Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's time-travelling biographer, recalling the lives of other legends alive and dead in Jon Canter's award-winning comedy series.
Jon Canter is an English television comedy writer for Lenny Henry and other leading comedians including Dawn French, Angus Deayton, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, as well as acting as script editor for Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. He co-wrote the 2003 BBC television satirical comedy Posh Nosh with Arabella Weir, and the BBC Radio 4 situation comedy Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful with Guy Jenkin. He wote a Radio 4 Afternoon Play I Love Stephen Fry in 2008. He wrote for the ITV animated cartoon version of Mr. Bean, and the screenplay for the film Full Monty 2. His first novel, Seeds of Greatness, a comic story inspired by his upbringing, was published in 2006 His subsequent novels have been A Short Gentleman (2009) and Worth (2011).