There Was A Young Fellow Named Palin. Image shows from L to R: James Peak, Michael Palin. Copyright: Goldhawk Essential.

There Was A Young Fellow Named Palin

BBC Radio 4 factual show about limericks. 1 episode in 2018. Features Michael Palin, James Peak, Harriet Carmichael and Chris McCabe.

There Was A Young Fellow Named Palin. Image shows from L to R: James Peak, Michael Palin. Copyright: Goldhawk Essential.

There Was A Young Fellow Named Palin

Michael Palin and James Peak look at limericks

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Michael Palin, James Peak, Harriet Carmichael and Chris McCabe
Writers
Michael Palin and James Peak
Producers
Andre Jacquemin and James Peak

Michael Palin, Britain's nicest man, is probably Britain's busiest man too, which might explain why he's asked James Peak to step in and write him some limericks.

Limericks are the simplest of verse forms - only five lines, a bit of rhyming, and half of the first line "There once was a..." is already written for you.

It's child's play you'd think - but writing a really good limerick is not as easy as it sounds.

Join Michael and James for a ridiculous half hour that proves, once and for all, that if you want something doing properly you should do it yourself.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 28th December 2018 on BBC Radio 4 at 11:30am
Episode length
30 minutes