Bleak Expectations

Mark Evans' acclaimed Charles Dickens spoof (30 x 30mins)
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BBC Radio 4 sitcom by Mark Evans broadcast in 30 episodes from 2007 to 2012. A spoof of Charles Dickens' novels and other well-known works, set in the Victorian world of ludicrously elaborate etiquette and unhelpful new inventions. Rollicking good fun performed with great gusto by Tom Allen, Anthony Head, Sarah Hadland, Celia Imrie, David Mitchell and others.

  1. S01 E01 A Childhood Cruelly Kippered (25.6Mb)
  2. S01 E02 An Adolescence Utterly Trashed (25.7Mb)
  3. S01 E03 A Youth Utterly Crocked (25.6Mb)
  4. S01 E04 A Young Adulthood Bitterly Dismantled (25.7Mb)
  5. S01 E05 A Young Love Mercilessly Dismembered (25.6Mb)
  6. S01 E06 A Life Sadly Smashed Then Happily Restored A Bit (25.5Mb)
  7. S02 E01 A Happy Life, Cruelly Re-Kippered (40.5Mb)
  8. S02 E02 A Re-Kippered Life Smashed Some More (41.3Mb)
  9. S02 E03 A Recovery All Made Miserable (38.7Mb)
  10. S02 E04 A Restoration Re-Ruined, Only Even Worse (38.6Mb)
  11. S02 E05 An Already Bad Life Made Worse But Sort Of On Purpose (38.7Mb)
  12. S02 E06 A Happy Life Broken And Then Mended A Bit (38.6Mb)
  13. S03 E01 A Sort of Fine Life De-niced Completely (25.9Mb)
  14. S03 E02 A Now Grim Life Yet More Grimified (25.9Mb)
  15. S03 E03 A Lovely Life Re-Kippered Again Once More (25.9Mb)
  16. S03 E04 A Horrible Life Un-ruined And Then Re-ruinated A Lot (25.9Mb)
  17. S03 E05 An Evil Life Sort of Explained (25.9Mb)
  18. S03 E06 Lives Lost, Ruined, Wrecked And Redeemed (25.9Mb)
  19. S04 E01 A Tolerable Life De-Happified (25.8Mb)
  20. S04 E02 A Now-Spoiled Life Smashed Some More (25.8Mb)
  21. S04 E03 A Wretched Life Made Much, Much Sadder (25.8Mb)
  22. S04 E04 A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled (25.8Mb)
  23. S04 E05 A Now Tricky Life Woefully Miseried-Up (25.9Mb)
  24. S04 E06 A Life Destroyed Then Repaired and Rehappied (25.8Mb)
  25. S05 E01 A Pleasant Yet Dull Life Re-Evilled (25.8Mb)
  26. S05 E02 A Re-Excited Life Made Distinctly Dangerous (25.6Mb)
  27. S05 E03 An Alrightish Life Savagely Frozen to Bits (25.6Mb)
  28. S05 E04 A Writerly Life Made Dreadfully Different (25.8Mb)
  29. S05 E05 A Terrifying Life Made Even Scarier A Bit Some More (25.8Mb)
  30. S05 E06 A Loved-Up Life Potentially Totally Annihilated (25.8Mb)

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