I've Never Seen Star Wars
Radio series in which Marcus Brigstocke cajoles guests into doing some very everyday things for the first time
- Chat Show
- 2008 - 2015 (BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra)
- 36 (6 series)
- Marcus Brigstocke
- Bill Dare
- British Broadcasting Corporation
I've Never Seen Star Wars is a Radio 4 entertainment series in which Marcus Brigstocke asks his guests to embrace ordinary activities and experiences that they've perhaps always meant to try but haven't had the time, the courage or possibly the inclination.
The challenges that the guests have so far included drinking absinthe (Phill Jupitus); buying a pornographic magazine from a shop (Tim Brook-Taylor); constructing some flat-pack furniture (Mark Steel) and swimming (Paul Daniels).
In the third series Jon Culshaw had his first salad and listened to Woman's Hour; Sanjeev Baskar read PG Wodehouse and played Subbuteo; Jenny Eclair listened to Charlie Parker and had a bikini wax; Kate Adie watched The Sopranos and tried bingo; John Lloyd did his first stand-up gig and watched The Wire; and Ardal O'Hanlon took herbal remedies and tried out Twitter.
The guests for Series 4 included Alan Davies, Kathy Burke, Giles Coren and Frank Skinner.
In the series for 2013, poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he discusses his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal has never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she had her first experience of Downton Abbey. Plus Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.