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.
In a nationwide poll conducted by BBC Television's Bookworm to find the nation's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's "If" was voted number one. This compilation brings together over 40 poems from the poll, including the top 10, all stirringly read by John Nettles, Siobhàn Redmond, Greg Wise, and Emma Fielding.
"The Nation's Favourite Poems"
In this documentary portrait of Kenneth Williams, who died in 1988, the much-loved comedy actor's diaries are drawn upon to illustrate his life and career. David Benson, who won acclaim for his one-man show in which he portrayed Kenneth Williams, reads extracts from the diaries, while archive audio clips from such programmes as Round the Horne and Beyond Out Ken illustrate the madcap versatility of Williams the performer.
Patrick Troughton battles to save mankind in this classic six-part "lost" television adventure, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria to the south coast of present-day Earth. Something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea, and before long the nearby refinery is under attack. Landing on a foam-covered beach, the travellers are at first mistaken for saboteurs.
"Salty Seaweed Terror !!!!"
BBC Radio 4 has a new star on its hands. No-one knows where he's from: "As a child, I always remember my father saying to me 'Son, to pay for your education your mother and I had to make a lot of sacrifices.' Because they were both druids." No-one can predict what he gets up to: "I'm not getting on with my yoga teacher at the moment...which frequently puts me in a very difficult position."
Poor Satan has to undergo yet more trials and tribulations in this fifth series of the Sony Award-winning comedy. What with missing the Professor, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and, above all, the disastrous overcrowding in Hell, he hasn't felt this depressed since Bill Clinton survived his heart operation.
Robert Webb and Olivia Colman co-star in the first series of the BBC Radio 4 sketch show. Welcome to the surreal, silly and ingenious comedy sketch show that features one half of Mitchell & Webb and Olivia Colman from Peep Show, with Sally Hawkins, Steven Kynman and Chris Pavlo. Highlights include Narnia being vandalised by two kids from Peckham, Mr Punch's parole board, Thomas Hardy's agent, temping for NASA, Batman's schedule and the theft of Hitler's jewels.
Dad's Army fan Phill Jupitus has selected four of his favorite episodes from the evergreen radio series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn. "The Man and the Hour", 28 January 1974; "My British Buddy", 18 May 1976; "Time On My Hands", 3 August 1976; and "A Soldier's Farewell", 8 April 1975.
Often imitated but never bettered, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is the only authentic antidote to panel games. This collection finds unflappable chairman Humphrey Lyttelton giving silly things to do to regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, as well as special guests Stephen Fry and Rob Brydon. Highlights include old favourites such as One Song to the Tune of Another, 84 Chicken Cross Road, Sound Charades, New Definitions and of course the brilliantly baffling, fiendishly funny Mornington Crescent.
"Great audio quality, golden laughs"
Four more episodes from the classic prison sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker as Fletcher, with Richard Beckinsale and Fulton Mackay in support.
"THE PERFECT BREAKFAST!"
Walking disaster area he may be, but the nation's favourite grumpy old man is in formidable form as he takes on the neighbours with a pile of radioactive horse manure, suffers a traumatic reunion with his long-lost brother, and reflects on life, wood lice, and everything as he awaits the call of jury service. The tetchy ogre of suburbia roars again and bites back in three classic television episodes written by David Renwick.
"Another classic that I have listened to again"
Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow ¿ even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.
Here are 50 favourite nursery rhymes. Included are lots of the most common nursery rhymes - and all those you may have forgotten!
"Jack and the Beanstalk", read by Lenny Henry "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", read by Sheridan Smith "Puss in Boots", read by Lenny Henry "Snow White", read by Sheridan Smith. Here are four fantastic stories, full of magic and fun, that young children are sure to love!
"A bit of fun...."
Crabby, crusty, and curmudgeonly he may be, but Victor Meldrew, played brilliantly by Richard Wilson, voices the exasperation of the once silent majority. Accompanied by his long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie), Victor's howlingly funny battles against what he perceives as modern-day ills have turned him into one of the great comic creations of our time. These four scripts were adapted for radio by One Foot in the Grave creator David Renwick and re-recorded by the cast.
"One Foot In The Grave"
Now available for audio download, here are four original BBC television episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, and Penelope Keith. More gentle humour and affectionate repartee from Surbiton's most famous sparring neighbours.
Yes, it's time for another helping of the antidote to panel games, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, featuring inspired nonsense and pointless revelry. Here are four compilations from the hugely popular and award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.
Here are four original BBC television episodes of the much-loved classic sitcom starring Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal, Paul Eddington, and Penelope Keith. Surbiton's most famous residents bring their endearingly funny mix of self-reliance and snobbery to audio.
This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills, and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a roundtable discussion, interspersed with sketches that veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.
"Entertainment at its best - why only one series?"
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.