Guy Fawkes - The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes
Humorous trio The Penny Dreadfuls take a break from all things Victorian this Bonfire Night to examine the life of Guy Fawkes, his failed attempt to blow up Parliament and his subsequent interrogation in the Tower Of London. Guest starring Kevin Eldon
What exactly is it that we're asked to remember on the 5th of November? As the nation prepares for Bonfire Night; highly acclaimed comedy trio, The Penny Dreadfuls, take a fresh and timely look at a familiar story with a comedic, stirring and sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot for The Afternoon Play.
Recorded in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre in London, there's plenty of laughs in places where you least expect them - from the boisterously optimistic meetings of the conspirators through to Fawkes' internment in the Tower of London.
- Thursday 5th November 2009
- BBC Radio 4
- 45 minutes
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