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The Larks Ascending - A Guide To Comedy On BBC Radio 3 By Tim Worthington
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The Larks Ascending A complete guide to comedy, humour and downright oddness on BBC Radio 3, from Kenneth Williams’ archival documentaries about strolling players who never existed, through... More > Rowan Atkinson’s academic profiles of public figures who never existed, right up to Armando Iannucci’s interval talks about composers who did exist, but they’re fitting around him and his using his ears whether they like it or not. There’s Chris Morris interviewing Peter Cook (and getting in trouble), BBC Radiophonic Workshop hi-jinks, the first ever proper staging of Joe Orton’s unused film script for The Beatles, some sitcoms that definitely wouldn’t appeal to viewers waiting for Coronation Street, satire, silliness, and a couple of plays about cricket. And if that’s just not highbrow enough for you, then you could always enrol at The Half-Open University… Tim Worthington is the author of Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At BBC Radio 1, and holder of a First Class Third Degree course in Comedic Appreciation.< Less
Outstanding By Frank Sawden
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‘Outstanding’ is a riotous comedy. Take a failing school, a pig farm and an ice cream factory, add an inspection and a fly-on-the-wall documentary. The results are explosive! ... More > ‘Outstanding’ answers the big questions: - Why is a school inspector naked on a hotel corridor with only The Guardian to cover his embarrassment? - Why are two men chasing a pig in a giant vat of ice cream? - Why is a police officer fishing sticklebacks out of his helmet on a Sunday afternoon? - The inspectors and the TV crew couldn’t possibly turn up on the same day, could they? …and when the psychotic Eric Halftree is humiliated by shady local farmer Bernard Allsop, his thirst for revenge spirals towards an apocalyptic climax. Fans of Tom Sharpe and Sue Townsend will find much to love in ‘Outstanding’. If you want a funny read, with unforgettable characters trapped in outrageous situations, this is the book for you!< Less
Knitting Patterns from Atlantis By Gerry Maguire Thompson
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An Irish parody of love, revenge and smoked mackerel, set on an Irish island where the rain hasn't stopped since the isle was part of the empire of Atlantis, six thousand years ago. The island has... More > developed its own unique flora, fauna and population; every inhabitant is a fanatical writer or knitter. Even the procreative apparatus of Inishovians has its own peculiar form. Into this dripping world of saints, seers and literary deviants arrives Captain Flaherty. But who is trying to blow him up, and why is everyone so interested in his private parts? Irish author Gerry Maguire Thompson is a comedian and author of over a dozen books published with several hundred thousand copies sold in nine languages. Here is some of the praise heaped on Gerry's writings by press and literary celebrities... "Great swing and relish" - Seamus Heaney, Nobel prizewinner for poetry "Loved it - very funny" - Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole books "A hilarious parody!" - Hilary Boyd, The Express, London< Less
Knitting Patterns from Atlantis By Gerry Maguire Thompson
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An Irish literary parody, set on an Irish island where the rain hasn't stopped since the isle was part of the empire of Atlantis, six thousand years ago. The island has developed its own unique... More > flora, fauna and population; every inhabitant is a fanatical writer or knitter. Even the procreative apparatus of Inishovians has its own peculiar form. Into this dripping world of saints, seers and literary deviants arrives Captain Flaherty. But who is trying to blow him up, and why is everyone so interested in his private parts? Irish author Gerry Maguire Thompson is a comedian and author of over a dozen books published with several hundred thousand copies sold in ten languages. Here is some of the praise heaped on Gerry's writings by press and literary celebrities... "Great swing and relish" - Seamus Heaney, Nobel prizewinner for poetry "Loved it - very funny" - Sue Townsend, author of the Adrian Mole books "A hilarious parody!" - Hilary Boyd, The Express, London< Less

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