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  • By Tanya Jones
    Dec 9, 2014
    Whether you're a seasoned British comedy fan or just starting out, this is an ideal companion. It covers the pivotal role Radio 1 has played in the development of so much British comedy, even if the station itself has had something of an ambiguous relationship with the genre at times. If you remember the comedy itself, it brings back a lot of happy memories (I was overjoyed to be reminded of Mr. Buckstead), and provides a useful resource if you've yet to listen. It's also beautifully researched, meaning that even a comedy geek like me learnt a lot. What more do you need?
  • 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 11, 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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