Peter Curran and Patrick Marber allow strange late-night thoughts to drift onto the air in this acclaimed series of late-night nonsense. In this episode, badges and lingerie.
Everyone craves a place where their mind and body are not applied to a particular task. The nearest faraway place. Somewhere for drifting and lighting upon strange thoughts which don't have to be shooed into context, but which can be followed like balloons escaping onto the air. Late at night, in the dark and in a bunk bed, your tired mind can wander.
This is the nearest faraway place for Patrick Marber and Peter Curran. Here they try to get the heart of things in an entertainingly vague and indirect way. This is not the place for typical male banter. From under the bed clothes they play each other music, and archive of Angela Carter, ex-Prime Ministers, a Castrato singer, and an elephant playing the piano.
Work, family, literature, and their own badly-scuffed dreams are the funny, if warped conversational currency.
A Foghorn Company production for BBC Radio 4.
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