The Shuttleworths. John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows). Copyright: BBC
The Shuttleworths

The Shuttleworths

  • Radio sitcom
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 1993 - 2022
  • 48 episodes (5 series)

Musings from John Shuttleworth as we eavesdrop on the semi-detached world of the Sheffield based singer and songwriter. Stars Graham Fellows.

The Shuttleworths. John Shuttleworth (Graham Fellows). Copyright: BBC

Key details

1993 - 2022
BBC Radio 4
48 (5 series), plus 9 other episodes
Graham Fellows
Graham Fellows
Dawn Ellis

Radio sitcom in which all parts are voiced by comedian Graham Fellows.

John Shuttleworth, Sheffield's favourite singer-songwriter, takes to the airwaves with his electronic keyboard, wife Mary, and next door neighbour (and sole agent) Ken Worthington in tow.

The fifteen minute episode are based "Sheffield's number one singer-songwriter" as he gives his thoughts on everyday life, and performs ditties on his keyboard.

In the latest series, as well as an internet toaster saga, John's adventures included writing a song for Lady Ga Ga (but only if he can get all his DIY duties done to Mary's satisfaction first); taking his first trip to an Indian restaurant for a curry after sampling Ken's naan bread; trying to help Ken get his washing off the line before the rain starts; taking up on the offer of an unpaid gig - but only because he has the promise of his own designated parking space; and celebrating a milestone birthday with a picnic. Mary's friend Joan Chitty makes an appearance in this series, as does John's nemesis: salesman Peter Cornelius.

In addition to five series of The Shuttleworths, there has also been two series of Radio Shuttleworth, in which John invited guests into his home; plus a series of John Shuttleworth's Open Mind, in which the musician investigated five unsolved phenomena.


Additional details

Also known as
  • Radio Shuttleworth
  • John Shuttleworth's Open Mind

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 11th October 1993 at 11:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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