Tom Jamieson

Dead Ringers: Series 21
  • Dead Ringers: Series 21

    • Tom Jamieson

    • Nev Fountain

    • Jon Culshaw (Read by)

    • Lewis MacLeod (Read by)

    • Jan Ravens (Read by)

    • Debra Stephenson (Read by)

    • Duncan Wisbey (Read by)

    The complete 21st series of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show - plus three Christmas specials

    The award-winning topical satire show returns with an online audience to serve up more mimicry, mockery and mordant wit. Series 21 brings us exclusive footage from Boris and Carrie's secret wedding, the truth behind the historic summit between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin and the real secret of Andy Murray's success.

    We hear tips from Michael Moseley on how to stay healthy in post-pandemic Britain, Liz Truss shares the details of her latest whizzo trade deals and Sir Chris Whitty reveals what it's really been like working with Boris Johnson. And as the Euros kick off, a virulent case of optimism sweeps the England squad.

    The world of TV takes an unexpected turn, as Keir Starmer shows the nation his Ramsay MacDonald in Naked Attraction, Ted calls the Line of Duty detectives back together to figure out a better end to the series and Sean Bean learns the harsh rules for surviving a Jimmy McGovern drama. Plus, we meet some surprising new contestants in Love Island...

    To top it all off, there are also three fantastic festive specials, in which a host of politicians, media pundits and celebrities are given a Christmas roasting - with lashings of satirical gravy.


    Cast and credits
    Starring Jon Culshaw, Lewis MacLeod, Jan Ravens, Debra Stephenson and Duncan Wisbey
    Produced and created by Bill Dare
    Production Coordinator: Sarah Sharpe
    A BBC Studios production
    Written by Nev Fountain & Tom Jamieson, Laurence Howarth, Ed Amsden & Tom Coles, Jeffrey Aidoo, Simon Alcock, Becca Bain, James Bugg, Sarah Campbell, Tasha Dhanraj, Sophie Dickson, Rajiv Karia, Athena Kugblenu, Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch, Edward Tew, Duncan Wisbey

    First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 11 June-16 July 2021 (Series 21), 10-24 December 2021 (Christmas Specials)

    © 2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd
    (P) 2022 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

RELEASED 03/02/2022

Tom Jamieson and Nev Fountain are part of the principal joke writing team for Private Eye magazine. Fountain and Jamieson were the head writers of the award winning satirical sketch series DEAD RINGERS which transferred from Radio 4 to BBC2 in 2002, where it then ran for seven successful series and subsequently on BBC TV (and was revived for radio in 2014). They have also contributed to many radio and television comedy programmes, including HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, 2DTV, THE NEWS QUIZ and BIG IMPRESSION. The pair are also responsible for the Radio 4 historical comedy ELEPHANTS TO CATCH EELS and TXT MSSG RCVD, the first episode of the BBC3 anthology series TWISTED TALES.

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