Tom Binns – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Tom Binns – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

Perhaps best known as his alter-ego, inept hospital radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury, Binns, won the Jongleurs new act of the year, piloted his own chat show on Five called Tom Binns Munchies, was one of the presenters on Channel 4 breakfast show RI:SE.

He’s also appeared on Knowing Me Knowing Yule With Alan Partridge, Friday Night Armistice and Fist Of Fun as a comic actor.

He created Brakenbury relatively early in his career, and the character appeared on Radio 1, Virgin and GLR, before being rested as Binns developed his own radio career, which included landing XFM with a then-record £50,000 fine for talking about bestiality on air.

However, Brakenbury was resurrected for the Edinburgh Fringe 2007, where he was nominated for the if.comedy prize for the best show.

Review date: 25 May 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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