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Ken Hollings broadcasting radio show on William S Burroughs

BBC Radio 4 programme looks at cutup as satirical device, including interviews with Vicki Bennett, Armando Iannucci and more

Author and Wire contributor Ken Hollings has produced a show for BBC Radio 4 on William Burroughs's cut ups. The show traces the history of the cut up, from its roots in the Dadaist movement through Burroughs and Brion Gysin, to tape splicing and digital editing, looking at the cut up as a satirical device.

The show “Cutting Up The Cut Up” includes interviews with Armando Iannucci, Cassetteboy, Kevin Foakes (aka DJ Food), Vicki Bennett and others. It will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 June at 11:30am.