Inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury is the creation of Tom Binns, a former breakfast radio host on London’s XFM as well as a comedian in his own right.
He created DJ Ivan Brackenbury relatively early in his career, and the character appeared on Radio 1, Virgin and GLR, before being rested as Tom developed his own radio career, which included landing XFM with a then-record £50,000 fine for talking about bestiality on air.
However, DJ Ivan Brackenbury was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, where he was nominated for the if.comedy prize for the best show, and his roadshow, complete with inappropriate records and bungled cues, is now a regular fixture on the live circuit.
Featuring in the 2017 BBC1 Comedy Series Hospital People, the much beloved hospital radio DJ, Ivan Brackenbury appears alongside other characters including Ian D Montfort. The latter pair are joined by hospital manager Susan Mitchell and the hospital’s priest and wannabe stand-up comic, Father Kenny. T.
DJ Ivan Brackenbury’s other credits include TV appearances in Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge and more recently, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.
“Binns has his character absolutely nailed, and mines the comic seam ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal.”