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Arthur Smith's Balham Bash

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4 Extra / BBC Radio 4
  • 2009 - 2011
  • 13 episodes (3 series)

Radio show in which Arthur Smith invites an audience into his real house for some music and comedy. Stars Arthur Smith and Pippa Evans.

Arthur Smith's Balham Bash - Series 1

Arthur Smith invites an audience into his South London home for comedy, music and entertainment. There's jamming in the kitchen, chuckles in the front room and poetry on the landing.

Pippa Evans is a regular contributor as singer-songwriter Loretta Maine, while special guests include Paul Sinha, Milton Jones, Glenn Tilbrook, Benjamin Zephaniah, Stephen K. Amos, Matt Holness, Micky Flanagan, Nat Luurtsema, Stewart Lee and Reginald D. Hunter. Among the musicians finding a performance space amid the debris that is Arthur's life are Alabama 3 and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

First released: Friday 1st July 2011

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