Series 1, Episode 1 - Rule 1
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.
Originally debuted as a podcast on 16th January 2019.
- Tuesday 17th September 2019
- BBC Radio 4 Extra
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Paul Higgins||Bill Drummond|
|Nicholas Burns||Jimmy Cauty|
|Jeremy Stockwell||Ken Campbell|
|Kate O'Sullivan||Ensemble Actor|
|Polly Kemp||Ensemble Actor|
|Ronny Jhutti (as Ronnie Jhuttie)||Ensemble Actor|
|Niall Ashdown||Ensemble Actor|
|Carl Scheleeshti Johnson||Sound Designer|