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Max & Ivan: Fugitives

Two lowly tech developers acquire a laptop full of contraband data, witness a murder, and then narrowly escape being assassinated. Suddenly, they find themselves sucked into a world of state-funded disinformation campaigns, bot farms, all-knowing Big Data organisations, and shadowy terror groups.Inspired by the chaotic way global politics is currently unfolding, Max & Ivan: Fugitives is an on-the-run comedy thriller set across international borders. Written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez it stars Gemma Whelan, Alice Lowe, Adam Buxton, Kyle Kinane and Stephen Mangan. The cast also includes Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly and Steve Furst.Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.

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Episode 1

Max & Ivan's lives are turned upside down when they play a prank on a work colleague with devastating consequences. On the run with a laptop full of contraband data, they turn to Max's old IT teacher Mr Cheyne (Adam Buxton) for help. Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 2

Max & Ivan zig-zag across Europe in a desperate attempt to try to make sense of the little information they have. They track down Lara (Gemma Whelan) who sets them on their way to meet renowned investigative journalist Stanford Wells (Justin Edwards) who, quite by accident, helps them get the break they need. Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 3

Finally finding themselves face to face with The MinerTOR (Alice Lowe), Max & Ivan have to think quickly to stop her having them killed and win her trust. The international errand she sends them on places them in mortal danger, and lots of horrific surprises await them in Ukraine.Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 8

Max, Ivan and Lara finally get some answers. Last episode in the series.Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

23mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 7

As the endgame nears, a desperate Max and Ivan go in search of Lara and the poison. But news from Katja stops them in their tracks: are they finally going to find out the truth behind 'The Cuckoo'?Max & Ivan: Fugitives is written and performed by Max Olesker and Ivan Gonzalez and features Adam Buxton, Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, Dan Tetsell, Elina Alminas, Ernest Gromov, Freya Parker, Gemma Whelan, Jak Malone, Jason Forbes, Justin Edwards, Katia Kvinge, Kyle Kinane, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Sammy Broly, Stephen Mangan and Steve Furst. Sound design is by Rich Evans and photography by Idil Sukan. The series is produced by Ben Walker for Storyglass.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

18mins

26 Dec 2019

Rank #5