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Gemma Whelan lands Radio 4 chat show

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Chastity Butterworth R4 chatshow

Game of Thrones star Gemma Whelan has landed her own chat show pilot on Radio 4 in the guise of her socialite character Chastity Butterworth.

The Upstart Crow actor will entertain celebrity guests as the ostensibly prim and proper wit and gossip column favourite with the help of her butler Roger, played by Mike Wozniak.

Made by Yalli Productions, whose credits include BBC Two’s The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek and Channel 5’s upcoming Impractical Jokers remake with Late Night Gimp Fight, the commission follows runthroughs for a television pilot in October last year.

Tickets for the Radio 4 recording on July 18 are available here.

Leeds-born Whelan has performed regularly as Butterworth on the live circuit and appeared as her on BBC Three’s Live at the Electric. You can watch a clip here: