The Simon Day Show

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK.

Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episodes

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0101Geoffrey Allerton2011042120121213
20110428 (BBC7)
20130315 (BBC7)
20140718 (BBC7)
20161001 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK.

Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the backstage and front-of-house goings on at the theatre itself.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton (Simon Day). Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose (Felix Dexter). Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

Cast list:

Geoffrey Allerton - Simon Day

Anna / Claire - Catherine Shepherd

Sarah - Arabella Weir

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

In show one the theatre is visited by acclaimed Yorkshire poet, Geoffrey Allerton.

Geoffrey reads poems and excerpts from his recent memoir "Marking Time" and struggles to get a hot meal from sound and lighting technician, Goose.

Meanwhile in the bar two local mums are getting to know each other over several bottles of wine.

0102Tony Beckton2011042820110505 (BBC7)
20130322 (BBC7)
20140725 (BBC7)
20161008 (BBC7)

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debut's his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

Episode 2 of 6: Tony Beckton. Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

Tony Beckton / Peter - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Stacey - Susan Harrison

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Reformed violent criminal Tony Beckton visits the Mallard Theatre to read from his memoirs as part of his rehabilitation.

0103Dave Angel2011050520121220
20110512 (BBC7)
20130329 (BBC7)
20140801 (BBC7)
20161015 (BBC7)

British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day debut's his own Radio 4 character comedy show.

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show, along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week 1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel (Simon Day), performs at The Mallard Theatre and a confused delivery man arrives with gifts from a star.

Cast list:

Dave Angel / White Van Man - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

This week 1990s Eco-Warrior Dave Angel, performs at The Mallard Theatre and a confused delivery man arrives with gifts from a star.

0104Billy Bleach2011051220121227
20110519 (BBC7)
20130405 (BBC7)
20140808 (BBC7)
20161022 (BBC7)

With no headliner at The Mallard, newcomer Billy Bleach is asked to extend his stand-up set. With Simon Greenall. From May 2011.

Simon Day welcomes listeners to small provincial theatre the Mallard. The headlining stand-up has not shown up, so newcomer Billy Bleach must perform an extended set.

The headlining stand-up has not shown up, so newcomer Billy Bleach must perform an extended set.

0105Tommy Cockles2011051920130103
20110526 (BBC7)
20130412 (BBC7)
20140815 (BBC7)
20161029 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

This week, comedy legend Tommy Cockles performs at the Mallard and is stunned to discover that manager Ron Bone has no idea who he is.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

0106 LASTSimon Day2011052620110602 (BBC7)
20130419 (BBC7)
20140822 (BBC7)
20161112 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

Cast list:

Simon Day - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Goose - Felix Dexter

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's characters come to perform at The Mallard and we hear the highlights of that night's show along with the back stage and front of house goings on at the theatre itself.

In the final episode of the series British comedy legend and star of The Fast Show, Down the Line and Bellamy's People, Simon Day visits The Mallard Theatre as "himself".

0201Tommy Cockles2012053120120607 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)
20150411 (BBC7)
20161231 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters once again welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week popular, blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles arrives at the theatre to find it transformed. There's a new Nigerian owner, soundman Goose has been replaced by an authoritarian ex-copper and receptionist Catherine has disappeared off to India to find herself.

Cast list:

Tommy Cockles - Simon Day

Catherine - Catherine Shepherd

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet - Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Blazered entertainer Tommy Cockles arrives at the theatre to find it transformed.

0202Billy Bleach2012060720120614 (BBC7)
20140103 (BBC7)
20150418 (BBC7)
20170107 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week popular, Fast Show favourite Billy Bleach returns to The Mallard, the theatre that last series gave him his first big break.

Cast list:

Billy Bleach - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Curly-haired lad and aspiring stand-up comedian Billy Bleach returns to the Mallard.

0203Geoffrey Allerton2012061420120621 (BBC7)
20140110 (BBC7)
20150425 (BBC7)
20170114 (BBC7)

This week it's the turn of Yorkshire poet Geoffrey Allerton, who's accompanied by amateur journalist friend Duncan (played by Paul Whitehouse).

Cast list:

Billy Bleach - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozac - Simon Greenall

Duncan... Paul Whitehouse

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

0204Tony Becton2012062120120628 (BBC7)
20140117 (BBC7)
20150502 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week reformed violent offender Tony Becton returns to The Mallard Theatre with stories of his rehabilitation and new life in a park.

Cast list:

Tony Becton - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozak - Simon Greenall

Written by Simon Day

Produced by Colin Anderson.

0206 LASTBrian Pern2012070520120712 (BBC7)
20140131 (BBC7)
20150516 (BBC7)
20170128 (BBC7)

Simon Day and his characters welcome listeners to The Mallard, a small provincial theatre somewhere in the UK. Each week one of Simon's comic characters come to perform at The Mallard while the staff struggle with rivalries, self-doubt and the new owner's vision for the theatre's future.

This week brings washed up rocker, Brian Pern the Mallard Theatre as he's interviewed on stage by pretend 6Music journalist, Ben (Rhys Thomas).

Cast list:

Brian Pern - Simon Day

Emanuel Akinyemi - Felix Dexter

Pat Bennet... Morwenna Banks

Ron Bone / Wozak - Simon Greenall

Ben... Rhys Thomas

Written by Simon Day with additional material from Rhy Thomas and Felix Dexter

Original music arranged by Steve Burge

Produced by Colin Anderson.

Written by Simon Day

This week brings washed up rocker, Brian Pern to the Mallard Theatre as he's interviewed on stage by pretend 6Music journalist, Ben (Rhys Thomas).