Tom Mayhew.

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

BBC Radio 4 stand-up series based on Tom Mayhew's 2019 Fringe show. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2021. Stars Tom Mayhew and Amy Gledhill.

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Tom Mayhew.

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum

Adaptation of Tom Mayhew's 2019 Edinburgh Fringe show about signing-on

BBC Radio 4
4   (1 series)
Tom Mayhew and Amy Gledhill
Tom Mayhew
Benjamin Sutton

Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is an autobiographical stand-up series where comedian Tom Mayhew shares stories about his life growing up working class and his time on benefits. The show takes a wry, sideways look at the prejudices that people have towards benefits claimants and turns those assumptions on their head.

Tom Mayhew is a critically acclaimed comedian, whose material about being working-class - mixing the personal and the political, with the punchline-rate of a one-liner comic - sets him apart from any other act on the circuit. Tom Mayhew Is Benefit Scum is an audio adaptation of Mayhew's acclaimed Edinburgh show I, Tom Mayhew, which transferred to a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre.

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Also known as
  • I, Tom Mayhew (Working title)
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 3rd March 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 24th March 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm
Length of episodes
15 minutes

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