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Stewart Lee, Alan Moore and Brian Eno

By Rob Last edited 147 months ago
Stewart Lee, Alan Moore and Brian Eno

There's no denying it: Radio 4 is great. No, we don't listen to the Archers (yet), and we're not quite at the Book at Bedtime stage either, but we should all offer up a prayer of thanks to the BBC directors for organising their latest stroke of radio genius: Chain Reaction.

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Described by the BBC as "Simplicity itself", the idea is that "A well-known public figure begins the series by interviewing the person of their choice. The following week the interviewee gets the chance to chat to the person of their choice. And so and so on."

A brilliant idea...which is entirely dependent on who they get to take part. But fortunately for us (because this all gets recorded in London and tickets are free) Radio 4 have got it spot on.

Next week Stewart Lee will interview Alan Moore on stage at the The Institute Of Physics, on Portland Place.

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And the following week Moore swaps chairs and grills his hero, Brian Eno.

Now, how often do you get to watch two of this country's most interesting and creative people sit down and have a chat on a Tuesday lunchtime?

We're not sure, but we have a feeling that tickets for these recordings will be in short supply, but there's no harm in trying: you can apply for seats for the two shows here and here.

Of course, if you can't make it along Radio 4 will be braodcasting the results both over the airwaves and online. Details on their website as and when.

Last Updated 06 December 2004

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As a public service, you might be interested to know that a series of very interesting lectures by Brian Eno is available online, gratis, free and for nothing. Download them in a variety of formats from here.