The Ape That Got Lucky - Series 01 - Audio Comedy - BBC Radio 7 via DVB-T
4 x 30 minutes - 128k - MP3 - Slimoo
The Ape That Got Lucky was a four-part radio series broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2005. Written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper, it was based around Chris Addison giving a lecture on the evolution of man from "ugly ape" into the all time "Top Species".
Addison was supported in this spoof lecture by Professor Austin Herring, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at St Dunstan's College Cambridge, who was played by Geoffrey McGivern. The Professor was frequently ridiculed, and was usually introduced as the author of a particular book. The books were always amusingly titled, and were different in every introduction. Other cast members of the show were Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell who performed sketches to illustrate the lecture. The series was produced by Simon Nicholls.
Professor Austin Herring
The Ape That Got Lucky - S01 - E01 - Language And Communication
The Ape That Got Lucky - S01 - E02 - Social Development
The Ape That Got Lucky - S01 - E03 - Science And Technology
The Ape That Got Lucky - S01 - E04 - Man Or Monkey