Dead Ringers: Series 18

Dead Ringers: Series 18

The BBC Radio 4 impressions show


The complete Series 18 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 impressions show – plus special episode An Alien Has Landed

Dead Ringers is back with more topical comedy, political vituperation, media mauling and celebrity savaging from Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey and Josh Berry.

In the six shows from Series 18, ‘Brexit Bulldog’ David Davis decides to go back in time to 1973 and prevent Britain from joining the EEC in the first place, Joan Bakewell explains Love Island to Radio 4 listeners, and we hear the team’s unique take on the summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump. There’s also a guide to the World Cup for those who hear ‘And now Gary with the sport’ and think it's a cue to go and brush their teeth; and an exploration into how Britain is coping with an onslaught of good sporting news and relentlessly pleasant weather.

Guest starring Sanjeev Bhaskar as extraterrestrial Geoff, the 45-minute special An Alien Has Landed sees Dead Ringers looking back one year after Geoff’s spaceship arrived on Earth, and examining his integration into British life, his meteoric rise and his spectacular fall from grace. Among the talking heads are Brian Cox, Louis Theroux – and Thora Hird.

Cast & Credits|

Featuring Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Lewis MacLeod, Debra Stephenson, Duncan Wisbey and Josh Berry
Guest starring Sanjeev Bhaskar
Produced by Bill Dare
Written by Tom Jamieson, Nev Fountain, Tom Coles, Ed Amsden, Sarah Campbell, Laurence Howarth, James Bugg, Laura Major, Max Davis, Mike Shepherd, Sara Gibson, Alex Hardy, Simon Alcock, Duncan Wisbey, Jack Bernhardt, Vivienne Riddoch, Jane McCutcheon and others
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8 June-13 July 2018 (Series 18) and 17 February 2018 (An Alien Has Landed)

About the authors

Tom Jamieson

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Nev Fountain

Nev Fountain is an English writer, best known for his comedy work with writing partner Tom Jamieson on the radio and television programme Dead Ringers. He has written several novels, as well as audio dramas based on the TV series Doctor Who. He is also a staff writer for Private Eye magazine.
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