|20170401||20200328 (BBC7)||In this April fool’s day special, comedian Jake Yapp delves into the archives to celebrate the history of hoaxing and presents a unique insight into the development and psychology of the art of this form of deception. |
Featuring memorable and entertaining extracts along with full BBC radio programmes Jake unearths some lesser known treasures and interviews comedians Jocelyn Jee Esien and Alex Lowe about their experiences.
Chris Powell is on hand to explain the psychology behind the hoax and prankster Steve Penk reveals the joy he gets from making wind-up phone calls.
* The April Fool Story
* Radio Anarchists
* Mary Toft’s Rabbit Tale:
* Down the Line
Producer: Stephen Garner
Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in April 2017
Comedian Jake Yapp celebrates April Fool's Day