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Writer, poet, and broadcaster Pam Ayres has been making her fans smile for more than 30 years, since her first television appearance on Opportunity Knocks. Now some of her best sketches, verses and songs are brought together in this complete collection of series 1-6 of her Radio 4 show, Ayres on the Air

Each series consists of 4 episodes, with Pam performing witty and wonderful pieces on subjects as diverse as getting older, shopping and a surfeit of beige, bored chickens and school plays. With each sketch, she delights and entertains in a way that is unique to this very special broadcaster.

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What listeners say about Ayres on the Air: The Complete Series 1-6

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Ayres On The Air

This is a joy to listen to, very funny and infused with warmth and wit by Pam Ayres.

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Gentle Humour at its Best

Ayres and Whitehead, a bit like Dench and Palmer, go together very well. This made me smile rather than laugh out loud, but I smiled a lot! Pam's distinctive Oxfordshire burr contrasts well with both Whitehead's rather dry 'middle England' accent and the posh voice of Felicity, the only other person in it.
I think it is especially appealing to people of a 'certain age' - approximately Pam's- who remember the world as it used to be, suet duffs to line your stomach, picking blackberries , walking to school in the snow, and,of course, the good hiding!
It is a long listen but easily broken up into episodes so can be dealt with easily in segments, each complete on its own. There is a little bit of repetition but not much.
One of the most enjoyable audio downloads I have listened to.

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VERY ENJOYABLE

I loved the whole series, haven't laughed so much in ages. Totally recommend to listen to.

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Ayres on the aiir

To be entertained like i was by this book, was hugely satisfying,so glad I came across it.

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Wonderful

I totally loved this audiobook. Great sketches, poetry and pams stories. What a talented woman. Wish there were another six series of this. One of my favourite audiobooks.

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Best live show

I loved it so much I even brought other pam live show well done 👍👌

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No Hard Luck Stories Here

In this touching collection Pam Ayres explores all the trials and tribulations that make life magical. From her childhood in rural poverty to her career as a poet, her love of the land, her travels and her family, each subject is lovingly visited with some laughter along the way.

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Humour that never disappoints

Well done Audible for including this compilation and thanks Pam and the team for writing and narrating it. Absolutely brilliant. Laugh out loud humour!

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Pam Ayres still great as ever!

Thoroughly enjoyed this. Sketches mixed with her poetry. What a Gem. Harsh and hilarious view on real life from the other side of "yoof"

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Pam Ayres is pure heaven!

It started a bit 'Radio 4', twee and corny, but just got better and better. I wish there was a TV show with Pam, Gordon and Felicity.