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Scrooby Trevithick

Scrooby Trevithick

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2008 - 2010
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Comedy by Andy Parsons following the fictional adventures of a man called Scrooby Trevithick. Stars Andy Parsons, Ben Hurley, Kerry Godliman, Frankie Boyle, Katherine Jakeways and more.

Press clippings

A second series of the comedy written by and starring Andy Parsons continues to follow the exploits of the hapless Scrooby (Andy Parsons), a well-meaning but flawed young man who is desperately trying to better himself through his own website. This week, he tries to become an entrepeneur by misspending his inheritance. Dara O'Briain, Russell Howard, Hugh Dennis all also star - obviously they all had some time free between recording episodes of Mock the Week...

Scott Matthewman, The Stage, 12th March 2010

The advent of 24-hour drinking may have largely deprived this sort of comedy of its natural constituency - the punter who consumes his bodyweight in Last Orders beer and then staggers off in search of radio-based hilarity - but that doesn't stop the Beeb from commissioning it.

Frankly, if you're sober none of it makes much sense, but it appears that the Scrooby of the title (played by the writer of the series, Andy Parsons) has gone missing but has left a series of recordings on his MP3 player, each describing his experience of various lifestyles, some of them alternative and some not.

The impressive list of guest stars includes Dara O'Briain, Frankie Boyle, Marcus Brigstocke and Lucy Porter, proof - if nothing else - that Parsons has some good friends on the stand-up circuit. There's also an interactive element that involves contacting a website and suggesting other enterprises for him to 'investigate'.

Chris Campling, The Times, 26th June 2008

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