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I’m Sorry I’Ll Read That Again [09/05/1966]

Synopsis
Classic BBC radio comedy show. Episode 9 in the third series includes a fifteen-minute parody of Julius Caesar. A breakneck smattering of silly voices and dreadful puns is held together by funny songs and the groans and laughs from the audience. With music by Dave Lee, arrangement by Leon Cohen.
Series
I’m Sorry I’Ll Read That Again
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
9 May 1966 at 22:00 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
31 mins

Credits

Producer
Humphrey Barclay
Writer
Alan Hutchisson; Bill Oddie; Eric Idle; Graeme Garden; John Cleese; Tim Brook-Taylor
Cast
Bill Oddie 
David Hatch 
Graeme Garden 
Jo Kendall 
John Cleese 
Tim Brook-Taylor 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Julius Caesar
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Available on audio cassette from the BBC Radio Collection series. JULIUS CAESAR is released as part of the Volume 2 collection. Other Shakespeare parodies in the series include Macbeth, Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, and Henry VIII.
Scripts of the show have been published by Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie with Javelin Books in 1985 but seem to be out of print.
A detailed history of the show and its format can be found on http://www.cam.net.uk/~aaa236/isirta01.htm
General
The show ran for 8 years and grew out of the Cambridge University undergraduate revue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Each episode lasted about 30 minutes and included sketches, songs and a parody of a serial or a story.
History
The show’s pilot episode, a recording of the West End show Cambridge Circus, was transmitted on the BBC Home Service on December 30, 1963. Since December 2002, episodes of the show can be heard on BBC 7, usually on Mondays at 14:30 and Tuesdays at 6:30 hours (London Time).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Online Retailer

Name

bbcshop.com

Web
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Phone
0870 241 5490
Fax
01795 414 555
Name

Retail outlets

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