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Micky Flanagan: What Chance Change?

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 5 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2009 - 2010. Stars Micky Flanagan.

Episode 2 is repeated on Radio 4 Extra on Sunday at 12:30pm.

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 Details

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Live audience

Broadcast details

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
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 2: Sunday at 12:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Sunday at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  3. Series 1 Episode 2: Sunday at 10pm on Radio 4 Extra
  4. Series 1 Episode 2: Monday at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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