Brian Gulliver's Travels, Series 1, Episode 1

audiobook (Unabridged) Gelbetia · BBC Radio 4: Comedy

By Bill Dare

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The first episode of the BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy series, 'Brian Gulliver's Travels', about a seasoned presenter of travel documentaries who finds himself in a hospital's secure unit after claiming to have experienced a succession of bizarre adventures. Originally broadcast 21 February 2011.

'Brian Gulliver's Travels' is a new adventure story from Bill Dare (producer of 'Spitting Image', 'Dead Ringers' and 'I've Never Seen Star Wars'). The series has attracted an excellent cast led by Neil Pearson ('Drop the Dead Donkey', 'Bridget Jones's Diary') and award winning star Mariah Gale (Ophelia in BBC TV's 2009 production of 'Hamlet').

In this episode, the medical profession and its need to pathologize everything are the satirical targets, as we hear about Brian's travels in Gelbetia, a country run by doctors.

The cast also includes Katherine Jakeways, Paul Bhattacharjee, Sean Baker, Sam Dale, Nyasha Hatendi, Jane Whittenshaw and Sally Orrock.

Brian Gulliver's Travels, Series 1, Episode 1