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.

  • Series 2, Episode 1 repeated Wednesday 6th July at 7am on Radio 4 Extra

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Boswell's Life of Muhammad Ali

Boswell meets Muhammad Ali (played by Lenny Henry) who is banned from boxing and in the wilderness - can Boswell help him out?

Broadcast details

Monday 21st March 2016
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


  1. Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 7:00am on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Wednesday 6th July 2022 at 5:00pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Thursday 7th July 2022 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 6th August 2018 11:00pm Radio 4
Wednesday 14th August 2019 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Monday 8th February 2021 9:00am Radio 4 Extra
Monday 8th February 2021 5:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 9th February 2021 5:00am Radio 4 Extra
Saturday 13th February 2021 12:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Miles Jupp James Boswell
Guest cast
Lenny Henry Muhammad Ali
Writing team
Jon Canter Writer
Production team
Sally Avens Director
Sally Avens Producer

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