Radio Fun

One of the good things about working in London is the feeling of being “where it all happens”. As I walk over Waterloo bridge every morning I can look across and see the important buildings where decisions affecting every one of us are made every day.

And in the opposite direction I can see the Houses of Parliament!

When I first started in London, I determined to take advantage of all that the Metropolis had to offer – in particular the free tickets to recordings of BBC radio programmes. It seemed to me that already being in London, and the tickets being free, it offered an opportunity for high-value entertainment. And even if it was parrot, all I’d have lost would be a couple of hours. Needless to say, having the opportunity on the doorstep made it one more thing I never got around to.

Until yesterday.

My chum David had a spare ticket for a recording of the hilarious BBC radio comedy series “Buy Me Up TV”, and asked me if I’d like it. I’ve never been known to turn down something for nothing, so yesterday evening I spent a couple of hours in the BBC Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House, having a jolly good laugh. I suspect some of the funniest bits – like Greg Proops reminding himself that you can’t say “shit” or “f***” on the radio – won’t make it to air, but it was very funny all the same, and I’ll do it again.

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