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Mon 16 Dec 2013 02:00 BBC Radio 4 Extra

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 December 2011

Direct from a five-star, complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival, comes John Osborne's Radio 4 debut partly adapted from his acclaimed book Radio Head (Radio 4's Book Of The Week).

In 2002, John Osborne won a competition on John Peel's Radio One show. His prize was a box of records that took eight years to listen to. This is an ode to radio, those records and anyone who's ever sought solace in the wireless.

A story about one man's love for radio, how it allows you to escape into another world. Based on his book Radio Head, up and down the dial of British Radio, this is about what happened next: a show about the pleasure of having your own personal project. The story is about passion, obsession with music and about legacy; trying to do something special with such a rare, eclectic box of records.

Produced by John Pocock

Writer and performer John Osborne is based in Norwich. Experienced at performing poetry, storytelling and book readings. Performed across the UK since 2006. Member of poetry collective Aisle16.

Published work

'Radio Head', up and down the dial of British Radio. Radio 4's Book of the Week.

'The Newsagent's Window', adventures in a world of second hand cars and lost cats. 'Bring Me Sunshine', a travel book for the AA about British seaside towns, due for publication May 2013.

First full poetry collection with Nasty Little Press, due for publication November 2012.

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