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    Highlights from Richard Burton’s finest BBC radio performances from the 1940s to the 1980s. Richard Burton was one of the most famous British actors of the twentieth century, renowned for his magical, mellifluous voice. Before Hollywood tempted him away, he worked frequently for the BBC and many of his most electrifying performances were recorded there. This classic compilation features some of the very best of Burton, including his very first radio role in The Corn is Green; the heroic Roland in The Dark Tower; the apocalyptic poem 'Fire and Ice'; Henry V on the eve of Agincourt; the spine-tingling Under Milk Wood and the poignant In Parenthesis. Also included is the complete...read more

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    One day in Teletubbyland, Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po sang a song...a lovely song! They sing about a little nut tree and a Hey diddle, diddle rhyme. Teletubbies love to sing and children will love to hear them singing in Teletubbyland...again, again! ©2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks...read more

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    The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.All at sea in the Senior Service were conniving Petty Officer Jon Pertwee, silly-ass Sub-Lieutenant Leslie Phillips, and the constantly bemused Stephen Murray as 'Number One'. Below decks Ronnie Barker was just about working his passage as (Un)Able Seaman 'Fatso' Johnson. So climb aboard and join the merry crew in these four classic capers: The Multiple Mines, The Gun Mechanism Test, A Watch on the Initiative Test, and An Exercise in Filming. Don't miss any of the episodes of The Navy Lark. ©2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2001 BBC Worldwide...read more

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    The complete Series 100 of the satirical radio panel show, presented by eight special guest hosts It’s the one hundredth series of The News Quiz – let the centennial celebrations commence! To mark the occasion, each of these eight episodes is presented by a different guest host from the world of comedy, who keeps the chair warm in their own inimitable style (and with their cushion of choice). Zoe Lyons, Angela Barnes, Patrick Kielty, Andrew Maxwell, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Andy Zaltzman, Phil Wang and Nish Kumar lead a panel of guests as they dissect the latest political machinations and round up news stories both big and small. Among the panellists are Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind,...read more

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    The BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show that pits three comic generations against each other, presented by Simon Mayo Simon Mayo hosts a comedic battle between three teams to find out which is the funniest generation. Will the Up and Comers, the Current Crop or the Old Guard be crowned as the Golden Age of Comedy? In these eighteen episodes, the contestants share their favourite jokes, trade comedic banter and go up against each other in quickfire rounds including ‘Generation Why’, in which they use stand-up to point out the shortcomings of their generation, ‘Against the Clock’, where two comedians compete against each other to get their laughs in the shortest time and ‘Dear...read more

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    A further delightful collection of 22 previously unpublished episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades – Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary - the collection also includes two bonus editions of the show. Loved for the verbal dexterity, wicked wit and competitive edge of its participants, Just a Minute has welcomed scores of guest players to the game since it began in 1967. Among the best remembered and most entertaining of them are Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary. This box set presents four specially selected episodes for each of...read more

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    Four of the funniest recent episodes from the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons Among the talented and humorous players in this sparkling quartet are Paul Merton, Gyles Brandreth, Jo Caulfield, Julian Clary, Stephen Fry, Jan Ravens, Rebecca Front, Marcus Brigstocke, Sheila Hancock, Fern Britton and Graham Norton. Did Nicholas know Boudicca? What dish was to be served after the Royal Wedding? When did Gyles meet Fanny Cradock, and is he really getting married in the morning? What does Sheila know of George Orwell, and what are her views on ripped jeans? Should Paul be challenged for being out of tune? Answers to these and many more tantalising questions...read more

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    Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp. The News Quiz returns to take a sideways look at the headlines, with the help of some up-to-the-minute comedians and commentators. Jostling for a byline in this sparkling collection are Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis. Among the thorny issues the teams delve into are The Presidents Club hostess controversy; Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Kim Jong-un; the Windrush documentation scandal; a faked Russian assassination; Buddhist funerals for...read more

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    Four more extended episodes from the awardwinning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith ‘ISIHAC is still unmissable. It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name’ Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday ‘The funniest comedy quiz show of them all’ Sue Arnold, The Observer Another collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games, now in its eighteenth edition. Jack Dee challenges regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor and Barry Cryer with a series of silly games against which to pit their wits. In tribute to Jeremy Hardy, a long-running guest panellist on the show who passed away in 2019, he features in every...read more

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    Twelve archive editions of the the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons Having matured like a fine wine for over 50 years, Just a Minute continues to improve with age. A full-bodied, cheeky little number, it’s both sparkling and robust, and ideal for almost every occasion. A few bottles of the finest have been brought up from the cellar for this vintage collection. In these twelve humorous, enlightening and previously unpublished editions — harvested from between 1972 and 2004 — players once again attempt to speak without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the given subject. Challenges fly thick and fast under the unflappable adjudication of...read more

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    The actress behind the much-loved Sarah Jane Smith is your guide through this exciting, surprising and often funny mix of radio and TV features, all based around the worlds of contemporary Doctor Who. Travel behind the scenes in the company of David Tennant, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Sarah Parish, Jessica Hynes, Thomas Sangster and many other stars of Series Two and Three. Learn more about how Doctor Who is made from Russell T Davies, Susie Liggat and Edward Thomas – and eavesdrop on an unusual phone call to Executive Producer Julie Gardner! Along the way you’ll enjoy many fascinating Doctor Who-related items from Blue Peter, Breakfast, Friday Night with Jonathan...read more

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    The award-winning series Dead Ringers is back with highlights from its television series. A huge hit on BBC Radio 4, Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens, Kevin Connelly, Mark Perry and Phil Cornwell star once again in the best impression comedy on TV. This collection brings together some of the best episodes from BBC1’s first, second and third series. Enter a surreal universe where David Dickinson goes looking for weapons of mass destruction in 'Weapons Hunt', the Queen sells off the royal jewels on the QVC shopping channel, and Delia Smith turns homicidal and starts cooking up the competition. Elsewhere, Anne Robinson votes off The Weakest Disciple and Simon Schama and David Starkey battle it...read more

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    25 episodes of the flagship topical comedy show presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis The Now Show is a much-loved stalwart of radio comedy. Featuring some of the best and brightest contemporary comedians, this award-winning show takes a satirical look at the news through a mix of stand-up, songs and sketches, as well as interview segments in which experts in their field explain the facts behind the headlines. NB: Contains humour and language that some listeners may find offensive Cast and credits Presented by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis Written by Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis with the cast Additional material by Simon Alcock, Bisha K Ali, Ed Amsden, Liam Beirne, Catherine...read more

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    Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper are among those talking exclusively about the smash hit 2005 TV series Doctor Who in this BBC Radio 2 documentary, presented by Anthony Head. Project: Who? goes exclusively behind the scenes of Doctor Who to discover how the action-packed new BBC1 series was made, with award-winning writer and executive producer Russell T Davies at the helm. Featuring new and exclusive interviews with the cast and creative team, the programme examines why the BBC decided to launch the new television series now, nearly a decade after the Doctor's last small screen adventure. It also explores how the format of the show was developed for a new audience, how the...read more

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    In this complete collection of episodes from series 84 of Just a Minute, Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for 60 seconds on a variety of...read more

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    In more than 500 episodes of Parkinson between 1971 and 1982, Michael Parkinson interviewed some of the greatest show-business talents.In Parkinson's interview with The Goons, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe remember their 'love/hate; let's get one over the BBC' relationship. Spike Milligan joins them from his sick bed in Australia, where he was suffering from the Lurgi. Slipping instantly from accent to accent, Yorkshire to Yiddish, Bluebottle to Bloodnok, Guinness to Gielgud, Peter Sellers, in his individual interview, relates showbiz anecdotes. Amid the hilarity, the authentic voice of Peter Sellers emerges, as he talks about his childhood, early career, and achievements. ©1996, 2000,...read more

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    Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins offer you more than your fair share of laughs, songs, and silliness in their imaginatively titled BBC Radio 4 series. Mel and Sue are extremely well established performers on the comedy circuit. They are also familiar as the hosts of Channel 4's Late Lunch and as the stars of a number of TV commercials. Sue Perkins was a member of the Celebrity Big Brother household in 2002. ©2003 BBC Audiobooks LTD (P)2003 BBC Audiobooks...read more

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    Ray Galton and Alan Simpson present, with personal recollections, a comic feast of Hancock's Half Hour.Yes, it's the very best of the lad himself, Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock the Third, radio immortal, late of 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam. This special compilation includes the first radio show, The First Night Party, and Hancock's last BBC television show, The Succession: Son and Heir, as well as the finest and funniest moments from programmes such as The Ladies Man, The Wild Man of the Woods, Sunday Afternoon at Home, The Emigrant, The Bowmans, and, of course, The Blood Donor. Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's marvellous scripts provided the perfect platform for one of our greatest...read more

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    Everyone knows that the TARDIS is bigger on the inside than the outside; and the selection of aural locations from the Doctor’s travels will equally broaden your horizons. No fewer than seven alien worlds are visited, together with some extra-ordinary, extra-dimensional occurrences encountered on Earth (Sol 3 in the Mutters Spiral). Add to these an audiogram of the Doctor’s own mind processes, TARDIS operations, some weapons for self-defence and your galactic safety is ensured. Time Lord Note: a source of jelly babies is recommended to complete the illusion of time...read more

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    This fascinating celebration of BBC Radio 4 features archive clips from some of the channel's best-loved programmes, including The Archers, Desert Island Discs, Today, Woman's Hour, Weekending, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Now Show, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Just a Minute, and many more. Amongst the personalities heard from during this radio extravaganza are Dame Edna Everage, Sue Lawley, Neil Kinnock, John Humphrys, Humphrey Lyttelton, Douglas Adams, John Peel, Angus Deayton, Kenny Everett, and Roy Plomley to mention just a few. This glorious evocation of an iconic radio station - and constant companion to many - will appeal to anyone with an interest in, and love of, radio...read more