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Revolting People. Image shows from L to R: Sergeant McGurk (Andy Hamilton), Samuel Oliphant (Jay Tarses), Captain Brimshaw (James Fleet). Copyright: BBC.

Revolting People

BBC Radio 4 sitcom. 24 episodes (4 series), 2000 - 2006. Stars Jay Tarses, Andy Hamilton, James Fleet, Felicity Montagu, Penelope Nice, Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Saturday at 10:30pm

Revolting People

An Anglo-American radio sitcom set in Colonial America. Written and starring Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses

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

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.

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