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

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2000 - 2006
BBC Radio 4
24 (4 series)
Jay Tarses, Andy Hamilton, James Fleet, Felicity Montagu, Penelope Nice, Sophie Thompson, Jan Ravens, Julia Hills and more
Jay Tarses and Andy Hamilton
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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First broadcast
Tuesday 18th January 2000 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 7th May 2022 at 8:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 7th May 2022 at 10:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Series 4, Episode 6

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