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About The Show

Max and Ivan – comedians and actors Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez – are a critically acclaimed, award-winning double act who have quickly established themselves as one of the most exciting comedy duos on the circuit. ‘The Casebook of Max and Ivan’ is the perfect vehicle for them to showcase their ability to write well-structured, pacey, gag-packed stories and concoct and inhabit a range of vivid, hilarious characters for the Radio 4 audience.

In it the duo play private detectives for hire. They make for an endearing but dysfunctional team. Max is slick and ambitious (though not as slick as he thinks). He’ll do whatever it takes to get ahead and impress the right people – though rarely succeeds in doing either. Ivan is a daydreamer to the point of being vacant, but nonetheless committed and enthusiastic. Unprompted, he’ll attempt to deduce anything or anyone they encounter as a means of keeping his detecting skills keen.

Each episode brings a new case to solve and a new world for Max and Ivan to infiltrate by going undercover and donning a series of fiendish guises (although Ivan will probably also find an excuse to dress up as Luther Milchmann – a completely irrelevant character he is fixated on).

Production Information

The Casebook Of Max and Ivan

No. of Episodes: 4 plus pilot
Channel: BBC Radio 4
Main Cast: Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Written by: Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez
Produced by: Victoria Lloyd
Executive Produced by: Ben Walker
Logline: Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez are private detectives for hire in this upbeat, laugh-out-loud audience sitcom.