Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World. Image shows from L to R: Armando Iannucci, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Rebecca Front. Copyright: BBC.

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

BBC Radio 4 sketch show about unexplained things. 12 episodes (2 series), 1992 - 1993. Stars Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Tom Baker, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front.

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

1960s sci-fi star Lionel Nimrod looks the world's unexplained things, with help from Lee & Herring

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1992 - 1993
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Tom Baker, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front
Writers
Stewart Lee and Richard Herring
Producer
Sarah Smith

Lionel Nimrod (Tom Baker), famed for his role as Mackay the Morloi in the cult 1960s sci-fi series Star Ark, narrates this "documentary" series examining parts of the universe that we have yet to fully explain, such as the mind, death, and the unexplained itself.

While Nimrod may be the narrator, most of the actual content of the show is presented by Stewart Lee and Richard Herring performing sketches and other comic routines around each week's theme.

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme tune is Jerry Goldsmith's theme for Logan's Run.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 8th October 1992 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th August 1993 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Thursday 3rd October 2019 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra