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Pride And Prejudice1999072719990805
Pride And Prejudice1999072719990805
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.

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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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

02
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.

02
0219980709

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.

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0320150504 (BBC7)
20150505 (BBC7)

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

03
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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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 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

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.

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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.

04
0419980723

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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

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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.

06
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 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

06 LAST19980806

Ian Mcmillan chairs the irreverent writing game.

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

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 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 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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