Irish Micks And Legends. Image shows from L to R: Aisling Bea, Yasmine Akram. Copyright: Green Dragon Media.

Irish Micks And Legends

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 8 episodes (2 series), 2012 - 2015. Stars Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram.

Series 1, Episode 4 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Thursday at 10:30pm.

Irish Micks And Legends

Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram present Britain with a series of modern, comic reworkings of traditional Irish stories and folklore

2012 - 2015
BBC Radio 4
8   (2 series)
Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram
Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram
Raymond Lau

Aisling Bea and Yasmine Akram become Ais and Yaz and are the very best pals. They are taking their role as Ireland's freshest story-tellers to the British nation very seriously indeed but they haven't had the time to do much research, learn their lines or work out who is doing which parts.

The girls' unconventional way of telling stories involves a concoction of thoroughly inappropriate modern-day metaphors and references to many of the ancient Irish stories.

With a natural knack for both comedy and character voices, Yasmine Akram and Aisling Bea bring you warm, modern re-workings of popular ancient Irish stories.

With a vast vault of fantastical myths, mixed with 21st century references to help you along, prepare for some very silly lessons in life, love and the crazy shenanigans of old Ireland and modern Irish.

Production Details

Production company
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 31st October 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 25th February 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 4: Thursday at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra