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Episode 4

Believe It!, Series 2 Episode 4 of 4

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.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Thu 19 Mar 2015 05:30

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Role Contributor
HimselfRichard Wilson
The Grim ReaperMichael Eaves
Rev GreyMichael Eaves
Sean ConneryLewis Macleod
Gordon BrownLewis Macleod
David BeckhamLewis Macleod
Egg WilsonLewis Macleod
Cussin ColinForbes Masson
HerselfCelia Imrie
HimselfIan McKellan
MotherArabella Weir
Young RichardMichael Higgins
DirectorClive Brill
ProducerClive Brill
WriterJon Canter