Ida Barr - Artificial Hip Hop
Pensioner and music-hall artiste Ida Barr, played by Christopher Green, investigates the political buzz words of the day
- BBC Radio 4
- 4 (1 series)
- Christopher Green
- Claire Grove
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.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Wednesday 29th September 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last new broadcast
- Wednesday 20th October 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Length of episodes
- 15 minutes
- Last repeat
- Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 10:45pm on Radio 4 Extra