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

Dead Ringers

BBC Radio 4 sketch show featuring impressions. 108 episodes (19 series), 2000 - 2019. Stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Phil Cornwell, Kevin Connelly and others.

Another series is in development.

An Alien Has Landed

The Dead Ringers team imagine what would happen if an alien visited Earth. A one-off special for Radio 4's drama slot.

Further details

A space ship is heading towards earth. The world leaders respond - all that is except Donald Trump who believes it's all fake news. For reasons which gradually become clear the alien, (who's name is Geoff) has chosen Great Britain as his home from home. His impression of Britain comes from 70s television - a more innocent and cosy world. Swept up in a celebrity rollercoaster, Geoff enjoys his life in Britain, and Brits take him to their hearts. That is... until he becomes just a little too successful when he wins both Strictly and Bake Off, so beginning Geoff's fall from grace.

Broadcast details

Saturday 17th February 2018
BBC Radio 4
45 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jon Culshaw Various
    Jan Ravens Various
    Duncan Wisbey Various
    Lewis Macleod Various
    Debra Stephenson Various
    Guest cast
    Sanjeev Bhaskar Geoff
    Writing team
    Nev Fountain Writer
    Tom Jamieson Writer
    Laurence Howarth Writer
    Tom Coles Writer
    Sarah Campbell Writer
    Ed Amsden Writer
    Laura Major Writer
    Production team
    Bill Dare Producer

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