Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel. Groucho Marx as Waldorf T Flywheel (Michael Roberts). Copyright: BBC.

Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel

BBC Radio 4 sitcom recreating lost Marx Brothers scripts. 18 episodes (3 series), 1990 - 1992. Stars Michael Roberts, Frank Lazarus, Lorelei King, Graham Hoadly and Vincent Marzello.

Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel - The Complete Series 1-3

Flywheel, Shyster & Flywheel - The Complete Series 1-3

A BBC radio recreation of the Marx Brothers' lost shows, starring Michael Roberts and Frank Lazarus.

First broadcast on America's NBC network between 1932-33, Flywheel, Shyster And Flywheel charted the exploits of shady lawyer Waldorf T Flywheel (played by Groucho Marx) and his dopey assistant, Emmanuel Ravelli (played by Chico Marx). The original recordings were lost, but the scripts were rediscovered in 1988 and adapted and rerecorded by BBC Radio 4 in 1990-92 in front of a live studio audience.

Fast-paced and full of quickfire gags, the show proved a hit, winning a gold medal at the New York International Festival in 1992.

First published: Thursday 7th March 2019