Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World was a BBC Radio 4 comedy series starring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring (the comedy duo Lee and Herring), and narrated by Tom Baker as the title character Lionel Nimrod, an over-the-top parody of Leonard Nimoy. The show itself somewhat parodies the Leonard Nimoy programme "In Search Of...". Over two series Lee and Herring tackled, and explained, such varying topics as Monsters, Love, The Human Body, and, finally, The Unexplained itself. Much of the comic material in the show was re-used on Fist of Fun.

The opening music, over which "Lionel Nimrod" introduces each show, is Jerry Goldsmith's theme to the film Logan's Run.

The series included performances by Armando Iannucci and Rebecca Front, who would both continue to work with Lee and Herring on many of their following productions. The series was produced by Sarah Smith. The show is regularly rebroadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra.



Series 1

No. Episode No. Title Original broadcast
11"Monsters"8 October 1992 (1992-10-08)
22"Creation"15 October 1992 (1992-10-15)
33"Death"22 October 1992 (1992-10-22)
44"Good & Evil"29 October 1992 (1992-10-29)
55"The Human Mind"5 November 1992 (1992-11-05)
66"Love"12 November 1992 (1992-11-12)

Series 2

No. Episode No. Title Original broadcast
71"Magic"15 July 1993 (1993-07-15)
82"The Future"22 July 1993 (1993-07-22)
93"The Human Body"29 July 1993 (1993-07-29)
104"The Sea"5 August 1993 (1993-08-05)
115"The Scheme of Things"12 August 1993 (1993-08-12)
126"The Unexplained"19 August 1993 (1993-08-19)