Radcliffe and Maconie

XTC Bumper Book of Fun on Radcliffe and Maconie

XTC’s Andy Partridge and editor Mark Fisher will be on BBC Radio 6 Music’s Radcliffe and Maconie show on the afternoon of Wednesday 13 September talking about The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls.

Yesterday, Stuart Maconie gave the appearance a plug before a welcome blast of Are You Receiving Me.

His description of the early sound of XTC was fabulously vivid: “Exhibiting all the bug-eyed, knock-kneed kind of geek weirdoness that was their stock in trade at the time.”

Yesterday’s show is online until mid August. Listen here: Radcliffe and Maconie 20 July 2017.

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About the author

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. While at school, he set up the XTC fanzine Limelight, which he republished as The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls (2017). He followed that with What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (2019). In 2020, he launched What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast.


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