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  • The Two Ronnies

  • By: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett
  • Narrated by: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett
  • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 17
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 15

Yes, it's hello again from them. For nearly 25 years The Two Ronnies were a TV institution, a much-loved double-act, each with his own inimitable, individual appeal. Who could forget Barker's hilarious 'pispronunciation', Corbett's witty monologues, the risque limericks, the puns, the patter, and the parody? So enjoy another fun-filled feast of verbal fireworks. Inspired classic comedy from the two one-offs who said goodnight but not goodbye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The two Ronnie's.

  • By Phil D on 27-04-19

The two Ronnie's.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-19

Superbly funny Morecambe and wise and the two Ronnie's rule supreme in the comedy duo world. The two Ronnie's are more sketch based comedy. Nothing like either of them nowadays.

  • Strangeways

  • A Prison Officer's Story
  • By: Neil Samworth
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,171

A jaw-dropping account of life as a prison officer in one of the country's most notorious jails. Neil ‘Sam’ Samworth spent 11 years working as a prison officer in HMP Manchester, aka Strangeways. A tough Yorkshireman with a soft heart, Sam had to deal with it all - gangsters and gangbangers, terrorists and psychopaths, addicts and the mentally ill. Men who should not be locked up and men who should never be let out. Strangeways is a shocking and at times darkly funny account of life in a high-security prison. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Honest and Brutal Truth. Loved It...

  • By M J North on 01-11-18

A prison Officers Story

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-11-18

this book is utter fantasy. I am a Principal Officer (Health Care) retired. It is a man who knows nothing of the system seems to think he knows it all and yet did not last long. his story telling is just that and seems to think he was the man to go to to tell it as it is. because he says I'm a Yorkshire man. my advice do not waste your money.

6 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • Kick-Arse Chubbs

  • By: Roy Chubby Brown
  • Narrated by: Roy Chubby Brown
  • Length: 59 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

Watch out or Chubby will Kick Your Arse. Britain's rudest and crudest Fat B*****d keeps on delivering the gags. Roy Chubby Brown is back again, with all new material recorded live in Stoke in November 2005. As always, this stuff is far too rude for TV and shows why Chubby can proudly wear the crown of "World's Most Outrageous Comedian".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Roy Chubby Brown.

  • By Phil D on 24-09-18

Roy Chubby Brown.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-09-18

I love listening to him sometimes he can make me wince but mainly he is great. we all swear ( except my pompous Sister in law who told me one day I have never heard Wally swear!!!!!!!!!! lovely man but a
bigoted woman) sorry I digress he always has new material and he is clearly a nice man who found a niche in the market. He is very talented and plays the piano ( self taught) exceptionally well. I have never seen him live but sincerely hope to.

  • Steptoe & Son: Series 5 & 6

  • 15 episodes of the classic BBC radio sitcom
  • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
  • Narrated by: Harry H Corbett, Wilfrid Brambell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 37
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 38

Series five & six of the BBC radio sitcom starring Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell, adapted from the much-loved TV series. Steptoe and Son ran for eight series on BBC TV and even spawned two feature films. Such was the series' popularity in the mid-1960s that the cast specially recorded several episodes for BBC radio. Here, collected together for the first time, are all episodes from the fifth and sixth radio series, scripted by Hancock's Half Hour creators Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Steptoe and Son.

  • By Phil D on 27-08-17

Steptoe and Son.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-17

Firstly I would like to thank Galton and Simpson with out whom 50s 60s and 70s Britain would not have been as blessed as they have been with superb comedy. in Hancock and Steptoe & Son. Sticking with Steptoe and Son Wilfred Bramble and Harry H Corbett play the Father and Son rag and bone men duo to perfection. Series 5 and 6 show them at their peak and this Audio collection is top class. sit back get comfy and enjoy British Comedy at its best . 😂

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Frank Skinner on the Road

  • By: Frank Skinner
  • Narrated by: Frank Skinner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 47

In this new volume of memoirs, Frank Skinner describes his experience of going back on the road and doing stand up again, after many years spent working exclusively on television.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beats the Written Word!

  • By William on 20-10-08

Frank Skinner on the road.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-16

Frank Skinner on the road is more of a document/ story. it is not stand up as a fan I am quite disappointed.

  • Hancock's Half Hour: Series 5

  • 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
  • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
  • Narrated by: Sid James, Tony Hancock
  • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 77

The complete fifth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of 'the lad 'imself'. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best series yet

  • By Samantha Gibbons on 27-09-16

HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-09-16

Hancock was a great situation comedy from the fifties with Sid James ,Bill Kerr , Hattie Jaques , and Charles Hawtrey . HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR kept people glued to the radio when it was aired . the first series is not that great as Galton and Simpson honed their character . this series has some great episodes. my only criticism is each episode is given a number rather than its original episode title. well worth purchasing you will not be disappointed.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Cornish Ambassador

  • By: Jethro
  • Narrated by: Jethro
  • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

Join Jethro for The Cornish Ambassador, the brand new show from the man with more than his fair share of shaggy dog stories and other nonsense! Plenty of kooky comedy capers and tall tales from the inimitable comedian so come on and enjoy a portion from the man who’s irrepressible, irresistible and un-missable!

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • the cornish Ambassador

  • By Phil D on 04-09-16

the cornish Ambassador

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-16

I love Jethro, I have been to see him live. However this is not the first time I have bought his work to find an estimated fifty percent of his jokes repeated this I feel is a big let down and this will be the last one I purchase.

  • Chambers

  • By: Clive Coleman
  • Narrated by: John Bird, James Fleet, Sarah Lancashire
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Four episodes of the BBC Radio 4 comedy about barristers who never let justice get in the way of making pots of money. Welcome to life in Forecourt Buildings, one of the least prestigious addresses in the world of law. Head of chambers is John Fuller-Carp, whose desperate attempt to win cases often involve some unscrupulous antics, such as asking judges questions like "Are you senile?" and hitting child witnesses. Starring John Bird, James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Chambers

  • By Phil D on 13-05-16

Chambers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-16

The duplicity back stabbing, obsequious, nature of the over the top Chambers. Shows our legal staff at its funniest. All human nature is laid bare in this man / Woman eating legal chambers firm. it shows the workings of a hapless bunch of the legal world trying to be the best at what they do. extremely well written and performed by the cast. Another classic Comedy series at its best and is a must. let's hope more episodes are transferred to Audible.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Take It from Here

  • By: Dennis Norden, Frank Muir
  • Narrated by: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards, June Whitfield, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3

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.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • take it from here

  • By Phil D on 08-05-16

take it from here

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

I only really bought this to listen to the glums there are four half hour shows with dreadful songs from the fifties and apart from the glums the humour is tired. but it is I feel still nice to listen to for the nostalgia. if you listen carefully to the script you can sometimes here the comic beating the censor. As at the time Auntie beeb still attempted to stop us listening to bad language and blue jokes. Which happens to be one of the things I admired as when you listen nowadays the language is foul and English spoken properly with correct annunciation is extinct and even joked about. I have to admit I can see the funny side though but miss the more quiet innocence of my childhood.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Micky Flanagan - The Out Out Tour

  • Live
  • By: Micky Flanagan
  • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 244
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 233

Micky has become one of the hottest new comics to break through to national fame.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very funny

  • By John on 24-12-12

milky Flanagan

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-02-16

Milky Flanagan isn't a joke teller he talks about life things you wouldn't think funny in his style are hilarious. for example meeting the next door but 1 neighbour the first time you meet you say morning or comment on the weather., if you see him out the second time you laugh at each other the third time? buy the disc or download on Audible. he is refreshing shocking and bloody funny.