Austentatious. Image shows from L to R: Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd, Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Austentatious.


BBC Radio 4 sketch show starring comedy group Austentatious. 4 episodes, 2017 - 2021. Stars Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins, Cariad Lloyd and others.

Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC Sounds

Press Clippings Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Interview: Austentatious (People's Choice Improv Award)

In total 1,386 people voted and they chose Austentatious: The Improvised Novel, for their choice for Show of the Year. I spoke to Rachel Parris about the show and being part of such a prestigious improv show.

Holly, Phoenix Remix, 29th December 2019 Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

The premise of Austentatious (18 June, 7.15pm, Radio 4) is that the great novelist actually wrote hundreds of lesser-known works, any one of which can be acted out by a troupe of improvisers including Amy Cooke-Hodgson, Graham Dickson, Charlotte Gittins and Cariad Lloyd if the audience only shout out its name. The extended canon includes Strictly Come Darcy and Mansfield Shark. The first one the team essay is Married to a Cad and a Bounder; the resulting programme works by marrying the pert formality and complex exposition favoured by Austen with a more modern sensibility. Most of all, it works, thanks to the comic reflexes of all concerned.

David Hepworth, The Guardian, 17th June 2017

Radio 4 commissions Austentatious

Hit improv troupe Austentatious, who create spontaneous stories in the style of Jane Austen, have landed their own Radio 4 show.

Jay Richardson, Chortle, 23rd March 2017