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How To Burn A Million Quid

BBC Radio 4 Extra comedy drama about pop band The KLF. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2019. Stars Paul Higgins, Nicholas Burns, Kevin Eldon, Jeremy Stockwell and others.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Rule 1

Outrageous comedy drama telling the true story of the chart-topping pop duo known as KLF who, in 1994, burned £1 million in cash on a remote Scottish Island, with only one journalist and their roadie-come-fixer, Gimpo, in attendance. Why? Why would they do that?

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Rule 1. Begin an inner alchemy to transcend the consensual reality tunnel and move from a state of fixation to a condition of mutability.

Outrageous comedy drama telling the true story of the chart-topping pop duo known as KLF who, in 1994, burned £1 million in cash on a remote Scottish Island, with only one journalist and their roadie-come-fixer, Gimpo, in attendance. Why? Why would they do that?

How To Burn a Million Quid lays the story bare. A comic, surreal and fast moving adventure that sees Bill and Jimmy rise to the very top of the music industry, becoming the biggest selling music act in the UK before crashing out of the industry in spectacular fashion and heading toward the art world with the intention of creating similar mayhem. Inspired by a madcap theatrical genius and a cult novel, they blaze a trail that takes them to Sweden, the North Pole and the Sierra Nevada, via Northampton, before arriving finally on the Isle of Jura, with two suitcases containing a million quid.

It was their mission to cause chaos. And they did.

Notes

Originally debuted as a podcast on 16th January 2019.

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 17th September 2019
Time
9:30pm
Channel
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Higgins Bill Drummond
Nicholas Burns Jimmy Cauty
Kevin Eldon Gimpo
Jeremy Stockwell Ken Campbell
Kate O'Sullivan Ensemble Actor
Polly Kemp Ensemble Actor
Ronny Jhutti (as Ronnie Jhuttie) Ensemble Actor
Niall Ashdown Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Sean Grundy Writer
Cara Jennings Writer
Production team
Boz Temple-Morris Director
Boz Temple-Morris Producer
Carl Scheleeshti Johnson Sound Designer
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