Episodes

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01011995103120190328 (BBC7)
20190329 (BBC7)
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Richard III talks to Eeyore and Oedipus shares confessions with Captain Haddock.

Outrageous parody, biting wit and original writing from Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Barnsley poet Ian McMillan chairs the first of a six-part series of the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1995.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

01021995110720190404 (BBC7)
20190405 (BBC7)
Mrs Malaprop shares a Jacuzzi with Eliza Doolittle, and the She Devil flirts with Frankenstein at a rave.

More bizarre couplings from Miles Kington, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas.

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary game.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.

Irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

01031995111420190411 (BBC7)
20190412 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

01041995112120190418 (BBC7)
20190419 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan hosts with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

01051995112820190425 (BBC7)
20190426 (BBC7)
The Dong with the luminous nose honks hooters with Cyrano de Bergerac, and Obelix encounters the mighty Goliath. Sniff versus biff?

Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington deliver their wicked thoughts in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1995.

Ian McMillan's literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

0106 LAST1995120520190502 (BBC7)
20190503 (BBC7)
Dr Faustus brews up with Willy Wonka, and Ma Larkin bares all to the butler from Remains of the Day.

For the last time in this series, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough and Dillie Keane deliver their wicked thoughts in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

Ian McMillan's literary game with Miles Kington, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

02011997021820190620 (BBC7)
20190621 (BBC7)
20190622 (BBC7)
Piglet bumps into the Greek Chorus, Inspector Clouseau takes Blanche Dubois to a dance, and Hunter S Thompson writes a public school prospectus.

Outrageous parody, wit and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough in the irreverent literary game.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

02021997022520190627 (BBC7)
20190628 (BBC7)
Sickboy from Trainspotting jumps into Pride and Prejudice, Fred Flintstone advertises in the lonely hearts column and The Three Musketeers gets a radical reworking.

John Hegley joins regular panellists Mark Thomas. Miles Kington and Dillie Keane to write the believably absurd from the utterly ridiculous.

Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Miles Kington, Dillie Keane, Mark Thomas.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Miles Kington, Dillie Keane, Mark Thomas.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1997.

02031997030420190704 (BBC7)
20190705 (BBC7)
Mrs Danvers sneaks into the plot of Noel Coward's Private Lives. The Pilgrim's Progress is re-worked to include a brush with Michael Palin and assorted other media moguls.

Literary havoc from Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas..

Irreverent literary game chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.

Ian McMillan's literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Mrs Danvers sneaks into the plot of Noel Coward's Private Lives. The Pilgrim's Progress is re-worked to include a brush with Michael Palin and assorted other media moguls.

Literary havoc from Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas..

Ian McMillan's literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.

02041997031120190711 (BBC7)
20190712 (BBC7)
Alan Bennett reports on the Gulf War, and the book of Genesis becomes an American soap.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Alan Bennett reports on the Gulf War, and the book of Genesis becomes an American soap.

02051997031820190718 (BBC7)
20190719 (BBC7)
The Troll applies for the job of Archbishop of Canterbury, while Thomson and Thompson, from Tintin, offer their pitch to be the PM's bodyguards.

Satirical wit, outrageous parody and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough.

Irreverent literary game chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

Satirical wit, outrageous parody and original writing from Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington.

0206 LAST1997032520190725 (BBC7)
20190726 (BBC7)
John Betjeman writes the copy for a Ford Probe brochure, Shere Khan bumps into a nervous Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at a hunt saboteurs' meeting, and Ted Hughes tries to write a bright and breezy breakfast cereal advert.

John Hegley joins regulars Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington to stir the literary cauldron.

Irreverent literary game chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1997.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington.

John Betjeman writes the copy for a Ford Probe brochure, Shere Khan bumps into a nervous Mrs Tiggy-Winkle at a hunt saboteurs' meeting, and Ted Hughes tries to write a bright and breezy breakfast cereal advert.

John Hegley joins regulars Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington to stir the literary cauldron.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington.

03011997101420160324 (BBC7)
20160325 (BBC7)
20191107 (BBC7)
20191108 (BBC7)
20191109 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Rory Motion.
03021997102120160331 (BBC7)
20160401 (BBC7)
20191114 (BBC7)
20191115 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan's literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

03031997102820160407 (BBC7)
20160408 (BBC7)
20191121 (BBC7)
20191122 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

03041997110420160414 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)
20191128 (BBC7)
20191129 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

03051997111120160421 (BBC7)
20160422 (BBC7)
20191205 (BBC7)
20191206 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

0306 LAST1997111820160428 (BBC7)
20160429 (BBC7)
20191225 (BBC7)
20191226 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs, with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Rory Motion and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

04011998070220160616 (BBC7)
20160617 (BBC7)
20200305 (BBC7)
20200306 (BBC7)
20200307 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

04021998070920160623 (BBC7)
20160624 (BBC7)
20200312 (BBC7)
20200313 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Arthur Smith.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

04031998071620160630 (BBC7)
20200319 (BBC7)
20200320 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

04041998072320160707 (BBC7)
20160708 (BBC7)
20200326 (BBC7)
20200327 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Arthur Smith, David Stafford.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

04051998073020160714 (BBC7)
20160715 (BBC7)
20200402 (BBC7)
20200403 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Mark Radcliffe.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

0406 LAST1998080620160721 (BBC7)
20160722 (BBC7)
20200409 (BBC7)
20200410 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

05011998112520170403 (BBC7)
20170404 (BBC7)
20170408 (BBC7)
20200528 (BBC7)
20200529 (BBC7)
20200530 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and David Stafford

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and David Stafford.

05021998120220170410 (BBC7)
20170411 (BBC7)
20200604 (BBC7)
20200605 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with David Stafford, Dillie Keane and Arthur Smith

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with David Stafford, Dillie Keane and Arthur Smith.

05031998120920170417 (BBC7)
20170418 (BBC7)
20200611 (BBC7)
20200612 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Helen Lederer, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

05041998121620170424 (BBC7)
20170425 (BBC7)
20200618 (BBC7)
20200619 (BBC7)
The literary quiz with Helen Lederer, David Stafford, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

05051998122320170501 (BBC7)
20170502 (BBC7)
20200625 (BBC7)
20200626 (BBC7)
Literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillian asks his contestants to put their thumbs into the rich and sticky pudding of literature, pull out the plums and play the tastiest writing game of the party season.

Poised for battle are Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage.

Producer: Viv Beeby

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1998.

0506 LAST1998123020170508 (BBC7)
20170509 (BBC7)
20200702 (BBC7)
20200703 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

06011999062220170719 (BBC7)
20170720 (BBC7)
20170722 (BBC7)
20200820 (BBC7)
20200821 (BBC7)
20200822 (BBC7)
Literary game with Mark Thomas, Linda Smith, David Stafford and Stuart Maconie.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

06021999062920170726 (BBC7)
20170727 (BBC7)
20200827 (BBC7)
20200828 (BBC7)
Irreverent literary game with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

06031999070620170802 (BBC7)
20170803 (BBC7)
20200903 (BBC7)
20200904 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs with Mark Thomas, David Stafford, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

Ian McMillan chairs with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith.

06041999071320170809 (BBC7)
20170810 (BBC7)
20200910 (BBC7)
20200911 (BBC7)
Irreverent literary quiz with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

06051999072020170816 (BBC7)
20170817 (BBC7)
20200917 (BBC7)
20200918 (BBC7)
Irreverent literary quiz with Arthur Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Howard and Linda Smith.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

06061999072720200924 (BBC7)
20200925 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs with Arthur Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Hannah and Linda Smith.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game

0606 LAST1999072720170823 (BBC7)
20170824 (BBC7)
Ian McMillan chairs with Arthur Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Hannah and Linda Smith.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game