Mitch Benn Specials
Mitch Benn discusses the work of various music stars in these specials, recorded in front of live audiences
With a mix of spot-on musical parodies and trivia, Mitch Benn explores his personal relationship to musical titans. This is a comedy series for anyone who's ever bought a record or fallen in love with a song.
Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke: David Bowie was the first rock star Mitch can remember being aware of. He was two, David was Ziggy Stardust and he remembers feeling that while he liked him, he didn't really get him.
As he's grown up - and David Bowie has grown up right alongside - Mitch realises that 'not really getting David Bowie' is the whole point.
The Freewheelin' Mitch Benn: Mitch looks at how Bob Dylan changed what it is to be a songwriter, changed what it is to be a rock star and, more than anyone else, changed what it is to be a singer.
Mitch Benn Has Left The Building: Mitch turns his attention to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. Is he the genre's greatest success, or its biggest waste?
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 25th August 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Last new broadcast
- Tuesday 8th September 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
- Length of episodes
- 30 minutes
- Last repeat
- Friday 31st July 2020 at 11:00pm on Radio 4 Extra