Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.
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Series cast summary:
Jon Culshaw ...  Various Roles / ... 13 episodes, 2002-2006
Kevin Connelly Kevin Connelly ...  Various Roles / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2006
Phil Cornwell ...  Various Roles / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2006
Mark Perry Mark Perry ...  Various Roles / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2006
Jan Ravens Jan Ravens ...  Various Roles / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2006
Jess Robinson 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Jason Barnett 10 episodes, 2005-2006
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A talented group of impressionists perform a variety of topical comic sketches sending up politicians, celebrities and other well-known public figures. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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15 March 2002 (UK) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Started in 2000 as a radio series on BBC Radio 4. See more »

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[Osama and Saddam are in bed, when Osama looks over at the book that Saddam is writing in]
Osama Bin Laden: What you got there, little Sadd?
Saddam Hussien: It's a fatwa, against Des O'Connor, what I wrote.
Osama Bin Laden: A fatwa? Against Des O'Connor? Steady on, son, we're supposed to be unpopular in the West!
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Can be for both grown-ups and young people
21 May 2004 | by Greatwhitewhale2See all my reviews

Jonathan Ross said at the British comedy awards that Dead ringers does a great impression of Alistair McGowan's shows. How wrong he is. He's probably never seen Dead ringers. Dead Ringers offers an up-to-date of the past week look at the news, TV, media and other things. They do polticans, got more impressionists, do more adult jokes, do Candid camera style jokes so Jonathan Ross is dead wrong.

The show started on Radio 4, perhaps that's why young people go away from it but it's a great show. It's very funny, and takes a very sharp swipe at certain stories.

The impressions are fantastic. Espically to Jon Culshaw who does both Bush and Blair very well and made some very funny trademarks about them. (Blair: "Sweaty palms, Hard man hand gesture, Vote-for-me smile" and Bush: "My fellow UmaThurmans, it has been a sadificantly day"). Though it does more politians, it does do movie stars, TV stars music stars and anyone else. One problem is some of the people they do. I mean, I didn't know who Dr. Simon Schama or Brian Sewell were until this show. I didn't even know Newsnight review existed but still laughed at the Tom Paulin impression. But ignore all that, they basically do them really funny and strangely.

So it's a great show, do watch if you want the world to be given a satical swipe!


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