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Madam Mayor

BBC Radio 4 sitcom about local politics. 1 pilot in 2019. Stars Brenda Gilhooly, Jack Dee, Harry Hill, Michelle Collins and others.

Madam Mayor. Image shows from L to R: Denise (Michelle Collins), Tim (Jack Dee), Lizzie (Brenda Gilhooly), Roger (Harry Hill).

Madam Mayor

A merry satire of local politics, daft bureaucracy and small-time power

BBC Radio 4
1 Pilot
Brenda Gilhooly, Jack Dee, Harry Hill, Michelle Collins, Elis James and Jenni Murray
Brenda Gilhooly
Claire Jones and Pete Ward

A new comedy about a loud and eccentric mayor and her equally silly colleagues. Set in the present day in the fictional borough of Mansford, Madam Mayor merrily satirises middle England, local politics, daft bureaucracy and the deluded nature of small-time power.

The councillors at Mansford are always getting hot under the collar about something. If it's not the latest Brexit updates or a Royal visit, it's a recycling issue or a pothole saga or another wheelie bin disaster.

Production Details

Part of

Radio 4 Comedy Playhouse

Production companies
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: The Mayoress (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 12th July 2019 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes

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