Written and performed by comedian, broadcast historian and British Comedy Award-winning writer (Miranda, Not Going Out) Paul Kerensa, this one-man show informs, educates and entertains about the origin story of the BBC, radio and life as we know it.
Journey back to the 1920’s with tales, clips and re-enactments of landmark moments: the first BBC broadcast, the first children’s show, drama, sports commentary and much more. With genuine ‘cat’s whisker’ radio set, gramophone player and 1923 Radio Times, Paul portrays the feuding Marconi employees who kickstarted British broadcasting: the strait-laced first voice of the BBC versus the wild Goon of his day improvising complete on-air Italian operas.
Based on Paul’s 5* podcast The British Broadcasting Century and his novel Auntie and Uncles: The Bizarre Birth of the BBC. “Top comic, top writer.” – LEE MACK
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