The Secret World

The impression show that imagines alternative lives for famous people. Each episode takes place over one day, with stories unfolding and overlapping from morning to night.

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From John Humphrys to Alan Carr, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. Pilot from April 2008.

Jools Holland has an embarrassing encounter in a public baths.

From John Humphrys to Alan Carr - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

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From Lord Alan Sugar to Bruce Forsyth - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From April 2009.

Ray Winston becomes trapped in a duvet.

From Lord Alan Sugar to Bruce Forsyth - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

From April 2009.

From Lord Sugar to Bruce Forsyth - Jon Culshaw explores the private lives of famous folk.

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From Jools Holland to Ross Kemp, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From April 2009.

The Arctic Monkeys reveal their love for Woman's Hour.

From Jools Holland to Ross Kemp - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

From April 2009.

From Jools Holland to Ross Kemp - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre lives of famous folk.

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From Steve Wright to Ken Dodd, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.

The identity of Robert Mugabe's life coach revealed.

From Steve Wright to Ken Dodd - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

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From Sir Alan Sugar to Boy George, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.

From Sir Alan Sugar to Boy George - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

From May 2009.

From Sir Alan Sugar to Boy George - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre lives of famous folk.

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From William Hague to Simon Cowell, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk. From May 2009.

Bill Gates wants a friend.

From William Hague to Simon Cowell - Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre private lives of famous folk.

From May 2009.

From William Hague to Simon Cowell, Jon Culshaw explores the bizarre lives of famous folk.

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From Al Pacino to Keith Harris and Orville, Jon Culshaw and friends probe the private lives of the famous. From July 2010.

From Al Pacino to Keith Harris and Orville - Jon Culshaw and friends probe the private lives of the famous.

From July 2010.

From Al Pacino to Keith Harris and Orville - Jon Culshaw and friends probe private lives.

Parallel stories unfold from morning til night as the great and good become embroiled in the most unlikely situations.

Repeat of Series 2, Epsiode 1.

Lional Blair is mistaken for Tony and has to go the middle east to get the leaders 'dancing to the same tune' which he does with relish.

William Haig has a discussion with the ambassador of Kyrkistan but has msitakenly jemmed up on Uzbekistan -resulting in him agreeing to a royal visit.

Al Pacino stalks Jon Humphrys.

Sir David Attenborough is told that there are too many 'old animals' in his nature shows, and this is putting off younger viewers.

The programme is written months in advance of transmission, and is therefore not topical or political - it's a sometimes surreal twist on the familiar 'impression show' without parody, pastiche or the usual caricaturising.

The Secret World features some of the best vocal performers around including Lewis Macleod, Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Julian Dutton, Jess Robinson and Margaret Cabourn-smith.

The show is written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton with Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris and Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner.

The producer/creator is Bill Dare.

Lionel Blair is mistaken for Tony and is sent to the Middle East.

William Hague has a discussion with the ambassador of Kyrgystan but has mistakenly jemmed up on Uzbekistan -resulting in him agreeing to a royal visit.

Al Pacino stalks John Humphrys

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Alan Titchmarsh - quaint gardener or ruthless murderer? Jon Culshaw and friends probe the private lives of the famous. From July 2010.

Alan Titchmarsh: quaint gardener or ruthless murderer? Jon Culshaw and friends probe the private lives of the famous.

From July 2010.

quaint gardener or ruthless murderer? With Jon Culshaw.

With naturalistic performances from Jon Culshaw, Lewis Macleod and others, take a fly-on-the-wall position and listen in as the great and the good become embroiled in the bizarre and ridiculous.

Sir David Attemborough is asked by the BBC diversity unit to put more disabled animals in his show - in positive circumstances.

Ian Paisley meets Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour and insists that the band perform at his cousin Hugo's sixtieth birthday party.

Alan Bennett replies to every bit of junk mail personally and with great style.

Professor Richard Dawkins persues his career as a pop singer - auditioning for Lady Gaga.

The programme is written months in advance of transmission, and is therefore not topical or political - it's a sometimes surreal twist on the familiar 'impression show' without parody, pastiche or the usual caricaturising.

The Secret World features some of the best vocal performers around including Lewis Macleod, Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Julian Dutton, Jess Robinson and Margaret Cabourn-smith.

The show is written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton with Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris and Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner.

The producer/creator is Bill Dare.

Sir David Attenborough is asked by the BBC to put more disabled animals in his show.

Sir David Attenborough is asked by the BBC diversity unit to put more disabled animals in his show - in positive circumstances.

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David Beckham tries to hire a rainbow for a party. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.

David Beckham tries to hire a rainbow for a party.

Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives.

From July 2010.

David Beckham wants to buy a raindbow from film director James Cameron.

Alan Bennett responds to all junk mail with a personally crafted letter.

Richard Dawkins tries to join Amy Winehouse as a backing singer.

Then he tries to join Chas of Chas and Dave.

These are the strange and covert stories which unfold during the course of one day.

Surely John Inman and Morrissey could never appear in the same scene? Well, they do.

Sort of.

This is a repeat of a new kind of impression show.

The Secret World features some of the best vocal performers around including Lewis MacLeod, Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Julian Dutton, Jess Robinson and Margaret Cabourn-smith.

The show is written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton with Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris and Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner.

The producer/creator is Bill Dare.

Al Pacino, a crazed conspiracy theorist, is stalking John Humphrys.

David Beckham wants to buy a rainbow from film director James Cameron.

Surely John Inman and Morrissey could never appear in the same scene.

Well, they do.

This is a new kind of impression show.

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Alan Titchmarsh reveals a dark side when his career is at risk. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.

Alan Titchmarsh shows a dark side when his career is at risk. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.

Alan Titchmarsh shows a dark side when his career is at risk.

Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives.

From July 2010.

Ringo Starr wants to get back with his old band - The Shadows.

Beckham wants to buy a real T Rex from Spielberg.

Al Pacino is still stalking John Humphrys.

Abu Hamza and Boy George continue their unspoken romance.

Alan Titchmarsh reveals his darker side...

All this and more as we take a look at the secret world of public people.

David Beckham wants to buy a real T Rex from Steven Spielberg.

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Prince Charles ends up helping his driver move a sideboard. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From July 2010.

Prince Charles ends up helping his driver move a sideboard.

Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives.

From July 2010.

Prince Charles is asked by his driver to help move some furniture.

Arch Bishop Rowan Williams is upset that he never gets invited to go out drinking with the other Bishops.

Ray Winstone is terrified of pins and needles.

William Hague has an overnight guest he can't get rid of.

Find out how they all cope in another handful of strange tales from the private lives of public people.

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James Bond star Daniel Craig tries to get car insurance. Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives. From August 2010.

James Bond star Daniel Craig tries to get car insurance.

Jon Culshaw explores famous folk's private lives.

From August 2010.

Ghost hunter Derek Acorah is trying to find his missing bobble hat - but can't seem to conjurr up an image.

Jack Nicholson stalks thin women just so he can eat the food they leave.

Ian Hislop goes to a nail bar.

Daniel Craig gets some car insurance.

Find out how these stories unfold in an impression show with a difference.

The programme is written months in advance of transmission, and is therefore not topical or political - it's a sometimes surreal twist on the familiar 'impression show' without parody, pastiche or the usual caricaturising.

The Secret World features some of the best vocal performers around including Lewis Macleod, Jon Culshaw, Duncan Wisbey, Julian Dutton, Jess Robinson and Margaret Cabourn-smith.

The show is written by Bill Dare and Julian Dutton with Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris and Rufus Jones and Dan Skinner.

The producer/creator is Bill Dare.

Ghost hunter Derek Acorah is trying to find his missing bobble hat - but can't seem to conjure up an image.

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Comedy offering an insight into the private lives of the famous.

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