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Rob Newman

Robert Newman has been writing and performing comedy for radio, television and stage since the late eighties.

His new Radio 4 series, Rob Newman on Air, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from October, 2022, alongside the accompanying tour, Rob Newman On Stage.
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Rob's new Radio 4 series, Rob Newman on Air, is being broadcast on BBC Radio 4 from October, 2022, alongside the accompanying tour, Rob Newman On Stage.

He writes and performs regular BBC Radio 4 shows including: Rob Newman's Half Full Philosophy Hour; Total Eclipse of Descartes and The Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution, the latter two of which won the BBC Audio Drama Award for best comedy. He has also written four novels and two non-fiction books. Seventeen years ago he coined the phrase No Planet B, which has since entered the language.

He can do all kinds of voices. All kinds.

TV

Robert Newman's History of Oil
Writer / Performer
2013
Rob Newman's History of the World... Backwards
Actor/Writer
2007

BBC Radio 4

Rob Newman's Half-Full Philosophy Hour
Writer
2020
Rob Newman's Half-Full Philosophy Hour
Performer
2020
Total Eclipse of Descartes
Writer / Performer
2018
Neuropolis - A Brain Science Survival Guide
Writer / Performer
2017
Robert Newman's Entirely Accurate Encyclopaedia of Evolution
Writer / Performer
2015

Stand-up / Live

The Philosophy Show
Writer / Performer
2019 — 2022
Total Eclipse of Descartes
Writer / Performer
2018

Film

Robert Newman: From Caliban to Taliban - 500 Years of Humanitarian Intervention
Writer / Performer
2007
Robert Newman: Resistance Is Fertile
Writer / Performer
2001

Books

Neuropolis - A Brain Science Survival Guide
Writer
2017
The Trade Secret
Writer
2013
The Entirely Accurate Encyclopedia of Evolution
Writer
2005
The Fountain at the Centre of the World
Writer
2003

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