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Simon Evans Goes To Market

BBC Radio 4 stand-up / factual show about economics. 16 episodes (4 series), 2014 - 2018. Stars Simon Evans, Tim Harford, Merryn Somerset Webb and Timandra Harkness.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

BBC Sounds launch opens up Radio 4 comedy archive

BBC Radio Player has been replaced with BBC Sounds. The website and app will offer over 80,000 hours of content, including the chance to re-listen to many comedy shows made by Radio 4.

British Comedy Guide, 30th October 2018

Simon Evans interview

We chat to Radio 4's Simon Evans as he returns with a new series of Simon Evans Goes To Market and prepares to go on tour.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd January 2018

Radio 4 recommissions Simon Evans Goes To Market

Radio 4 has commissioned a third series of the comedy economics show Simon Evans Go To Market.

Chortle, 15th January 2016

Simon Evans Goes To Market - review

Simon Evans makes an entertaining start on the first of his four programmes on the major commodities forming the basics of economics.

Clare Heal, The Daily Express, 18th May 2014

Simon Evans: Are shares a laughing matter?

We test the most improbable of hypotheses - that money can be funny.

Simon Evans, BBC News, 15th May 2014

Radio Times review

Why are the British so obsessed with owning their own homes? Now's the time to find out and have a laugh at the same time as Simon Evans kicks off his four-part series on the financial markets with a look at property investment.

The emphasis here is on the comic, with Evans's guests - FT[/i columnist Tim Harford, Money Week's editor-in-chief Merryn Somerset Webb and Who Owns Britain author Kevin Cahill - finding it difficult to get a word in edgeways in between jokes about Location, Location, Location and Property Ladder.

There are some factual gems in among the undeniably entertaining banter and, with further programmes to come on gold, oil and grain, whether you enjoy this series or not depends on what you wish to gain from it. This is very much informative comedy rather than comic information.

Sue Robinson, Radio Times, 15th May 2014