Stephen Mangan stars as a fantasy novelist who, with his dog, is whisked away to a parallel universe by a dwarf, an elf and a warrior princess in a new Radio 4 comedy, ElvenQuest. There they must battle against the evil Lord Darkness (Alastair McGowan) for possession of The Sword of Asnagar, "for whoso'er wields the sword shall rule all of Lower Earth".

ElvenQuest is written by Anil (Goodness Gracious Me) Gupta and Richard (Mutual Friends/The Armstrong and Miller Show) Pinto. ElvenQuest also stars Darren Boyd as Vidar the Elf Lord; Kevin Eldon as Dean the Dwarf; Sophie Winkleman as Penthiselea the Warrior Princess; and Dave Lamb as Amis the dog.

The six-part series begins airing on Radio 4 at 6.30 on Wednesday 29 April.