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Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 8 episodes (2 series), 2014 - 2015. Stars Elvis McGonagall, Susan Morrison, Lewis Macleod, Gabriel Quigley and Clarke Peters.

Elvis McGonagall Takes A Look On The Bright Side

Sitcom based around the stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian and broadcaster character Elvis McGonagall

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2014 - 2015
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8   (2 series)
Starring
Elvis McGonagall, Susan Morrison, Lewis Macleod, Gabriel Quigley and Clarke Peters
Writers
Elvis McGonagall, Helen Braunholtz-Smith and Frank Stirling
Producer
Frank Stirling

Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian and broadcaster Elvis McGonagall (aka poet and performer Richard Smith) is determined to do something about his bitter, dyspeptic and bloody minded view of contemporary life.

There are good things out there, if he could only be bothered to find them. From his home in the Graceland Park near Dundee, the Scottish punk poet goes in search of the brighter side of life. With the help of his dog, Trouble, his friend, Susan Morrison, and his own private narrator, Clarke Peters, Elvis does his very best to accentuate the positive - he really does.

Recorded almost entirely on location, in a caravan on a truly glamorous industrial estate somewhere in Scotland.

As Elvis, poet Richard Smith is the 2006 World Poetry Slam Champion, the compere of the notorious Blue Suede Sporran Club and appears regularly on BBC Radio 4.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 30th April 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 16th September 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 16th August 2019 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra