Celebrities and politicians are lampooned by a talented team of impressionists in this comedy sketch show.




7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2007   2006   2005   2004   2003   2002  
3 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

More Like This 

Rex Is Not Your Lawyer (TV Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Rex Alexander is a top Chicago lawyer who becomes so crippled by anxiety that he takes to coaching his clients into representing themselves.

Stars: David Tennant, Deena Trudy, Dave Ballantine
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his people into a dynastic civil war that will last 100 years.

Director: Gregory Doran
Stars: David Tennant, Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Antony Byrne
Recovery (TV Movie 2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Alan and Tricia Hamilton are very happy. He's the head of a building firm and on top of his game. She's a part-time beautician and mother to their two sons. One day their perfect, if ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony
Stars: David Tennant, Sarah Parish, Harry Treadaway
Secret Smile (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Goose, Kate Ashfield, David Tennant
Dead Ringers (TV Series 2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two women (both played by Nagasawa Masami), who look identical, search for the secret behind their births and, in the process, discover about forbidden medical technologies and the mystery of life.

Stars: Ken Aoki, Masatô Ibu, Moka Kamishiraishi
The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The trial, under The Obscene Publications Act, of the publishers of D.H. Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'in 1960 was a sensation that consumed the nation. The movie follows two ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes
Stars: Rafe Spall, Louise Delamere, Mary Healey
Learners (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bev is a downtrodden housewife who's failed her driving test eight times, having only been instructed by her impatient husband Ian. After registering with a driving school, she develops a crush on her instructor, Chris.

Director: Francesca Joseph
Stars: Jessica Hynes, Shaun Dingwall, Richard Glover
Glorious 39 (2009)
Drama | History | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The adopted daughter of a privileged British politician uncovers a family secret in the weeks leading up to World War II.

Director: Stephen Poliakoff
Stars: Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple
Single Father (TV Mini-Series 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

Stars: David Tennant, Millie Innes, Chris Hegarty
The Deputy (TV Movie 2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The life and times of a fictional British deputy prime minister.

Director: Patrick Lau
Stars: Warren Clarke, Jack Dee, Dervla Kirwan
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's.

Stars: David Tennant, Emily Watson, Jack Shepherd
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

It's an audio play boadcast on radio.

Director: Sasha Yevtushenko
Stars: Joe Dempsie, Peter Hamilton Dyer, David Tennant


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


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:






Release Date:

15 March 2002 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


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


[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!
See more »


Featured in The Comedy Years: 2003 (2019) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed