Arturart. Image shows from L to R: Miriam Elia, Arthur Smith, Phil Nice. Copyright: White Pebble Media.


BBC Radio 4 stand-up / sketch show. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars Arthur Smith, Miriam Elia and Phil Nice.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Classical Civilisation and Arturantiquities

In his first lecture, Smith considers the very beginnings of art with a visit to the oldest man-made image in Britain and a quick survey of the pre and post-Neanderthal scene. He also interviews radical young artist Vivien Vivien, reveals the truth about Van Gogh's ear and presents a guide to the unfathomable world of Dada.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 24th March 2009
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Smith Host / Presenter
Miriam Elia Ensemble Actor
Phil Nice Ensemble Actor
Guest cast
Paul Bahn Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Arthur Smith Writer
Miriam Elia Writer (Additional Material)
Phil Nice Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Andy Foster Producer
Chris O'Shaughnessy Composer