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  • By Peter Thomas
    Mar 20, 2013
    While British radio comedy is usually summed up by 'The Goons' and whatever lightweight satire Radio 4 is purveying, it's actually the Nation's Favourite who have produced some of the most cutting-edge comedic output. Author Tim Worthington takes a no-holds barred look at the comedy output of this station, from its early Arnold-the-dog days over to the latest outpourings. Not all of it is glorious, especially Radio 1's eighties line-up which usually tended to veer towards the "I'm wacky and bonkers, me" style. There are welcome antidotes in the form of Victor Lewis-Smith's controversy-courting efforts. Hardcore comedy aficionadoes will be pleased at write-ups for some of the most obscure shows to have hit the wireless, such as work by the various members of the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. The book has gone to the trouble of contacting many of those involved, and reads like a true labour of love. My only niggle would be with a handful of typos. Not enough to put me off the book... More > at all. Still, where else are you going to read startling details about the audio-only efforts of Stewart Lee and Richard Herring?< Less
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Product Details

Published
September 10, 2012
Language
English
Pages
251
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.96 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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