Robert Newman – A History Of Oil

Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years – but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, this show places oil centre stage as the cause of all commotion.

This innovative history programme is based around Robert Newman’s stand-up act and supported by resourceful archive sequences and stills with satirical impersonations of historical figures from Mayan priests to Archduke Ferdinand.

Description via Robert Newman’s website.

The first broadcast date specified above may be inaccurate. This show was originally recorded in 2005 for More4 at London’s Hoxton Hall, and was broadcast on More4 – possibly many times, as is usually the case with that tv station – including on 12 April 2006.

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