Friday, November 2, 2012

Iris on the Wireless

First Notification:  His Imperial Majesty will make a dramatic appearance on the wireless, on BBC Radio 4 at 1.45pm on Fri November 16th.  

In Pursuit of the Ridiculous examines point and pointlessness in natural history obsessions.  A series of five 15 minute programmes will be broadcast between the World At One and The Archers during the week starting November 12th. 

The final, explosive and conclusive episode features Hulme & Oates and our obsession with the Monarch of all the Butterflies.  After the broadcast, Hulme and Oates will undoubtedly be sectioned...

Other episodes concern an obsession with the pointless water beetle Agabus brunneus, pointlessness in orchid hybridisation, the futility of twitching, and a banal interest in slugs...

(Mr Hulme is currently helping police with their inquiries)

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