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Jampoa

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 28 March 2011

Brian Gulliver, a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries, finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have had a number of bizarre adventures.

This week he travels to Jampoa where fame definitely equals fortune.

Written by Bill Dare
Produced by Steven Canny

Brian Gulliver's Travels is a new satirical adventure story from Bill Dare. The series has attracted an excellent cast led by Neil Pearson and award winning Mariah Gale. Cast includes fantastic actors Tamsin Greig, John Standing, Paul Bhattacharjee, Christopher Douglas, Vicky Pepperdine, Phil Cornwell, Jo Bobin and Katherine Jakeways.

For years Bill Dare wanted to create a satire about different worlds exploring Kipling's idea that we travel, 'not just to explore civilizations, but to better understand our own'. But science fiction and space ships never interested him, so he put the idea on ice. Then Brian Gulliver arrived and meant that our hero could be lost in a fictional world without the need for any sci-fi.

Satirical targets over the series: the medical profession and its need to pathologize everything; the effect of marriage on children; spirituality and pseudo-science; compensation culture; sexism; the affect of our obsession with fame.

Gulliver's Travels is the only book Bill Dare read at university. His father, Peter Jones, narrated a similarly peripatetic radio series: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Credits

Brian Gulliver
Neil Pearson
Rachel Gulliver
Mariah Gale
Dr Malik
Paul Bhattacharjee
Steen
Dave Lamb
Darmy
John Nicholson
Hajia
Catherine Shepherd
Dr Reem
Christopher Douglas
Donya
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Host
Sam Dale
Journo
Nyasha Hatendi
Gameshow Host
Brian Bowles
Producer
Steven Canny
Writer
Bill Dare

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