The Penny Dreadfuls Present.... Image shows from L to R: Humphrey Ker, Thom Tuck, David Reed.

The Penny Dreadfuls Present...

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 7 comedy drama starring The Penny Dreadfuls, mocking the Victorians, and later other historical figures. 17 episodes (2 series), 2008 - 2020. Stars Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck, Ingrid Oliver and Miles Jupp.

Another series is in development.

Macbeth Rebothered - The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Macbeth Rebothered

Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls return to tackle another iconic figure from history: this is the story of the much misunderstood and maligned King Macbeth, played by Greg McHugh. Narrated by Susan Calman.

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The Penny Dreadfuls Present.... Image shows from L to R: Humphrey Ker, David Reed, Thom Tuck. Copyright: BBC.

Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls return to tackle another iconic figure from history: this is the story of the much misunderstood and maligned King Macbeth.

You will be aware of another moderately successful play that also tells the tale of this tragic King. A play that has cluttered up many a school curriculum and given thespians the world over the opportunity to shout a lot whilst covered in fake blood. That's all very well if you like that sort of thing, but isn't it about high time the truth was told about this most noble of Scottish Kings?

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 13th December 2014
Time
2:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Humphrey Ker Various
David Reed Various
Thom Tuck Various
Guest cast
Greg McHugh Macbeth
Margaret Cabourn-Smith Ensemble Actor
Susan Calman Narrator
Writing team
David Reed Writer
Humphrey Ker Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Julia McKenzie Producer
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