Dead Ringers. Image shows from L to R: Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey. Copyright: BBC
Dead Ringers

Dead Ringers

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2000 - 2023
  • 146 episodes (23 series)

Satirical impressionist show mocking the great and good, from politicians to those familar voices on Radio 4. Stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Duncan Wisbey, Lewis Macleod, Debra Stephenson and more.

  • Due to return for Series 24

Episode menu

Series 20, Episode 1

If there's comedy in Covid, the team will find it. World leaders, the media, experts, celebrities, Michael Gove - no one is off limits. Recorded in five different kitchens. This episode looks back at the key moments since the pandemic began, with a special maths lesson from Matt Hancock, a fight between Good and Bad Boris about when lockdown should start, a secret recording of Dominic Cummings and an outtake from Normal People. Sir Kier Starmer also makes his Dead Ringers debut.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th June 2020
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 13th June 2020 12:30pm Radio 4
Monday 15th June 2020 11:00pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 16th June 2020 9:00am Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Jon Culshaw Various
Jan Ravens Various
Duncan Wisbey Various
Lewis Macleod Various
Debra Stephenson Various
Writing team
Nev Fountain Writer
Tom Jamieson Writer
Laurence Howarth Writer
Tom Coles Writer
James Bugg Writer
Sarah Campbell Writer
Duncan Wisbey Writer
Ed Amsden Writer
Simon Alcock Writer
Cody Dahler Writer
Production team
Bill Dare Producer

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