I’ve written thousands of sketches, spoof ads and song parodies in nearly 20 years as a comedy writer for stage and national radio. They’ve been performed by some brilliant actors, singers and impressionists, from Alistair McGowan to Bill Bailey.
For the BBC
Dozens of topical sketches on Radio 4’s Week Ending, satirising the politicians and poseurs of the day. For example, a retro style newsreel on the Gulf War (Mullahtone News) and an explanation of the Soviet economy by Stanislav Unwinov. And cameos by John Prescott, before he started being a love god and hobnobbing with billionaires (allegedly).
The BBC Radio 4 flagship Today Programme featured my J R Hartley spoof, with Neil Kinnock vainly searching for his long-lost socialist principles. And a Space Oddity song parody, with a doomed Major John spinning out of control. That song was very successfully revived for the Currie affair revelations.
For Newsrevue & the Treason Show (London, Brighton and Edinburgh)