Girl Stuck In Basketball Hoop. Ian Smith
Girl Stuck In Basketball Hoop

Girl Stuck In Basketball Hoop

  • Radio factual
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021
  • 1 episode

Ian Smith investigates what occurred when several girls who got stuck in basketball hoops in his home town of Goole. Also features Jessica Fostekew, Adele Bates, Captain Frodo, Angela Huzulak, Patrick Gouldsbrough and more.

Girl Stuck In Basketball Hoop. Ian Smith

Key details

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Ian Smith, Jessica Fostekew, Adele Bates, Captain Frodo, Angela Huzulak, Patrick Gouldsbrough, Daniel Sproats, Tilly Sproats and more
Writers
Ian Smith, Alex Kealy and Sebastian S√łgaard Hansen
Producers
Richard Morris and Bukky Fadipe
Companies

When stand-up comedian Ian Smith read the headline "GIRL RESCUED" in his local paper, The Goole Times he assumed that it was just a regular incident of teenage horseplay at the local basketball courts. But when the article went on to say that this was the third time in as many months that a girl had to be prized from the rim of a basketball hoop in his home town, he wondered if something more sinister was going on.

This is the story of his investigation into what happened. It's not just a quest for the truth behind these "self-dunking" incidents but also a soul-searching examination of the lives of the teenagers of Goole and a probe into the psyche of people across the world who choose to squeeze themselves through small spaces.

Ian leaves no stone unturned as he asks the tough (and not so tough) questions to guests including his local MP, the education specialist Adele Bates author of Miss I Don't Give a Sh*t, comedian Jessica Fostekew and the world famous contortionist, Captain Frodo.

Girl Stuck In Basketball Hoop

Additional details

Also known as
  • Ian Smith - Basketball Hoop Project (Working title)
Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 18th May 2021 at 4pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Thursday 10th June 2021 at 11:30am on Radio 4

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