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

Alan Parker's 29 Minutes Of Truth

  • Radio comedy
  • BBC Radio 1
  • 1993 - 1994
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

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

Key details

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.

Additional 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
Also known as
  • Alan Parker's Christmas Special (1994 Christmas Special)
  • 29 Minutes Of Truth

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 13th April 1993 at 8:30pm on BBC Radio 1
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 8th May 2022 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra - Series 1, Episode 1
  • Friday 19th March 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Friday 12th March 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra

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