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Thursday, 29 May 2008


We went along to Drill Hall on Thursday to see a recording of the excellent Radio 4 radio programme, Heresy. The show picks 3 perceived wisdoms and the panellists attempt to challenge them, occasionally with the help of the audience.

This show the 'wisdoms' we had were:

1) Radio 4 is aimed at middle class, middle aged people.

2) Rising sea levels spell disaster for mankind.

3) Men who go out with taller ladies end up looking silly.

I agree with point 2 and, on the whole with point 3 but point 1 is a little more complicated. Radio 4 may well be aimed at those kind of people but surely it has content for a wider demographic? Anyway, I like it, especially the Today programme (but then again at 31 I am close to, if not already middle aged I suppose).

The show is presented by Victoria Coren and the guests for this show were comedians David Mitchell and Arthur Smith, and journalist Michael Bywater. David Mitchell was very funny, Arthur Smith was quite funny (in a slightly rambling way) but the hack wasn't very funny at all. I guess that's why the first two are comedians huh?

On the whole - pretty amusing stuff. And free as well, which is always nice.

Heresy is currently broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursdays 18:30-19:00.

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