Radio 4 announces sport and history stand-up specials

Wednesday 2nd March 2022, 12:30pm

Image shows from L to R: Jon Harvey, Eleanor Morton, Mary Flanigan, Esyllt Sears

Radio 4 has announced the commissioning of two new stand-up specials.

The Rest Of Us comes from the Welsh-Scottish-Northern-Irish trio of Mary Flanigan, Eleanor Morton and Esyllt Sears, whilst Sudden Death is written and presented by Jon Harvey.

Both will be recorded during a single event at Birmingham's Midlands Arts Centre on Wednesday 20th April, with tickets now available.

Produced by Ed Morrish, the programmes are expected to be broadcast later in the spring.

Sudden Death is described as a tale of a "sporting odyssey", Harvey's tale of how he attempted to see as many of the world's great sports events as possible within one year, in tribute to his late brother.

Meanwhile, The Rest Of Us will examine "significant figures from British history who have been left out of the mainstream narrative".

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