An exciting novelisation of a classic TV story featuring the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9. On the planet Tigella, the Savants and the Deons are irrevocably opposed on one crucial issue: the Dodecahedron, mysterious source of all their power.
To the Savants it's a miracle of science to be studied and used to benefit all. To the Deons it's a god, and not to be tampered with.
When the power source begins to fluctuate, the whole planet is threatened. Zastor, Tigella's leader, welcomes the Doctor and invites him to arbitrate; yet the Time Lord may not be all he seems...
A thrilling selection of weird and wonderful short stories from the pages of Doctor Who Annual.
Jon Culshaw, John Leeson, Terry Molloy, Louise Jameson, Dan Starkey and Geoffrey Beevers read seven stories from the legendary Doctor Who Annual of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
In Justice of the Glacians the First Doctor gets into difficulties in a snowy wilderness. The Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria fall into the clutches of the Mastermind of Space, whilst the Third Doctor and Sarah go in search of The Time Thief. The Fourth Doctor is taken prisoner with Leela on The Planet of Dust, then joins Romana and K9 for A Midsummer's Nightmare. The Fifth Doctor and Tegan encounter the Master at The Creation of Camelot, and the Sixth Doctor and Peri observe an intriguing Interface in time.
Set the co-ordinates for nostalgia with these vintage tales, all featuring atmospheric sound design.
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)
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 Stephenson
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.
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.