The History Plays

BBC Radio 4 comedy. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2012.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Jagger in Jail

In 1967, Mick Jagger spent a night in prison for drug possession. This is an imagined conversation between Mick and his cell-mate Jim. With Fonejacer star Kayvan Novak and The Inbetweeners's Blake Harrison.

Further details

It is 1967, the summer of love and Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, is in prison starting his three-month sentence for drug possession. His trial - and particularly his sentence - has both scandalised and split public opinion.

Jagger in Jail imagines the conversation that might have taken place between Mick and a cellmate, Jim, during what turned out to be his only night behind bars. As the night passes Jim and Mick find that while they have a fair bit in common, society's plans for them could not be more different. And Jim isn't too happy about it.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st February 2012
BBC Radio 4
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Kayvan Novak Mick Jagger
Blake Harrison Jim
Writing team
Nigel Smith Writer
Production team
Nigel Smith Director
Gareth Edwards Producer

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