Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

I'm a Believer

Stephen Mangan stars in Jon Canter's irreverent comedy.

When Simon meets God in his dreams, he's happy to tell Him to His face that He doesn't exist. But that's before Simon meets Birth, Death and a woman who thinks he's a vicar... all on the same night.

Directed by Jonquil Panting

Jon Canter's deliciously dry dialogue, satirically self-conscious characters, and real moments of pathos, make his comedies as intelligent and sharp as they are gentle and ineffably English. His comic novels include 'Seeds of Greatness','A Short Gentleman' and 'Worth'. He wrote 'Afterliff' with John Lloyd, and helped Rev. Adam Smallbone edit 'The Rev Diaries'. He has written for Lenny Henry, Dawn French, Angus Deayton, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, co-wrote 'Posh Nosh' with Arabella Weir, and 'Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful' with Guy Jenkin. Other writing credits include 'The Two Ronnies', 'Not The Nine O Clock News', 'Mr Bean', 'Alas Smith & Jones', and 'Murder Most Horrid'. Hugh Bonneville starred in BBC Radio 4's dramatisation of 'A Short Gentleman' by Robin Brooks, Stephen Fry starred in 'I Love Stephen Fry', and 'Believe It!', starring Richard Wilson, won the BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 24 Feb 2015 14:15


Role Contributor
SimonStephen Mangan
GodColin McFarlane
JaneClaudie Blakley
MaryPauline McLynn
DirectorJonquil Panting
WriterJon Canter