Austentatious. Image shows from L to R: Henry (Vernon Dobtcheff), Terry (Ricardo Coke-Thomas), Troy (Paul Bazely).


BBC Radio 4 sketch show starring comedy group Austentatious. 1 episode in 2017. Stars Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd and others.

Another series is in development.


Comedy group Austentatious bring their Jane Austen-style improvisation show to Radio 4

Sketch Show
BBC Radio 4
Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Joseph Morpurgo, Andrew Hunter Murray, Rachel Parris, Daniel Nils Roberts and Oliver Izod
Jon Harvey

Austentatious is the entirely improvised, entirely brilliant Regency comedy extravaganza! Each night the all-star cast improvise a brand new 'lost' Jane Austen work on the spot, based on nothing more than a title suggestion from the audience.

Previous masterpieces include The Sixth Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Shark and Double 0 Darcy. No two shows are ever the same - and no knowledge of Austen is required. Performed in period costume, with live musical accompaniment.

The group bring their unique improv show to Radio 4 for a one-off special to mark the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 18th June 2017 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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