The Great Pretenders

The First Lady of impersonations, Jan Ravens, explores a range of impressionists on the radio.

Multi-talented Jan is an accomplished comedian, actor and radio producer - she was also, at one time, the voice of the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny! Jan's examples of impressionist-style humour from the past 35 years are:

Listen - Mike Yarwood (8/12/73), The Impressionists (13/5/86), The Game's Up (21/6/97), Dead Ringers (24/11/00), and The Archive Hour - I'd Know That Voice Anywhere (19/1/02).

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The First Lady of impersonations, Jan Ravens, explores a range of impressionists on the radio.

Multi-talented Jan is an accomplished comedian, actor and radio producer - she was also, at one time, the voice of the Cadbury's Caramel Bunny! Jan's examples of impressionist-style humour from the past 35 years are:

Listen - Mike Yarwood (8/12/73), The Impressionists (13/5/86), The Game's Up (21/6/97), Dead Ringers (24/11/00), and The Archive Hour - I'd Know That Voice Anywhere (19/1/02).Jan Ravens' archive choices include Mike Yarwood, The Impressionists and Dead Ringers.

The real Jan Ravens presents her archive choice of impressionist comedy: Listen - Mike Yarwood, The Impressionists, The Game's Up, Dead Ringers and The Archive Hour.

Jan Ravens' archive choices include Mike Yarwood, The Impressionists and Dead Ringers.