I've Never Seen Star Wars. Marcus Brigstocke. Copyright: BBC.

I've Never Seen Star Wars

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra chat show. 36 episodes (6 series), 2008 - 2015. Stars Marcus Brigstocke.

I've Never Seen Star Wars

Radio series in which Marcus Brigstocke cajoles guests into doing some very everyday things for the first time

Chat Show
2008 - 2015
BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra
36   (6 series)
Bill Dare
Marcus Brigstocke
Bill Dare

I've Never Seen Star Wars is a Radio 4 entertainment series in which Marcus Brigstocke asks his guests to embrace ordinary activities and experiences that they've perhaps always meant to try but haven't had the time, the courage or possibly the inclination.

The challenges that the guests have so far included drinking absinthe (Phill Jupitus); buying a pornographic magazine from a shop (Tim Brook-Taylor); constructing some flat-pack furniture (Mark Steel) and swimming (Paul Daniels).

In the third series Jon Culshaw had his first salad and listened to Woman's Hour; Sanjeev Baskar read PG Wodehouse and played Subbuteo; Jenny Eclair listened to Charlie Parker and had a bikini wax; Kate Adie watched The Sopranos and tried bingo; John Lloyd did his first stand-up gig and watched The Wire; and Ardal O'Hanlon took herbal remedies and tried out Twitter.

The guests for Series 4 included Alan Davies, Kathy Burke, Giles Coren and Frank Skinner.

In the series for 2013, poet Benjamin Zephaniah had never seen a Bond movie or had a cup of builder's tea - so he discusses his first Bond experience over tea and scones. Meera Syal has never been to a football match. Percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie had never seen the Olympics Opening Ceremony, despite featuring in it, and she had her first experience of Downton Abbey. Plus Dave Gorman tries going to a strip club and reads his first Dickens. Perhaps most astonishing of all, actor and comedian Les Dennis swallows his first ever piece of cheese.

Production Details

Production company
The theme tune is Enjoy Yourself.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 18th September 2008 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 3rd February 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Sunday 30th May 2021 at 2:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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