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13 April 2019

Episode 175

30 minutes


Photo: Johnny Ring

Ben Elton defined alternative comedy for a generation. He is a stand-up comedian, multi-award-winning novelist, playwright, screenwriter and lyricist. He is also a theatre, screen and television director and, very occasionally, an actor. Some of his most notable work is as a writer on ‘The Young Ones’, ‘Blackadder’ and the Queen musical ‘We Will Rock You’, as well as the television series ‘Upstart Crow’. He has published 16 novels, including his most recent ‘Identity Crisis’.

13 April 2019

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