Tuning into the Beeb’s past

COMEDIAN and broadcast historian Paul Kerensa takes the audience one a journey into Auntie Beeb’s early years in his An Evening of (very) Old Radio… the first firsts of Broadcasting, coming to Dorset for four performances, from Thursday 25th January at Nether Compton village hall.

The Artsreach tour continues at West Stafford on Friday 26th and Marnhull on Saturday 27th. All dates are at 7.30pm, apart from Studland village hall on Sunday 28th at 2.30.

So, in the great tradition of radio … Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

Journey back to the 1920s in this one-man ‘stand-up history’ show on how the BBC began, researched, written and performed by Paul Kerensa, a British Comedy Award-winning writer (Miranda, Not Going Out), comedian and broadcast historian.

Expect tales, clips and re-enactments of Auntie Beeb’s earliest landmark moments, including the first BBC broadcast, the first children’s drama, sports commentary and so much more.

A regular on BBC Radio 2’s Pause For Thought, Paul Kerensa has performed more than 3,000 stand-up gigs, including at the Royal Albert Hall, The Comedy Store and Montreal Comedy Festivals.