Jane McCutcheon and Viv Riddoch writing for Dead Ringers

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

  • Saturday 15th December 2018, 5:55pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

Did anyone hear these two names in the writing credits for last night's Dead Ringers? It looks like they are going from strength to strength!

No one else slightly interested in this? Rolling eyes

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GAP1

  • Thursday 27th December 2018, 9:06am
  • Wales
  • 104 posts

Many congrats

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Will Cam

  • Thursday 27th December 2018, 10:40am
  • England
  • 8,070 posts

That is brilliant news, well done ladies.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 27th December 2018, 12:11pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

"Tom Baker" really goes to town on the "RIDDOCH" !

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Chappers

  • Thursday 27th December 2018, 7:51pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,043 posts

I'm guessing these are members or ex-members? I think I remember Jane.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 27th December 2018, 8:42pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

She has a pseudonym on site and I've got in trouble for revealing it before.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 29th December 2018, 12:46am [Edited]
  • England
  • 4,103 posts

I've never heard "Dead Ringers" on the radio but even if the scripts are only semi-decent, they'll be infinitely better than the material they're coming up with on "The Imitation Game" on ITV.

If the scripts are actually good, I suggest they move the radio programme onto ITV to replace "The Imitation Game" which is probably the most dreadful waste of impressionist talent in the history of television.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 29th December 2018, 8:35am [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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There were several series of Dead Ringers on the TV. Its main home is radio. People never look like the person they're impersonating.

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B T F

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 3:15am
  • United Kingdom
  • 156 posts

No way. I love Dead Ringers. Well done Jane and Viv.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 9:17am
  • Aldershot, England
  • 6,524 posts

Are they writing the Theresa May lines? She's my favourite bit of the show lately.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 10:03am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

She/they don't seem to be responding on this thread. Might be better off tweeting them?

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Bonzo

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 1:45pm
  • London, England
  • 839 posts

Hi all, thanks for your kind words. No, we don't write the teresa May lines, but agree they are terrific! I'm away at the moment with very patchy wifi. Hope you all have a great new year. :)

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Rood Eye

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 3:14pm [Edited]
  • England
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Quote: Paul Wimsett @ 27th December 2018, 8:42 PM

She has a pseudonym on site and I've got in trouble for revealing it before.

God forbid that that pseudonym should ever be revealed!

Quote: Bonzo @ 30th December 2018, 1:45 PM

Hi all, thanks for your kind words.

D'oh! :O

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Paul Wimsett

  • Sunday 30th December 2018, 4:21pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts
Quote: Rood Eye @ 30th December 2018, 3:14 PM

God forbid that that pseudonym should ever be revealed!

Well she is the only female on this forum who writes with someone else so it is a giveaway.

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Chappers

  • Tuesday 1st January 2019, 8:14pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,043 posts

I thought that maybe these 2 were writing individually. It isn't clear.