Alan Parker's 29 Minutes Of Truth. Alan Parker (Simon Munnery). Copyright: BBC.

Alan Parker's 29 Minutes Of Truth

BBC Radio 1 comedy from Alan Parker Urban Warrior. 8 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1993 - 1994. Stars Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee.

Alan Parker's 29 Minutes Of Truth

Alan Parker Urban Warrior, the left-wing revolutionary creation of Simon Munnery, subverts Radio 1 with songs, sketches, and radical ideas

1993 - 1994
BBC Radio 1
8   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee
Simon Munnery
Sarah Smith

Alan Parker Urban Warrior, "probably the most left-wing person in the country", is the creation of Simon Munnery. In 29 Minutes Of Truth, Alan Parker aims to subvert the system, support the oppressed, and bring about revolution with reports on the state of the nation, songs and radical ideas. Throughout, Alan is thwarted by his own egotism and ignorance, displayed in a succession of badly-informed rants and his treatment of assistant Hammond/Stu (played by Stewart Lee).

The target of the humour in this show is not left-wing ideas but rather the arrogance and posturing of people like Alan. 29 Minutes Of Truth started with a pilot in 1993, followed by a series of two further episodes. In 1994 the programme returned with a second series of three episodes, not including a special live show and a Christmas special.

Production Details

29 minutes of truth... and one minute's silence... in memory of the people no-one remembers; Don't go back to your old values
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Also known as
  • 29 Minutes Of Truth
  • Alan Parker's Christmas Special (1994 Christmas Special)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 13th April 1993 on BBC Radio 1 at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 26th December 1994 on BBC Radio 1 at 9pm
Last repeat
Friday 19th March 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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