The Atkinson People

On Wednesdays there's the opportunity to hear Rowan Atkinson (pictured above) in his very early days of comedy, delivering a fascinating collection of satirical investigations into the lives of fictional great men.

This series, first broadcast on Radio 3 in 1978, was written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, produced by Griff Rhys Jones (who was a BBC staff radio producer in those days).

In addition to Rowan, it stars Hugh Thomas and Peter Wilson.

A satirical, wry, parodic, startling and in-depth investigation into the life of an imaginary great man.

With Rowan Atkinson, who scripted the shows with Richard Curtis.

Other characters played by Hugh Thomas and Peter Wilson.

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Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
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01Sir Corin Basin1979042420040504 (BBC7)
20040505 (BBC7)
20070131 (BBC7)
20070201 (BBC7)
20080725 (BBC7)
20080726 (BBC7)
20091229 (BBC7)
20110502 (BBC7)
20111229 (BBC7)
20121206 (BBC7)
20150107 (BBC7)

On Wednesdays there's the opportunity to hear Rowan Atkinson (pictured above) in his very early days of comedy, delivering a fascinating collection of satirical investigations into the lives of fictional great men.

This series, first broadcast on Radio 3 in 1978, was written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis, produced by Griff Rhys Jones (who was a BBC staff radio producer in those days).

In addition to Rowan, it stars Hugh Thomas and Peter Wilson.

A satirical, wry, parodic, startling and in-depth investigation into the life of an imaginary great man.

With Rowan Atkinson, who scripted the shows with Richard Curtis.

Other characters played by Hugh Thomas and Peter Wilson.

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to just about anyone who will listen. Stars Rowan Atkinson. From April 1979.

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to anyone who will listen. From April 1979.

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to just about anyone who will listen.

Stars Rowan Atkinson.

From April 1979.

The actor, raconteur and general bore talks to anyone who will listen.

Actor, raconteur and general bore Sir Corin Basin talks to...

well just about anyone who will listen.

The actor, raconteur and general bore will talk to anyone who'll listen.

Starring Rowan Atkinson.

02Sir Benjamin Fletcher1979042820040511 (BBC7)
20040512 (BBC7)
20070207 (BBC7)
20070208 (BBC7)
20080801 (BBC7)
20080802 (BBC7)
20100105 (BBC7)
20110509 (BBC7)
20120105 (BBC7)
20121213 (BBC7)
20150114 (BBC7)

Rowan Atkinson's satirical investigation into the life of the fictional master orator. With Hugh Thomas. From April 1979.

Rowan Atkinson's satirical investigation into the life of the fictional master orator.

With Hugh Thomas.

From April 1979.

Master orator Sir Benjamin Fletcher gets a going over from Rowan Atkinson.

03George Dupont1979043020080808 (BBC7)
20150121 (BBC7)

The French philosopher remains an enigma, despite an exhaustive biography. Rowan Atkinson's satirical probe. From April 1979.

04 LASTBarry Good1979110220040525 (BBC7)
20040526 (BBC7)
20070221 (BBC7)
20070222 (BBC7)
20080829 (BBC7)
20080830 (BBC7)
20100119 (BBC7)
20110523 (BBC7)
20121227 (BBC7)
20150128 (BBC7)

A wry, startling, in-depth probe into the life of a spoof pop star. Stars Rowan Atkinson.

A wry, startling, in-depth probe into the life of a spoof pop star.

A wry, startling, in-depth probe into the life of a spoof pop star. Stars Rowan Atkinson. From November 1979.