May 1, 2010

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Boffoonery! Audio Update

Just a quick update on the Boffoonery audio download. Well, it's probably about time.

A CD cover, yesterday

After a few false starts and blind alleys (when did distributing digital audio get soooo complicated?!), we're now in the process of submitting a 63-minute cherry-picking of the best original bits of the show to iTunes and Amazon MP3. If all goes well, it should be available to download in July for about $10.

If you didn't make it to the show, we managed to get an amazing line-up of some of the best of British comedy, as well as some big names from the world of science and technology, and the audience reaction to the sell-out show was extremely positive. It was a great night of comedy, and a great night for Bletchley Park.

The recording includes original sketches created especially for us by the writer of cult BBC Radio 4 sitcom "Hut 33", James Cary, as well as an extra-special Bletchley Park-themed quiz called "Capt. Ridley's Shooting Party", chaired by Red Dwarf's very own Robert Llewellyn and featuring the brilliant Robin Ince and Richard Herring, as well as science TV legends Maggie Philbin and Johnny Ball.

There's an exclusive code-breaking sketch written and performed by those veterans of TV and radio satire, Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis, as well as cerebral comedy from John Finnemore (Radio 4's "Cabin Pressure") and the wonderful Laurence & Gus.

Add to that mix a sterling turn as our MC by the amazing James Bachman and faultless support performances by the beautiful Margaret Cabourn-Smith, not to mention a surprise contribution from a rather well-known Twitter user and fan of Apple products, and you've got a packed 63 minutes of top comedy that just whizzes by.

Keep your eyes peeled for a release date, and in the meantime, here's a copy of the programme from the Nov 3rd show to wet your appetites.

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