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Genome: [r4 Bd=19951031]

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 in a six-part series of a new irreverent literary game. Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951031]

Talks: Richard Iii

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951107]

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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951107]

Unknown: Mrs Malaprop

Unknown: Eliza Doolittle

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Mark Thomas.

Unknown: Ian McMillan

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951114]

Joan of Arc turns Bond girl and Kipling's poem If gets an overhaul, in the latest round of the irreverent literary game. Ian McMillan asks for parody, wit and original handwriting from Dillie Keane , Mark Thomas ,

Roger McGough and Miles Kington. Producer Rob Ketteridge

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19951114]

Unknown: Ian McMillan

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Miles Kington.

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951121]

Ian McMillan introduces the Cat in the Hat and sends Mellors to meet

Captain Hornblower, in the maverick literary game. With Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Producer Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951121]

Introduces: Ian McMillan

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Miles Kington.

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951128]

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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951128]

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951205]

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 the 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

Genome: [r4 Bd=19951205]

Unknown: Willy Wonka

Unknown: Ma Larkin

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961110]

Roger McGough , Miles Kington , Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane take part in the witty and irreverent literary game. With chairman Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961110]

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961117]

The witty and irreverent literary game. Producer Marc Jobst Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961124]

The witty and irreverent literary game. Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961124]

Producer: Rob Ketteridge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961201]

Irreverent literary game.

Producer Rob Ketteridge Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961201]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19961208]

The irreverent literary game. Producer Marc Jobst Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961215]

Roger McGough , Miles Kington , Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane play the irreverent literary game. With chairman Ian McMillan. Last in the series. Producer Marc Jobst Repeat

Genome: [r4 Bd=19961215]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19970225]

In the second of six programmes,

Sickboyfrom Trainspottingjumps into Pride and Prejudice, Fred Rintstone 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 Keaneto write the believably absurd from the utterly ridiculous. Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970225]

Unknown: Sickboyfrom Trainspottingjumps

Unknown: Fred Rintstone

Unknown: John Hegley

Unknown: Mark Thomas.

Unknown: Dillie Keaneto

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970304]

The third of six programmes.

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. This literary havoc comes from Dillie Keane , Miles Kington , Roger McGough and Mark Thomas. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970304]

Unknown: Mrs Danvers

Unknown: Noel Coward

Unknown: Michael Palin

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Mark Thomas.

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970311]

The fourth of six programmes.

Regulars Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Miles Kington and Roger McGough wreak havoc with the literary canon. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970311]

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970318]

The fifth of six programmes. The Troll appl ies 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 regulars

Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Miles Kington and Roger McGough. Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970318]

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Roger McGough.

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

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 in the last programme in the series. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970325]

Unknown: John Betjeman

Unknown: Shere Khan

Unknown: Mrs Tiggy

Unknown: Ted Hughes

Unknown: John Hegley

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Mark Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971028]

More literary madness from

Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington , chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971028]

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Miles Kington

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971104]

More literary madness from Mark Thomas. Roger McGough.

Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan.

Franz Kafka presents the weather forecast, Dylan Thomas writes for The Good Pub Guide and Cruella de Vii reads from her private diaries. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971104]

Unknown: Mark Thomas.

Unknown: Roger McGough.

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Unknown: Franz Kafka

Unknown: Dylan Thomas

Unknown: Cruella de Vii

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971111]

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington , chaired by Barnsley Poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971111]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19971118]

The dons from The Godfather contact memories of mother love and take an anger management course, while Barbara Cartland 's Love Lifts the Curse gets a new beginning and ending. More literary tomfoolery with Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Roger McGough and Rory Motion. Chaired by Barnsley poet

Ian McMillan. The last of the series. Producer Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971118]

Unknown: Barbara Cartland

Unknown: Mark Thomas

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Rory Motion.

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Marc Jobst

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981202]

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: David Stafford

Unknown: Arthur Smith

Unknown: Ian McMillan.

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981209]

Unknown: Ian McMillan

Unknown: Helen Lederer

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: David Stafford

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981216]

Unknown: Ian McMillan

Unknown: Helen Lederer

Unknown: David Stafford

Unknown: Roger McGough

Unknown: Miles Kington

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981223]

Unknown: Ian McMillan

Unknown: Dillie Keane

Unknown: Mark Radcliffe

Unknown: Sophie Hannah

Unknown: Simon Armitage

Producer: Viv Beeby

Genome: [r4 Bd=19981230]
Pride And Prejudice1999072719990805
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0120150420 (BBC7)
20150421 (BBC7)

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From October 1995.

0119980702

Ian Mcmillan chairs a new series of the irreverent writing game.

In this edition, regular panellists Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane are joined by Mark Radcliffe and Miles Kington

0119981125

Panellists Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith play havoc with the literary life.

With chairman Ian Mcmillan

011999061519990624

A six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Thomas, David Stafford, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith wreak havoc with literary icons under the watchful eye of poet Ian Mcmillan

0119990803
0120000229

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, Carmen is interviewed for the job of LONDON cabbie, Andy McNab writes the Queen's CHRISTMAS message, and Puff Daddy delivers Alastair Cooke's Letter from America.

With Mark Steel, Dillie Keane, David Stafford and Linda Smith

01Jerusalem19971014

Literary slapstick from Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough, Rory Motion and Mark Thomas, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan.

`Jerusalem' is rewritten for Swampy and his fellow tunnellers, and `Don Giovanni' meets the `Very Model of a Modern Major General' at Outpatients.

Outrageous parody, irreverent wit and original writing from Dillie Keane , Roger McGough , Rory Motion and Mark Thomas. Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Mark Jobst

0220150427 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

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

0219971021
0219980709

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

In this edition, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane are joined by Arthur Smith and David Stafford

0219981202

A panel game in which Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith run riot through the halls of popular literature, unrestrained by the chastening hand of chairman Ian Mcmillan

021999062219990701

Second in a six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Steel, David Stafford, Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah gleefully corrupt the world's revered literary works, under the watchful eye of chairman Ian Mcmillan

02News At Ten19971021

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan.

Enid Blyton reports from Brussels for `News at Ten', Balloo meets Romeo at a health farm, and Zorba the Greek displays his manhood to Miss Gossage.

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Mark Jobst

02News At Ten1997102120150427 (BBC7)
20150428 (BBC7)

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan.

Enid Blyton reports from Brussels for `News at Ten', Balloo meets Romeo at a health farm, and Zorba the Greek displays his manhood to Miss Gossage.

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Mark Jobst

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

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

02Some Mothers Do20000307

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, the works of Christopher Marlowe reviewed by George Formby, Hamlet rewritten in the style of `Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em', and `Snow White' reworked by Jenni Murray.

With Mark Steel, Dillie Keane, David Stafford and Linda Smith

0320150504 (BBC7)
20150505 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

0319971028

More literary madness from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan.

Darcy starts a new job as an agony uncle, and Miss Jean Brodie takes charge of the Creme de la Creme minicab service.

More literary madness from

Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington , chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

0319980716

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

Guests this week are Mark Thomas, Miles Kington, Dillie Keane and Roger Mcgough

0319981209

Ian Mcmillan rules the roost while Helen Lederer, Roger Mcgough, Miles Kington and David Stafford do their best to lay some fresh and tasty literary gems.

031999062919990708

Third in a six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody as Mark Steel, David Stafford, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith corrupt the world's revered literary works, under the watchful eye of chairman Ian Mcmillan

0320000314
030320150504 (BBC7)
20150505 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

03Mask Of Zorro20000314

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, Dylan Thomas reviews the Dyson vacuum cleaner, Lord Baden Powell reports back from his first aromatherapy massage, and `Mask of Zorro' gets a new beginning and ending.

With Stuart Maconie, Dillie Keane, David Stafford and Linda Smith

03Mask Of Zorro2000031420150504 (BBC7)
20150505 (BBC7)

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, Dylan Thomas reviews the Dyson vacuum cleaner, Lord Baden Powell reports back from his first aromatherapy massage, and `Mask of Zorro' gets a new beginning and ending.

With Stuart Maconie, Dillie Keane, David Stafford and Linda Smith

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

0420150511 (BBC7)
20150512 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan hosts with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

0419980723

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

Guests this week are Mark Thomas, Arthur Smith, David Stafford and Dillie Keane

0419981216

Ian Mcmillan hands out the goody bags to panellists Helen Lederer, David Stafford, Roger Mcgough and Miles Kington in the literary game where everyone gets to do their party piece.

0419990706
0420000321
04The Flintstones20000321

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

Macbeth is rewritten in the style of `The Flintstones', Woody Allen takes a job writing continuity for Radio 4, and Julie Burchill offers astrological advice.

With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Dillie Keane

04The Flintstones2000032120150511 (BBC7)
20150512 (BBC7)

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

Macbeth is rewritten in the style of `The Flintstones', Woody Allen takes a job writing continuity for Radio 4, and Julie Burchill offers astrological advice.

With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Dillie Keane

Ian McMillan hosts with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Roger McGough, Miles Kington, Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane. From November 1995.

04The Good Pub Guide19971104

More literary madness from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan.

Franz Kafka presents the weather forecast, Dylan Thomas writes for `The Good Pub Guide' and Cruella De Vil reads from her private diaries.

More literary madness from Mark Thomas. Roger McGough.

Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan.

Franz Kafka presents the weather forecast, Dylan Thomas writes for The Good Pub Guide and Cruella de Vii reads from her private diaries. Producer Marc Jobst

0520150518 (BBC7)
20150519 (BBC7)

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. From November 1995.

0519971111
0519971111

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington , chaired by Barnsley Poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

051997111120150518 (BBC7)
20150519 (BBC7)

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas, Roger Mcgough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington, chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan

Literary slapstick from Mark Thomas , Roger McGough , Dillie Keane and Miles Kington , chaired by Barnsley Poet Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. From November 1995.

0519980730

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, Mark Radcliffe and Miles Kington join Mark Thomas and Dillie Keane to create more literary mayhem.

0519981223

Ian Mcmillan invites Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage 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.

051999071319990722

Fifth in a series of original writing and outrageous parody.

Linda Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Howard and Arthur Smith join Ian MacMillan to boldly rewrite some of the classics of ENGLISH literature.

0520000328

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

This week, Chaucer reviews a Saga holiday, Lady Bracknell is interviewed for the job of Minister for Women, and PG Wodehouse reports from a Damien Hirst exhibition.

With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Richard Coles

0620150525 (BBC7)
20150526 (BBC7)

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Miles Kington, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough and Dillie Keane. From December 1995.

0620000404
06The Three Musketeers20000404

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

Philip Larkin is sent on a Club 18-30 holiday, Harold Pinter commentates for the Grand National, and `The Three Musketeers' is rewritten in the style of `Last of the Summer Wine'.

With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Richard Coles

06The Three Musketeers2000040420150525 (BBC7)
20150526 (BBC7)

Simon Fanshawe chairs the irreverent writing game.

Philip Larkin is sent on a Club 18-30 holiday, Harold Pinter commentates for the Grand National, and `The Three Musketeers' is rewritten in the style of `Last of the Summer Wine'.

With Stuart Maconie, David Stafford, Linda Smith and Richard Coles

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Miles Kington, Mark Thomas, Roger McGough and Dillie Keane. From December 1995.

06 LAST19980806

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

This edition features Mark Thomas, Arthur Smith, David Stafford and Dillie Keane

06 LAST19981230

Ian Mcmillan invites Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage to pick over the bones of literature.

06 LAST1999072019990729

Last in a six-part series of original writing and outrageous parody.

Arthur Smith, Sophie Hannah, Stuart Maconie and Linda Smith attempt to rewrite ENGLISH literature, encouraged by chairman Ian Mcmillan

06 LASTThe Godfather19971118

The dons from `The Godfather' contact memories of mother love and take an anger management course, while Barbara Cartland's `Love Lifts the Curse' gets a new beginning and ending.

More literary tomfoolery with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough and Rory Motion.

Chaired by Barnsley poet Ian Mcmillan

The dons from The Godfather contact memories of mother love and take an anger management course, while Barbara Cartland 's Love Lifts the Curse gets a new beginning and ending. More literary tomfoolery with Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Roger McGough and Rory Motion. Chaired by Barnsley poet

Ian McMillan. The last of the series. Producer Marc Jobst

02011997021820151119 (BBC7)
20151120 (BBC7)
20151121 (BBC7)

The first of six programmes chaired by Barnsley poet Ian McMillan. 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, irreverent wit and original writing from Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Miles Kington and Roger McGough. Producer Marc Jobst

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, Miles Kington and Roger McGough. From February 1997.

02021997022520151126 (BBC7)
20151127 (BBC7)

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 and John Hegley. From February 1997.

In the second of six programmes,

Sickboyfrom Trainspottingjumps into Pride and Prejudice, Fred Rintstone 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 Keaneto write the believably absurd from the utterly ridiculous. Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer Marc Jobst

02031997030420151203 (BBC7)
20151204 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and Roger McGough. From March 1997.

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

The third of six programmes.

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. This literary havoc comes from Dillie Keane , Miles Kington , Roger McGough and Mark Thomas. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

02041997031120151210 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)

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

Alan Bennett reports on the Gulf War, Pride and Prejudice is rewritten in the style of This Life, and the book of Genesis becomes an American soap.

The fourth of six programmes.

Regulars Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Miles Kington and Roger McGough wreak havoc with the literary canon. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

02051997031820151217 (BBC7)
20151218 (BBC7)

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, Miles Kington and Roger McGough. From March 1997.

The fifth of six programmes. The Troll appl ies 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 regulars

Mark Thomas , Dillie Keane , Miles Kington and Roger McGough. Chaired by Ian McMillan.

Producer Marc Jobst

02061997032520151224 (BBC7)
20151225 (BBC7)

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Miles Kington and John Hegley. From March 1997.

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 in the last programme in the series. Chaired by Ian McMillan. Producer Marc Jobst

030120160324 (BBC7)
20160325 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Rory Motion.

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Rory Motion and Roger McGough. From October 1997.

030220160331 (BBC7)
20160401 (BBC7)

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

Ian McMillan's irreverent literary game with Mark Thomas, Roger McGough, Dillie Keane and Miles Kington. From October 1997.

030320160407 (BBC7)
20160408 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Miles Kington. From October 1997.

030420160414 (BBC7)
20160415 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Miles Kington. From April 1997.

030520160421 (BBC7)
20160422 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Miles Kington and Dillie Keane. From November 1997.

030620160428 (BBC7)
20160429 (BBC7)

Ian McMillan chairs, with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Rory Motion and Dillie Keane.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Roger McGough, Mark Thomas, Rory Motion and Dillie Keane. From November 1997.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe.

4 Extra Debut. Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe and Miles Kington. From July 1998.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Arthur Smith.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Arthur Smith and David Stafford. From July 1998.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Roger McGough and Miles Kington. From July 1998.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Arthur Smith, David Stafford.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Arthur Smith, David Stafford and Dillie Keane. From July 1998.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane and Mark Radcliffe.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Thomas, Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe and Miles Kington. From July 1998.

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough.

Ian McMillan chairs the irreverent literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Miles Kington, Roger McGough and Mark Thomas. From August 1998.

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4 Extra Debut. Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Roger McGough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith. From November 1998.

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

Panellists Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith play havoc with the literary life.

With chairman Ian Mcmillan

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

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with David Stafford, Dillie Keane, Arthur Smith and Roger McGough. From December 1998.

A panel game in which Dillie Keane, Roger Mcgough, David Stafford and Arthur Smith run riot through the halls of popular literature, unrestrained by the chastening hand of chairman Ian Mcmillan

A panel game in which Dillie Keane , Roger McGough , David Stafford and Arthur Smith run riot through the halls of popular literature, unrestrained by the hand of chairman Ian McMillan. Producer Viv Beeby

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Helen Lederer, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Helen Lederer, Roger McGough, Miles Kington and David Stafford. From December 1998.

Ian Mcmillan rules the roost while Helen Lederer, Roger Mcgough, Miles Kington and David Stafford do their best to lay some fresh and tasty literary gems.

The panel game in which Ian McMillan rules the roost while Helen Lederer , Roger McGough , Miles Kington and David Stafford do their best to lay some fresh and tasty literary gems. Producer Viv Beeby

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The literary quiz with Helen Lederer, David Stafford, Roger McGough and Miles Kington.

Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Helen Lederer, David Stafford, Roger McGough and Miles Kington. From December 1998.

Ian Mcmillan hands out the goody bags to panellists Helen Lederer, David Stafford, Roger Mcgough and Miles Kington in the literary game where everyone gets to do their party piece.

Ian McMillan hands out the goody bags to panellists Helen Lederer ,

David Stafford , Roger McGough and Miles Kington in the literary game where everyone gets to do their party piece. Producer Viv Beeby

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Literary quiz with Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage.

Ian Mcmillan invites Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage 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.

Ian McMillan invites Dillie Keane ,

Mark Radcliffe , Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage 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.

Producer Viv Beeby

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Ian McMillan chairs the literary quiz with Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Dillie Keane.

Ian Mcmillan invites Dillie Keane, Mark Radcliffe, Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage to pick over the bones of literature.

In the last of the series, Ian McMillan invites Dillie Keane , Mark Radcliffe , Sophie Hannah and Simon Armitage to pick over the bones of literature. Producer Viv Beeby

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Literary game with Mark Thomas, Linda Smith, David Stafford and Stuart Maconie.

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Irreverent literary game with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah.

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

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Irreverent literary quiz with Mark Steel, David Stafford, Miles Kington and Sophie Hannah.

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Irreverent literary quiz with Arthur Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Howard and Linda Smith.

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Ian McMillan chairs with Arthur Smith, Stuart Maconie, Sophie Hannah and Linda Smith.