Beastly Baroque. Image shows from L to R: Philip Pope, Mitch Benn, Simon Russell Beale, Felicity Duncan. Copyright: BBC
Beastly Baroque

Beastly Baroque

  • Radio sketch show
  • BBC Radio 3
  • 2013
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

A series of sketches about the lives of famous classical composers, broadcast on Radio 3 for Comic Relief. Featuring Simon Russell Beale. Stars Simon Russell Beale, Felicity Duncan, Philip Pope and Mitch Benn.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
5 (1 series)
Stars
Simon Russell Beale, Felicity Duncan, Philip Pope and Mitch Benn
Producer
David Papp
Companies

Beastly Baroque, part of BBC Radio 3's 'Baroque Spring' season, was a series of sketches on the topic of composers who lived during the Baroque period.

The series, featuring Simon Russell Beale, eavesdrops on the extra-musical difficulties encountered by Bach, Lully, Monteverdi, Purcell and Handel.

The episodes were broadcast as part of Radio 3's In Tune programme.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 11th March 2013 at 5:30pm on BBC Radio 3

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