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Excerpt from a flyer for The Pod's 1996 Edinburgh show
Tape cover for Exam Slam
THE POD
Christmas special, BBC Radio 1, 1997
Bob C Farzenligger... I think...
Producer: Who knows? I don’t think anyone ever told me
Notes: As far as I know, my bit was cut from the final broadcast edit, but I definitely recorded it. Whatever it was.
EXAM SLAM: THE POD
BBC Radio 1, 1997
Ego Recalibration Voice
Producer: Venetia Williamson-Noble
Notes: Another piece by The Pod, designed to help students focus on doing their GCSE revision.
Ticket for The End of the Road Show, Oxford edition
THE END OF THE ROAD SHOW
BBC Radio 4, 1991
William Whicker
Written by Richard Herring and Stewart Lee
Producer: Sarah Smith
Notes: A travelling comedy sketch show presented by Nick Hancock with Tony Hawkes, Neil Mullarkey and Rebecca Front, each episode featuring up & coming local talent in guest slots. I was one of the local talents in the Oxford edition.
With John Guilor... in colour!
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
4dio, 2011
Myrddin Wylt
Director: Rob Sloane
Notes: An audio drama based on the Cornish Jack Tales, due for release at some unspecified point in the future.
LUCY MONTGOMERY’S VARIETY PACK
Series 1: 4 eps, BBC Radio 4, 2010
Series 2: 4 eps, BBC Radio 4, 2011
Young men, teenagers, judges, genies and many other roles
Producer: Katie Tyrrell
Featuring Lucy Montgomery with Sally Grace, Philip Pope, Natalie Walter and Me
A piece of script
THE PROS FROM DOVER
Untransmitted pilot, BBC Radio, 2009
Mr Hanbury-Tennison & various other roles
Radio version written by and starring Phil Whelans with Richard Glover, Pippa Evans, Kerry Gilbert, Tom Meeten & Me
Producer: Julia McKenzie
Notes: A live performance at the Albany, recorded as a potential pilot for Radio 4. Sadly a series was not commissioned.
Phil Whelans holding a bunch of flowers
PLAY & RECORD
Series 2: 4 eps, BBC Radio 7, 2008
Colin Watson, Gary Le Strange & various other roles
Producer: Ben Walker
Notes: A comedy sketch show in which various comic performers (including Dan Skinner, Zoe Gardner, Doc Brown, Adam Riches and myself) performed our own acts alongside sketches written by new writers.
Writer Steve Burge with a nice lady called Sally standing outside the Yorkshire Grey on the night of the recording
A swanky retro CD inlay for Play & Record
THE “DON’T WATCH WITH MOTHER” SKETCHBOOK
BBC Radio 4, 2008
John Girling & various other roles
Written by the cast with Steve Burge & Glynne Wiley
Producer: Katie Tyrell
Director: A pilot for a series, broadcast by Radio 4 as part of their Happy Mondays season in 2008, starring Rhys Thomas, Lucy Montgomery, Tony Way, John Hopkins and myself.
A remix of the original pilot was recorded later in the year with new sections and a very different feel.
OUT TO LUNCH
Series 1: 6 eps, BBC Radio 2, 2006
Gary Le Strange
Written by the cast
Producer: Shaun Parry for Avalon
Notes: A live variety show hosted by Rob Deering & Russell Howard with various folks like Dan Antopolski, Jo Neary, Mark Olver, Colin & Fergus and Lawry Lewin helping out.
A CD of Out to Lunch
28 ACTS IN 28 MINUTES
BBC Radio 4, 2006
Gary Le Strange
Producer: Rohan Acharya
Notes: Features a 60-second live performance of Secret Wolf
A vaguely relevant handwritten CD label
CD inlay for the first episode of The Day the Music Died
THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
BBC Radio 2
Series 1: 8 eps, 2003
Series 2: 4 eps, 2004
Untransmitted 60-min pilot, 2004
Christmas Special, 2004
Gary Le Strange
Producer: Will Saunders
Notes: Topical music-based comedy hosted by Andrew Collins with Jon Holmes and Robin Ince, with me as special guest.
This is what I looked like on stage in August 2003
4 AT THE FRINGE
BBC Radio 4, 2003
Gary Le Strange
Producer: Tilusha Ghelani
Notes: An Edinburgh-based spin-off of 4 at the Store. I performed alongside Adam Hills, Lucy Porter and Tommy Tiernan.
With John Guilor, Sept 2011
LOT No. 249
4dio, 2012
Bellingham, Peterson, others
Director: Rob Sloane
Notes: An audio drama based on the book by Arthur Conan Doyle. Part 1 is available to purchase now, with more to follow.
CV: TV & FILM
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1991-2012
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ALICE'S WUNDERLAND
BBC Radio 4, 2012
Massive Alien
Written by Alice Lowe
Producer: Sam Bryant
The day I turned Alice Lowe into a zombie vampire
THE SEMI-OFFICIAL ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN HELIX
Video game, BBC Online, 2007
Captain Helix, Princess Orphenia, Volbarian Leader, Zorphans
Written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley
Produced by Katherine Sommers For BBC Online
Notes: Available to play here. Also features a theme tune written and performed by me, yours to download if you beat the game.
Captain Helix with Beautiful Space Lady
TITTLE TATTLE
BBC Radio 2, 2012
Brian Wilson
Written by Rhys Thomas
Produced by Katie Tyrrell
Notes: A pilot starring Rhys Thomas with Lucy Montgomery, Alex Lowe, Larry Lamb, Steve Burge and Russell Grant
Rhys Thomas
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2525
BBC Radio 4, 2014
Various roles
Produced by Ashley Blaker for John Stanley Productions
Notes: A six-part futuristic sketch series starring Jenny Bede, Jamie Demetriou, Kieran Hodgson, Catriona Knox and me.
The bearded version of me that recorded this show
The Forgotten Picture Show
Recording 'Lot 249' with John Guilor
Gary Le Strange on 'Crash'
Concrete Trampoline
Me wearing too many hats
Seedy Pimp