Andrew Maxwell's Public Enemies
Radio 4 stand-up series starring Andrew Maxwell. He looks at The Food Industry, The Internet, The Drugs Trade and Nationalists
- BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4
- 4 (1 series)
- Andrew Maxwell
- Andrew Maxwell
- Ed Morrish
Andrew Maxwell is one of the UK's most informed and fearless stand-ups. In this series of one-off stand-up shows, he uses his trademark intelligence and political incisiveness to dig behind the clichés and assumptions about four "slow news" bugbears that are vilified and consumed with equal vigour in British society.
Below are the topics covered:
The Food Industry: From horseburgers right up to snail ice-cream, it seems like there's something wrong with every rung of the food ladder. But given that food is essential to survival, shouldn't we be clearer about what it is we want from the industry that provides it?
The Internet: Andrew tackles the internet. All of it. Whether it's online pornography twisting our children's minds or GCHQ reading our emails, it seems only right to have a healthy distrust of the internet. But surely, to paraphrase a former Prime Minister, there's no such thing as the internet - there are men, and women, and lolcats. What is it about the internet that makes people on it so scary?
The Drugs Trade: The drugs trade is one of our few booming industries. Andrew looks at the facts behind both the illegal and legal drugs. What are the risks? What are the problems? And what can we do about either?
Nationalists: Andrew looks at nationalists, from a variety of movements, who are easy to demonise. So very, very easy. But rather than do that - and it really is very easy - Andrew will explore the reasons for joining such organisations and the logical outcomes of their policies.