Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
Comments
0101World's End On Sea20170503
0101World's End on Sea20170503

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield with special guest Rebecca Front.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the Mayor of seaside town World's End on Sea to perform a hair raising tribute to Houdini.

Justin has invited the "nicest woman in showbiz", Rebecca Front, to join them. Little does he know of the history between Mel and Rebecca, dating back to an appearance they both made on Celebrity Supermarket Sweep.

It turns out that Justin also doesn't know much about Houdini - believing him to be an Italian woman. Luckily Dave, fearing the show may be a disaster causing him to miss out on the free lighter promised by the Mayor, is on hand to rewrite the play.

Mel persuades Rebecca to perform a radio first, a recreation of one of Houdini's most daring stunts. But will the truth of what really happened on Supermarket Sweep ever be revealed? Will the show restore the fortunes of the once fashionable seaside town? Will Dave get his free lighter?

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0102Great Hillston20170510

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield with special guest Jane Asher.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the parishioners of the sleepy rural idyll of Great Hillston-Near-Water - birthplace of the Jacobean playwright Lydia Le Provost - to perform her most famous play, The Murderous Priest.

Justin has invited the showbiz legend and serious actress, Jane Asher, to take the leading role. It has been her lifetime ambition to perform the play's famous death scene.

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0102Great Hillston20170510

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield with special guest Jane Asher.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield have been invited by the parishioners of the sleepy rural idyll of Great Hillston-Near-Water - birthplace of the Jacobean playwright Lydia Le Provost - to perform her most famous play, The Murderous Priest.

Justin has invited the showbiz legend and serious actress, Jane Asher, to take the leading role. It has been her lifetime ambition to perform the play's famous death scene.

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0103Clenton20170517
0104Grissock20170524

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield with special guest Vicki Pepperdine.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield are in the mining town of Grissock to tell the story of talc through the ages, using songs, sketches and powerful verbatim theatre.

Justin has actually done some research for this week's play, interviewing some miners in the social club and writing down what they said to him. Sadly ,not all of it was relevant. The band go on strike and special guest Vicki Pepperdine launches a coup.

Is this the end for Rum Bunch?

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.

0104Grissock20170524

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield with special guest Vicki Pepperdine.

Justin Edwards, Mel Giedroyc and Dave Mounfield are in the mining town of Grissock to tell the story of talc through the ages, using songs, sketches and powerful verbatim theatre.

Justin has actually done some research for this week's play, interviewing some miners in the social club and writing down what they said to him. Sadly ,not all of it was relevant. The band go on strike and special guest Vicki Pepperdine launches a coup.

Is this the end for Rum Bunch?

The Rum Bunch is Justin Edwards (The Consultants, The Odd Half Hour, Newsjack, Sorry I've Got No Head, The Thick of It), Mel Giedroyc (Mel and Sue, Bake Off, Let It Shine) and Dave Mounfield (Count Arthur Strong, This Is Jinsy).

The house band is Jason Hazeley and David Reed - The Penny Dreadfuls.

Produced by Jim North
A Top Dog production for BBC Radio 4.