Desolation Jests. Image shows from L to R: Rory Bremner, David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens. Copyright: BBC.

Desolation Jests

BBC Radio 4 sketch show starring David Jason. 4 episodes (1 series), 2016 - 2017. Stars David Jason, John Bird, Jan Ravens and Rory Bremner.

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Radio comedies up for BBC Audio Awards 2018

Shows starring Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, John Finnemore, Marcus Brigstocke, David Jason and Jocelyn Jee Esien are amongst the nominees for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2018.

British Comedy Guide, 21st November 2017

Back in the previous century, David Renwick wrote the celebrated "answering the question before last" Mastermind sketch for The Two Ronnies, so he gets a free pass to feature another pastiche of the famous quiz in his new show Desolation Jests. Here it takes its place alongside other imagined entertainments, such as the Klutz Brothers' classic A Day At The Proctologists and Mace And Dixon's The Fiancee Of Frankenstein.

David Hepworth, The Guardian, 10th December 2016