Monday, 12 May 2008

Getting Comedy on the Radio

This is a fascinating article by John Pidgeon, one time music journalist and until a few years ago the man in charge of putting comedy on the radio. He tells an interesting story of how Radio 4 resisted practically everything he brought them. Astonishing when you consider that what he brought them included Flight of the Conchords and Little Britain.

What Danny and Ross had in mind was going to be hard to sell, but the Boosh were ready to go. We submitted a proposal. The network responded: "The Mighty Boosh are a million miles from Radio 4."

This is
another article on Pidgeon from 2005.

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