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The Exploding Library

The Exploding Library

  • Radio comedy
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2021
  • 1 series

Arts documentary series featuring Mark Watson, Josie Long and Daliso Chaponda.

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2021
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Series
1
Creators
Steven Rajam and Benjamin Partridge
Stars
Mark Watson, Josie Long and Daliso Chaponda

In this literature series, a trio of comedians explode and unravel their most cherished cult books, paying homage to the tone and style of the original text - and blurring and warping the lines between fact and fiction.

As our hosts shine the spotlight on strange, funny and sometimes disturbing novels by Flann O'Brien, Jean Rhys and Kurt Vonnegut, listeners are invited to inhabit their eccentric worlds - gaining a deeper understanding of their workings and the unique literary minds that created them.

Featuring the comedic voices of Mark Watson, Josie Long and Daliso Chaponda, and created by award-winning producers Steven Rajam and Benjamin Partridge, this is an arts documentary series like no other.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 25th November 2021 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4

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