Chris Addison's Civilization.

Chris Addison's Civilization

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about civilisation. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Stars Chris Addison, Geoffrey McGivern, Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell.

Chris Addison's Civilization

Comedy series in which Chris Addison explores the vast and rich subject of civilisation

BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Chris Addison, Geoffrey McGivern, Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell
Chris Addison and Carl Cooper
Simon Nicholls

Based on his Perrier-nominated Edinburgh hit show of 2004, Chris Addison's Civilization is a comedy lecture series for Radio 4. It neatly follows on from Chris's first Radio 4 series, The Ape That Got Lucky.

Western civilisation, like many very old things, is pretty much on its last legs. And if western civilisation as we know it is dying sooner rather than later, we're going to have to build ourselves a new one. And how are we going to do that, then? Chris Addison's Civilization explores exactly what we need to create a new, shinier, betterer civilisation (apart from planning permission - that's obvious).

Accompanying Chris on his journey is noted expert and renowned polymath Professor Austin Herring (Geoff McGivern). Dan Tetsell and Jo Enright are also on hand to illustrate the jokes, stories, wild conjecturing, half-truths and even facts that make up the lectures.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 5th April 2006 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 26th April 2006 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 28th May 2021 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra