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Alan Bennett's : On the Margin

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On the Margin was a six part BBC TV satirical comedy sketch show written and performed by Alan Bennett, with journalist and TV presenter John Sergeant and actor Virginia Stride. It was first broadcast in 1966 and was such a critical success that it was repeated twice the following year. Although Alan Bennett - already famous due to Beyond the Fringe - took swipes at contemporary Britain, his love of his country's cultural heritage always remained. Besides Bennett, the series also featured Yvonne Gillan, Madge Hindle and Roland MacLeod. However, On the Margin sadly became one of the notorious casualties of the BBC's tape-recycling policies and the series was completely wiped after its final broadcast. Lost audio recordings of the show were rediscovered in 2014, but so far this release is the only existing compilation of On the Margin...1 CD. 47 mins.show more

Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 124 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
  • BBC Physical Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • A&M
  • 1408427028
  • 9781408427026
  • 435,322

About Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was first on stage with the Oxford Theatre Group in 1959. He collaborated on the revue "Beyond the Fringe," which opened in Edinburgh in 1960 and then to the West End and Broadway. His collection of diary entries, essays, and reviews, "Writing Home" (1994) was a bestseller. His other works include: "The Wind in the Willows" for the National Theatre, "The Madness of George III," and "Talking Heads."show more

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"a fascinating and prescient insight into the early work of one of the UK's most important and highly regarded contemporary wordsmiths" www.chortle.co.ukshow more