Dead Ringers (2014)

Dead Ringers. Image shows from L to R: Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey. Copyright: BBC.

Dead Ringers

Satirical impressionist show mocking the great and good, from politicians to those familar voices on Radio 4

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 9th July 2014, 2:31pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Suggestions for new voices? Mrs Brown? Rob Brydon? Susanna Reid?

Not expecting the return of you-know-who...

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george roper

  • Thursday 10th July 2014, 11:54am [Edited]
  • in the back on stan butlers bus ., England
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 9th July 2014, 2:31 PM BST

Suggestions for new voices? Mrs Brown? Rob Brydon? Susanna Reid?

Not expecting the return of you-know-who...

Who's that then, Paul?

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 10th July 2014, 12:13pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

Who do they always do? Rolf Harris, of course.

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A Horseradish

  • Wednesday 27th August 2014, 7:07pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
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Thought it was quite good this evening.

Miliband and Cable, Penelope Wilton, Sue Mcgregor and Neil Nunes etc.

Think it must be Episode 3 or 4? Hope they do more soon.

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T.W.

  • Friday 29th August 2014, 6:19pm
  • England
  • 15,786 posts

Pants as ever! :)

Off-topic post by sootyj on Fri 29th Aug 2014, 18:40

Hey Doc Tim what does Superman wear over his tights

Quote: T.W. @ 29th August 2014, 6:19 PM BST

Pants as ever! :)

Thanks you da man

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Chappers

  • Saturday 30th August 2014, 11:25am
  • Surreyish., England
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How about Jon Culshaw tries a voice other than his own?

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Nogget

  • Sunday 31st August 2014, 11:14am
  • England
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Enjoying it. Interesting that with Culshaw's Nunes impression, he can get away with effectively blacking up on radio.

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Chappers

  • Sunday 31st August 2014, 5:26pm
  • Surreyish., England
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Who is Nunes?

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snrub

  • Wednesday 3rd September 2014, 4:29pm
  • England
  • 22 posts
Quote: Nogget @ 31st August 2014, 11:14 AM BST

Enjoying it. Interesting that with Culshaw's Nunes impression, he can get away with effectively blacking up on radio.

Is it though? It's a show for soundalikes not lookalikes isn't it? Can't say many people have a problem with white male Hank Azaria doing Apu on The Simpsons - is that also "blacking up"?

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A Horseradish

  • Thursday 4th September 2014, 1:04am [Edited]
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Quote: snrub @ 3rd September 2014, 4:29 PM BST

Is it though? It's a show for soundalikes not lookalikes isn't it? Can't say many people have a problem with white male Hank Azaria doing Apu on The Simpsons - is that also "blacking up"?

I understand the "blacking up" point but in the episode of DR I heard the character merged into the voice that promotes digital radio, D Love. That is surely a bit of a caricature in itself - slightly Luther Vandross and slightly Barry White. I think there is a hint in the DR version of Nunes of mocking the audience. Parts of the R4 audience doesn't take to Nunes and one question is why. Is it prejudice? Not Middle England enough?

D Love is loathed by commercial radio listeners for being an ill-judged concept that could only have been designed by a large committee. If its logic is to win over older listeners, it doesn't achieve it. But I may just be hearing what I am choosing to hear in the show - or finding some reasons to defend it. I do accept that.