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Episode 4

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 14 May 2009

Comedian Arthur Smith reads from his autobiography, which reflects on the nature of comedy and his days as a scruffy kid on the bombsites of Bermondsey, a wild-haired undergraduate, a road sweeper, an English teacher, a failed rock star, a boozed-up sexual adventurer and an intensive care patient who has been told never to drink again.

Arthur confronts a near-death experience and learns what freedom really means.

A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.

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