TV Cream

Radio 4: The Programmes

Atkinson People, The

You clearly don't have to make up a Sir Corin Basin 'face' for a radio showPRE-FAME atypically non-visual rubberfaced whimsy from Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, presenting a series of proto-Spinal Tap biographies of notable no-hopers from ‘the arts’. Not quite as weird as contemporaneous TV outing Rowan Atkinson Presents Canned Laughter, but they still had quite a way to go before becoming the nation’s favourite ‘Silent’ Comic Who Talks A Lot and Purveyour Of Finest Romantic Comedy Bilge respectively. First heard on Radio 3, of course, but there weren’t enough Cream-worthy shows on that station to merit a seperate category of its own.

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