Jessica Hynes.

I Told You I Was Ill

BBC Radio 3 comedy drama paying tribute to Spike Milligan. 3 episodes in 2018. Stars John Hegley, Jessica Hynes, Mark Heap, Pippa Haywood and others.

I Told You I Was Ill

Jessica Hynes writes and performs her own short drama about a female stand-up in search of the perfect gig

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
3
Starring
John Hegley, Jessica Hynes, Mark Heap, Pippa Haywood, Stephen Wight, Jonathan Keeble and Toby Hadoke
Writers
Jessica Hynes, Lee Mattinson and Toby Hadoke

A tribute to Spike Milligan in the centenary year of his birth, this is a special homage to Spike Milligan, where three writers respond to Milligan's style, his work, his legacy, hosted by comic poet and singer John Hegley.

Toby Hadoke presents Going, Going, Goon; Lee Mattinson delivers 2 Clowns, 1 Trumpet; and Jessica Hynes has written Deadline.

Performed live at the University of Hull's Middleton Hall. Part of 'Contains Strong Language'. A season of poetry and performance from Hull.

Production Details

Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 7th October 2018 on BBC Radio 3 at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 7th October 2018 on BBC Radio 3 at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 3rd January 2021 at 7:30pm
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