Cult TV nostalgia and a must-see for fans of archive TV, in this brand new show from character comedian and Blue Peter badge winner Tom Burgess.
Retired children’s TV pioneer Peter Fleming is going home.
He can’t quite remember which home – he’s had several. But he’s sure he left some copies of his legendary, lost BBC programmes there. Wherever there is.
Join Peter on his journey as he re-traces his steps across Britain. With a lifetime of memories and an almost 40% accurate map to get him there, he’s sure to find his way back – as long as he's not too late.
Best Debut Show – Leicester Comedy Festival 2018.
As seen on BBC Two and heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra.
Now allowed within 100m of Tom Baker.
★★★★ ‘Hilarious... slightly tragic’ – Comedy to Watch.
★★★★ ‘An outstanding performance’ – Three Weeks.
‘Endearing, silly and wretched’ – Chortle.
‘Warm and nuanced... a vibrant hour’ – The Skinny.
Peter's career spanned many happy years making children's programmes for the BBC, from Professor Zany's Mad Laboratory (1962) to Mrs Peregrine's Wingless Birds (1976; he doesn't like talking about that one).
Once a high-flyer at BBC Television Centre and the recipient of 1991's BAFTA Fellowship Award (given in error, returned 1992), Peter is now content with the quiet life, happy just to receive the odd thank you from grateful viewers, and the occasional reluctant offer of shelter for the night.
Silly, energetic and only slightly harrowing, Peter Fleming is an award-winning character (Best Debut Show – Leicester Comedy Festival) from Tom Burgess, part of the equally award-winning Staple/face (Winner: So You Think That’s Funny? Best New Sketch Act 2013) and the award-deserving Sam & Tom (Finalists: Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off 2018).Book Now
Praise for previous work:
Bunbury Magazine ***** 'Wonderfully written, absolutely side-splitting and shot through with some very dark humour'
Three Weeks **** 'Comedic brilliance... an outstanding performance by Tom Burgess'
Comedy to Watch **** 'Hilarious... slightly tragic'
Chortle 'Endearing, silly and wretched. A winning and memorable character, realised with skill, fondness and detail'
The Skinny 'Warm and nuanced... a vibrant hour'
Manchester Evening News 'Extraordinary comic'
Toby Hadoke (BBC Radio 4, Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf) 'Charming, funny, touching, inventive and brilliantly performed. A must for anyone who has watched 60s and 70s TV (but, crucially, it’s hilarious even if you haven’t)'
Tony Slattery (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) 'Really enjoyed – go and see it, people!'
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