A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics. Copyright: BBC
A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics

A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2015 - 2017
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Sketch show by John Nicholson, Richard Katz and Javier Marzan, focused around great works of fiction.

A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2015 - 2017
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
8 (2 series)
Stars
Richard Katz, Javier Marzan and John Nicholson
Writers
Richard Katz, Javier Marzan and John Nicholson
Director
Sasha Yevtushenko
Producer
Sasha Yevtushenko
Companies

Comedy trio Peepolykus assume the roles of minor characters in great works of fiction and derail the plot of the book through their hapless buffoonery.

Peepolykus (pronounced people-like-us) has exported its brand of irreverent comic theatre to over 100 towns and cities across four continents, often under the auspices of the British Council. The company's varied CV includes two tours of Bangladesh, winning the audience award at The Tehran Festival, performing to royalty in Brunei, to Indian states people in the Himalayas, a truly disastrous run in Barbados, an unforgettable stint on The Price is Right in Australia and other occasional bits of telly for the BBC.

Their theatre scripts are licensed worldwide and their award-winning musical with NYMT:UK is pencilled for re-launch. The company has also played for 3 months in the West End and collaborated with numerous organisations including Neal Street Productions, Aardman, NT, The Kevin Spacey Foundation and currently with Brunel University on STUCK - working with schools to adopt improvisation into the curriculum.

Past forays on Radio 4 have included a co-penned series with Rik Mayall, a star-studded adaptation of A Christmas Carol and a live recording of The Hound of The Baskervilles.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Peepolykus - A Trespasser's Guide To The Classics
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 14th October 2015 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats

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