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.
The third series of the wickedly funny BBC Radio 4 comedy. Just when you thought it was safe to listen again, Dead Ringers is back with its skewed and scary take on the world of celebrity, politics and the mass media. Anne Robinson puts her family through its paces to find The Weakest Child, Graham Norton presents So... Panorama! and Simon Bates recounts A History of Britain in the style of Our Tune. Craig from Big Brother applies to join the Royal Ballet, whilst Alan Bennett shares more nostalgic memories of his surprising exploits with Thora Hird. Elsewhere, Rolf Harris enquires about his chances of winning the Turner Prize and we dip into the full-blooded fiction which flows unbridled from Ann Widdecombe's fountain pen. Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Phil Cornwell, Kevin Connelly, Lewis Macleod and Mark Perry give us their impressions of the people we love to laugh at in these five frenetic episodes.
The eighth series of the wickedly funny BBC Radio 4 comedy. Financial expert Alvin Hall stars in a remake of 'The Italian Job', Michael Parkinson's legendary interviewing technique is turned on his local branch of Pizza Hut, Patrick Moore applies to read the football results on Sky Sports and gravelly-voiced Doctor Who makes enquiries about interstellar travel on the London Eye. There are apparent appearances from a host of other celebrity favourites too, including Kirsty Wark, Thora Hird and - of course - Brian Perkins. Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Mark Perry, Kevin Connelly and Phil Cornwell give us their impressions of the people we love to laugh at in this quartet of quality episodes. NB: The contents of this release may differ slightly from the episodes as originally broadcast.
The award-winning series Dead Ringers is back with highlights from its second 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. In this startling and hysterical alternate universe, David Dickinson is 'Auction Man', Mastermind gets 'sexed up', and Simon Schama and David Starkey battle it out - literally - in order to become television's leading historian. In other wicked moments, Delia Smith demonstrates How to Spectate, Ellen MacArthur tries her hand at some mundane chores, and Carry On Matron gets a Hollywood makeover. Others joining Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Ozzy Osbourne, Gandalf and Greg Dyke include card-playing comedy duo Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. So, take a ringside seat for another TV swipe at the famous - and infamous - courtesy of Dead Ringers.
This compilation contains the funniest sketches of the award-winning and immensely popular BBC Radio 4 series. Featuring the unique vocal talents of Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Mark Perry, Kevin Connelly and Phil Cornwell; ably assisted by Alistair McGowan, Simon Lipson and Kate Robbins; this is cutting-edge comedy combined with razor-sharp impressions from the hilarious Dead Ringers team. The Archers goes interactive, Ruth gets some bad news ('Oh nooo!') and Brian 'Hard Man' Perkins takes on The Weakest Link's Anne Robinson - and wins. Patrick Moore books a taxi to Uranus for a very reasonable five dollars, Charlotte Green gets sexed-up ('Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to hear me?') and Doctor Who calls directory enquiries in his search for The Master, and then phones himself - twice! Among your other favourites coming under fire in this comical collection are George W. Bush - and his search for Saddam's 'Penguins of Mass Destruction' - Rolf Harris meets Droopy in Cartoon Animal Hospital, Zippy from Rainbow tries Faking It as Cherie Blair and You and Yours celebrates 1,000 years of broadcasting. There's a new reality show to end them all (Desert Island Discs, featuring a real castaway on a desert island) and the Queen appears on Royal Brain of Britain... Celebs take cover - these superb sketches are the finest moments from Dead Ringers!
The Dead Ringers are back (in between adverts for all these new digital radio stations) with their skewed and scary take on the world of celebrity, politics and the mass media. EastEnders' Cat Slater joins John Humphrys as co-presenter of the Today programme, Rolf books a haircut and sings Adam Ant, and Nigella Lawson gives a few suggestive hints on how to brush your teeth. Meanwhile Scooby Doo and the gang reveal which wicked crook lurks behind the rubber face-mask of Ken Livingstone, and BBC Enterprises unleash their latest marvellous audio release: Alistair Cooke's Strange and Unusual Noises. Others in the mix - or are they? - include Nicholson and De Niro as the new hosts of What Not To Wear, David Dickinson as The Lord of the Rings' Gandalf, Simon Schama and Greg Dyke. The Grundys of Ambridge and the Blairs of London participate in Wife Swap, and Martin Jarvis and Dame Judi Dench star in the moving Afternoon Play, Where's Wally? Elsewhere, the real Peter Davison gets a surprise call from - Who else but the Doctor! Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell give us their impressions of the people we love to laugh at in these four frolicsome episodes.
Just when you thought it was safe to listen again, Dead Ringers is back with its skewed and scary take on the world of celebrity, politics, and the mass media. All human, and quite a bit of inhuman, life is here. In this bumper edition of episodes from the fifth and sixth series, Graham Norton meets his match in Brian from Big Brother, Rabbi Lionel Blue is stranded on a reality radio version of Desert Island Discs, and demons quake when they face Hyacinth the Vampire Slayer. Russell Crowe and John Gielgud take starring roles in Scooby Doo, whilst the soothing harmonies of the Sing Something Simple gang crop up in the most unexpected places. Add infidelity in Ambridge, George Bush's Christmas, and more phone calls from the Doctor for another riotous collection of sketches starring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry, and Phil Cornwell.