Peter Fleming’s Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC – Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Award-winning character comic Tom Burgess returns to Edinburgh Fringe for one-off show to mark the BBC centenary.

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‘A warmly recommended delight’ – We Are Cult

Leicester Square Theatre Sketch Off! 2020 finalist, winner of Best Debut Show at Leicester Comedy Festival and host of the Sunday Times-recommended Into the Archives podcast, character comedy hit Peter Fleming is returning to Edinburgh in a one-off show to celebrate 100 years of the BBC.

Played by award-winning comic and actor Tom Burgess, the befuddled children’s TV pioneer tells the Beeb’s whole story. Sketches, spoofs and viewer complaints guide us through the last century – all we’ve gained, and all we could lose. From the early days of broadcasting, through the golden age of children’s TV, to scandal, modern indifference, and even the shocking truth about every Blue Peter presenter, this show has it all.

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Peter Fleming’s Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC is a must-see for any fan of alternative comedy and sharp writing. Burgess’ manic and joyous creation is a love letter to British pop culture and childhood, and a call to arms for everyone who believes in public broadcasting and collective society. Reminiscent of cult hits Look Around You and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, this is a silly, affectionate, and hilarious hour.

‘Peter Fleming’s Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC – Edinburgh Fringe 2022’

Venue: Laughing Horse @ The Counting House – Ballroom (Venue 170).

Date/time: Monday 22nd August, 7-8pm (ONE NIGHT ONLY) Ages: 18+. 

Tickets: £5 – £12.50 / Pay What You Can:

❉ Click HERE to read We Are Cult’s interview with Tom Burgess, the man behind the ‘Into the Archives with Peter Fleming’ podcast.

❉ News source: Tom Burgess. Twitter: @PeterFlemingTV | Facebook: /PeterFlemingTV | Instagram: @nottomburgess

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  1. I was lucky enough to see a work in progress of the show at the Etcetera theatre last weekend and it was superb, Tom’s created a character I really love here, and one sequence where he portrays a ten year old boy’s response to Jon Pertwee leaving Doctor Who had me howling with laughter, though there were plenty of other extremely funny moments elsewhere too.

  2. I saw this at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2022 and nothing has made me laugh so much and then ultimately cry – it was very silly at the beginning and very honest and heart-felt at the end. A triumph. I can’t wait to see his new show this year, Peter Fleming Meets Doctor Who.

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