Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Rowan Atkinson's The Atkinson People

  • by Richard Curtis, Rowan Atkinson
  • Narrated by Rowan Atkinson
  • 1 hrs and 56 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Rowan Atkinson stars as many different characters in four episodes from the classic comedy series, written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill), which investigates the lives of four great - but imaginary - men. We hear about the life and times of master orator Sir Benjamin Fletcher: writer, statesman, Nobel Prize winner, painter, farmer, diplomat, wit, etc, etc.... There's France's greatest thinker and philosopher, George Dupont; and actor, raconteur, and general bore Sir Corin Basin. Barry Good - the 'Pope of pop' - also looks back at his life (before he became a rich tax exile).
Produced by Griff Rhys Jones, Atkinson's People was one of the first radio series ever to star Rowan Atkinson and was a forerunner to the massively successful Blackadder TV series. Rowan Atkinson stars in the spoof radio series, which examined the personalities behind the headlines - co-written by Richard Curtis.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2010
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited