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Mitch Benn Specials

BBC Radio 4 stand-up / factual. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Stars Mitch Benn.

Mitch Benn Specials

Mitch Benn discusses the work of various music stars in these specials, recorded in front of live audiences

Stand-Up, Factual
BBC Radio 4
3   (1 series)
Mitch Benn

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 Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

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

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