The Penny Dreadfuls Present.... Image shows from L to R: David Reed, Thom Tuck, Humphrey Ker. Image credit: British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Penny Dreadfuls Present...

A new series of this comedy is in production.

Radio comedies in which sketch group The Penny Dreadfuls - aka Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - present plays around historical subjects

The Penny Dreadfuls Present... The Brothers Faversham; More Brothers Faversham; Guy Fawkes; Revolution; Hereward The Wake; Macbeth Rebothered; The Odyssey; The Curse of The Beagle
Sketch Show
2008 - 2016  (BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 7)
14 (2 series)
Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck, Ingrid Oliver
Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck
British Broadcasting Corporation

Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck write and perform as the Victorian-themed sketch group The Penny Dreadfuls.

Each episode of their initial radio show looked at a different Faversham brother, the sons of Kentish aristocrat Sir Digby Faversham and his wife Lady Alexandra, The British Empire's sexiest, deadliest, and most pregnant secret agent.

From fighting wars to solving crimes, to great explorers to amazing magicians, there is not one field that the brothers failed to impress in.

Since 2009 the troupe have been recording a series of plays on various historical subjects. Their first covered the live of Guy Fawkes. Their second, in 2011, covered the French Revolution. A third, on Boxing Day 2012 covered the forgotten English rebel Hereward The Wake.

In 2014 they presented their tale Macbeth Rebothered starring Greg McHugh. In 2015 their new story took on Homer's Odyssey, with guest star Robert Webb. Next up is a tale called The Curse of The Beagle.