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The Sinha Test

The Sinha Test

  • Radio stand-up
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

Comedian Paul Sinha, a very English Indian, examines cricket and national identity. Stars Paul Sinha.

Key details

Genre
Stand-Up
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Star
Paul Sinha
Producer
Ed Morrish
Companies

Ahead of India's tour of England, Paul Sinha, the proudly English son of Indian immigrants, takes a comedic look at cricket and nationalism.

Born in England to Indian parents, he grew up supporting India. But in 1990, the politician Norman Tebbit suggested that immigrants who did not support England were somehow unpatriotic, which ignored the many reasons someone might not support the English cricket team, including the fact that they were rubbish.

In 2011, with a young, vibrant and exciting England team having won the World Twenty20 and three of the last four Ashes series, is it time Paul started supporting the country of his birth?

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 14th July 2011 at 6:30pm on BBC Radio 4
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 7th July 2013 at 5:30am on Radio 4 Extra
  • Saturday 6th July 2013 at 5:30pm on Radio 4 Extra
  • Friday 5th July 2013 at 10:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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