Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where regular bin collections and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.

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0101Quest2010012720100127 (R7)
20110406
20130723 (R4+)
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where regular bin collections and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Dragon.
In this episode Mordrin is summoned by the wizard council to deal with an out of control Jakonty Dragon which is on a path of destruction and is set to wipe out the tiny town of Aviemore, but who can he recruit to help him?
Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Bernard The Blue: Jack Doherty
Tracy: Rosemary Hollands
Jill: Sally Reid
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0102Blairochil Business Awards2010020320100203 (R7)
20110413
20130730 (R4+)
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, In this episode Mordrin's jam making business Fruity Potions is up for a gong at the Blairochil Business awards, but who can he take along for his plus one?
Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services. (Even a wizard has to diversify). He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, assisting with neighbour disputes
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Councillor Campbell: Callum Cuthbertson
Flora: Eleanor Thom
Jim The Joiner: Grant O' Rourke
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
In this episode Mordrin's jam making business Fruity Potions is up for a gong at the Blairochil Business awards, but who can he take along for his plus one?
0103Ogre Bin Laden2010021020100210 (R7)
20110420
20130806 (R4+)
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, In this episode Mordrin takes matters into his own hands to try and solve his erratic bin collections, and decides to magic up a rubbish eating Ogre with disastrous consequences.
Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services. (Even a wizard has to diversify). He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, assisting with neighbour disputes.
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Councillor Campbell: Callum Cuthbertson
Flora: Eleanor Thom
Jim The Joiner: Grant O'Rourke
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
In this episode Mordrin takes matters into his own hands to try and solve his erratic bin collections, and decides to magic up a rubbish eating Ogre with disastrous consequences.
0104 LASTMarket Magic2010021720100217 (R7)
20110427
20130813 (R4+)
Mordrin wants to sell his jams. Can the mighty wizard manage to set up a farmers market?
Comedy by David Kay and Gavin Smith.
Mordrin is a 2,000-year-old wizard living in the modern world, where regular bin collections and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying dragons.
With Gordon Kennedy, Jack Docherty, Cora Bissett and David Kay.
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0201Billirock The Black2011012620110126 (R7)
20110810
20131126 (R4+)
The 2000-year-old wizard living in the modern world tries to re-capture an evil sorcerer.
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services. (Even a wizard has to diversify).
He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, 'assisting with neighbour disputes.'
In this episode Mordrin is recruited to help re-capture evil sorcerer Billirock the Black who has escaped from his prison under Stirling Castle and is hell-bent on exacting his revenge.
Cast:
Mordrin - David Kay
Bernard The Blue - Jack Docherty
Geoff - Gordon Kennedy
Heather - Hannah Donaldson
Jill - Katrina Bryan
Billirock The Black - Greg Hemphill
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald.
An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council.
Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams.
He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services.
(Even a wizard has to diversify).
He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council.
In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, 'assisting with neighbour disputes.'
Mordrin is recruited to help re-capture evil sorcerer Billirock The Black.
Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
0202The Root Of All Evil20110202Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
This week Mordrin recruits ally and former Wizard activist Ben The Brown to settle a garden dispute with his neighbour Jill.
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Bernard The Blue: Jack Doherty
Ben The Brown: Arnold Brown
Jill: Katrina Bryan
Councillor Campbell: Callum Cuthbertson
Ash: Greg McHugh
Sickie-More: Johnny Austin
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0203The Dating Wizard20110209Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
This week Mordrin decides to join a Wizard dating website after the being convinced by Bernard the Blue, but fails to read the full terms and conditions.
Cast:
Mordrin - David Kay
Bernard The Blue - Jack Docherty
Geoff - Gordon Kennedy
Heather - Hannah Donaldson
Molly - Fiona Morrison
Duchess of Bedlam - Susan Calman
Producer/ Director - Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0203The Dating Wizard20110209
0204Birthday Magic2011021620110831This week Mordrin takes on childminding duties for his neighbour Jill, but inadvertently gives Tracey a special Wizard edition of Treasure Island to read with disastrous results.
Featuring and co-written by Scottish stand up David Kay, and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty with guest star Arnold Brown.
Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Cast:
Mordrin - David Kay
Bernard The Blue - Jack Docherty
Jill - Katrina Bryan
Tracey - Rosemary Hollands
Producer/ Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
Mordrin takes on childminding duties for his neighbour Jill.
0204Birthday Magic20110216This week Mordrin takes on childminding duties for his neighbour Jill, but inadvertently gives Tracey a special Wizard edition of Treasure Island to read with disastrous results.
Featuring and co-written by Scottish stand up David Kay, and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty with guest star Arnold Brown. Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Cast:
Mordrin - David Kay
Bernard The Blue - Jack Docherty
Jill - Katrina Bryan
Tracey - Rosemary Hollands
Producer/ Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0204Birthday Magic20110216
0205Team Building20110223Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
This week Mordrin is convinced by Councillor Campbell to take part in a team building exercise.
Featuring and co-written by Scottish stand up David Kay, and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty with this week's guest star Brian Pettifer. Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Cast:
Mordrin - David Kay
Geoff - Gordon Kennedy
Councillor Campbell - Callum Cuthbertson
Pete The Pict - Brian Pettifer
Heather - Hannah Donaldson
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0205Team Building20110223
0206 LASTMerlin's Visit2011030220110302 (R7)
20110914
20131231 (R4+)
Written by David Kay & Gavin Smith.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services. (Even a wizard has to diversify). He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, 'assisting with neighbour disputes.'
This week Mordrin has to prepare for the visit of Merlin to Blairochil, and eyeing an opportunity for a promotion, pulls out all the stops.
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Hannah Donaldson
Bernard The Blue: Jack Docherty
Lord Cumnock: Michael McKenzie
Policeman: Jonny Austin
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald.
An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council.
Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams.
He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services.
(Even a wizard has to diversify).
He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council.
In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, 'assisting with neighbour disputes.'
Mordrin has to prepare for the visit of Merlin to Blairochil.
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where settling garden disputes and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Jakonty Dragon.
0301The End Of The World Is Nigh2012061320140910Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000 year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet insufficient clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer, modern life is rubbish!
In this episode, Mordrin (David Kay) is enlisted by fellow wizard Bernard The Blue (Jack Docherty) to help tackle a fiery meteor which is heading straight to earth and is threatening to wipe out all civilisation. However, Mordrin's attention is swayed from the task in hand by news that Heather has a new boyfriend in the shape of slimy patter merchant Aiden. (Donald Pirie). Will Mordrin be able to be distracted long enough from aiming pot shots at Aiden to save the world from certain doom?
Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams. He initially set up his jam-making business Fruity Potions as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his skill set and his range of products and services. (Even a wizard has to diversify these days.) He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council. In the past, his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it 'assisting with neighbour disputes'. Now it can range from killing the odd Jakonty Dragon to an array of end of the world-type scenarios.
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith.
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
Cast:
Mordrin....David Kay
Bernard The Blue....Jack Docherty
Geoff....Gordon Kennedy
Heather....Hannah Donaldson
Aiden....Donald Pirie
0302Election Fever2012062020140917Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000 year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet insufficient clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer, modern life is rubbish!
In this episode, Mordrin (David Kay) finally gets an opportunity to get a seat on the Wizard Council. The Golden Phoenix has flown down the chimney at the Wizard Chambers signifying the start of the election process, which only happens every 150 years, and Mordrin has been called to stand. It's a brilliant chance for Mordrin to finally get some clout in the Wizard community, the only downside is that failure to win at the ballot box will result in certain fiery death under the Golden Phoenix. Mordrin decides to call upon Bernard (Jack Docherty) to be his campaign manager.
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.


Cast:
Mordrin....David Kay
Bernard The Blue....Jack Docherty
Geoff....Gordon Kennedy
Wilma The White....Karen Dunbar
Leprechaun Leader....Michael Smiley.


0303School Sports Day20120627Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000 year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet insufficient clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer, modern life is rubbish!
In this episode, Mordrin (David Kay) is persuaded by his neighbour Tracey (Rosemary Hollands) to take part in her School Sports Day. Mordrin is struggling with his fitness and any attempts to simply 'magic' himself fit may result in an unwanted call up to the Wizard Olympics which contains events such as the Dragon Hurdles, a Magroth Marathon and, worst of all, a Troll chasing Decathlon.
Cast:
Mordrin....David Kay
Geoff....Gordon Kennedy
Heather....Hannah Donaldson
Jill....Katrina Bryan
Councillor Campbell....Callum Cuthberstson
Tracey....Rosemary Hollands
Written by David Kay & Gavin Smith.
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0304 LASTThe Start, The Middle, And The End Of Time20120704Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet hasn't enough clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local Council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
In this episode Mordrin (David Kay) decides he has to do something to rescue his chances of ever getting together with Heather (Hannah Donaldson), who has just announced her engagement to slime-ball Aiden (Donald Pirie). He asks Bernard The Blue (Jack Docherty) to borrow the Timepiece of Trapathia to travel back in time and make up for all the missed opportunities with Heather.
Cast:
Mordrin....David Kay
Geoff....Gordon Kennedy
Bernard....Jack Docherty
Heather....Hannah Donaldson
Aiden....Donald Pirie
DJ....Johnny Austin
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith.
Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0304 LASTThe Start, The Middle, And The End Of Time2012070420141001Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000-year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet hasn't enough clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local Council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer - modern life is rubbish!
In this episode Mordrin (David Kay) decides he has to do something to rescue his chances of ever getting together with Heather (Hannah Donaldson), who has just announced her engagement to slime-ball Aiden (Donald Pirie). He asks Bernard The Blue (Jack Docherty) to borrow the Timepiece of Trapathia to travel back in time and make up for all the missed opportunities with Heather.
Cast:
Mordrin....David Kay
Geoff....Gordon Kennedy
Bernard....Jack Docherty
Heather....Hannah Donaldson
Aiden....Donald Pirie
DJ....Johnny Austin
Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith.
Produced by Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0101Quest20100127Written by David Kay and Gavin Smith, Mordrin McDonald is a 2000 year old Wizard living in the modern world where regular bin collections and watching Countdown are just as important as slaying the odd Dragon.
In this episode Mordrin is summoned by the wizard council to deal with an out of control Jakonty Dragon which is on a path of destruction and is set to wipe out the tiny town of Aviemore, but who can he recruit to help him?
Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.
Cast:
Mordrin: David Kay
Geoff: Gordon Kennedy
Heather: Cora Bissett
Bernard The Blue: Jack Doherty
Tracy: Rosemary Hollands
Jill: Sally Reid
Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.
0101Quest20100127
0303School Sports Day2012062720140924Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st Century Wizard Mordrin McDonald. An isolated 2000 year-old Scottish sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet insufficient clout to get a speed bump installed outside his cave by the local council. Even for such a skilful sorcerer, modern life is rubbish!

In this episode, Mordrin (David Kay) is persuaded by his neighbour Tracey (Rosemary Hollands) to take part in her School Sports Day. Mordrin is struggling with his fitness and any attempts to simply 'magic' himself fit may result in an unwanted call up to the Wizard Olympics which contains events such as the Dragon Hurdles, a Magroth Marathon and, worst of all, a Troll chasing Decathlon.

Written by David Kay & Gavin Smith.

Producer: Gus Beattie
A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4.

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Featuring and written by Scottish stand up David Kay and starring Gordon Kennedy and Jack Docherty, Mordrin McDonald mixes the magical with the mundane and offers a hilarious take on the life of a modern day Wizard.

Step into the magically mundane world that is the life of 21st century wizard Mordrin McDonald.

An isolated 2000-year-old sorcerer with enough power in his small finger to destroy a town, yet not even enough clout to get his bins emptied on time by the local council.

Even for such a skilful sorcerer modern life is rubbish!

Mordrin is deadpan, dry and makes delicious jams.

He initially set up as a plc for income tax relief, but has found it a useful vehicle to help him bolster his Wizard skill set and his range of services.

(Even a wizard has to diversify).

He's been running Fruity Potions from his cave for the past few years, in between completing the odd quest as instructed by the Wizard Council.

In the past his services were to help kings in battles of good and evil, or as he prefers to put it, assisting with neighbour disputes.

Duration

  • 15 Minutes

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  • by David Kay & Gavin Smith
  • Mordrin - David Kay
  • Geoff - Gordon Kennedy
  • Bernard The Blue - Jack Doherty
  • Heather: Hannah Donaldson
  • Lord Cumnock: Michael McKenzie
  • Policeman: Jonny Austin
  • Producer/Director: Gus Beattie
  • Series Script edited by neil clarke

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  • Comedy

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    A Comedy Unit production for BBC Radio 4