Geoff Norcott: It's OK To Change Your Mind
Stand-up special from Geoff Norcott in which he looks at long-held beliefs
- 16th March: Geoff Norcott to record Radio 4 stand-up special
- BBC Radio 4
- Geoff Norcott
- Geoff Norcott
- Alison Vernon-Smith
Don't worry, Geoff hasn't suddenly become a raging Socialist.
But one consequence of Covid is that he, like many people, has had his most solid convictions challenged repeatedly by events.
In this audience comedy show Geoff considers a lot of long-held beliefs that have been challenged by a politically and culturally turbulent twelve months;. it's confusing to have a supposedly right-wing government locking us at home getting cheered on by large parts of the left and it's a lot harder to explain why you believe in a small state when the government is in the process of successfully rolling out a vaccine.
We've seen Remainers denounce the EU over vaccines and - weirdest of all - we have a popular conservative chancellor.
People ask Geoff if he regrets voting for a conservative govt, but looking at the casual attitude to debt, he now regrets not getting one.
It's not just the Tories. It now seems the police's main role is to question why people are sitting down on benches whilst standing back from actual riots. As beliefs get challenged, statues fall and breakfast TV presenters get cancelled Geoff pauses to take it all in.
This show will be an attempt to get to grips with what happens to convictions and ideology when a pandemic comes along and turns everything on its head
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Virtual audience
- First broadcast
- Thursday 29th April 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Episode length
- 30 minutes