Tristram Shandy: In Development
A radio studio attempts to adapt the seemingly impossible-to-adapt novel 'Tristram Shandy'
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- Comedy Drama
- BBC Radio 4
- Tim McInnerny, Monica Dolan, Christopher Douglas, Mina Anwar, Emily Pithon, Simon Greenall and Nicola Sanderson
- Christopher Douglas
- Gary Brown
We're in the studios of Awesome Sauce, where an audio drama workshop - and podcast - is being recorded to thrash out a way of telling the bawdy, iconoclastic and impossibly digressive eighteenth century novel Tristram Shandy. It's an opportunity, says award winning producer Philippa Lauriston, to discover an entirely new way of doing radio drama. The creative team also includes the actors who will play the novel's main characters. And there is a rumour that a very famous actor will be joining the throng. Everyone has their own theories about how to approach this game-changing venture. What could possibly go wrong?
Tristram Shandy is a famous eighteenth century novel by Laurence Sterne. Ostensibly a picaresque about Tristram, its many hilarious digressions and bawdy interludes have made it a classic. It is also a satire on the act of telling a story - and a plea for people to be allowed to tell their stories in their own way.
- Production company
- Also known as
- Drama: Tristram Shandy: In Development (Other official name)
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 4th July 2020 on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour