Dead Ringers: R4 Book of the Week

Writing about Mma Ramotswe And The Full Shopping Bag of Despair from transversality

Last night we went to go and see a live radio recording of Dead Ringers at the Arts Centre

It
was fantastic – but the scene that really had me creased up was the
Book of the Week sketch in which they created a very long-winded and
circuitous version of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith.

Very, very funny.

Charlotte Green, Radio 4’s own Pussycat Doll.

If you want to hear it it’s being aired on R4 at 6:30 this evening – and it will also be on the R4 website on playback.

(We also saw the lovely Helen and other people from work.)*

Ooh – and Nev Fountain, one of the writers, is a Warwick grad.

*Which
I always think is a bit of a mixed blessing with the Arts Centre,
although we’re very lucky to have such a fantastic facility on campus,
it does mean that you bump into colleagues in a potentially awkward
social setting.

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7 Responses to “Dead Ringers: R4 Book of the Week”
  1. Mma Ramotswe is an easy target. But what people perhaps don’t realise is that Botswana really is like that.

  2. Casey Leaver says:

    It
    was really more the author that they were satirising – there were
    plenty of comments regarding lack of plot, padding out with dialogue
    etc.

    I’d recommend a listen…

  3. David Sait says:

    You’ve got to give respect to Jan Ravens – she probably works harder than anyone else in the show!

    Charlotte Green? Phwoarrr.

  4. Max Hammond says:

    Feeling the thesis pressure, dave? 🙂

  5. David Sait says:

    We do not talk about the thesis.

    I’m considering having a T-Shirt made up with that on.

  6. Max Hammond says:

    The First Rule of the PhD: Do not Talk about the PhD

  7. David Sait says:

    7 years I’ve been here Max. 7 years, and you tell me that now.

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