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

Boswell's Lives

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015 - 2018
  • 12 episodes (3 series)

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

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

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2015 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Next repeats
  1. Series 2, Episode 1: Wednesday 6th July at 7am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 2, Episode 1: Wednesday 6th July at 5pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 2, Episode 1: Thursday 7th July at 5am on Radio 4 Extra
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