The Masterson Inheritance

Improvised radio comedy drama
from archive.org

The Masterson Inheritance was an improvised comedy series broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from 1993 to 1995 billed as "an improvised historical saga of a family at war with itself." There were three series and two Christmas specials. It was broadcast from 1993 to 1995. From time to time, repeats of the show are broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

In each programme, the cast members – Josie Lawrence, Phelim McDermott, Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin, Lee Simpson, and Jim Sweeney – would be given a particular historical setting, and, incorporating suggestions from the audience, would improvise that episode in the saga of the Masterson family.

  1. The Curse Of The Mastersons (26.9Mb)
  2. The Mastersons and Johnson (27Mb)
  3. Scurvy! (26.9Mb)
  4. The Sweat of the Mastersons (26.9Mb)
  5. The Tatting of the Mastersons (26.8Mb)
  6. The Mastersons Lose Everything (26.9Mb)
  7. The Stuffing of the Mastersons (25.5Mb)
  8. Beware The Ides of Masterson (26.9Mb)
  9. The Quest for the Other Rabbit's Foot (27Mb)
  10. Last Word to the Mastersons (27Mb)
  11. The Jousting Mastertons (26.7Mb)
  12. The Gangrene of the Mastersons (26.8Mb)
  13. The Mastersons Go Down (27.1Mb)
  14. The Mastersons' Magical Marquee (Part 1) (26.8Mb)
  15. The Mastersons' Magical Marquee (Part 2) (26.8Mb)
  16. Masterson Rides Again (27Mb)
  17. The Masterson Bunch (27Mb)
  18. The Pain of the Mastersons (26.9Mb)
  19. The St Valentine's Day Massterson (27Mb)
  20. The Mastersons' Christmas Cracker (27Mb)
  21. The Marooned Mastersons (39.1Mb)

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