Time travelling comedy for David Mitchell | John Finnemore co-stars

Time travelling comedy for David Mitchell

John Finnemore co-stars

David Mitchell is to star in a new time-travelling sitcom.

Radio 4 favourite John Finnemore and stand-up London Hughes also star in a pilot episode of Time Spanner, along with its writer, Simon Kane. Kane has previously written sketches for Mitchell and Webb, both on TV and radio.

The new show, for Radio 4, is being described as being about 'time travel, an evil self-storage empire, a slightly defensive angel and something rather a lot like love at first sight'.

Finnimore revealed that he had been cast as a 'dead dog', and tweeted that the script was 'incredibly funny and strange and moving but especially funny'.

Time Spanner will be recorded in front of a studio audience in London next month. Click here for tickets.

It is produced by the BBC's Gareth Edwards, who also produced That Mitchell and Webb Look and That Mitchell and Webb Sound.

Mitchell is currently starring as Shakespeare in Ben Elton's BBC Two sitcom, Upstart Crow.

Published: 23 May 2016

What do you think?

Today's comedy-on demand picks

FRINGE ON FRIDAY

The virtual events that are trying to fill the Edinburgh Fringe void kick up a gear tonight with the first Fringe Friday gala gig, hosted by Suzi Ruffell, Jason Byrne doing a gig from his Irish home town, and the Free Festival co-ordinating a busy on-line line-up

Click for more suggestions
... including a new YouTube sketch series from comedy ventriloquist Paul Zerdin and Graeme Garden in conversation.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.