The 15 Minute Musical

15 Minute Musicals are beautifully crafted treats that melt in the ear not in the hand.

The bitesize yet satisfying musicals take easily identifiable public figures and give them a West End Musical make-over with original, never heard before music that will have both your goose-bumps and the hairs on the back of your neck dancing.

The fun-size yet satisfying musicals take an easily identifiable public figure and gives them a West End Musical make-over.

The fabricated, sugar-coated story is told in an original, never heard before musical that will provide all the thrills of a West End theatre experience but without the exorbitant ticket price, uncomfortable seat and restricted view.

Written by Richie Webb, David Quantick and Dave Cohen, and starring Richie Webb, with Dave Lamb, Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe.

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30 Minute Special20061220

Mark Lawson introduces a documentary showcasing the music of St Richard Von Webber.

The highs and lows of a truly outstanding composer are explored through his music and interview.

Mark Lawson....Himself

Sir Richard Von Webber....Richie Webb

0101Brothers In Arms2004102720050601
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15 Minute Musicals are beautifully crafted treats that melt in the ear not in the hand.

The bitesize yet satisfying musicals take easily identifiable public figures and give them a West End Musical make-over with original, never heard before music that will have both your goose-bumps and the hairs on the back of your neck dancing.

The fun-size yet satisfying musicals take an easily identifiable public figure and gives them a West End Musical make-over.

The fabricated, sugar-coated story is told in an original, never heard before musical that will provide all the thrills of a West End theatre experience but without the exorbitant ticket price, uncomfortable seat and restricted view.

Written by Richie Webb, David Quantick and Dave Cohen, and starring Richie Webb, with Dave Lamb, Mel Hudson and Alex Lowe.A medieval rock musical, with Tony de Blair and Gordon de Brown heading to Downing Street.

The story of Blair and Brown.

We join Tony de Blair and Gordon de Brown as they leave squire school looking for a New Labour, and we follow their journey to Number 10 Downing Street.

Along the way they encounter Mistress Cherie Booth and Peter son of Mandel.

0102Jeffrey!2004110320050608
20100625 (BBC7)
20110327 (BBC7)
20110723 (BBC7)

Gilbert and Sullivan spoof about the disgrace of convicted criminal liar Jeffrey Archer.

The rags to riches to rags to riches to etc tale of convicted criminal liar Jeffrey Archer, who came from nowhere to assume the greatest offices in the land and then went back to nowhere.

0103Bollywindsor2004111020050615
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A Bhangratastic right royal romp as a young handsome prince aims to prove he is fit to be the heir to the throne.

A blend of riotous Bollywood tunes and regal shenanigans.

0104Calamity Dave2004111720050622
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The tender yet confusing story of how Posh and Becks met - set in the Wild West.

Stars Dave Lamb.

Fom November 2004.

The story of how Posh and Becks meet as childhood sweethearts, get confused, part, get confused and meet again.

Set in the Wild West with an Ohhhhhhh - klahoma style.

0105Horror Tory2004112420050629
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In Castle Howard, the Tory family desperately crave power, so try to build a new leader.

In Castle Howard, the Tory family desperately crave power, so try to build a Tory leader.

In Castle Howard, the Tory family are desperate to get back into power and attempt to build the perfect Tory leader.

A Gothic 60s spooky rock musical with Frankentory.

0106 LASTElton - The Musical2004120120050706
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20110417 (BBC7)

Ben Elton tries to save his soul but 'the Lord' makes him write rock band shows - forever.

Ben Elton sells his soul to the devil, Andrew Lloyd Webber, in exchange for success.

0201Blunketto20051214

Classic Italian Opera - the tragic story of a proud, principled man who was tempted, corrupted and ruined by Presidente Blairmo and then Kimberlino.

An aural feast marking the anniversary of Davido Blunketto's first resignation.

0202Simon Smug And The Crap Factory20051221

Simon Cowell welcomes three Golden Meal Ticket winners into his factory where all the sugary sweet, sickly pop music you've ever heard is made.

0203George W Formby Does It Again2005122820061227

Our hero arms himself with a ukulele in his bid to be Vaudeville King of the World.

Brother Jeb helps him defeat Senator Al Gore and his crazy balloon animals - but can he defeat the Vaudeville King of the East, Saddam the Conjuror?

0204Food20060104

The Kids from Food enrol into the Delia Smith Chef Academy where good food costs less.

0205Nice Hair20060111

A musical account by Robert Kilroy-silk about Kilroy-Silk the politician, daytime TV Host, newspaper columnist.

0206 LASTMy Foul-mouthed Lady2006011820061228

Madonna yearns to transform herself from a brash American into a proper English lady with good diction.

Guy Ritchie yearns to transform himself from a proper English gentleman with good diction into a cockerney without diction or Hs - cor blimey, luv a duck.

Can Professor Higgins help them? Can they become their opposites? Will opposites attract?

0301Manager Mia2006082920061226

A look at the escapades of Sven-goran Eriksson - on and off the pitch.

0302Ss Metaphor20060905

An unbreakable love affair set aboard an unsinkable ship, involving Kate Moss and Pete O'doherty

0303Oh What A Lovely Blair2006091220061225

A patriotic First World War musical set in the trenches with Field Marshal Corporal Lieutenant General Blair and Sergeant Broon.

Trusty sidekick Mandelson and Cherie keep the home fires burning.

0304The Court Of King Michael Of Parkinson20060919

King Michael is looking for an heir to take over his chat show throne.

Starring Dave Lamb, Alex Lowe, Vicki Pepperdine and Richie Webb

0305The Blue Brothers2006092620061229

The musical follows the quest of Dave Cameron and Boris 'BJ' Johnson to save the Conservative orphanage party.

0306 LASTThe Three Smugateers20061003

1652, France.

Chris Martagnan has a mission - to bring truth, justice and boredom to the world.

Martagnan joins the world famous Three Smugateers.

0401Westminster Side Story2007091920071224

Gordon Brown and David Cameron are the two gang leaders with nothing to fight about.

With Mel Hudson, Dave Lamb and Richie Webb

0402Life On Noel2007092620071225

Noel Edmonds wakes up in 2007 and is desperate to return to 1973.

With Mel Hudson, Dave Lamb and Richie Webb

0403How Do You Solve A Problem Like Camilla2007100320071226

Camilla Parker Bowles leaves the convent to help look after Charles Von Windsor's huge family of two boys.

With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Alex Lowe, Vicki Pepperdine

0404When You Wish Upon A Car2007101020071228

A tornado dumps Jeremy Clarkson under the rainbow in the car-free and pedestrian-friendly Land of Oz.

With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Vicki Pepperdine

0405The Princess And The Frog Chorus2007101720071231

Ringo Starr narrates a tabloid fairytale about Heather, a young princess, and Paul, a not-so-young mega-rich pop prince.

0406 LASTAround The World In 15 Minutes2007102420080101

Tony Phileas Blair accepts a bet from Gordon Brown that he can't solve the world's problems in a quarter of an hour.

He sets off in a hot air balloon to prove he can.

0501Washington High School Musical20081105

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton compete to be President of Washington High.

With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Vicki Pepperdine

0502Ramsey Todd *2008111220110103

Gordon Ramsey Todd, the demon chef of Fleet Street, finds a new ingredient that makes his pies the talk of London Town.

With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Jess Robinson.

Radio 4's 15 Minute Musicals are delicious, bite-size musical delicacies.

Johnny Depp plays Gordon Ramsey Todd, the demon chef of Fleet Street who finds a new ingredient that makes his pies the talk of London Town in this 15 Minute Musical from 2008 and Winner of the Writer's Guild Award for Radio Comedy.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

The fun-size yet satisfying musicals take an easily identifiable public figure and give them a West End Musical make-over.

The fabricated, sugar-coated story is told in an original, never heard before, musical.

Gordon Ramsey Todd finds a new ingredient that makes his pies the talk of London Town.

0503We're All Going On An Olympic Odyssey * *20081119

2012 is fast approaching and the country is relying on Boris Johnson getting the red double-decker bus and Team GB back from Beijing in time for the London Olympics.

0504Cleggarella * *20081126

Feeling unloved and unnoticed, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg is granted three wishes.

With Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

0505Pappa Pia * *20081203

Piers Morgan discovers that his father is one of three reality show judges - but which one?

0506 LASTA Chrismas Gorden *20081210

Gordon Brown is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future - none of which bring any Christmas cheer.

0601Dr Bruce2010122420120102

15 Minute Musical - a bite-size treat that melts in the ear not in the hand.

Bruce Forsyth tirelessly defends his Saturday Tea Time TV dominance in Dr Bruce a 15 Minute Musical delicacy with music by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

The fun-size yet satisfying musicals take an easily identifiable public figure and gives them a West End Musical make-over. The fabricated, sugar-coated story is told in an original, never heard before musical that will provide all the thrills of a West End theatre experience but without the exorbitant ticket price, uncomfortable seat and restricted view.

Bruce Forsyth tirelessly defends his Saturday teatime TV dominance.

0602The Lying King20101227

Tonight the spotlight is on the Coalition in 'Lying King' a magical musical that follows the journey of young lion cub Cleggba as he meets the wily Scarmeron and follows him to the elephant's graveyard.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

0603Mary Poppin-up-at-the-last-minute-to-score-the-winner20101228

Mary Poppin-thebackofthenet is a 15 Minute Musical about a man struggling with his errant boys.

So, Fabio Capello engages a new coaching assistant to sort them out - Mary Poppin-thebackofthenet

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Fabio Capello engages a new coaching assistant to sort his players out.

0604Thoroughly Modern Miliband20101229

is a 15 Minute Musical about Ed Miliband and the Labour leadership battle.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

0605Just The Two Tone Of Us20101230

Tonight in "Just the Two Tone of Us" artistic licence is well and truly taken and stretched as Ant and Dec's story is moulded and squeezed into a West End musical.

0606 LASTQuadraqueenia20101231

Her Majesty The Queen's year squeezed into 15 minutes with music.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Jess Robinson and Alex Tregear

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

0701A Right Royal Cockney Christmas20121225

Upstairs Downton with the Windsors and the Middletons. Plus a spoons solo.

Let the music play on!

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb, Alex Tregear and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

0703The Ozfather20121227

The story of Rupert Murdoch and how he come to Britain to build a media empire.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

0704The Reducers20121228

Can the coalition cash in by crashing out at the next election? Cameron can only hope in this musical.

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Jess Robinson

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell

0705Licence To Kil... Marnock20121231

Sean Connery is Special Agent Ond, Alex Salm-Ond, in musical espionage pitted against his old foe Dr No Vote, Alistair Darling..

Starring: Richie Webb, Dave Lamb and Pippa Evans

Written by: Richie Webb, Dave Cohen and David Quantick

Music by: Richie Webb

Music Production: Matt Katz

Producer: Katie Tyrrell