Heresy: free tickets and free champagne!
Monday, 1 April 2013
THIS THREAD IS NOW CLOSED; WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OR BY SUNDAY APRIL 21st!
After a few months off the airwaves, Heresy is returning to Radio Four. This is the comedy show I host, where guests come along to argue against “received wisdom” - i.e. find new angles on those kneejerk opinions where the consensus seems overwhelming.
News on how to get your free champagne in a moment.
First: if you’d like free tickets for a live recording of Heresy in London, they’re available via this link (for a choice of 6.30pm or 8pm on Thursday April 25th or Wednesday June 5th), or this link for 6.30 or 8pm on Friday May 24th. These are good fun to attend, with clever and funny (and sometimes very well-known) guests and a chance to give your own opinion on air. But please be warned: if you’re late, or even just at the back of the queue, you may not get in. So come in good time!
Now for the free booze. In the past, some of the topics we’ve done have been suggested by posters on this blog. So I’m going to throw it open again - the best suggestion will get a bottle of champagne. (Please note, any suggestions posted here might be used on the radio, either because they’re brilliant or because we’ve thought of them already, but only the best will win a bottle!)
Suggestions should come in the form of statements - and the key is that they’re statements which the majority of people would agree with - not two-schools-of-thought topics like “You shouldn’t wear fur”, but ones where there’s really one school of thought, that our guests will have to be creative to argue against.
Statements that have worked well in the past include:
INTERNET DATING HAS LOST ITS STIGMA
CELEBRITIES SHOULDN’T TELL US HOW TO VOTE
THE ECONOMY IS UP THE CREEK WITHOUT A PADDLE
CAMERON AND OSBORNE ARE TOO POSH BY HALF
JORDAN’S MARRIAGE WON’T LAST
and my personal all-time favourite:
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS IS A BETTER ACTOR THAN CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS.
They can be about anything - politics, dating, social life, domestic life, history, holidays, books, art, trends… Anything you can think of. I’m hoping people will think it’s a fun exercise to try to come up with new “received wisdoms”, whether you win the fizz or not. But please use your real email address when posting. It will not be displayed on the site, of course, but it’s so we can get in touch with you if you do win.