Alan Bennett's 'On the Margin'

Alan Bennett's 'On the Margin'


By (author) Alan Bennett, Narrator Full Cast

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  • Publisher: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 142mm x 10mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 13 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Bath
  • ISBN 10: 1408427028
  • ISBN 13: 9781408427026
  • Sales rank: 346,721

Product description

This title covers highlights from the satirical, political comedy TV sketch show starring Alan Bennett, John Sergeant and Virginia Stride. On the Margin was a six part BBC TV satirical comedy sketch show written and performed by Alan Bennett, with John 'Strictly Come Dancing' Sergeant and 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. This compilation is the only recording of On the Margin that remains...

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Author information

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."