- Comedy Drama
- 1993 - 1995
- BBC Radio 4
- 18 (3 series), plus 2 other episodes
- Josie Lawrence, Phelim McDermott, Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin, Jim Sweeney and Lee Simpson
- Phil Clarke
The Masterson Inheritance is described as "an improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself. No script, no rehearsals, just an audience and a couple of microphones."
Narrated by Lee Simpson, each episode is set in a different period of history, with a cast including Josie Lawrence, Phelim McDermott, Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin and Jim Sweeney, creating a completely improvised story based on audience suggestions.
- Production company
- All music and sound effects were improvised live.
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 22nd April 1993 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 25th December 1995 on BBC Radio 4 at 12:25pm
- Last repeat
- Thursday 11th June 2020 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra