The Newsagent's Window. John Osborne. Copyright: BBC.

The Newsagent's Window

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 1 episode in 2013. Stars John Osborne, Hugh Dennis and Laura Shavin.

The Newsagent's Window

30 minute story written and narrated by John Osbourne about when he started replying to adverts in his local newsagent's window

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2013
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Starring
John Osborne, Hugh Dennis and Laura Shavin
Writer
John Osborne
Producer
Jane Berthoud

Following on from the success of John Peel's Shed, this is another 30 minute story written and narrated by John Osbourne.

Here John reveals the community he discovered when he decided to start replying to adverts in his local newsagent's window. Each adventure leads him to a person whose items have a tale to tell and whose inheritance leads John to discover something about himself and the people who live in the houses and streets surrounding him.

He buys second hand furniture for his unfurnished flat, acquires a man's entire video collection and has a massage, and while doing so discovers a network of people and communities he didn't know still existed, a world without eBay.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 3rd February 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Friday 13th February 2015 at 11:30am
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