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

Alan Parker's 29 Minutes Of Truth

BBC Radio 1 comedy. 8 episodes (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   (2 series)
Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee
Simon Munnery

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 ran for two series of three episodes each in 1993 and 1994, with a 1994 special live show, and a 1996 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
Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Thursday 23rd May 2019 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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