Alexei Sayle's The Absence Of Normal

Episodes

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Banner Bright20190304

Episode 2: Banner Bright

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Banner Bright is the story of a group of left wing radicals who meet during the occupation of a Lancashire university in 1968 and come to believe they can change the world with an inspirational protest banner.

Starring Ben Crompton, George Fouracres, Kath Hughes, Tim Key and Nimisha Odedra
Written and adapted for radio by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production

Dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

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Episode 4: The Last Woman Killed in the War

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted for radio from his original short stories.

In 1960s Liverpool, Mary’s parents whisk her away from their working class community to hide her illegitimate pregnancy. Returning 40 years later to confront them, she discovers that attitudes have shifted somewhat.

Starring:

Adi Alfa
Katy Carmichael
Shaun Mason
Jan Ravens
Paislie Reid

Written and narrated by Alexei Sayle. Adapted for Radio by Graham Duff.

Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production

Dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

In 1960’s Liverpool, Mary’s parents whisk her away from their working class community to hide her illegitimate pregnancy. Returning 40 years later to confront them, she discovers that attitudes have shifted somewhat.

A BBC Studios Production

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Episode 3: The Minister for Death

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted for radio from his original short stories.

The Minister for Death is the story of a Liverpudlian pensioner who turns the tables on a would be mugger and in the process rediscovers an unhealthy lust for murder.

Starring Paul Barber, Lewis MacLeod, Shaun Mason, Freya Parker and Frances Tomelty.

Written and narrated by Alexei Sayle. Adapted for Radio by Graham Duff.

Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production

Dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

Episode 3: The Minister for Death

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted for radio from his original short stories.

The Minister for Death is the story of a Liverpudlian pensioner who turns the tables on a would be mugger and in the process rediscovers an unhealthy lust for murder.

Starring Paul Barber, Lewis MacLeod, Shaun Mason, Freya Parker and Frances Tomelty.

Written and narrated by Alexei Sayle. Adapted for Radio by Graham Duff.

Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production

Dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

Episode 3: The Minister for Death

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted for radio from his original short stories.

The Minister for Death is the story of a Liverpudlian pensioner who turns the tables on a would be mugger and in the process rediscovers an unhealthy lust for murder.

Starring Paul Barber, Lewis MacLeod, Shaun Mason, Freya Parker and Frances Tomelty.

Written and narrated by Alexei Sayle. Adapted for Radio by Graham Duff.

Produced by Joe Nunnery

A BBC Studios Production

Dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

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Episode 1: The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of finds one of the world’s most murderous dictators in desperate need of help from an old friend.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Freya Parker and Peter Serafinowicz
Written and adapted for radio by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production

A series of dark comic plays adapted from Alexei Sayle's short stories

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.

Episode 1: The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of finds one of the world’s most murderous dictators in desperate need of help from an old friend.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Freya Parker and Peter Serafinowicz
Written and adapted for radio by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production

Episode 1: The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of

Alexei Sayle’s The Absence of Normal is a series of dark comic plays narrated by Alexei Sayle and adapted from his original short stories.

The Only Man Stalin Was Afraid Of finds one of the world’s most murderous dictators in desperate need of help from an old friend.

Starring Peter Capaldi, Freya Parker and Peter Serafinowicz
Written and adapted for radio by Alexei Sayle
Produced by Joe Nunnery
A BBC Studios Production

A series of dark comic plays adapted from Alexei Sayle's short stories

Alexei Sayle's highly acclaimed hilarious short stories dramatised for the radio.