- Comedy Drama
- 2008 - 2020
- BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 7
- 18 (2 series)
- Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck, Ingrid Oliver and Miles Jupp
- Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck
- Julia McKenzie
Originally each episode of their initial radio show looked at a different Faversham brother, the sons of Kentish aristocrat Sir Digby Faversham and his wife Lady Alexandra... The British Empire's sexiest, deadliest, and most pregnant secret agent. From fighting wars to solving crimes, to great explorers to amazing magicians, there is not one field that the brothers failed to impress in.
Since 2009 the troupe have been recording a series of plays on various historical subjects. Their first covered the live of Guy Fawkes, with Kevin Eldon in the title role. Their second, in 2011, covered the French Revolution, with Richard E. Grant as Maximilien Robespierre. A third, on Boxing Day 2012 covered the forgotten English rebel Hereward The Wake, narrated by Justin Edwards.
In 2014 they presented their tale Macbeth Rebothered starring Greg McHugh. In 2015 their new story took on Homer's Odyssey, with guest star Robert Webb. In 2016 they presented The Curse of The Beagle about Charles Darwin, and in 2017 they parodied John Le Carré in Le Carré On Spying guest starring Miles Jupp. In 2018 they presented their take on Don Quixote, starring Sylvester McCoy, and the following year the looked at the life of Hadrian, starring Tony Gardner.
In 2020, their next tale will be a retelling of Richard III.
- Production company
- Also known as
- The Brothers Faversham (Other official name)
- More Brothers Faversham (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Revolution (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Hereward The Wake (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Macbeth Rebothered (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: The Curse Of The Beagle (Other official name)
- The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Le Carré On Spying (Other official name)
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Friday 11th January 2008 on BBC Radio 7 at 11:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 13th April 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:15pm
- Last repeat
- Sunday 7th February 2021 at 3:00am on Radio 4 Extra