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If you missed it last time or once was not enough, you’re in luck, as there’s another chance to hear ‘Strings‘ the brand new comedy Tim wrote and starred in, for BBC Radio 2. It was first aired in May this year and will be broadcast again this Saturday 18 December 2010 at 22:30 on BBC Radio 2.

The BBC blurb describes it thusly and can be found here:

Another chance to hear Tim Minchin play Jonny, lead singer of rock band Perspex…

Blasting onto the music scene with their hit single Shag With The Stereo On, Perspex are on the cusp of becoming famous. A garrulous Glaswegian A&R man will make sure of that. But Jonny is haunted by a terrible suspicion that he’s not emotionally unstable enough to be a proper star.

A chance encounter with Verity, the beautiful lead singer of Christian pop band, In-X-Chelseas, ignites Jonny’s interest. Worlds apart but undeniably drawn to each other, will their connection lead Jonny to redemption, or supply him with the suffering he craves to create great rock.

Strings contains original songs written by Tim Minchin and performed by Perspex. It also stars Peter Serafinowicz, Will Adamsdale, Rosalie Craig, Emily Watson Howes, Dan Antopolski, Lizzie Roper and Lewis McLeod.

Strings was part of Radio 2’s ongoing Comedy Showcase series…

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It should also be available to listen again via iPlayer here for 7 days once it airs.

So set up that reminder on your phone or prominently place that post-it note… Who’s gonna be listening to this for the first time then?

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13 Comments

Coleen Sosa on 23rd of December 2010

I was in the Cardiff gig last night and it was brilliant. I liked the inclusion of the orchestra – gave every song an extra boost to make the gig that little-bit more awsomer. Really, really enjoyed it and I’m glad it was on yesterday as the roads are blocked with snow today!

MikeW on 21st of December 2010

How do I listen to the whole thing? I’m a poor American who can’t understand this foreign, untranslated “BBC Radio” website. Is there a part 2 I can listen to online?

Joanne on 19th of December 2010

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00sb946/Radio_2s_Comedy_Showcase_Strings/
Listening now woo :-)

Joanne on 19th of December 2010

Boooo :-( i was busy last night so didnt get chance to listen! And iplayer won’t let me listen! Cry!

Cameron on 18th of December 2010

Just listened to String and hot damn, it was amazing. Might listen again on iPlayer.

Rick on 17th of December 2010

I was in the Cardiff gig last night and it was brilliant. I liked the inclusion of the orchestra – gave every song an extra boost to make the gig that little-bit more awsomer. Really, really enjoyed it and I’m glad it was on yesterday as the roads are blocked with snow today!

Alyson on 17th of December 2010

Hi I have just come back from the Cardiff show and even though it was really good with the orchestra and Tim was brilliant I have to say I much prefered it last year when it was just him, there was more of an edge to it and you could hear him more clearly,it could be the venue at fault I don’t know. I loved the pope song as I hadn’t heard it before,thanks Tim for a great evening.

Warwickshire Shithouse on 16th of December 2010

Oooh! That sounds hilarious! I am fascinated. I can’t wait. As someone who is supposed to be researching an essay currently, I am sure this will prove excellent procrastination material and therefore I will need no reminders! Thank you Tim for all the recent research distractions; you’ve been brilliant. However my deadline is 20th January, so please can you take a holiday soon? Maybe Perth? Christmas?

Cathy on 16th of December 2010

The great thing about being a Tim fan is that there are just so many different ways of enjoying him, looking forward to hearing Strings for the first time on Saturday :o)

rae on 16th of December 2010

woop

Charlie Wolf on 16th of December 2010

Oh great!!! xD
I must have listened to it on iplayer 100 times before they took it off the first time :) i like the scottish man with his ‘enthusiastic scottish saliva’

Nick Wall on 16th of December 2010

Sky+ it already!! Looking forward to it…..

sophie on 16th of December 2010

I got that post it note firmly stuck!!….its an orange one!

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