Dead Ringers. Copyright: BBC.

Dead Ringers

BBC Two sketch show. 48 episodes (pilot + 7 series), 2002 - 2007.

Press Clippings

10 satire shows we need back on our TV screens

It's fair to say that we don't have much satire on TV at the moment. So, are we really beyond satire now? Have things become too surreal? Well, I'm not so sure. In no particular order, here are ten shows that I think need a revival in these turbulent times.

Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 7th August 2019

Jan Ravens: making a lasting impression

The female impressionist has spent a long career lampooning the powerful and famous on radio and TV, and now, at 50, she's taking to the stage in a solo show.

Jasper Rees, The Times, 11th May 2009

Bell tolls for Dead Ringers

The BBC has called time on long-running radio and TV impressions show Dead Ringers. The corporation confirmed today that the show, which starred comedians such as Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens and Phil Cornwell, would not be returning.

Robin Parker, Broadcast, 15th April 2009

First off, any comedy that has a voiceover (or soundalike) from the great Tom Baker (with whom I spent an hilarious hour doing a webchat) has my seal of approval. Dead Ringers is probably as close as we'll get right now to the great Spitting Image. Although, it shows a tiresome obsession with another comedy trend, the one of involving 'innocent' members of the public caught unawares. It was funny once, but not now - let's all move on, shall we?

Almost Witty,