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The Joke Book

Saturday 23 June 2007 10:30-11:00 (Radio 4 FM)


Barry Cryer explores the history of the joke book, from the earliest surviving compilation dating back to the fourth century to present-day on-line systems, including the eighteenth-century Joe Miller book and the classic works of Larry Wilde and Robert Orben.

Contributors include Michael McIntyre, Rob Manuel, Brad Ashton, Larry Wilde, Robert Orben, Laurie Bellew, Jack Seaton, Mark Brisenden and Hattie Hayridge.

Followed by News.

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