The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Marek Larwood, Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp, Richard E Grant, and Sally Hawkins.
Miles Jupp stars as fussy food writer Damien Trench in three series of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Well-known cookery writer Damien Trench is famous for his book A Year in the Kitchen, a diary of everything he cooked and ate over the course of 12 months. Now, for the follow-up volume, In and Out of the Kitchen, Damien undertakes to open up the doors "not only to my kitchen, but also to my life". But is Damien’s life as idyllic as his listeners might suppose?
"Miles Jupp at his best"
Here are all six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom written by and starring Ben Willbond and Justin Edwards about two incompetent science teachers who work at a college that specialises in drama, and whose world is turned upside down by the arrival of a new boss.
"Beyond Boring and Silly "
Published in the 200th anniversary year of the Battle of Waterloo, a witty look at how the French still think they won, by Stephen Clarke, author of 1000 Years of Annoying the French and A Year in the Merde. Two centuries after the Battle of Waterloo, the French are still in denial. If Napoleon lost on 18 June 1815 (and that's a big 'if') then whoever rules the universe got it wrong. As soon as the cannons stopped firing, French historians began rewriting history.
In August 2002, three young, largely unknown, comedians took their show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and promptly won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award.
Miles Jupp stars as cookery writer Damien Trench in all six episodes of the second BBC Radio 4 series. 1/6. The Review: It's a new year and Damien is asked to write a restaurant review for Pink Floyd. 2/6. Valentine's Day: Anthony bans Damien from the kitchen so he can cook a surprise Valentine's Day meal. 3/6. The Dinner Party: Damien and Anthony both have news to celebrate. 4/6. The Wedding: Anthony is asked to be best man by a friend he hasn't seen since school. 5/6.
Miles Jupp stars as fussy food writer Damien Trench in six episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Well-known cookery writer Damien Trench is famous for his book A Year in the Kitchen and is now writing its follow-up volume, In and Out of the Kitchen, in which he opens up the doors “not only to my kitchen, but also to my life”.