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    • Round the Horne

    • Complete Series One: March 1965 - June 1965
    • By: Marty Feldman, Barry Took
    • Narrated by: Betty Marsden, Kenneth Williams, Bill Pertwee, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 16 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Daft, Silly, Briliant!

    • By C.A on 05-12-15

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Just a Minute: Through the Years

    • 12 Classic Episodes of the Much-Loved BBC Radio Comedy Game
    • By: BBC Radio Comedy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton, Kenneth Williams, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ten archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game plus two very special programmes, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Seasons come and go, and years fly by, but Just a Minute has been a constant ray of sunshine on Radio 4 for over 50 years.  Now, in this new collection of programmes, 10 previously unpublished editions - from the 1970s to the 2010s - are presented alongside two very special half hours: Just a Minute: 50 Years in 28 Minutes and 50 Years of Just a Minute: Paul Merton in Conversation with Nicholas Parsons

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Just a Minute: The Golden Collection

    • Classic episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game
    • By: BBC Radio Comedy
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams, Nicholas Parsons, Full Cast, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Celebrating 50 years of Just a Minute on air, a collection of previously unpublished episodes from each of the programme's six decades, from 1967 through to the special Christmas 2016 programme Just a Minute Does Panto! Nicholas Parson chairs every programme, with a plethora of guest players, including Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Peter Jones, Paul Merton, Graham Norton, Gyles Brandreth and Sheila Hancock.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Why so much Freud??

    • By GeekCollector on 11-09-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Round the Horne: Complete Series 3

    • Classic Comedy from the BBC Archives
    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 20 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. It carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bona Series

    • By Huw Hitchings on 14-06-18

    Regular price: £21.99

    • Monkey

    • By: Wu Ch’êng-ên, Arthur Waley - translator
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Considered one of China's great classical novels, Wu Ch'êng-ên's Journey to the West was translated by Arthur Waley in abridged form as Monkey in 1942 and has delighted English readers ever since. It is a riveting adventure story about a priest's quest to obtain holy Buddhist scriptures for the Tang emperor; joining him on this rollicking journey: Sandy, Pigsy, and the mischievous monkey king, Sun Wukong, whose flying cloud and magic cudgel are never far from his infamous deeds.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By LH on 23-02-16

    Regular price: £29.59

    • Round the Horne: Complete Series 2

    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: full cast, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Horne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 15 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Round the Horne: The Complete Julian & Sandy

    • Classic BBC Radio Comedy
    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: Johnnie Mortimer, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    Kenneth Williams and Hugh Paddick are the notorious resting thespians in this hilarious collection of sketches from Round the Horne. Through four series of Round the Horne, Julian and Sandy graced each episode with an encounter with 'that nice Mr Horne'. Each week they'd be up to new tricks, from filmmaking (Bona Prods) to a travel agency ('something exciting in a cheap package') and a 'bijou restaurantette' (La Casserole de Bona Gourmet).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • camper humour

    • By paul on 01-11-18

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Round the Horne: Complete Series 4

    • 17 Episodes of the Groundbreaking BBC Radio Comedy
    • By: Barry Took
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 41

    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 17 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy, including the 1967 Christmas special. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. Over the course of 16 weekly episodes it carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • GREAT MEMORIES OF ALL THE' ROUND THE HORNE' CAST

    • By Michael Sheridan on 30-04-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour

    • The 'Lost' Episodes
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Kenneth Williams, Sid James, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Long absent from the BBC archives, the classic Hancock's Half Hour radio episodes "The New Secretary" (original version) and "The Blackboard Jungle" were recently rediscovered as "off-air" recordings. They have now been digitally remastered, and are presented here for the very first time, along with two bonus archive features.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 3

    • By: Roy Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Sid James, Kenneth Williams, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This third treasury of rare archive material presents another four newly restored radio episodes of Hancock’s Half Hour: ‘The 13th of the Series’ (1957), ‘The Male Suffragettes’ (1958), ‘The Sleepless Night’ (1958) and ‘The Last Bus Home’ (1959). Starring once again alongside Tony Hancock are Sid James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams. Three further editions of the radio hit Calling All Forces, from 1952, feature Hancock as co-compere with Charlie Chester, with a bill featuring Robb Wilton and many other light entertainment stars of the day.

    Regular price: £23.99

    • The Bona World of Julian and Sandy

    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bona indeed!

    • By Jo on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Beyond Our Ken Series 3

    • The classic BBC radio comedy
    • By: Eric Merriman
    • Narrated by: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964. In these uproarious half hours, you can enjoy a series of plays to remember; hear all about Kenneth Horne's adventures in Switzerland, Macau and the North West Frontier; check out the latest film releases in Picture Go Round; and learn about the worlds of photography, hobbies, food, the city and more in documentary feature Hornerama.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant!

    • By Michael Sheridan on 13-01-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Willo the Wisp

    • 12 Stories from the BBC TV series
    • By: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Featured in this collection are Mavis Cruet, the Fat Fairy; Arthur, the Cockney Caterpillar; Evil Edna, the Wicked Witch; Carwash, the Prissy Pussy; and The Moog, the Droopy Dog. Of course, we mustn't forget 'the Beast', who is really Prince Humbert the Handsome, changed into various shapes and sizes by Evil Edna's spells. They all just happen to be in Doyley Woods when Willo the Wisp is flitting about so he can tell us all the adventures and mishaps that befall them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Charming!

    • By Ms. H. Morris on 04-03-12

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Beyond Our Ken

    • Series One
    • By: Barry Took, Eric Merriman
    • Narrated by: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Ron Moody star in the surviving 13 episodes from the very first series of the classic weekly show, the forerunner to Round the Horne. 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. Full of witty wordplay, larger-than-life characters, comic catchphrases and sublimely silly humour....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Rubbish

    • By Chaz on 08-04-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Round the Horne Compendium

    • Classic BBC Radio Comedy
    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A fascinating and hilarious collection of archive rarities - plus two restored episodes - from the much loved BBC radio comedy series starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee. Round the Horne breathed daring new life over the BBC radio airwaves from 1965 to 1968, a madcap mix of daring double entendres, captivating characters and bawdy badinage.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • annoying beeping noise between each chapter

    • By Brian King on 11-08-17

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Beyond Our Ken, Series 2

    • Classic BBC Radio Comedy
    • By: Eric Merriman
    • Narrated by: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Kenneth Horne is joined by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee and Pat Lancaster in the second series of the classic weekly radio show. Between 1958 and 1964, Beyond Our Ken was one of radio's most popular comedy shows, with a regular audience of 10 million listeners. A hilarious mix of sketches and music, packed with witty wordplay, comic catchphrases and larger-than-life characters, this fabulous forerunner to Round the Horne remains just as funny today.

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Beyond Our Ken: Complete Series 4

    • By: Eric Merriman
    • Narrated by: Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Hugh Paddick, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    The complete fourth series of the madcap forerunner to Round the Horne. A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964. These 20 fantastic episodes, published for the first time in audio, were first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in 1960 and 1961.

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Classic BBC Radio Comedy: Kenneth Williams' Stop Messing About

    • By: Myles Rudge
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Joan Sims
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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....

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Remembering... Kenneth Williams

    • By: BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Wonderful highlights of Kenneth Williams’ career in this classic compilation. For more than 30 years, Kenneth Williams kept the nation in stitches with his outrageous gallery of comic creations and an effortlessly brilliant barrage of repartee and innuendo on radio and television. In Beyond Our Ken and Round the Horne, Kenneth Williams brought us the popular characters of Rambling Syd Rumpo, J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock, and Sandy (of Julian & Sandy).

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A review of an excuse for a book.

    • By Desmond on 08-09-11

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Just a Classic Minute, Volume 3

    • By: Nicholas Parsons
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Williams, Derek Nimmo, Clement Freud, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Nicholas Parsons presents four more specially-selected archive episodes of the ever-popular comedy panel game from its early days. Just as uproariously funny and terrifically popular today as when it first began on BBC Radio 4 in 1968, Just a Minute challenges contestants to speak for one minute on a given subject without repetition, hesitation, or deviation.

    Regular price: £12.00

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