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Burn Baby Burn

Jon Culshaw stars in this satire inspired by the Young British Artists movement and the Momart warehouse fire. Also stars Ronni Ancona, Ben Crompton, Carl Prekopp.

Sean Grundy's satirical drama inspired by the Momart warehouse fire that destroyed works by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, the Chapman Brothers and others of the Young British Artists movement.

"I think an ashtray is the most fantastically real thing."
Damien Hirst

On 24th May 2004, a fire in an East London warehouse destroys key works from the famous BritArt movement. Seminal works by Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Chris Offili and the Chapman Brothers go up in smoke. The collection is mainly owned by advertising guru Charles Saatchi. The art world is devastated. Many in the general public are highly amused.

Writer: Sean Grundy
Director: Dirk Maggs
Producer: David Morley

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 May 2018 14:15


Role Contributor
Tracey Emin Ronni Ancona
Nigella Ronni Ancona
Dinos Chapman Wilf Scolding
Vic Hislop Wilf Scolding
Damien Hirst Ben Crompton
Dante Skirmish Ben Crompton
Brian Sewell Jon Culshaw
Death Jon Culshaw
Hardy Steven Hartley
Jake Chapman Carl Prekopp
Charles Saatchi Carl Prekopp
Jacqui Alana Ramsey
Writer Sean Grundy
Director Dirk Maggs
Producer David Morley


  • Fri 11 Mar 2016 14:15
  • Tue 1 May 2018 14:15

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