Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Heresy, the argumentative little radio show I host, returns to Radio 4 this week! Every Wednesday for six weeks, at 6.30pm.
As you’ll know if you’ve heard it before or read about it here, it’s a comedy discussion show, in which three guests come along each week to argue against “received wisdom”. We’ve recorded three shows so far, and I have to say they’re coming out brilliantly - I think it’s the most fun series so far.
Kicking off this Wednesday, the first guests are Mark Steel, Jessica Berens and Christopher Biggins. We are arguing against the received opinions:
Panto is an outdated art form.
Drunken displays on British high streets are a source of national shame.
It would be nice to live in a house like Downton Abbey.
The guests were just fantastic in that recording, all three brilliant and Biggins a joy. Don’t underestimate that fellow; he’s extremely bright and properly funny. Regular blog-readers will know I can be a bit equivocal about pointing you towards stuff I’m involved in, worrying about whether it’ll be good enough, but I am awfully proud of this year’s Heresy and do whole-heartedly encourage you to listen to episode one and see what you think!