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

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 4 - The Sea

Why did Turner paint it so often - was it its timeless majesty, or because he couldn't draw hands properly?

Broadcast details

Thursday 5th August 1993
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 2nd March 2012 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 5th February 2013 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Friday 8th August 2014 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 18th August 2016 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 10:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Thursday 19th September 2019 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra
Sunday 9th May 2021 11:30pm Radio 4 Extra

Cast & crew

Stewart Lee Host / Presenter
Richard Herring Host / Presenter
Tom Baker Lionel Nimrod
Armando Iannucci Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Carla Mendonca Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Stewart Lee Writer
Richard Herring Writer
Production team
Sarah Smith Producer

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