I’m a guest on the latest edition of Round The Archives, talking to hosts Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge about The Larks Ascending, my book about comedy on BBC Radio 3. As well as discussing some of the shows featured in it, we also touch on the idea behind the book, how I came to pin down details of obscure and elusive programmes and much more besides – including a prank played on Radio 3’s listeners by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. In case you needed any more persuading, this episode also includes features on the late sixties ‘Swinging London’ ITV children’s adventure serial The Tyrant King and the BBC’s 1976 adaptation of The Phoenix And The Carpet.
You can hear Round The Archives: The Larks Ascending here.
You can get The Larks Ascending in paperback here and from the Kindle Store here. You can also find a special edition of Looks Unfamiliar with me talking about some of the programmes featured in the book here.
Lisa and Andrew’s appearance on Looks Unfamiliar – in which we discuss the Camberwick Green Clown’s secret Enid Blyton-facilitated disguises along with Matchbox Cascade, The Jaws Game and much more besides – can be found here. You can find the Round The Archives website here and follow the show on Twitter at @Roundthearchiv1. You can also find a previous appearance by me on Round The Archives, talking about Chigley and the end of ‘The Sixties’, here.
You can find more about The Tyrant King in Not On Your Telly, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here, and more about The Phoenix And The Carpet in Well At Least It’s Free, available in paperback here or from the Kindle Store here
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