Mark Radcliffe tells the story of the bad lad of showbiz, Frank Randle: 'a grotesque and the funniest man alive'. From 1999.
He was 'a gargoyle, a grotesque - and the funniest man alive'.
Mark Radcliffe tells the story of 'the bad lad of showbiz'. Frank Randle - the rebel from Wigan who hiked his way to stardom.
A six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.
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