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A Series Of Psychotic Episodes

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7 sketch show. 9 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2007 - 2010. Stars Miriam Elia, Ruth Donegan, Alyssa Kyria, James Kenward, Dan Tetsell, Joanna Neary, Rachel Atkins and others.

A Series Of Psychotic Episodes

Surreal Radio 7 (and now Radio 4) Sony-nominated sketch comedy show from new comic talent Miriam Elia

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2007 - 2010
Channels
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 7
Episodes
9   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Miriam Elia, Ruth Donegan, Alyssa Kyria, James Kenward, Dan Tetsell, Joanna Neary, Rachel Atkins, Pippa Evans and others
Writer
Miriam Elia
Producer
Victoria Lloyd

Dark and daft, A Series of Psychotic Episodes meanders through events (real and fictional) in Miriam Elia's life and features such surreal things as a talking wall, the ironic stripper fairy, a mosquito who has seen too many Hitchcock films and Hansel & Gretel visiting an all night garage.

There are also a selection of recurring sketches in show. In the first series these included the annoying New Age Mother; historical radio series Revising History; and MC Veryfasttalk, a rap DJ who moves to the countryside for work.

Recurring sketches in the second series include the paranoid diary of Edward the Hamster (1990-1990) and Postmodern Pat, in which the children's TV character realises everything is fiction.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 7's Witty And Twisted

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme for Series 2, from Prokoviev's "Cinderella".
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 7th March 2007 on BBC Radio 7 at 10:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 20th October 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:15pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 28th July 2013 at 11:45pm on Radio 4 Extra

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