Believe It!, Series 2 Episode 1 of 4
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Jon Canter's "radiography" of Richard Wilson returns for a second series.

Celebrity autobiographies are everywhere. Richard Wilson has always said he'd never write one. Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity autobiography of Richard Wilson.

He narrates the series with his characteristic dead-pan delivery, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story. He plays a heavily exaggerated version of himself: a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester United (all true), who's a confidant of the powerful and has survived childhood poverty, a drunken father, years of fruitless grind, too much success, monstrosity, addiction, charity work and fierce rivalry with Sean Connery and Ian McKellan (not true).

The title - in case you hadn't spotted - is an unashamed reference his famous catchphrase.

Written by Jon Canter
Produced and Directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

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Role Contributor
HimselfRichard Wilson
Terry SavageSimon Greenall
Francois MattieuSimon Greenall
Bob GeldofLewis Macleod
Margaret ThatcherSteve Nallon
JorgenSteve Nallon
Mickey MouseDavid Tennant
Lisa McTaggartJane Slavin
Old WomanJane Slavin
TabithaLotte Rice
Sheila GoldenbergSamantha Spiro
WriterJon Canter
ProducerClive Brill
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