Episode 7

Published on:

25th Apr 2023

Three Market Characters

Stephen Fry introduces three real forebears to the fictional Eliza Doolittle who were found over the centuries in Covent Garden’s iconic fruit and vegetable market:

  • Corpses and Cucumbers written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Cassius Konneh [Covent Garden Piazza]
  • Cleaning Strawberries written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Lulu Freeman [Covent Garden Piazza]
  • Oi! You! Jollocks! written by Joanna Clarke and performed by Stephen Fry [Covent Garden to Elephant and Castle, London]

Sound editing by Viel Richardson.

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