon Culshaw read five tales of adventure - The Fugitive, Assassination Squad, Blockade, The Planet That Cried 'Wolf!' and Nightmare - alongside factual briefings including Anatomy of a Dalek and Davros: Genius or Madman. All material is authenticated from Terry Nation's Dalek Annuals of the 1970s. Remember, it is your duty to stay informed of progress in the ongoing battle between humans and Daleks!Show more
A selection of weird and wonderful stories from the pages of Doctor Who Annual, featuring the first six Doctors and their companions. Jon Culshaw, Frazer Hines, Dan Starkey, Louise Jameson and Nicola Bryant read a selection of exuberant and colourful tales from the legendary Doctor Who Annual, a Christmas stocking treat from the 1960s to the 1980s. In Terror on Tiro the First Doctor endures a punishing journey across an alien landscape in order to find his friend. Follow the Phantoms takes the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria to a land where the boundaries of time are blurred. The Third Doctor and Jo find themselves catapulted into The House That Jack Built, and then Sarah falls under the influence of The Sinister Sponge. The Fourth Doctor and Leela encounter The Crocodiles from the Mist, and the Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough join forces with the Brigadier to tackle a threat posed by The Nemertines. In Beauty and the Beast the Sixth Doctor and Peri enjoy the delights of an idyllic world - until they discover an uncomfortable truth beneath the surface. Take a nostalgic journey through time with these vintage Doctor Who adventures!Show more
Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever: The World's Worst Teachers. From the phenomenally bestselling David Walliams and illustrated in glorious colour by the artistic genius, Tony Ross. Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world's most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates. Dr Dread teaches science and is half man, half monster... Watch out for the ghastly Miss Seethe. She is ALWAYS furious - and she's on a detention rampage. And as for Phobe, he's a teacher with a real difference. He is bone-shakingly terrified of... children! Millions of children have loved the World's Worst Children - now they will revel in this delightfully dreadful collection of the most gruesome grown-ups ever, The World's Worst Teachers. Brought to you by number one bestselling author, David Walliams, with every story illustrated in glorious colour by artistic genius, Tony Ross.Show more
Jon Culshaw reads this iconic novelisation of a Fourth Doctor TV adventure, newly restored and extended by the author "Attention to detail is the hallmark of this always excellent range" Doctor Who Magazine The Doctor and his companions are trapped in E-Space, struggling to find their way back into their own universe. Arriving at an intersection, the TARDIS is invaded by a refugee of the enslaved Tharil race. With K9 damaged by the Time Winds, the Doctor, Romana and Adric explore the strange white eternity of the Gateway, where past, present and future cross over. They also meet the crew of the Privateer, led by the embattled Rorvik. As all parties strive to find a way out, the Doctor realises that Rorvik's ship holds the terrible secret of the Tharils' history, as well as the means of their liberation. Jon Culshaw reads Stephen Gallagher's novelisation (writing as John Lydecker) of his 1981 TV adventure starring Tom Baker as the Doctor, now newly extended and restored from an unpublished manuscript. John Leeson provides the authentic Voice of K9.Show more
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