Boswell's Lives. James Boswell (Miles Jupp). Copyright: BBC.

Boswell's Lives

BBC Radio 4 sitcom starring Miles Jupp. 12 episodes (3 series), 2015 - 2018. Stars Miles Jupp.

Boswell's Lives. James Boswell (Miles Jupp). Copyright: BBC.

Boswell's Lives

Radio 4 series in which Miles Jupp plays James Boswell, the famous biographer

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2015 - 2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (3 series)
Star
Miles Jupp
Writer
Jon Canter
Director
Sally Avens
Producer
Sally Avens

Actor and comedian Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell, the famous biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson, in this comedy series by Jon Canter which focuses on the lives of other legends, alive and dead.

The first series, which won the Best European Radio Fiction Series or Serial award at the Prix Europa 2015, saw Boswell attempt to write a biography of Sigmund Freud, Maria Callas and Harold Pinter. A special episode - broadcast in May 2015 - focused on a more topical person: Boris Johnson.

In Series 2, Boswell met Muhammad Ali, Karl Marx, Madonna and Alan Bennett.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 28th March 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 4th September 2019 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra