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

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1992 - 1993
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

1960s sci-fi star Lionel Nimrod looks the world's unexplained things, with help from Lee & Herring. Stars Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, Tom Baker, Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Soundtrack
Theme tune is Jerry Goldsmith's theme for Logan's Run.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 8th October 1992 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Thursday 19th August 1993 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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