Michael Frayn's Magic Mobile. Image shows from L to R: David Suchet, Michael Frayn, Susannah Fielding, Martin Jarvis. Copyright: Jarvis and Ayres Productions

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2020
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Stars
David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Jared Harris, Adam Godley, Martin Jarvis, Roger Allam and more
Writer
Michael Frayn
Director
Martin Jarvis
Producer
Rosalind Ayres
Companies

Michael Frayn's comic universe at the touch of a button. Directed by long-time Frayn-collaborator Martin Jarvis. A glittering cast includes David Suchet, Susannah Fielding, Joanna Lumley, Alfred Molina, Adam Godley, Jared Harris, Martin Jarvis and Roger Allam.

"The electronic device so simple even an adult can use it." Half-an-hour of brand new monologues and dialogues, brought to you by the makers of Matchbox Theatre and Pocket Playhouse.

Ever imagined God being interviewed on Desert Island Discs? Or worrying about his image? How does the pharmaceutical industry name its newest drugs? Could shopping for teabags become a political decision? Might Shakespeare be considered an adequate co-writer?

It's all here, and more, in Michael Frayn's magical entertainment system. No passwords needed to enter.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Magic Mobile
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 11th September 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Friday 10th September 2021 at 10:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Friday 10th September 2021 at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4

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