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BBC Comedy - Classic Radio 4

 
  • More Stop Messing About
    by Myles Rudge
    Narrated by Kenneth Williams
    4.80 (5 ratings)
    Join Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, and Joan Sims as they go beyond Round the Horne. Taking over the mantle of Round the Horne, Stop Messing About carried on the comedy tradition that reunited Kenneth Williams with both Hugh Paddick and Kenneth's Carry On co-star, Joan Sims. These four episodes include such favorites as crusty old judge Sir Inigo Parchmutter, "Crackerjackanory With Mother", more visits to Tolpurgis Hall, as well as a couple who bear a bona fide similarity to Julian and Sandy.
  • I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again: Volume Five
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, Bill Oddie
    4.40 (18 ratings)
    Due to popular demand, and after a long break, here is a fifth volume of episodes from the irreverent radio comedy series that ran between 1964 and 1973. Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie, ISIRTA is a mix of quick-fire sketches, bad puns, humorous songs, and TV and cinema parodies. It quickly developed a cult following, and was the forerunner of The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
  • It's That Man Again, Volume 1
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    3.00 (2 ratings)
    It's That Man Again is a giant in the history of radio comedy. As Mat Coward's book Classic Radio Comedy says, "Surely the most written-about radio series in history, it was successful to an extent which is hard to imagine today. Its international audience was measured in the tens of millions. Its star, Tommy Handley, was undoubtedly the most popular performer, in any field, ever known in Britain."
  • Morecambe and Wise: Volume 3, You Can't See the Join
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
    4.50 (8 ratings)
    Even more sunshine from the great and glorious days of BBC Radio's The Morecambe and Wise Show. Join Eric and Ernie in classic sketches such as 'speaking at the same time' and follow little Ern's writing career as he plans his own Memorial Theatre. Favourite guest stars include Penelope Keith, Des O'Connor, Allan Cuthbertson, and Brian Wilde with music from Syd Lawrence (of Arabia) and Peter Knight, and inimitable impersonations of James Stewart and James Cagney from Eric and Ern themselves.
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  • Navy Lark: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 1
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker, Richard Caldicot
    4.70 (27 ratings)
    Four of the finest episodes from the long-running seafaring sitcom, which entertained the nation from the 1950s to the 1970s.
  • Ronnie Barker at the Beeb: Highlights from Ronnie Barker's Comedy Career
    by Ronnie Barker
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker
    4.10 (19 ratings)
    "To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is to make people laugh...well, it's the best job in the world," says Ronnie Barker.
  • Round the Horne Movie Spoofs
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.80 (19 ratings)
    With its colourfully bizarre collection of characters and memorable catchphrases, its brilliantly inventive and sometimes outrageous scripts, Round The Horne was a unique chapter in the history of radio comedy.

    Listen to Round the Horne's homage to the cinema. Starring Kenneth Horne and a galaxy of Hornographic celebrities impersonated by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, and Betty Marsden.

  • Round the Horne: The Complete & Utter History
    by Barry Took
    Narrated by Barry Took
    4.50 (27 ratings)
    Round the Horne is the best-selling audio of all time. With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series from the 60s.
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  • Round the Horne: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 1
    by Marty Feldman, Barry Took
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne
    4.50 (23 ratings)
    Four of the best episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series, which took comedy to a new level of outrageousness in the late 1960s. Kenneth Horne is the suave host, whilst around him orbit those no-holds-barred satellites Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee. Regular characters Julian and Sandy and Rambling Syd Rumpo make a number of appearances, in amongst the usual comedy collage of sketches, songs, spoof series, and news reports.
  • Round The Horne: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 2
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.70 (9 ratings)
    Another volume of the best episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series, which took comedy to a new level of outrageousness in the late 1960s. Kenneth Horne is the suave host, whilst around him orbit those no-holds-barred satellites Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee. Regular characters Julian and Sandy and Rambling Syd Rumpo make a number of appearances, in amongst the usual comedy collage of sketches, songs, spoof series, and news reports.
  • Round the Horne: The Very Best Episodes, Volume 3
    by Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick
    4.90 (7 ratings)
    Starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee, Round the Horne ran for four series between 1965 and 1968. It was a groundbreaking piece of broadcasting, famous for its catchphrases, clever innuendo, colourful characters, and brilliantly inventive scripts.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 1
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.30 (26 ratings)
    With its colourfully bizarre collection of characters and memorable catchphrases, its brilliantly inventive and sometimes outrageous scripts, Round The Horne was a unique chapter in the history of radio comedy. Ramling Syd Rumpo, Julian and his 'friend' Sandy, Charles and Fiona, Gruntfuttock, Daphne Whitethigh, and many more, they're all here in two classic shows, plus a hilarious compilation from some of the very best programmes. One listen and the memories will come flooding back.
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  • Round the Horne: Volume 10
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.60 (10 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the '60s.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 11
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.70 (9 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the '60s.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 12
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.10 (10 ratings)
    Between 1965 and 1969 the successor to "Beyond Our Ken" ruled the airwaves. The show was scripted by Barry Took and Marty Feldman with music from the Fraser Hayes Four. Kenneth Horne was the golden-voiced straight man of the show, with the incredible comic talents of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee taking on the guise of a score of characters in fast and funny sketches. Its zany humour will always be remembered as a high point of '60s radio.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 16
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by various
    4.60 (10 ratings)
    How lovely it is to once again vada the dolly old eek of Round the Horne, the radio comedy series which ventured where few had gone before in the late 1960s. For four series, suave and unruffled host Kenneth Horne battled manfully with a marauding parade of characters, from enterprising chorus boys Julian & Sandy and warbling songsmith Rambling Syd Rumpo to booming Daphne Whitethigh and breathless thespians Charles & Fiona.
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  • Round the Horne: Volume 2
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.30 (22 ratings)
    In Round The Horne 2 you can hear the complete version of "The Admirable Loombucket" (any resemblance to "The Admirable Crichton" being entirely intentional), the eerie tale of "The Phantom of the Bogmouth Hippodrome" (which preceded Mr Lloyd-Webber's little number by some years), and the African adventure "Lipharvest of the River".
  • Round the Horne: Volume 3
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.60 (16 ratings)
    As one of the most consistently funny radio series of the 1960s, Round The Horne was always a favourite among listeners to the BBC Light Programme's comedy hour on Sundays.

  • Round the Horne: Volume 4
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.80 (12 ratings)
    Once again Syd Rumpo, Julian and Sandy, Charles and Fiona, Seamus Android, and Daphne Whitethigh burst into life with the voices of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee amongst others.

    This series includes "The Disappearance of Edwin Braden", "Who Killed the Amazing Proudbasket?", and "From Russia With Love".

  • Round the Horne: Volume 5
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.50 (13 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the 60s. Along with regulars, including Rambling Syd Rumpo and Julian and Sandy, these four episodes are from the first series and feature the first appearance of Charles and Fiona and Seamus Android.
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  • Round the Horne: Volume 6
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.30 (10 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the 60s. Along with regulars, including Rambling Syd Rumpo and Julian and Sandy, these four episodes are from the first series and feature the first appearance of Charles and Fiona and Seamus Android.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 7
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.50 (13 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the 60s. Along with regulars, including Rambling Syd Rumpo and Julian and Sandy, these four episodes are from the first series and feature the first appearance of Charles and Fiona and Seamus Android.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 8
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.40 (11 ratings)
    Here are two classic episodes from 1966 and 1967, full of memorable catch phrases and colourful characters, and featuring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, and Bill Pertwee.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 9
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.70 (27 ratings)
    With its memorable catch phrases, brilliant scripts, and Kenneth Horne as its deft anchorman, Round the Horne easily assumed its mantle as one of the most consistently funny radio series of the '60s. Along with regulars, including Rambling Syd Rumpo and Julian and Sandy, these four episodes are from the first series and feature the first appearance of Charles and Fiona, and Seamus Android.
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  • Take It from Here
    by Dennis Norden, Frank Muir
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.20 (6 ratings)
    Take It from Here was one of the most influential radio shows of all time, sweeping in a new era of comedy and introducing an enduring pair of writers: bright young things Frank Muir and Denis Norden. Their literate scripts, and the madcap adventures of Dick Bentley, "Professor" Jimmy Edwards, and June Whitfield, ensured 11 years of classic capers.
  • The Clitheroe Kid
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by Jimmy Clitheroe
    4.50 (22 ratings)
    Four vintage instalments of the classic radio comedy starring Jimmy Clitheroe in The Clitheroe Kid. James Robinson Clitheroe was enormously popular with the public as Jimmy in The Clitheroe Kid. At the height of his popularity, the diminutive Lancastrian comic had regular audiences of over 10 million listeners. He was a radio institution from 1958 to 1972.
  • The Men from the Ministry
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.50 (37 ratings)
    Here are four episodes of classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister — bungling bureaucrats who bungled for 15 glorious years from 1962 to 1977.
  • The Men from the Ministry 2
    by John Graham, Edward Taylor
    Narrated by Clive Dunn, Joan Sanderson, Wilfred WhiteSanderson, Richard Murdoch
    4.70 (22 ratings)
    More classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister, bungling bureaucrats who bungled for fifteen glorious years from 1962 to 1977. Muddling through were Wilfrid Hyde White, as the first head of the ubiquitous General Assistance Department, and the imperturbable Deryck Guyler, who followed him in 1966. Richard Murdoch was their faithfully incompetent Number Two.
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  • The Navy Lark 18: Back from the Antarctic
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.50 (22 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a wave from 1959 to 1977. All at sea in the Senior Service were conniving Chief Petty Officer Jon Pertwee, silly-ass Sub-Lieutenant Leslie Phillips, and the constantly bemused Stephen Murrayas "Number One". Tenniel Evans made mischief as Leading Seaman Goldstein,and Ronnie Barker played Able Seaman Fatso Johnson and Engineer Queeg, a man permanently out of his depth.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 1: Laughs Ahoy Landlubbers
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.30 (46 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 17: Taking Some Liberties
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Ronnie Barker
    4.60 (15 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 2: Getting in the Swim
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.60 (28 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
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  • The Navy Lark, Volume 3: HMS Troutbridge Rides the Swell
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.70 (26 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 4: Shanghai Surprise
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (26 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 5: Larking Around Loch Ness
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (26 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 6: All Aboard the Love Boat
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.50 (22 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
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  • The Navy Lark, Volume 7: Left Hand Down a Bit
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.30 (27 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 8: Espionage on HMS Troutbridge
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.20 (13 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 9: The Admiral's Inspection
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (15 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • Beyond Our Ken, Volume 1
    by Eric Merriman, Barry Took
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden
    5.00 (2 ratings)
    Between 1958 and 1964, Beyond Our Ken lit up the airwaves. A madcap mix of sketches and songs, packed with puns, parody and inspired characters, it remains as fresh and funny today as when it was first broadcast.
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  • Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Kenneth Williams' Stop Messing About
    by Myles Rudge
    Narrated by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Joan Sims
    4.40 (10 ratings)
    Stop Messing About - the first all-nude radio show. Nervous listeners are advised to keep their eyes closed... and it’s forbidden to take photographs. Taking over the mantle of Round the Horne, Stop Messing About carried on the comedy tradition, which reunited Kenneth Williams with his Carry On co-star Joan Sims and Hugh Paddick. These four episodes include the story of a young politician, who can put his hand to anything....
  • Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Ronnie Barker's Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead
    by Ronnie Barker
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker
    4.30 (4 ratings)
    Here’s a cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologues, poems, and songs in this ‘sequential entertainment for radio’. Among the sketches, Mr Serpent, a sales rep in the Garden of Eden, tries to flog a knowledge course to Eve (‘one bite and you’re a PhD’). A doctor has to give some bad news, but gets more emotional than the patient, and there’s love among the road reports. There’s an exclusive interview with ‘Charlie Chaplin’, some lavatory humour....
  • Doing an Unfortunate: The Navy Lark, Volume 22
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips
    4.70 (9 ratings)
    Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, and Ronnie Barker star in four hilarious radio episodes - including the special "Queen's Silver Jubilee" edition. Also included in this collection of classic radio episodes are "Stormy Weather", "Chasing the 'Kepeac'", and "Smugglers in the Solent".
  • I'm Sorry I'll Read that Again, Volume 4
    by Graeme Greene, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall, Elizabeth Lord, John Cleese
    Narrated by John Cleese, Tim Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch
    4.20 (18 ratings)
    Four more shows from the groundbreaking BBC Radio series. Described by Barry Took as 'A kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrase and innuendo revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic', I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
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  • I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Volume One
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by full cast
    4.60 (35 ratings)
    Described by Barry Took as "a kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrases, and innuendo, revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic", I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
  • I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Volume Three
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by full cast
    4.80 (13 ratings)
    Described by Barry Took as "a kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrases, and innuendo, revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic", I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
  • I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again: Volume Two
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by full cast
    4.60 (19 ratings)
    Described by Barry Took as "a kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrases, and innuendo, revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic", I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
  • Julian and Sandy
    by Marty Feldman, Barry Took
    Narrated by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne
    4.70 (36 ratings)
    In this first fantabulosa selection of sketches from BBC radio's classic comedy Round the Horne, we find that two infamously outrageous resting thesps from Carnaby Street are game on for a variety of entrepreneurial endeavours.
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  • Morecambe and Wise: Volume 1, Bring Me Sunshine
    by uncredited
    Narrated by Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
    4.50 (12 ratings)
    A compilation of great gags and sketches from the incomparable Eric and Ernie, one of the best-loved and most successful comedy duos of all time.
  • Morecambe and Wise: Volume 2, What Do You Think of It So Far?
    by BBC Worldwide
    Narrated by Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
    4.60 (11 ratings)
    Britain's best-loved double act is back in another sunshine-filled helping of unforgettable sketches and good-humoured gems from the radio series of The Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise Show. These four episodes feature guest appearances from Gayle Hunnicutt and Percy Edwards, plus singers Anita Harris and Salena Jones.
  • Navy Lark 19: Just the Ticket
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Lesley Phillips, Jon Pertwee, Ronnie Barker
    4.60 (13 ratings)
    Four more classic episodes of high jinks on the high seas with the crew of the HMS Troutbridge.
  • Navy Lark 20: Number One Gets Married
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.50 (12 ratings)
    Four more hilarious radio episodes featuring the merry crew of HMS Troutbridge. The Admiral arranges for his daughter, Rita, to marry Commander Murray; Sub-Lieutenant Phillips plans to buy himself out of the Navy; Pertwee gets involved in a scheme to smuggle booze, and the crew of Troutbridge lock horns with evil, world-dominating Oriental mastermind the Master.
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  • Round the Horne: Volume 13
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.90 (8 ratings)
    Between 1965 and 1969 the successor to "Beyond Our Ken" ruled the airwaves. The show was scripted by Barry Took and Marty Feldman with music from the Fraser Hayes Four. Kenneth Horne was the golden-voiced straight man of the show, with the incredible comic talents of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee taking on the guise of a score of characters in fast and funny sketches. Its zany humour will always be remembered as a high point of '60s radio.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 14
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.90 (9 ratings)
    Here are four more episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series, which took comedy to a new level of outrageousness in the late 1960s. Kenneth Horne is the suave host, whilst around him orbit those no-holds-barred satellites Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee. Regular characters Julian and Sandy and Rambling Syd Rumpo make a number of appearances, in amongst the usual comedy collage of sketches, songs, spoof series, and news reports.
  • Round the Horne: Volume 15
    by Kenneth Horne, more
    Narrated by Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick
    4.50 (11 ratings)
    Here are four more episodes from the classic BBC radio comedy series, which took comedy to a new level of outrageousness in the late 1960s. Kenneth Horne is the suave host, whilst around him orbit those no-holds-barred satellites Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick, and Bill Pertwee. Regular characters Julian and Sandy and Rambling Syd Rumpo make a number of appearances, in amongst the usual comedy collage of sketches, songs, spoof series, and news reports.
  • The Al Read Show
    by Al Read
    Narrated by uncredited
    4.60 (5 ratings)
    Described by Radio Times as "a brilliant observer of the domestic scene, a master reporter of life as we know it", Al Read's weekly show drew audiences of 35 million during the 1950s and 60s. His rich Northern humour stands the test of time, as this collection of four shows from the 50s hilariously demonstrates.
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  • The Al Read Show 3
    by Ronnie Taylor
    Narrated by Al Read
    4.70 (3 ratings)
    The third collection of classic sketches from a star of the golden age of radio comedy. With his well-known catchphrases 'Right Monkey' and 'You'll be lucky, I say, you'll be lucky', the immortal Al Read drew on a rich vein of Northern humour to bring us the Johnny know-all, the nagging wife in the kitchen and the horrible little boy in the Doctor's waiting room. A weekly audience of 35 million tuned in to catch the one-time sausage manufacturer from Salford turned household name.
  • The Al Read Show, Number 2
    by Ronnie Taylor
    Narrated by Al Read
    4.70 (3 ratings)
    This is the second collection of classic sketches from a star of the golden age of radio comedy. With his well-known catchphrases "Right Monkey" and "You'll be lucky, I say, you'll be lucky", the immortal Al Read drew on a rich vein of Northern humour to bring us the Johnny know-all, the nagging wife in the kitchen, and the horrible little boy in the Doctor's waiting room. A weekly audience of 35 million tuned in to catch the one-time sausage manufacturer from Salford turned household name. Enjoy those moments again!
  • The Bona World of Julian and Sandy
    by Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    Narrated by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne
    4.80 (51 ratings)
    A selection of 1960s sketches from "Round the Horne" featuring the outrageously camp couple, Julian and Sandy. Oozing with innuendo and double-entendre, they engage on a variety of entrepreneurial endeavours, from Guided Tripettes to the Bona Guest House, Bogmouth.
  • The Glums
    by Frank Muir
    Narrated by June Whitfield
    4.90 (10 ratings)
    This audiobook contains eight Take It from Here radio episodes from the 1950s, featuring Ron and Eth Glum. Jimmy Edwards stars as the beer-swilling head of the Glum household, with Dick Bentley as Ron and June Whitfield as Eth.
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  • The Navy Lark 16: Stranded
    by BBC Audiobooks
    Narrated by various
    4.40 (14 ratings)
    Four more classic episodes of nautical mayhem on board HMS Troutbridge.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 10: HMS Troutbridge Goes Dutch
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.60 (17 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 11: Troutbridge Joins the Fleet
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (19 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 12: The Admiral's Party
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.50 (11 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
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  • The Navy Lark, Volume 13: The Multiple Mines
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (16 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 14: The Smuggling Spy
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.40 (14 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 15: Going on Leave to Croydon
    by Laurie Wyman, George Evans
    Narrated by Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee
    4.30 (9 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
  • The Navy Lark, Volume 21: Women in the Wardroom
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Ronnie Barker
    4.40 (15 ratings)
    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a wave from 1959 to 1977. All at sea in the Senior Service were conniving Chief Petty Officer Jon Pertwee, silly-ass Sub-Lieutenant Leslie Phillips, and the constantly bemused Stephen Murray as 'Number One', while Tenniel Evans made mischief as Leading Seaman Goldstein.
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  • The Navy Lark: Volume 24 - You're a rotten!
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker
    4.80 (8 ratings)
    Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray and Ronnie Barker star in these four hilarious radio episodes. Mr Murray is Victimised (Doing a Mischief) - 25 July 1965: Captain Povey realises that the person who keeps saving the hopeless crew of HMS Troutbridge from being dismissed is the wily Lt Murray. So, if he can turn CPO Pertwee and Sub-Lt Phillips against Murray, then he will have them.
  • The Navy Lark: Volume 25 - Avoiding Redundancy
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Philips, Stephen Murray
    4.90 (10 ratings)
    Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, and Ronnie Barker star in these four BBC radio episodes. In "Farewell to HMS Varsity ('Drifting Through')", minesweeper HMS Varsity is towed on its final trip to the breakers' yard - along with some unsuspecting passengers.... In "The Army Lark ('Blowing Themselves Up')", Troutbridge must take an army platoon to detonate explosives on a Belgian beach, but Phillips has trouble finding Belgium. Plus two more uproarious episodes.
  • The Navy Lark: Volume 26
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker
    5.00 (13 ratings)
    Four BBC radio episodes, including 'Secret Mission to Calais ('Working Their Passage'): The Admiral foists a 'ticklish job' from the Diplomatic Service on Povey: collect somebody who has got out of 'you know where' from France - at the same time as Pertwee needs to get Pierre home. Also: 'The Sabotaged Floggle-Toggle Box' ('Floggle Toggling Their Way Through'): Mr Queeg and 'the Lad' believe there has been a case of sabotage aboard Troutbridge when iron filings are found in the frigate's floggle-toggle box.
  • The Navy Lark: Volume 28 - Troutbridge's Party
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Ronnie Barker
    5.00 (9 ratings)
    Four BBC radio episodes. Secret Mission to Calais ('Working Their Passage'): The Admiral foists a 'ticklish job' from the Diplomatic Service on Povey: collect somebody who has got out of 'you know where' from France - at the same time as Pertwee needs to get Pierre home. The Sabotaged Floggle-Toggle Box ('Floggle Toggling Their Way Through'): Mr Queeg and 'the Lad' believe there has been a case of sabotage aboard Troutbridge when iron filings are found in the frigate's floggle-toggle box.
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  • Good Evening: Behind "Beyond the Fringe"
    by Roy Smiles
    Narrated by Matt Addis, Rory Kinnear, Jonathan Aris, Benedict Cumberbatch
    4.20 (10 ratings)
    Roy Smiles' celebration of the 'Beyond the Fringe' team takes a funny and affectionate look at how four young men from Oxbridge changed the face of British comedy. Starring Matt Addis as Alan Bennett, Rory Kinnear as Peter Cook, Jonathan Aris as Jonathan Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch as Dudley Moore. A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.
  • I'm Sorry I'll Read that Again
    by BBC
    Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese
    4.00 (3 ratings)
    A facsmile edition of the original 1978 LP of comedy sketches and songs, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Taken from the fondly-remembered BBC radio series of the early 1970s.
  • Beyond Our Ken: The Collector's Edition Series 2
    by Eric Merriman
    Narrated by Eric Merriman, Hugh Paddick, Barry Took, Kenneth Williams
    4.50 (11 ratings)
    Four more episodes from the first series of the classic BBC Radio comedy starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody and Pat Lancaster. Between 1958 and 1964, 'Beyond Our Ken' lit up the airwaves, and it remains as funny today as when it was first broadcast. In these 4 episodes, pick up some of Kenneth Horne's beauty tips in 'Tittle Tattle Magazine', learn how to deal with a stork up the chimney.
  • Beyond Our Ken: The Collector's Edition Series 1
    by Eric Merriman, Kenneth Horne
    Narrated by Eric Merriman, Hugh Paddick, Barry Took, Kenneth Williams
    4.30 (9 ratings)
    The first four episodes from the classic BBC Radio comedy starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody and Pat Lancaster. Between 1958 and 1964, 'Beyond Our Ken' lit up the airwaves. A madcap mix of sketches and songs, it remains as funny today as when it was first broadcast. In these 4 episodes, the very first, you can have some fiscal fun.
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  • The Navy Lark: Collected Series 10
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Jon Pertwee, Full Cast, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray
    4.80 (52 ratings)
    18 episodes from the tenth series of this much-loved BBC radio classic comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. With a starring cast of Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee, ably supported by Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates, The Navy Lark remains buoyant after all these years.
  • The Brig Society: Complete Series 2: Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy show
    by Marcus Brigstocke, Jeremy Salsby, Danl Tetsell, Toby Davies, Nic Doody, Steve Punt
    Narrated by Marcus Brigstocke, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Full Cast, Rufus Jones, William Andrews
    4.70 (50 ratings)
    In the complete second hit series from the people who brought you Cabin Pressure and Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off, stand-up comedian Marcus Brigstocke has been put in charge of a thing! Each week, Marcus finds he’s volunteered to be in charge of a big old thing - the European Union, Social Media, the banking system, the farming industry - and each week he starts out by thinking “Well, it can’t be that difficult, surely?” and ends up with "Oh - turns out it’s utterly difficult and complicated. Who knew...?".
  • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 5
    by Robert Webb, David Mitchell
    Narrated by Robert Webb, David Mitchell
    4.80 (161 ratings)
    Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV’s That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes.
  • The Now Show: Series 45: Six episodes of the BBC Radio 4 topical comedy
    by Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis
    Narrated by Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, full cast
    5.00 (5 ratings)
    Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present six episodes of topical stand-up comedy, sketches and songs with the help of Mitch Benn, Jon Holmes, Laura Shavin and special guests. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January and February 2015.
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  • The Navy Lark Volume 29: Helen, the New Wren: Four Episodes of the Classic BBC Radio Comedy
    by Lawrie Wyman
    Narrated by Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Full Cast
    4.90 (8 ratings)
    The First Sea Lord appeals for anyone to locate his missing son, and CPO Pertwee tries to capitalise on a resemblance to Mr Phillips. Later Mr Phillips becomes one half of a vent act, and Mr Murray competes to be Naval Horseman of the Year. As ever, nothing goes quite according to plan.
  • News Quiz: Soundbites: Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
    by BBC Comedy
    Narrated by Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy
    4.50 (22 ratings)
    Sandi Toksvig chairs four sparkling episodes of the ever-popular topical comedy show The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977.In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Steel and David Mitchell take a wry look at the news in all its larger-than-life glory.
  • The Greengrocer's Apostrophe: Alice Hanging in There (BBC Radio 4: Afternoon Reading)
    by Ronald Frame
    Narrated by Tracy Wiles
    0.00 (0 ratings)
    ‘Alice, Hanging in There’ is the second of three comic tales from BBC Radio 4’s The Greengrocer’s Apostrophe, inspired by those hand-written signs offering ‘Apple's and Banana's’, which can be found in every town in Britain. When Alice's high-flying career stalls, she finds a novel way to occupy her time. Armed only with a balaclava and a pot of paint, she starts to vent her anger on sloppy punctuation.