Saturday, 4 August 2018

Dr John Cooper Clarke: Heroes And Villains

BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 7th July 2018

What makes a great hero? Why do some villains get all the best lines? The poet, rock star, broadcaster, comedian and cultural icon Dr John Cooper Clarke returns to BBC Radio 4 Extra to rummage through the archives for a curated selection of radio heroes and villains.

Along the way he will talk us through the heroic characters and the unscrupulous rogues who lit up his own childhood imagination.

Expect good guys and gunslingers, Second World War spy rings and a 'Shadowy figure', with stars including Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles and Peter O'Toole. Through this surprising mix of hidden radio treasure, Dr John Cooper Clarke will discover whatever happened to all the heroes? And attempt to explain why sometimes good guys don't wear white.

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