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I’m Sorry I’Ll Read That Again [15/02/1970]

Synopsis
Classic British radio comedy series. First episode in series eight includes a fifteen-minute parody of The Taming of the Shrew ("Pruneplay of the Week"). A breakneck smattering of silly voices and dreadful puns is held together by funny songs and the groans and laughs from the audience. The music is arranged and performed by Dave Lee, with songs by Bill Oddie.
Series
I’m Sorry I’Ll Read That Again
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
15 Feb 1970 at 20:45 (Channel: BBC Radio 2)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Producer
David Hatch; Peter Titheradge
Writer
Bill Oddie
Cast
Bill Oddie 
David Hatch 
Graeme Garden 
Jo Kendall 
John Cleese 
Tim Brook-Taylor 

Additional Details

Production type
Sitcoms/Variety
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Other Shakespeare parodies in the series include Macbeth, Othello, Julius Caesar, 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
A classic BBC radio comedy show that ran for 8 years and showcased comic talents 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, ususally on Mondays at 14:30 and Tuesdays at 6:30 hours (London Time).

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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