Paperback Hell

Literary spoof series by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell, featuring chapters of imaginary best-selling novels.

A selection of chapters culled from books that bear a striking resemblance to something you might've read before, Paperback Hell returns; determined to destroy the good name of literature.

Choice chapters culled from classic novels you've read before.

Well, nearly.

Episodes

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0101Disco Shoes2003011620160418 (BBC7)
20160419 (BBC7)

Literary spoof series by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell, featuring chapters of imaginary best-selling novels.

A selection of chapters culled from books that bear a striking resemblance to something you might've read before, Paperback Hell returns; determined to destroy the good name of literature.

Choice chapters culled from classic novels you've read before.

Well, nearly.

The first of four chapters by four authors from the bestseller charts and none very good.

4 Extra Debut. The first of four chapters by four authors from the bestseller charts and none of them very good. Disco Shoes with Rebecca Front.

0102Paddy Murphy's Ghost2003012320160425 (BBC7)
20160426 (BBC7)

A tale of a miserable Irish childhood in another spoof chapter of a bestseller.

A tale of a miserable Irish childhood in another spoof chapter of a bestseller. Starring Michael Fenton Stevens. From January 2003.

0103Shopping For Mr Wrong2003013020160503 (BBC7)

Tale of a singleton who wants to be swept off her feet. Another spoof chapter of a bestseller. Starring Mel Hudson. From January 2003.

0104 LASTEnsign Mandalay's Hat2003020620160509 (BBC7)
20160510 (BBC7)

Can male pattern baldness be cured? Another spoof chapter of a bestseller.

Can male pattern baldness be cured? Another spoof chapter of a bestseller. With Dan Tetsell and Alex Lowe. From June 2003.

0201Travelodge Travelogue2004070720050413

Inspired by Britain's bestselling humorous travel writers.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell

0202The Body Bag2004071420050420

This week, Paperback Hell brings you coolly beautiful maverick female forensic pathologist Katie Devlin in Chapter 15 of the gripping crime procedural novel The Body Bag.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Produced by Lucy Armitage.

0203Thrust's Eagle2004072120050427

Inspired by The Sharpe novels by Bernard Cornwell.

Narrated by popular bestselling historical author, Alexander Cromwell.

0204Stop The Dodgems, I Want To Throw Up2004072820050504

Jack Sunglasses Ramsey reads from his personal account of life in the 1960s criminal underworld.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell.

Produced by Lucy Armitage.

0205How Not To Live2004080420050511

Celebrity lifestyle gurus Gilly Haberdasher and Dr Graham Golden read from their tie-in book to the strangely popular TV programme, How Not To Live.

0206 LASTBlack Teeth Lane2004081120050518

The series concludes the warm-hearted autobiography of a rebellious woman growing up in LONDON's Welsh community - Black Teeth Lane.

0301Chapter 1 Of You Suck Bush2005100520070822

An autobiographical account of radical campaigning film-maker Chuck Morris's trip to the Hay on Wye literary festival.

Starring Michael Brandon, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

0302Chapters 1 To 10 Of The De Niro Code2005101220070808

We enter a shadowy world of papal conspiracies and numerological secrets...

Starring Michael Brandon, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

0303The Tu'penny Ha'penny Heiress2005101920070815

A romantic, North-East based family saga.

Starring Michael Brandon, Michael Fenton Stevens, Mel Hudson, Rebecca Front, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

0304Deadline Colon News2005102620070905

The exciting world of the BBC foreign correspondent, as John Thomas reads from his autobiography.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

0305A Posset Full Of Death2005110220070829

Medieval monastic murder mysteries, as Edith Plunger reads from her historical thriller,

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell

0306 LASTForbidden Fire2005110920070912

A young woman's sexual awakening, as the bestselling author Anonymous reads from a specially adapted version of Forbidden Fire.

Starring Michael Fenton Stevens, Rebecca Front, Mel Hudson, Alex Lowe and Dan Tetsell.

Written by Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell