Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change?
Stand-up show in which Micky Flanagan examines how his life has changed decade by decade
- 2009 - 2010
- BBC Radio 4
- 5 (1 pilot + 1 series)
- Micky Flanagan
- Micky Flanagan
- Tilusha Ghelani
Radio series in which 'cockney geezer' Micky Flanagan regales listeners with the story of how he went from being a working-class boy to middle-class gent - and being caught awkwardly between the two.
His personal story tells how he went from tabloids to broadsheets; from white bread to paninis; from street parties to dinner parties; and from apples and pears to stocks and shares.
Micky charts his journey through stand-up comedy and documentary features which go "behind the scenes" to look at the way in which the people in his life helped him make these transitions and explore the way class shapes peoples' experiences.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life. Just like Forrest Gump he always seems to have been well placed to observe social changes in British society. In the Seventies - a working class youth in the East End of London - he left school and worked in the fish market, as the East End began to be gentrified. In the wealthier Eighties, when travel abroad was becoming an option for those other than the very rich, Micky moved to New York.
At the dawn of Thatcherism, Micky was an entrepreneur, until Open University broadened his horizons.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 6th January 2009 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
- Last new broadcast
- Tuesday 15th June 2010 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Monday 18th December 2017 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra