Ida Barr - Artificial Hip Hop. Ida Barr (Christopher Green). Copyright: BBC
Ida Barr - Artificial Hip Hop

Ida Barr - Artificial Hip Hop

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2010
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Pensioner and music-hall artiste Ida Barr, played by Christopher Green, investigates the political buzz words of the day. Stars Christopher Green.

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2010
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
4 (1 series)
Star
Christopher Green
Producer
Claire Grove
Companies

Pensioner and music-hall artiste Ida Barr raps with beat-boxer Shlomo and investigates the political buzz words of the day.

Ida Barr is the creation of award-winning performer Christopher Green. Each week Ida investigates a current political buzz word - choice, responsibility, diversity and transparency - and records her findings on her Ida-pod (an ancient battery operated cassette machine with a greasy earpiece). Her target groups include the Sutton House over-55 drama group, children from the Italia Conti Academy and Theatre Venture's Youth Company from Stratford East.

Beat-box artist Shlomo has also worked with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Damon Albarn and Nitin Sawhney. He is a classically trained percussionist and heads the world's only human beat-box choir, the Vocal Orchestra.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 29th September 2010 at 11pm on BBC Radio 4
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 8th January 2022 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 4
  • Saturday 1st January 2022 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 3
  • Saturday 25th December 2021 at 10:30pm on Radio 4 Extra - Episode 2

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