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 - 2022
  • 135 episodes (22 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.

Press clippings

Dead Ringers is satire's great saviour - our politicians should be worried

The comedy sketch show is back, in rip-roaring form, just when the public needs it most.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 22nd June 2022

BBC pulls its Friday Night Comedy podcasts from Apple & Google

The BBC is taking its popular Friday-night radio comedy shows off all the major podcast platforms - except for its own. Programmes such as The News Quiz, Dead Ringers and The Now Show will soon only be available on BBC Sounds, as executives force listeners to use the Corporation's own platform.

Chortle, 27th January 2022 Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

Radio 4 is the world's most industrious comedy factory

Radio 4's nurturing of new writers and performers has produced some of our best comedy talent.

Gillian Reynolds, i Newspaper, 5th July 2021 Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Comedy this Christmas: 20 funnies to enjoy today

Comedy critic Dominic Maxwell picks 20 funny things to watch or listen to this Christmas.

Dominic Maxwell, The Times, 25th December 2020

Radio Times poll of best radio comedies

Radio 4 panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue has come top of a Radio Times list of the greatest radio comedy shows.

British Comedy Guide, 17th November 2020

Chortle Awards 2020 winners

Jessica Fostekew has won Best Show and the Breakthrough prize in the Chortle Awards. Other winners include Zoe Lyons, Bob Mortimer, Brodi Snook, The Delightful Sausage, Flo & Joan, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Rhod Gilbert.

British Comedy Guide, 18th March 2020

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