Atkinson’s People

Atkinson’s People

A BBC Radio Comedy starring Rowan Atkinson
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Summary

Rowan Atkinson stars as many different characters in four episodes from the classic comedy series, written by Rowan Atkinson and Richard Curtis ('Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Notting Hill'), which investigates the lives of four great - but imaginary - men. We hear about the life and times of master orator, Sir Benjamin Fletcher: writer, statesman, Nobel Prize winner, painter, farmer, diplomat, wit, etc, etc... There’s France’s greatest thinker and philosopher George Dupont; and actor, raconteur and general bore, Sir Corin Basin. Barry Good - the ‘Pope of pop’ - also looks back at his life (before he came a rich tax exile). Produced by Griff Rhys Jones, 'Atkinson’s People' was one of the first radio series ever to star Rowan Atkinson and was a forerunner to the massively successful 'Blackadder' TV series. Rowan Atkinson stars in the spoof radio series which looked at the personalities behind the headlines - co-written by Richard Curtis.

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Rowan Atkinson

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Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis is an award-winning and international film-director and script writer, and the creator of Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually, Notting Hill and Mr Bean.
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