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Summary

Series 1-3 of the 1960s comedy set in the world of advertising.

Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners’, Something To Shout About ran over three series in 1960-61.

Michael Medwin stars as account executive Michael, with Fenella Fielding as his seductive secretary Janet, Joan Sims and Sheila Hancock as shorthand typists Mavis and Shirley, Eleanor Summerfield as no-frills executive Maggie and Nicholas Phipps as copywriter Adrian. This disparate team must stick together to succeed, as they battle to win new accounts and impress clients – and from wooing a US tycoon to putting a glamorous spin on a dreary seaside holiday camp, they always think big. Why else would they hire an elephant to promote bath salts?

In these three series, a new recruit unsettles the ad agency’s routine, there’s uproar in the agency when the women discover that the men get paid more, a Parisian photoshoot is ruined and has to be redone on a budget and a team trip to the countryside to work on a shampoo commercial doesn’t go to plan....

Written by Myles Rudge and guest-starring Warren Mitchell and Roy Dotrice in a variety of roles, this light-hearted look at the advertising world is a treat for lovers of classic radio comedy.

Written by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe.

Produced by John Simmonds, Trafford Whitelock and Eric Miller.

Music by The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet, under the direction of Cliff Adams (Series 1).

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Mad men but make it Frank Spencer

Follow the dings of the typewriters and the click clack of heels to the offices of hapless admen. There’s a battle of the sexes over pay, a hopeless typist, backbiting between the sexy young secretary and the dept head/battle axe and goes to prove nothing really changes. Wonderful series, hidden gem.

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Another great classic

I love these classic radio comedies I wish more was available great cast you can imagine yourself in the office with them laughter filled hours of pleasure love the theme tune which was like adverts of the time 1960 61 when you have Joan Sims in the cast you know it's going to be good well worth the purchase well written by Myles rudge and Ronnie Wolfe who co wrote the great on the buses with Ronald chesney

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Great series but ....

It’s a really good series but even with the warning that says the audio quality isn’t up to modern standards, the audio quality is terrible in places far worse than I was expecting.

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Advertising mayhem

Well acted, storyline fair, sound quality in places poor.
I would listen to it again. Loved the Switchboard come secretary’s weirdness

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