The Simon Day Show

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK.

Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episodes

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Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Cast list:

Geoffrey Allerton - Simon Day

Anna / Claire - Catherine Shepherd

Sarah - Arabella Weir

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton.

Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Simon's northern poet character, Geoffrey Allerton, performs at the Mallard Theatre.

Geoffrey Allerton....Simon Day

Anna / Claire....Catherine Shepherd

Sarah....Arabella Weir

Goose....Felix Dexter

Ron Bone....Simon Greenall

Yorkshire's acclaimed poet performs at the Mallard Theatre and struggles to get a hot meal

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

Geoffrey Allerton.... Simon Day
Anna / Claire.... Catherine Shepherd
Sarah.... Arabella Weir
Goose.... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

0102Tony Beckton2011042820110505 (BBC7)
20130322 (BBC7)
20140725 (BBC7)
20161008 (BBC7)
20180623 (BBC7)
Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debut's his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episode 2 of 6: Tony Beckton. Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

Tony Beckton / Peter - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Stacey - Susan Harrison

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debuts his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to the Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at the Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episode 2 of 6: Tony Beckton. Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

Tony Beckton / Peter.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Goose.... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall
Stacey.... Susan Harrison

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

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20110512 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20140801 (BBC7)
20161015 (BBC7)
20180630 (BBC7)
This week 1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel, performs at The Mallard Theatre and a confused delivery man arrives with gifts from a star.

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debut's his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week 1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel (Simon Day), performs at The Mallard Theatre and a confused delivery man arrives with gifts from a star.

Cast list:

Dave Angel / White Van Man - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson

1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel (Simon Day), performs at the Mallard.

1990s eco-warrior Dave Angel performs, and a confused delivery man arrives.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debut's his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week 1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel (Simon Day), performs at The Mallard Theatre and a confused delivery man arrives with gifts from a star.

Dave Angel / White Van Man.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Goose.... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

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20110519 (BBC7)
20130405 (BBC7)
20140808 (BBC7)
20161022 (BBC7)
20180707 (BBC7)
Simon Day welcomes listeners to small provincial theatre the Mallard. The headlining stand-up has not shown up, so newcomer Billy Bleach must perform an extended set.

With no headliner at The Mallard, newcomer Billy Bleach is asked to extend his stand-up set. With Simon Greenall. From May 2011.

Billy Bleach (Simon Day) visits the Mallard Theatre.

With no headliner at The Mallard, newcomer Billy is asked to extend his stand-up set.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

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20110526 (BBC7)
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20161029 (BBC7)
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Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week, comedy legend Tommy Cockles performs at the Mallard and is stunned to discover that manager Ron Bone has no idea who he is.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Comedy legend Tommy Cockles (Simon Day) plays the Mallard Theatre.

Legendary comedian Tommy Cockles is stunned when Mallard manager Ron has no idea who he is

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

Tommy Cockles.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Goose.... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

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20161112 (BBC7)
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In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

Cast list:

Simon Day - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

Simon Day....Simon Day

Catherine....Catherine Shepherd

Goose....Felix Dexter

Ron Bone....Simon Greenall

Fast Show star Simon Day performs at The Mallard Theatre.

Will the star make it onto the Mallard stage, as himself, before the funding cuts bite?

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

Simon Day.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Goose.... Felix Dexter
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles arrives at the theatre to find it transformed.

Simon Day and his characters once again welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week popular, blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles arrives at the theatre to find it transformed. There's a new Nigerian owner, soundman Goose has been replaced by an authoritarian ex-copper and receptionist Catherine has disappeared off to India to find herself.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet - Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Cast list:
Tommy Cockles....Simon Day
Catherine....Catherine Shepherd
Emanuel Akinyemi....Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet....Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone....Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

Entertainer Tommy Cockles is at the Mallard Theatre and finds it transformed.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

Cast list:
Tommy Cockles.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet.... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Cast list:
Tommy Cockles.... Simon Day
Catherine.... Catherine Shepherd
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet.... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

0202Billy Bleach2012060720120614 (BBC7)
20140103 (BBC7)
20150418 (BBC7)
20170107 (BBC7)
20181229 (BBC7)
Curly-haired lad and aspiring stand-up comedian Billy Bleach returns to the Mallard.

This week popular, Fast Show favourite Billy Bleach returns to The Mallard, the theatre that last series gave him his first big break.

Cast list:

Billy Bleach - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.
This week popular, Fast Show favourite Billy Bleach returns to The Mallard, the theatre that last series gave him his first big break.

Cast list:
Billy Bleach....Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi....Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone....Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

Billy Bleach returns to the Mallard, the theatre that gave him his first big break.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

Cast list:
Billy Bleach.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

Cast list:
Billy Bleach.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone.... Simon Greenall

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Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week it's the turn of Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton, who's accompanied by amateur journalist friend Duncan (played by Paul Whitehouse).

Cast list:

Billy Bleach - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozac - Simon Greenall

Duncan... Paul Whitehouse.

Fast Show star Simon Day brings Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton to The Mallard Theatre.

Cast list:
Billy Bleach.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozac.... Simon Greenall
Duncan... Paul Whitehouse.

Yorkshire poet Geoff Allerton and his amateur journalist pal Duncan are at the Mallard.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

0203Geoffrey Allerton2012061420120621 (BBC7)This week it's the turn of Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton, who's accompanied by amateur journalist friend Duncan (played by Paul Whitehouse).

Cast list:

Billy Bleach - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozac - Simon Greenall

Duncan... Paul Whitehouse

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

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20140117 (BBC7)
20150502 (BBC7)
20190112 (BBC7)
This week reformed violent offender Tony Becton returns to The Mallard Theatre with stories of his rehabilitation and new life in a park.

Cast list:

Tony Becton - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozak - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

Reformed violent offender Tony Becton returns with stories of his rehabilitation.

Cast list:
Tony Becton.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozak.... Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

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20170121 (BBC7)
20190119 (BBC7)
This week brings Australian celebrity chef, Mick Cunningham to The Mallard Theatre under the misapprehension that he'll be filming a TV show.

Cast list:

Mick Cunningham - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozak - Simon Greenall

Rene - Janine Duvitski

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

Australian celebrity chef Mick Cunningham comes to the theatre, under a misapprehension.

Cast list:
Mick Cunningham.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozak.... Simon Greenall
Rene.... Janine Duvitski

Written by Simon Day
Produced by Colin Anderson.

Australian celebrity chef Mick Cunningham comes to the theatre under a misapprehension.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day

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20190126 (BBC7)
This week brings washed up rocker, Brian Pern the Mallard Theatre as he's interviewed on stage by pretend 6Music journalist, Ben (Rhys Thomas).

Cast list:

Brian Pern - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozak - Simon Greenall

Ben... Rhys Thomas

Written by Simon Day with additional material from Rhy Thomas and Felix Dexter

Original music arranged by Steve Burge

Produced by Colin Anderson

Written by Simon Day

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

Washed-up rocker Brian Pern comes to the theatre and is interviewed on stage.

This week brings washed up rocker, Brian Pern to the Mallard Theatre as he's interviewed on stage by pretend 6Music journalist, Ben (Rhys Thomas).

Brian Pern - Simon Day

Ben... Rhys Thomas

Written by Simon Day with additional material from Rhy Thomas and Felix Dexter

Produced by Colin Anderson.

This week brings washed up rocker, Brian Pern the Mallard Theatre as he's interviewed on stage by pretend 6Music journalist, Ben (Rhys Thomas).

Cast list:
Brian Pern.... Simon Day
Emanuel Akinyemi.... Felix Dexter
Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks
Ron Bone / Wozak.... Simon Greenall
Ben... Rhys Thomas

Written by Simon Day with additional material from Rhy Thomas and Felix Dexter
Original music arranged by Steve Burge
Produced by Colin Anderson.

Washed-up rocker and plumber Brian Pern comes to the Mallard and is interviewed on stage.

Character comedy show written by and starring Simon Day