A Series Of Psychotic Episodes
Surreal Radio 7 (and now Radio 4) Sony-nominated sketch comedy show from new comic talent Miriam Elia
- Sketch Show
- 2007 - 2010
- BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 7
- 9 (1 pilot + 2 series)
- Miriam Elia, Ruth Donegan, Alyssa Kyria, James Kenward, Dan Tetsell, Joanna Neary, Rachel Atkins, Pippa Evans and others
- Miriam Elia
- 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.
- Part of
- Production company
- Theme for Series 2, from Prokoviev's "Cinderella".
- Laugh track
- Yes and no; it varies
- 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