Dead Ringers (TV show)Dead Ringers is a UK Radio and Television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC2. The program was devised by Bill Dare, and stars Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Phill Cornwell, Kevin Connelly and Mark Perry.
The program is well known for its portrayal of fellow BBC employees, such as Radio 4 news reader Brian Perkins as a gangster and Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke as a Michael Caine-like character. Newsreaders Kirsty Wark (of Newsnight) and Charlotte Greene (of Radio 4) regularly open bulletins on the program with a line from a popular song ("He was a skater boy, she said see you later boy, he wasn't good enough for her. More on that story later").
Culshaw regularly performs telephone prank calls impersonating Tom Baker's incarnation of The Doctor or Alec Guinness's version of Obi-Wan Kenobi. President George W. Bush mangles the English language ("My fellow amaeboids...") and tapes over intelligence videos with episodes of Sesame Street.