Michael Palin's Radio Adventures
Michael Palin discusses his radio career with John McCarthy
- Chat Show
- BBC Radio 4 Extra
- John McCarthy, Michael Palin, Barry Cryer, John Finnemore and Paul Gambaccini
- Stephen Garner
Michael Palin has been a Python, a world traveller, author, actor and screenwriter, and often described as "Britain's Nicest Man". However one area which is often overlooked from his long and impressive career are his fascinating radio contributions.
In this programme we hear extracts from his mighty canon of work include his famous diaries, interviews about his comedy and travel work, documentaries about mental illness and dramas we also hear rare footage of the time he tried his hand as a BBC disc jockey, his charity work and a hilarious pythonesque local radio broadcast from a taxi rank.
Recorded in front an enthusiastic audience featuring contributions from comedians Barry Cryer and John Finnemore along with broadcaster Paul Gambaccini we discover Palin's love for radio and hear a treasure trove of archives on an eclectic mix of subjects - and plenty memories of Monty Python.
This episode is three hours long, featuring various repeats inbetween the chat.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Saturday 23rd December 2017 on BBC Radio 4 Extra at 9am
- Episode length
- 180 minutes
- Last repeat
- Wednesday 20th January 2021 at 11:00am