Alan Bennett's : On The Margin
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.
1 CD. 47 mins.
- 124 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
- 13 Mar 2012
- BBC Audio, A Division Of Random House
- BBC Physical Audio
- London, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
About Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett is one of Britain's best-loved and most highly acclaimed writers. He has written widely for radio, television and theatre. His latest play, The History Boys, won several awards, including Evening Standard and Critics' Circle Awards for Best Play and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play. It also won six Tony Awards, including Best Play, following an extremely successful transfer to Broadway. In 2006 Bennett was named Author of the Year at the British Book Awards for Untold Stories, his collection of memoirs and diaries.
"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.uk *
"a fascinating and prescient insight into the early work of one of the UK's most important and highly regarded contemporary wordsmiths"