How To Burn A Million Quid was a comedy drama aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2019, loosely retelling the history of The JAMs over six half-hour episodes from the early days of Bill Drummond working as manager in the music industry to the K Foundation’s burning of a million quid.
While not entirely a work of fiction the programme takes a lot of artistic liberties for the sake of comedy, therefore listeners should not expect an accurate retelling of the real story of Bill and Jimmy.
It was their mission to cause chaos. And they did.BBC Radio 4 Synopsis
Written by Sean Grundy and Cara Jennings, the production features Scottish actor Paul Higgins as Bill Drummond and English actor Nicholas Burns as Jimmy Cauty.
Rule 1. Begin an inner alchemy to transcend the consensual reality tunnel and move from a state of fixation to a condition of mutability.
Rule 2: Don’t do anything unless it’s heroic.
Rule 3: Only a madman is absolutely sure.
Rule 4: Go it alone.
Rule 5: Know when to walk away.
Rule 6: Never ask for anyone’s blessing.
All six episodes are still available from the BBC Radio 4 website at the time of writing.