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The History Boys

BBC Radio 3 comedy adaptation of Alan Bennett's play. 1 episode in 2006. Stars Richard Griffiths, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison and others.

The History Boys

Comedy on the subject of education

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2006
Channel
BBC Radio 3
Episodes
1
Starring
Richard Griffiths, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson, Samuel Barnett, Dominic Cooper, James Corden and others
Writers
Alan Bennett and Richard Wortley
Director
Richard Wortley
Producer
David Hunter

Alan Bennett's new play on the subject of education, encompassing both the tussles of staff-room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence.

Set in the 1980s in the fictional Cutlers' Grammar School in Sheffield, the play follows a group of history pupils preparing for the Oxbridge entrance exams under the guidance of three contrasting teachers and a headmaster with ambitions to move the school up the academic league table.

Adapted for radio by Richard Wortley from Nicholas Hytner's recent National Theatre production and performed by the original cast.

Production Details

Also known as
  • Drama On 3: The History Boys (Other official name)

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 12th March 2006 on BBC Radio 3 at 7pm
Episode length
150 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 20th July 2019 at 7:00pm on Radio 4 Extra