Comedian Micky Flanagan's debut radio show charts the ups and downs of his life, from Billingsgate fish porter to successful stand-up comic and from Sunblest to panini, tabloids to broadsheets and the street party to the dinner party.

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Comedian and cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with his life story.
Cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares... Well you've got the idea.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life. Micky regales us with stories from his life told through stand up comedy. In between, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short interviews that give an insight into the stand up.
In this opening episode Micky talks about growing up in the East End in the 1970's. He chats to his school friends about their shared experiences of leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market. He also interviews Sociology Professor Paul Willis about his research on working class boys in a 1970's school.
Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End, working as a Billingsgate Fish Porter to an entertainer living in the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, all the better for being told through jokes. The issue of class is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up. However it is framed less as "Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for Tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?"
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.
Micky Flanagan, Cockney geezer, regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from Sunblest to Panini; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares; Well you've got the idea.
This story is mainly told through stand up comedy.
Each episode is largely composed of Micky's stand up, telling his own personal history in comedy form, full of observations we can all relate to.
In between the stand up, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short features that give an insight into where Micky's comedy comes from.
In the series Micky talks to his mum and dad, his wife, his old school friends and other people who can shed light on his experiences.
These include Sociologist Paul Willis and comedian Sean Lock.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life: the 70's 80's 90's ad 00's.
Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End, working as a Billingsgate Fish Porter to an entertainer living in the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, all the better for being told through jokes.
The issue of class in modern UK society is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up.
However it is framed less as Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for Tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?" Surely the answer is yes if one is having the risotto.
"cause they've taken all the juice out of it." As a result of his outsiders view, he is able to deconstruct middle class mores with razor sharp observational wit.
Micky's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual, and being caught awkwardly between the two, told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy.
In this opening episode Micky talks about growing up in the East End in the 1970's.
He chats to his school friends about their experiences of school, leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market.
He also interviews Sociology Professor Paul Willis about his research on working class boys in a 1970's school.
Cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares...
Well you've got the idea.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life.
Micky regales us with stories from his life told through stand up comedy.
In between, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short interviews that give an insight into the stand up.
He chats to his school friends about their shared experiences of leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market.
The issue of class is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up.
However it is framed less as "Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?"
014 Extra Comedy Club20120813Comedian and cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with his life story.
Cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares... Well you've got the idea.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life. Micky regales us with stories from his life told through stand up comedy. In between, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short interviews that give an insight into the stand up.
In this opening episode Micky talks about growing up in the East End in the 1970's. He chats to his school friends about their shared experiences of leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market. He also interviews Sociology Professor Paul Willis about his research on working class boys in a 1970's school.
Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End, working as a Billingsgate Fish Porter to an entertainer living in the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, all the better for being told through jokes. The issue of class is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up. However it is framed less as "Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for Tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?"
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani.
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Cockney geezer Micky Flanagan regales us with the story of his journey from tabloid to broadsheet; from the street party to the dinner party; from apples and pears to stocks and shares... Well you've got the idea.
Each week's episode focuses on a different decade of Micky's life. Micky regales us with stories from his life told through stand up comedy. In between, the programmes goes 'behind the scenes' with short interviews that give an insight into the stand up.
In this opening episode Micky talks about growing up in the East End in the 1970's. He chats to his school friends about their shared experiences of leaving with no qualifications to work at Billingsgate Fish Market. He also interviews Sociology Professor Paul Willis about his research on working class boys in a 1970's school.
Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End, working as a Billingsgate Fish Porter to an entertainer living in the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, all the better for being told through jokes. The issue of class is a crucial theme in Micky's stand up. However it is framed less as "Do we now have a classless society?" and more as "Is it ok to ask for Tomato sauce in a fancy French restaurant?"
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The producer is Tilusha Ghelani
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20120820 (R4+)
Micky talks about running away to New York and becoming the playboy of East End.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two. His story is told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy. Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.
In this episode Micky takes us through his 1980's, spent running away to New York and being the international lover and player of the East End. He chats to his parents, his sister and his school friends in interviews that shed light on the stand up comedy.
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The Producer is Tilusha Ghelani.
024 Extra Comedy Club20120820Micky talks about running away to New York and becoming the playboy of East End.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two. His story is told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy. Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.
In this episode Micky takes us through his 1980's, spent running away to New York and being the international lover and player of the East End. He chats to his parents, his sister and his school friends in interviews that shed light on the stand up comedy.
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The Producer is Tilusha Ghelani.
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20120827 (R4+)
The cockney comedian charts his life story during the 1990s - returning to education and becoming a teacher. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in June 2010.
Micky Flanagan looks at his life in the 90s, returning to education and becoming a teacher
03 LAST4 Extra Comedy Club20120827The cockney comedian charts his life story during the 1990s - returning to education and becoming a teacher. Part of Radio 4 Extra's Comedy Club, originally broadcast on Radio 4 in June 2010.
Micky Flanagan looks at his life in the 90s, returning to education and becoming a teacher
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20111010
20120903 (R4+)
Micky looks back on his life in the 2000s and talks to his mum and dad and Sean Lock.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two. His story is told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy. Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.
In this episode Micky takes us through this last decade, which he has spent settling down with a middle class woman "she's been ski-ing and everything" and building a career as a stand up comedian. In the documentary segments, Micky chats to his parents about turning to stand up and discusses comedy and class with the brilliant comic mind that is Sean Lock.
The series is written and performed by Micky Flanagan.
The Producer is Tilusha Ghelani.
Cockney comedian Micky Flanagan's first radio series is about his progression from working-class Herbert to middle-class intellectual and being caught awkwardly between the two.
His story is told through reflective interviews, but mainly, Micky's acclaimed stand up comedy.
Micky's transition from the mean streets of the East End to the leafy lanes of Dulwich is a fascinating story, with each episode focusing on a different decade of Micky's life.
In this episode Micky takes us through this last decade, which he has spent settling down with a middle class woman she's been ski-ing and everything" and building a career as a stand up comedian.
In the documentary segments, Micky chats to his parents about turning to stand up and discusses comedy and class with the brilliant comic mind that is Sean Lock.
In this episode Micky takes us through this last decade, which he has spent settling down with a middle class woman "she's been ski-ing and everything" and building a career as a stand up comedian.
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