Revolting People. Copyright: BBC
Revolting People

Revolting People

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2000 - 2006
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

An Anglo-American radio sitcom set in Colonial America. Written by and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses. Also features James Fleet, Felicity Montagu, Penelope Nice, Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens and more.

Revolting People. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2000 - 2006
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
24 (4 series)
Stars
Jay Tarses, Andy Hamilton, James Fleet, Felicity Montagu, Penelope Nice, Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens, Julia Hills and more
Writers
Jay Tarses and Andy Hamilton
Producer
Paul Mayhew-Archer
Companies

Baltimore, the 1770s - Shopkeeper Samuel Oliphant has a lot on his plate. His country is fighting for its freedom against the British, leaving him with less customers (dead people tend to shop less), and he has two redcoats living in his house: One-eyed, one-armed, one-legged, one nostrilled conman Sergeant McGurk, and his ineffectual officer Captain Brimshaw.

Samuel's family is no better. His wife became a lesbian, his eldest daughter Cora is a strict Christian who is married the pompous pro-British official Ezekiel Spriggs, his youngest daughter Mary is an anti-British pamphleteer who has a crush on Brimshaw, and his only son Joshua is both incredibly strong and incredibly stupid.

Additional details

Production
Studio

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 18th January 2000 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 6th June 2006 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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