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All three series of the literary spoof series Paperback Hell takes a wry look at well-known genres riding high in the publishing charts, and mercilessly lampoons them to hilarious effect. Featuring choice chapters culled from titles that bear a striking resemblance to something you've read before, it's the book show that seems determined to destroy the good name of literature. These 16 episodes showcase a selection of inexplicably popular bestsellers by imaginary authors, including Romany Cleff's debut chick-lit novel Shopping for Mr Wrong; Edith Plunger's medieval monastic murder mystery A Posset Full of Death; radical filmaker Chuck Morris's account of his trip to the Hay and Wye literary festival, You Suck Bush; and Jack 'Sunglasses' Ramsey's not-entirely-true memoir of life in the 1960s criminal underworld, Stop the Dodgems, I Want to Throw Up. Plus, the Napoleonic Wars invade the airwaves as suspiciously fictional author Alexander Cromwell narrates his military adventure, Thrust's Eagle; celebrity lifestyle gurus Gilly Haberdasher and Dr Graham Golden share excerpts from their tie-in book to the hit TV programme, How Not To Live; and there's a chance to experience a young woman's erotic awakening as 'Anonymous' reads from a specially adapted version of Forbidden Fire (which contains sex scenes that some listeners may find strangely disappointing). Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell (The Museum of Everything, Young Dracula), this witty, entertaining send-up stars Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell. Production credits Ghostwritten by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell Produced by Lucy Armitage Original music by Ben Walker Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell With Michael Brandon (Series 3, Episodes 1 and 2) First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 16 January-6 February 2003 (Series 1), 7 July-11 August 2004 (Series 2), 5 October-9 November 2005 (Series 3) ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Faye Walters knows that today's women are sorted and stylish. They have the job, the house, the colour co-ordinated capsule wardrobe. They cope with the pressures of singledom, marriage and having kids with peanut-allergies. And they all do it effortlessly, with nothing more than a women's mag and a poem by Pam Ayres to guide them. So why can't she pull it off? Everything would be fabulous if only she could wangle an invitation to her boss's wedding, buy a flat with her boyfriend and get her mum to loan her £10,000. But even with a new kitchen, an awards ceremony and her own engagement party to look forward to, she's still anxious. And life only gets more nerve-wracking as she prepares for a royal visit at work and her hen do - especially since she's having serious doubts about whether she wants to get married at all... Starring Daisy Haggard (Breeders, Back to Life) as ditsy, neurotic Faye, this quirky comedy features a stellar cast including Katy Brand as Denise, Olivia Colman and Melanie Hudson as Edith, Laura Solon as Kim and Justin Edwards as Mark. Among the guest stars are Adam Buxton, Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Mark Lamarr. Produced by Simon Nicholls Music by Osymyso First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 16 May-20 June 2007 (Series 1), 14 October-11 November 2008 (Series 2), 9 February-2 March 2010 (Series 3) Cast Faye - Daisy Haggard Denise - Katy Brand Edith - Olivia Colman/Melanie Hudson Kim - Laura Solon Mark - Justin Edwards With Adam Buxton, Matthew Holness, Joanna Neary, Eve Dallas, John Dougall, Joanna Scanlan, Anne Reid, Jot Davies, Geoffrey McGivern, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Stephen Critchlow, Mel Hudson, John Rowe, Dan Starkey, Bradley Ford, Renee Clark, Chelsea Jabbau, Alison Pettit, Martin Hyder, Joanna Monro, Sally Grace, David Armand, Nigel Hastings, Rufys Wright, John Biggins, Mark LamarrShow more
Stephen Moore stars in this dystopian comedy set in a future where living beyond 70 is prohibited 30th Century Britain, and the calamitous collapse of the pension system means compulsory euthanasia for all 70-year-olds. But a clerical error spells disaster for 69-year-old George Smith, who suddenly finds himself facing his demise a year early. Feisty George isn't going to take this lying down, and goes into battle with Central Admin - and the terrifying TV crew from This Was Your Life, who want to broadcast his imminent death live on air. On the run with bikini-clad bounty hunter Andrea Sunbeam, George goes underground, where he meets Public Enemy Number One (aka Mrs Cookson), the leader of a gang of senior citizen anarchists called the Old Age Paramilitaries. They've developed a secret weapon to destroy Central Admin's computer - and, armed with a new face and an array of OAP gadgets, George is just the man to use it... With the future of civilisation at stake, can George and his old age pals save humanity? A follow-up to the cult hit Paradise Lost in Space, this lively Logan's Run parody by Colin Swash stars Stephen Moore (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) as George, Lorelei King as Andrea and Edna Doré as Mrs Cookson, with co-stars including Geoffrey McGivern, Melanie Hudson and Christopher Douglas. Among the guest stars are Peter Serafinowicz and Lewis MacLeod. Production credits Written by Colin Swash Produced by Richard Wilson First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 24 February-31 March 1998 Cast George - Stephen Moore Doris - Patsy Byrne O'Connell - Geoffrey McGivern Andrea Sunbeam - Lorelei King Mrs Cookson - Edna Doré Wilma P Random/Dawkins - Melanie Hudson Dave Lusterheusen/Ronnie/Brian Kettle - Christopher Douglas With Lewis MacLeod, Peter Serafinowicz, Dave Lamb and Joanna BrookesShow more
Welcome to Mel and Vicki's flat. You'll have to excuse the noise and the constant interruptions. What with those dirty Sloanes next door, the men's group meeting upstairs and the stay-at-home dads, we can hardly hear the phone ring - and it could well be Mel's agent offering her a role in something tasteful. Luckily Leslie, the show's resident announcer, is on hand to keep things moving and to introduce the variety aspect of the show: perhaps a tap dance, or Armed Forces sweetheart Edie Trinder, or maybe just one of the celebrity voices in Mel's head. This complete collection of the comedy sketch show includes a bonus 45-minute comedy play, 'Hudson and Pepperdine Save the Planet': a comedy disaster about climate change. Written and performed by Mel Hudson and Vicki Pepperdine With Dave Lamb, Martin Hyder, Jim North, Keith Wickham, Peter Serafinowicz, Felix Dexter and Lewis MacLeod Additional material by Martin Hyder, Jim North, Dave Lamb, Jessica Martin, Danny Robins, Richie Devlin and Dan Tetsell, Paul Kerensa and Rhodri Crooks Script editor: Graeme Garden Music by Richard Webb Produced by Helen Williams and Claire Jones (Series 1 and 2), Chris Neill (Series 3 and 4) and Katie Tyrrell (Hudson and Pepperdine Save the Planet)Show more