The Threepenny Opera by Kurt Weill is a simple story of 18th century life in London's Soho - or so it would seem.
No, so it wouldn't seem, because (a) it's set at the turn of the 20th century and (b) it's filled with songs with titles like "The Ballad of Sexual Dependency" and "Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavour", which hardly indicates a simple tale of London life. I expect better of you, BBC!
But I still love you anyway, because BBC7 is airing the original Radio 4 series of the Mighty Boosh, and you can hear it here (just scroll down).
And back to Brecht - I hear Nellie McKay is going to play Polly Peachum in a Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera! Not that I need much of an excuse to go to America, and if I did it would be to visit the new bride and also see Pandababy, but even if I hated leaving the country I would be tempted to go to New York just to see that.