Natalie Haynes.

Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics

BBC Radio 4 stand-up show about the ancient world. 28 episodes (7 series), 2014 - 2021. Stars Natalie Haynes and Edith Hall.

Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics. Natalie Haynes. Copyright: BBC.

Natalie Haynes Stands Up For The Classics

Natalie Haynes takes a fresh look at the ancient world, creating a stand-up routine about a figure from ancient Greece or Rome

2014 - 2021
BBC Radio 4
28   (7 series)
Natalie Haynes and Edith Hall
Natalie Haynes
Christine Hall and Mary Ward-Lowery

Natalie Haynes, critic, writer and reformed stand-up comedian, brings the ancient world entertainingly up to date.

In each of the programmes she profiles a figure from ancient Greece or Rome and creates a stand-up routine around them. She then goes in search of the links which make the ancient world still very relevant in the 21st century.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Yes and no; it varies

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 24th March 2014 on BBC Radio 4 at 4pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 8th June 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 24th May 2021 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra

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