A recording of a spoof phone call by comedian Alex Lowe posing as Barry from Watford on BBC WM is going viral on social networks.
Alex, who has been a regular on Steve Wright’s BBC Radio 2 show and Iain Lee’s Absolute Radio show, appeared on Iain Lee’s new WM show recently talking about minty biscuits.
He chatted with a caller who was describing her reasons for parking in a Disabled Bay. Barry calls in to put his own take on it and to extol the virtues of a Viscount Biscuit.
When we asked him about the call, Barry from Watford told RadioToday: “The issue of misusing blue badges has long occupied me. But more than that, I have a keen interest in minty biscuits. I decided to phone Iain Lee on his phone in show to raise a much needed point about purchasing this baked afternoon treat. I am delighted to have highlighted this issue in my own small way. Thank you.”
Mark Goodier tweeted the link saying: “This is RADIO GOLD”. One comment on the video, which has had 70,000 plays, says “Well that was the most British thing ever”.
Barry currently has his own show on the new subscription radio comedy channel Fubar Radio. Hear the audio above or app users go here.