21 March 2008
Friday 21 March 2008 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)
Another chance to hear an edition of the programme recorded live at the Broadcasting House Radio Theatre, London last September.
Ian McMillan is joined by a line-up of writers, performers and singers, including dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson and Robert Vanderplank, an expert in global invective and insults.
The magnificent radio theatre here at Broadcasting House in London has become something of a second home for Ian McMillan and The Verb.
This Friday you can hear why as we're repeating the live show Ian presented in September last year.
On that occasion he was joined on stage by the reggae poet, Linton Kwesi Johnson, the audio cartoonist, Peter Blegvad and the young singer, Liz Green -- one of the big hits at Glastonbury and the End of the Road Festival.
Paul Farley delivered a specially commissioned poem from a phone box at the geographical centre of Britain as well and Ian even managed to find the time to trade inuslts with Dr Robert Vanderplank, author of --Uglier than a Monkey's Armpit -- a kind of manual of invective.
So tune in if you think you're tough enough..
Linton Kwesi Johnson's Selected poems is published by Penguin.
Uglier than a Monkey's Armpit by Dr Robert Vanderplank is published by Brown Books.
Liz Green's new single Bad Medicine is on Humble Soul Records and available for download and in all good record shops.