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Fun At One: From Blackburn To Baddiel

Picture this, a recording studio far far away…

…now imagine a tiny shed next to that studio populated by two blokes called Ben Baker and Tim Worthington. Welcome to the show! And what a show we have today, as we kick off our week long tribute to The Nation’s Favourite, with a special “one-on-one-on-1″ chat between Tim and Ben about the former’s fantastic new book “Fun At One – The Story Of Comedy At Radio 1″ and the many DJs, comedians, programmes and Big Hairy Cornflakes that happened along the way.

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In this first of a two-part interview, you’ll learn which West End playright would rather forget his earlier days on the station, who is going to bore you stiff with his journeys to Sweden and Holland, which sketch show went on air unlisted because the Controller liked it so much, how Lenny Henry was traded for Noel Edmonds, more reasons why John Peel was the greatest, which DJ Tim refused nights out for, how Julian Clary was instrumental in the book existing, where Keith Moon fits in to all this, how Eric Idle predicted the future of radio and why Adrian Juste actually wasn’t all that bad…

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

And dont forget you can buy Tim‘s book here. And check out the official website. Part two coming soon along with a myriad of other Radio One related fun! Don’t touch that dial…