Dec 12

Christmas Carol

Mitch Benn logoAnyone who is a fan of BBC Radio 4’s excellent The Now Show will already be familiar with the resident songsmith Mitch Benn. What you probably won’t be familiar with, however, is his excellent reading of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol“, reposted for this Christmas.

“A Christmas Carol”, of course, is Dickens’ tale of the miser Scrooge, whose heart is opened to the spirit of Christmas (and to his fellow human beings in general) by the visitations from four spirits (the first of which is his old partner, Jacob Marley), who take him to visit… Well, if you’ve seen one of the numerous films, you will already know – and if you don’t, then this is a great way to find out!

Mitch Benn is a well-renowned comic song writer and performer (I saw him myself at Beautiful Days this year – he was hilarious), with several CDs and MP3 albums also available. As well as the Now Show he presented a “The Mitch Benn Music Show” on BBC 7 (yes, Austin Powers fans, there really is a BBC 7 now, although there wasn’t when the song was written), as well as his own comedy show on BBC Radio 4 – “Mitch Benn’s Crimes Against Music” (which is also repeated on BBC 7). All of which I highly recommend…

You can either download it, or listen online, at the podcast page on Mitch Benn’s site.

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