Crybabies. Copyright: Rebecca Need-Menear
Crybabies Present... Bagbeard

Crybabies Present... Bagbeard

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2024
  • 1 pilot

Narrative-driven sketch show set a remote island. Stars James Gault, Ed Jones, Michael Clarke, Nimisha Odedra and Kevin Eldon

Crybabies. Copyright: Rebecca Need-Menear

Key details

Sketch Show
BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
James Gault, Ed Jones, Michael Clarke, Nimisha Odedra and Kevin Eldon
Michael Clarke, James Gault and Ed Jones
Benjamin Sutton and Joe Nunnery

Crybabies' unique blend of narrative-driven sketch comedy earned them a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards and a host of 5 star reviews.

Set on a strange forgotten island off the English coast, erstwhile science teacher Chris Mystery (not Christmas Tree) discovers an alien creature from a faraway universe...Bagbeard. Desperate to share his discovery and achieve the acclaim he's always desired, Mystery must conceal this alien creature from the baying townspeople and Terminator-esque government agent, Victor Valentine.

Bagbeard is ET meets The Wicker Man meets Harry Meets Sally. Join James Gault (tall), Ed Jones (handsome) and Michael Clarke (??) for this boundlessly absurd, sci-fi infected, narrative sketch adventure about finding your place in the universe.


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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 7th January 2024 at 7:15pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Friday 12th January 2024 at 10:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

Recording details

  • Backyard Comedy Club

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