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Old Time Radio
Jul 19, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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Father Brown is a fictional Roman Catholic priest and amateur detective who featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist GK Chesterton. Short, shabby and unassuming, Father Brown is an unlikely investigator. But his keen mind and intrinsic understanding of human nature enable him to solve cases which baffle others. In 1974, to celebrate the centenary of Chesterton's birth, five Father Brown dramas were recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. These...
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Old Time Radio
Jul 19, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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A stand-up series exploring British Chinese culture with Ken Cheng. The BBC New Comedy Award finalist tackles many themes affecting ethnic minorities in today's society.  His comic discussions explore education, the arts, family, relationships, free speech, social status, racism and money. The programmes contain some strong and discriminatory language. Producer: Adnan Ahmed A BBC Studios production for BBC Radio 4, first broadcast in February 2019.  The third series was broadcast in July 2022.
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Jun 29, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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Michael Williams stars in all three series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom based on Frank Dickens’ famous comic strip character. Bristow is a middle-aged, ineffectual buying clerk for the Chester-Perry Organisation. He is merely a small cog in a gigantic wheel...and he knows it. But he has his own small ways of rebelling, and together with sparring partner, Jones, and tea lady, Mrs Purdy, he weaves hopeless tangles of red tape to confound the system and liven up everyone’s day. In these 14...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Jun 28, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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A radio comedy about the inept staff at an historic house. Starring Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks and Miles Jupp. Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Lake District. But one place they never go to is Plum House - the former country home of terrible poet George Pudding (1779-1848). Now a crumbling museum, losing money hand over fist, it struggles to stay open under its eccentric curator Peter Knight (Simon Callow). Can anyone save Plum House from irreversible decline? Tom Collyer, sent...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Jun 28, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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Award-winning comedian and Hypothetical host James Acaster presents the remarkable results of his in-depth research into a variety of subjects, with the help of Nathaniel Metcalfe and Bryony Hannah. You may know him from his Netflix series Repertoire, his podcast Off Menu or James Acaster's Perfect Sounds, but before all of that James Acaster was one of the top researchers working in the UK today. In these five shows, he probes deeply into a variety of subjects - and shares his eye-opening...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Jun 4, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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The Train at Platform 4 Comedy legends Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis bring a new sitcom to Radio 4, set in the claustrophobic carriages of a cross-country rail service. Our heroes are the long-suffering train crew who manage to scrape through every shift like a dysfunctional family – Train Manager, Sam (Rosie Cavaliero; Inside No. 9) First Class Steward, Gilbert (Kenneth Collard; Cuckoo), Catering Manager, Dev (Ali Shahalom; Muzlamic) and Trolley Operator Tasha (Amy Geldhill; Life). The...
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Old Time Radio
May 26, 2022 BBC Radio 4
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Sketch trio Daphne present peculiar characters, wacky scenarios, dodgy remarks and curious observations.  Written by and starring Jason Forbes, Phil Wang and George Fouracres. A BBC Radio 4 programme, first broadcast in 2021
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Nov 6, 2021 BBC Radio 4
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Will Nathan ever learn to do the right thing and make it back to being a human again? Daniel Rigby, Josh Widdicombe, Diane Morgan and a host of guests star in a sitcom about reincarnation. Nathan was a popstar, but didn't really nail life the first time round, so he's been reincarnated as a series of different animals. Writers: Tom Craine and Henry Paker Music Composed by Phil Lepherd Producers: Harriet Jaine and Jonno Richards A Talkback production for BBC Radio 4
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Reincarnation
Old Time Radio
Jul 21, 2021 BBC Radio 4 Extra
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TV veterans Peter Fincham and Jon Plowman talk to the writers, producers, and performers behind Britain’s biggest TV comedy hits, and hear the inside story of how they brought their programmes to the screen. The TV comedies covered are:    The Vicar of Dibley    The Thick Of It    Absolutely Fabulous    Blackadder    Goodness Gracious Me    W1A    The Office    Have I Got News For You    Smack The Pony    Not The Nine O'Clock News    Fawlty Towers    The Good Life With...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Jul 18, 2021 BBC Radio 4
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BBC Radio 4 stand-ups zoom through angst from all angles. The BBC comedy series brings together half-hour sets from established acts such as Ruby Wax and Lucy Porter to newer acts including Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Imran Yusuf, Athena Kugblenu and Joz Norris. They all reward a listen – and, at only 28 minutes a pop, can be digested in the time it takes to (not) travel to work or knock up a socially isolated dinner ... Enjoy!
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Old Time Radio
Apr 27, 2021 BBC Radio 4
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Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game broadcast from 1967 until the present day.  The object of the game is for panellists to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject, "without hesitation, repetition or deviation". The comedy comes from attempts to keep within these rules and the banter among the participants. The show was chaired, with a few exceptions, by Nicholas Parsons for more than fifty years of the programme's run.  Parsons appeared on every show until his...
Topics: Radio, Panel Game, Comedy
Old Time Radio
Apr 1, 2021 BBC Radio 2
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Stuart Maconie presents a series which highlights some of the most influential days in the history of rock music. Presenter/ Stuart Maconie Producer/ Ian Callaghan for Smooth Operations
Topics: Radio, Rock Music
Old Time Radio
Feb 16, 2021 BBC Radio 4
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads was a British TV sitcom broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads.  It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. There were 26 television episodes over two series, and a subsequent 45-minute Christmas special which aired on 24 December 1974. The cast was reunited in 1975 for a radio version of series 1, transmitted on BBC Radio 4 from...
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BBC Radio Shows
Mar 21, 2020 BBC Radio 4
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The News Quiz is a weekly topical panel show, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 since 1977. This collection includes a number of rare, previously lost episodes from the Simon Hoggart era.
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BBC Radio Shows
Dec 1, 2018 BBC Radio 4
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Rod Millet has always dreamed of working at the Maltby Collection, but on being appointed Deputy Curator of Painting and Sculpture, it quickly becomes clear that the son of a self-made biscuit mogul isn't going to fit into the musty, insular world of London antiquities. But when, on his first day, Rod learns that the museum has been earmarked for closure, he starts a campaign to save it (threatening his boss Walter Brindle’s plans for a cushy early retirement). With the collection’s future...
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Drama, Drama, Horror
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 17, 2018 BBC Radio 4
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Set during World War Two, Hut 33 follows the adventures of a team of codebreakers at Bletchley Park as they work tirelessly to break German codes, matching wits with the fabled Enigma Machine. Unfortunately, they all hate each other. Archie is a stroppy Geordie socialist revolutionary while Professor Charles Gardner is a toffee-nosed snob. In theory, the immensely stupid 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall is in charge of the hut, but he is still struggling with even the most basic...
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 27, 2018 BBC Radio 4
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The Sony award-winning radio BBC Radio 4 Sitcom about a firm of incompetent management consultants who cause havoc every time they are hired. Unthinkable Solutions are the hapless management consultants who inflict their unique brand of help on unsuspecting companies.  The first series of the BBC Radio 4 comedy won a Silver Award at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and stars Marcus Brigstocke as team leader Ryan ('Imagine you are square pegs and we are round holes. Try to think of me as a round...
Topics: Radio, Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
Oct 19, 2018 BBC Radio 4
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For three decades, Rupert Hardacre was one of the big beasts of advertising, the self-proclaimed "British David Ogilvy". He worked hard, played hard, and lived hard. But he fell harder... Driven out of every reputable agency in town for drinking all their whiskey and sleeping with all their wives, he used the remains of his fortune to found Hardacre's, the best (and only) advertising agency on the M25. Now he's so confident that his name alone will take him back to the top, he's happy...
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Topics: Radio, Comedy
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
Oct 14, 2018 Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais
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The Likely Lads was a British TV sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, over three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966.  The show was set in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England and followed the friendship of two working class men in their early 20s, Terry Collier (James Bolam) and Bob Ferris (Rodney Bewes).   After growing up, going to school and the Scouts together, Bob and Terry are now working in the same...
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Topics: Radio, Comedy, Likely Lads
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Oct 14, 2018 BBC Radio 2
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Parsley Sidings was an early 1970s BBC Radio sitcom starring Arthur Lowe and Ian Lavender (who were also starring in television's Dad's Army at the time), together with Kenneth Connor and Liz Fraser (from the Carry On films). Created and written by the renowned Jim Eldridge, the show is set in a sleepy out of the way railway station in the Midlands, on the line between Euston and Birmingham. The main characters are the station master, Horace Hepplewhite (played by Lowe); his son, Bertrand...
Topics: Radio, Comedy, Dad's Army
Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
Oct 13, 2018 BBC Radio 2
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“A seaside saga of pier perpetuation starring John Le Mesurier as Arthur Wilson, Ian Lavender as Frank Pike, Bill Pertwee as Bert Hodges and Vivienne Martin as Miss Perkins.” Dad's Army is considered to be one of the greatest sitcoms ever made.  The series had a sequel; It Sticks Out Half A Mile which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the early 1980s. The series was written by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles, the team responsible for the adaptations of the Dad's Army television series into...
Topic: Radio, Comedy, Dad's Army
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BBC Radio Shows
Apr 29, 2018 BBC Radio Wales
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Nick Hancock hosts a BBC Radio Wales panel show involving comedians from 8 countries that didn't qualify for the 2014 football World Cup. The comedians battle it out to see which country really is the best at being the worst. Taking part are Stuart Mitchell (Scotland), Yasmine Akram (Eire), Frank Honeybone (Wales), Evelyn Mok (Sweden), Katherine Ryan (Canada), Mickey Sharma (India), Amy Howerska (Poland) and Michael Legge (Northern Ireland).
Topics: Radio, Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 25, 2018 BBC Radio Scotland
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Clive Anderson hosts the comedy panel show fancying itself as an intelligent quiz.  It has a simple premise: panellists get points for funny guesses to implausible questions. Series 01 Episode 01 – Rory Bremner, Tom Allen and Alex Horne Episode 02 – Phill Jupitus, Zoe Lyons and Christopher Brookmyre Episode 03 – Susan Calman, Alun Cochrane and Emily Dean Episode 04 – Imran Yusuf, Des Clarke and Keith Farnan Episode 05 – Jo Caulfield, Josh Widdicombe and Raymond Mearns Episode 06 –...
Topic: Radio, Comedy
BBC Radio Shows
Dec 21, 2017 BBC Radio 4
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BBC Radio comedy from 2006. Aggressive marketing director John Weak has no morals and little brain. Stars Alexander Armstrong.
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BBC Radio Shows
Dec 3, 2017 BBC Radio 4
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A rollicking wartime comedy set in the personnel department of the Cabinet War Rooms, starring Fenella Woolgar as Dot. Dot's had quite enough of making tea in the Cabinet War Rooms. When she finds a cryptic message in the newspaper she enlists the help of her gals - will this be the big break Dot's been waiting for? Follow Dot as she gets squiffy over Agent Bertie Whiff-Whaff, concocts stirring yet pithy slogans for the war effort and goes on a mission to St Horribly Vulture’s School for Boys...
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Folksoundomy Comedy: Comedians, Stand-Up, Comedy Performances
Dec 2, 2017 BBC Radio 4
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"The antidote to panel games", I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is a BBC radio comedy show. It consists of two teams of two comedians "given silly things to do" by a chairman. The show launched in April 1972 as a parody of radio and TV panel games, and has been broadcast ever since on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue developed from the long-running radio sketch show I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, the writers of which were John Cleese, Jo Kendall,...
Topic: Comedy, Radio