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But First This archiveAlong with the countryside, the monarchy and freedom of speech, Radio 4 is in the top seven "Best Things About Britain Today", according to a recent poll. But a new Controller is out to destroy this cherished institution! Can the intrepid team of presenters foil her wicked plan? Written by BBC newsreader Kathy Clugston with music by Desmond O'Connor, But First This is a witty and lovingly irreverent new musical set in the world of Woman's Hour, The Shipping Forecast, The Today Programme, Big Ben and, of course, the Pips. Just a Minute, make sure you're on the Front Row, Today, Saturday Live or Midweek, not at Broadcasting House but at The Watermill Theatre. It's guaranteed to be livelier than Book at Bedtime. Warning: an in-depth knowledge of Farming Today may be required!

Author Kathy Clugston. Author Desmond O'Connor.

Archive listings for But First This

Work type: Musical.

A Musical Homage to Radio 4 - T301430138

Producer The Watermill (in association with Act Productions Ltd). Director Michael Kingsbury. Design Hayley Grindle. Lighting Nick Richings. Music Desmond O'Connor. Performer Michael Fenton Stevens (John Humphrys). Performer Louise Plowright (Selina). Performer Helena Blackman (Anna). Performer Neil Ditt (Will). Performer Jonathan Dryuden Taylor (Jim). Performer James Beal (piano).
23 Oct 14 to 8 Nov 14The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
listing details L01822523028

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