Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Heresy, the Radio Four comedy/discussion series that I present and produce, is back tonight, after an absence of nearly three years! The gap was due to its not being commissioned in 2014 and then my inconveniently having a baby in 2015, just when I was supposed to be making another series of it.
Those who can remember as far back as 2013 will know that this is a programme in which my three weekly guests have to argue against received wisdoms - knee-jerk opinions that people hold almost without thinking about it. The guests are obliged to think laterally, originally and comically, in their quest not to auto-agree with the obvious.
Tonight’s episode features the wonderful Katy Brand and Lloyd Langford (comedians) alongside the amazing artist and broadcaster Grayson Perry, arguing against the opinions:
FRENCH WOMEN ARE MORE CHIC THAN ENGLISHWOMEN
THERE’S NO ROOM FOR RELIGION IN POLITICS
i WOULDN’T WANT ONE OF HITLER’S PAINTINGS IN MY HOUSE.
If you want to find out if they can change your minds, you’ll find the programme on at 6.30pm, BBC Radio Four.