John Cleese to Share Memoir on BBC Radio 4 Program!
As Chortle writes, it seems as though actor John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) is continuing his “reconciliation” with BBC. On the heels of the announcement that he will be making his first sitcom appearance on the network since Fawlty Towers, it is being reported that Cleese will share parts of his memoir, So, Anyway… on BBC Radio 4 next month, in a program called John Cleese Presents:
Written by Cleese with regular Radio 4 presenter and producer James Peak, the comedy’s five 15-minute episodes will air at 9.30am from May 10 and combine extracts from the So, Anyway audiobook with new material from Cleese, Harriet Carmichael and voice of the X Factor Peter Dickson.
So, Anyway… was published in 2014, and its publisher, Penguin Random House, includes this in its description of the memoir:
Cleese takes readers on a Grand Tour of his ascent in the entertainment world, from his humble beginnings in a sleepy English town and his early comedic days at Cambridge University (with future [Monty] Python partner Graham Chapman), to the founding of the landmark comedy troupe that would propel him to worldwide renown.
Chortle notes that comedians Eddie Izzard and Peter Richardson will also play a role in the radio program, while James Peak and Andre Jacquemin will produce it.
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