Life, Death & Sex with Mike and Sue

Life, Death & Sex with Mike and Sue

A BBC Radio 4 comedy


A collection of the hilarious show-within-a-show about two daytime TV presenters

Sit back, dip your biscuit in your tea, and relax... because Mike and Sue are here! In each episode of this mid-morning spoof, the sofa-bound host couple Mike and Sue and their live studio audience tackle various topics of the day - no matter how clumsily.

Ranging from shopping addictions and teenagers to cults and holidays, the programme intersperses studio segments with sketches on the day's topics, so if you've ever wanted to know what gardening and terrorism have in common, or what the wider public really feels about marriage, listen up. Plus: could therapy have helped Henry VIII, what are the most dangerous ducks, and will Mike and Sue win the TV award that, surely, everyone knows they deserve? Plus a moving appeal on behalf of actors who make moving appeals.

Starring Jan Ravens (Dead Ringers, Spitting Image), Robert Duncan (Old Harry's Game, Drop the Dead Donkey), Sally Phillips (Miranda, Smack the Pony), Steve Punt (The Now Show, Horrible Histories), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London), Alistair McGowan (The Big Impression, Have I Got News for You), Ronni Ancona (Last Tango in Halifax, The Big Impression), and many more. This four-series run will scratch any itch you have for mid-morning mayhem, no matter the time of day, and is just the thing for fans of The Now Show and Knowing Me, Knowing You.

Cast and credits
Mike - Robert Duncan
Sue - Julia Hills (Series 1)
Sue - Jan Ravens (Series 2-4)

Assorted roles:
Sally Phillips
Tracy-Ann Oberman
Steve Punt
Alistair McGowan
Ronni Ancona
Bill Dare
Roger Blake
Mark Kilmurry
Dan Strauss
Debbie Isitt
Tim De Jongh
Christopher Douglas
Toby Longworth
Emma Kennedy
Martin Jarvis
Pauline McLynn
Karl MacDermott
Jonathan White
Conor Lambert
Mario Rosenstock
Farrell Fleming

Music by Mike Burton
Written by Steve Punt, Christopher Douglas, Dan Gaster, Will Ing, Ben Silburn, Ian Brown, James Hendrie, Bert Tyler-Moore, George Jeffrie, Tim De Jongh, David Spicer and Hugh Rycroft
Created by Bill Dare

Produced by Pete Sinclair, Julia Hills, Jo Clegg, Aled Evans and Helen Williams

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4:
25 April - 30 May 1996 (Series 1)
4 June - 9 July 1997 (Series 2)
17 September - 22 October 1998 (Series 3)
14 September - 19 October 1999 (Series 4)
Sadly Episode 2 of Series 2 could not be included as it is lost from the BBC Archive

©2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2023 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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