Graham Fellows.

Excuse Me, Are You John Shuttleworth?

BBC Radio 4 comedy about Graham Fellows, the man behind John Shuttleworth. 2 episodes (1 series) in 2020. Stars Graham Fellows.

Excuse Me, Are You John Shuttleworth?

Graham Fellows tells his own story and the history behind his comic characters

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2020
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
2   (1 series)
Star
Graham Fellows
Writer
Graham Fellows
Producer
Dawn Ellis

Radio 4 fans need no introduction to singer/organist John Shuttleworth, who has been a firm favourite on the station for some years now. But say the name Graham Fellows and many listeners won't know who you're talking about - including John Shuttleworth himself!

Graham Fellows is an actor, musician and character comedian who has been in showbusiness for 42 years and, after hiding behind the masks of made-up people, it's time he revealed himself.

This two-part series is an honest account of Graham's life to date - sometimes hilarious, sometimes moving and often disarmingly honest - which will give a real sense of the man behind the mask. Each show will be punctuated with witty and moving songs performed on pedal harmonium and Graham will share which songs he kept for himself and which he gave to his characters, and why.

There will, on occasion, be interjections from some of Graham's characters, particularly John Shuttleworth, as these lives are so intertwined. In fact, John is such a well-developed character that he can interject when Graham least expects it!

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Graham Fellows: Excuse Me, Are You John Shuttleworth?
  • Graham Fellows - Excuse Me, Are You John Shuttleworth?
  • Graham Fellows Excuse Me, Are You John Shuttleworth?

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 25th December 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:15pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 28th December 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:15pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes