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Summary

All three series of the BBC Radio 4 fantasy comedy show.

Good eventide, earbandits. You are invited on a journey of shelf discovery, as you take a trip to Wunderland - the Poundland of magical realms. It’s a kingdom much like our own, yet also nothing like it in the slightest. 

There, you’ll meet waifs and strays, wigshops and witches, murderous pensioners and the squirrels of this delightful land as they go about their bizarre business. Experience the delights of Wunderwoods Widderday, take a trip through time with Lady Bowie to Ye Olde Wunderlande, and tremble as the land is threatened by an Unclear War. 

You’ll encounter curious characters - from a 1970s child ghost to Machiavellian Madame Cauchemar and peace-loving genderwar poet Penny Beard - and see many wange and stronderful things as you venture down the rabbit hole to the Nether Regions. So don’t be late for this very important date.... 

Written by and starring Alice Lowe (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch), this quirky, hilarious and surreal sketch show also features Marcia Warren, Richard Glover, Simon Greenall, Rachel Stubbings and Clare Thomson, with guest star Waen Shepherd.

Cast and credits

Written and performed by Alice Lowe

With Richard Glover, Simon Greenall, Rachel Stubbings, Clare Thomson and Marcia Warren

Series 3 narrated by Marcia Warren

Guest starring Waen Shepherd

Script editors: Joel Morris and Jason Hazeley

Music composed by Jane Watkins

Produced by Sam Bryant (series 1) and Lyndsay Fenner (series 2 and 3)

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 12 July-2 August 2012 (series 1), 12 December 2013-2 January 2014 (series 2), 15 September-6 October 2015 (series 3)

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"Like a series of contemporary Lewis Carroll poems, and just as strange and charming." (The Guardian)

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Wange and Stronderful

This is be one of my favourite radio comedies ever. Perhaps not one for everyone as it is very weird Sometimes clever and sometimes stupid. The production and performances are amazing and really take you to another world, a slightly naff other world but another world nonetheless. It is like the Goon show in that it has its own strange internal logic that carries you along. Its use of language is delicious and the characters are strangely believable and endearing like Round the Horne. A great series to listen to to take your mind off the troubles of life.

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Not very funny comedy

With all comedy sketch shows there can be some hits and some misses, unfortunately this is mostly misses and the ones that are hits are smile raising not laughing making.
The best part of this series is the narrator who takes you through Wunderland but once the "Sketch" part starts its not funny. Its trying to hard to be funny and wacky it fails. It wants to be a more edgy Little Britian but where as that was grounded in funny stereotypes this is trying to take things to the absurd and doesn't work.

Bigepdia was wacky and funny, but its hit to miss ratio was a lot better.

I am a massive radio 4 fan and there are much funnier sketch shows such as the Now Show, Dead Ringers, MIlton Jones.