Crème de la Crime

Crème de la Crime

A BBC Radio spoof documentary series
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The complete series 1-3 of the spoof true crime series, written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis

Michael Feydeau, alias TV's much-loved Inspector Niblett, and crime expert David Pershore (the bestselling author of A Nice Sit Down with Some Horrific Murders) go on a thrilling journey through the gruesome history of crime, digging deep into the vaults of villainy to exhume dastardly cases of theft, intrigue, deception, fraud, murder, murder and a touch more murder.

Using a daring mixture of reconstructions, interviews, music and specially made noises, they serve up the twisted tales of spying skulduggery, wartime treason, the mysterious curse of an Egyptian mummy, and a fallen medieval monk. Also on the menu are a mélange of multi-murderers, a strange death by cutlery, a vanishing lord and a fiendish case of felony afloat...

Starring Hugh Dennis as Feydeau and Steve Punt as Pershore, this sensational send-up of the true crime genre also features guest stars Emma Kennedy, Simon Greenall, Chris Pavlo, Olivia Colman, Ewan Bailey and Steven Kynman.

Production credits
Written by and starring Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis
Produced and directed by Adam Bromley
With Emma Kennedy, Simon Greenall, Chris Pavlo, Olivia Colman, Ewan Bailey, Steven Kynman

First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 19 September-24 October 2001 (Series 1), 15 May-5 June 2002 (Series 2), 2-23 April 2003 (Series 3)

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Steve Punt

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Hugh Dennis

Peter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962) is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered. Since 2005, Dennis has been a regular panellist on the BBC Two satirical comedy show Mock the Week.
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