An Evening of (very) Old Radio... the first firsts of Broadcasting

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Journey back to the 1920s in this one-man ‘stand-up history’ show on how the BBC began. 

Researched, written and performed by Paul Kerensa, a British Comedy Award-winning writer (Miranda, Not Going Out), comedian and broadcast historian, expect tales, clips and re-enactments of Auntie Beeb’s earliest landmark moments, including the first BBC broadcast, the first children’s drama, sports commentary and so much more.

Meet the forgotten pioneers - the school teacher who became the BBC first children's presenter, the author who became the first sports reporter, the flying ace who became a much-loved radio 'uncle', until he talked over the opera to narrate it, and received death threats!

A regular on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Pause For Thought’, Paul Kerensa has performed over 3,000 stand-up gigs, including at The Royal Albert Hall, The Comedy Store and Montreal Comedy Festivals. He has also written for TV shows inc. Top Gear, Royal Variety Show and TFI Friday. Early booking is advised for this special Dorset tour.

Running time: 90mins + interval

“As effortless a writer as he is a performer.”

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