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Let's meet the teams...
on 3 November 2015
A collection of "rounds" from the popular Radio 4 "antidote to panel games", such as Late Arrivals, Film Club/Songbook, and Uxbridge English Dictionary (i.e. pun-based silliness), interspersed with humorous pieces such as extended versions of the local history sections typically used to open the show when it's recorded in regional theatres.
There are also a few pieces that are clearly NOT culled from the actual broadcast shows, but written specially; notably essays on the lives of famous historical players of Mornington Crescent.
In amongst all this are large, colour photographs of the cast, taken during recordings and backstage beforehand.
At the end is a genuine account of the origins and history of the show itself.
Generally very funny and inventive, though one or two small areas veer too far towards the puerile, a couple more go on a little too long, and there are some minor typos.