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On the road December 16, 2007

Filed under: Radio and TV — lauravw @ 3:13 pm

What do you think about Russell Brand? Though I find some of what he says horrendously offensive, I try not to miss his radio show because it is brilliant. So I am somewhat on the fence, but certainly more for him than against him!

Last week BBC 4 broadcast his road trip across America, following in the footsteps (or tyre tracks) of Jack Kerouac. It’s a shame they made it into one hour long show – they spent weeks filming it and I bet could have stretched it into a short series with all the material they must have captured. There’s more info here – worth watching if they repeat it.

In other BBC-things-you-may-have-missed, Radio 4 did a show narrated by Mark Radcliffe about pop songs being translated, often incorrectly, into foreign languages. You can catch it on the BBC Listen Again radio player.

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One Response to “On the road”

  1. Phil Says:

    The jury is also still out for me on Russell Brand. I find him sometimes shouty and offensive – but he is also astute and wittily observant. However the reason i currently think he is good is the name of his book “My Booky Wook”


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