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    BBC Radio 4 celebrates the remarkable life of Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz genius, radio legend and master of the breathtaking double entendre, as friends and admirers recall Humph’s highlights as chairman of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Presented by Stephen Fry, this programme features clips from 36 years of Clue, plus specially recorded contributions from Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Germaine Greer, and Dame Judi Dench, plus I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue producer Jon Naismith, and Humph’s link writer Iain Pattinson. ‘He was a colossally good broadcaster possessed of a fantastic sense of timing’ - Mark Damazer,...read more

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    A classic BBC compilation of nursery rhymes, with light-hearted commentary from two BBC presenters. In this popular collection, actors Andrew Branch and Anne Rosenfeld perform over fifty fantastic nursery rhymes, from familiar favourites to lesser-known gems, speaking the rhymes aloud and chatting about their meanings. As they listen, children are encouraged to think about and appreciate the words, increasing their communication skills as they join in and play. Among the favourites included are: Humpty Dumpty; Sing a Song of Sixpence; Hickory Dickory Dock; Hey Diddle Diddle; Little Jack Horner; Polly Put the Kettle On; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; Doctor Foster Went to Gloucester; Baa...read more

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    In August 2002, three young, largely unknown, comedians took their show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and promptly won the Perrier Best Newcomer Award. This is their first series on BBC Radio 4. Written and performed by Neil Edmond, Justin Edwards, and James Rawlings, the series is produced by Will Saunders. The Consultants look set to follow the same hit trajectory as The League of Gentlemen, who also won the Perrier Award and had their first hit series on radio before transferring to...read more

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    In the world of work, there is one place where seniority means nothing, where shoptalk is banned, and where the persecuted minority gather regularly to discuss every subject under the sun: the smoking room.Set entirely in the smoking room of a large company, this eight-part comedy series explores the personal foibles and suppressed longings of an oddly assorted bunch of characters. These individuals wouldn't normally even socialise together, but their shared love of nicotine provides a tenuous link between them all. There's the smoking-room fixture with a passion for the postboy; the grouchy security guard; the thick-skinned office Romeo; the terminally paranoiac; the divorcee enjoying a...read more

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    Spanking New on 7 is BBC7's first original comedy series. Compered by Robin Ince (from BBC2's The Office, E4's The Pilot Show and Radio 4's The In-Crowd) it showcases new or unknown stand-up comedians.This release features the best of the first series, including material not featured in the original BBC7 broadcasts. Spanking New on 7 has an edgier and more adult feel than other BBC comedy broadcasts. It's as close to being in a comedy club as you can get in your own home, but without the overpriced beer and hecklers! ©2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd. (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks...read more

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    A collection of classic nursery rhymes and songs brought to you by the BBC. Join in with over 40 minutes of fun with familiar favourite rhymes including This Little Piggy, Incy Wincy Spider and Baa Baa Black Sheep. Pre-schoolers will love to sing, dance and learn with this traditional compilation of 30 cheerful songs. Head down to the farm with Old McDonald, count with One Potato Two Potato and discover the delightful joys of Hey Diddle Diddle with a CD that will soon become an essential soundtrack to those precious early years. The tracks in this collection are: This Little Piggy Old McDonald Had A Farm Sing a Song of Sixpence Baa Baa Black Sheep Incy Wincy Spider Three...read more

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    A fifth volume of episodes from the irreverent radio comedy series which ran between 1964 and 1973. Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again is a mix of quickfire sketches, bad puns, humorous songs, and TV and cinema parodies. It quickly developed a cult following, and was the forerunner of The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. This volume includes the songs 'Taking My Oyster For Walkies' and 'Sick Man's Blues', as well as a host of terrible jokes, spoof news broadcasts and daft comic sketches. 2 CDs. 1 hr 55...read more

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    It's That Man Again is a giant in the history of radio comedy. As Mat Coward's book Classic Radio Comedy says, 'Surely the most written-about radio series in history, it was successful to an extent which is hard to imagine today. Its international audience was measured in the tens of millions. Its star, Tommy Handley, was undoubtedly the most popular performer, in any field, ever known in...read more

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    Favourite songs and rhymes to join in and have fun with! A fantastic collection of twenty songs, nursery rhymes, stories, puzzles and tongue-twisters performed by Sophie Aldred and Richard Mitchley. Join in with actions, words and games! The songs and rhymes include: The Animal Fair The Bear Went Over the Mountain Who Cares if the Bear? The Animal Song How Doth the Little Crocodile The Pelican's Beak The Day the Animals Lost Their Voices 5 Little Monkeys The Animals Went in Two By Two Odd One Out Froggy Went A' Courting A Elephant Goes Like This and That Incy Wincy Spider What's the Time Mr Wolf? 1-2-3-4-5 Once I Caught a Fish Alive B-I-N-G-O Baa Baa Black...read more

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    First-hand accounts featuring the RAF pilots who took part in the Battle of Britain - one of the chief turning points of World War Two. 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' - Winston Churchill. The 'Few' were the nearly 3,000 RAF pilots who fought against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain, which raged in the skies over southern England and the English Channel in the summer of 1940. With a new Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, Britain fought alone in Europe - and under the threat of invasion from Hitler's Germany. Douglas Bader, Flight Lt Richard Hillary, 'Ginger' Lacey and Flight Lt. Brian Kingcombe describe the strains they had to face...read more

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    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this fifth series, guests (and hosts) include Jenny Éclair, Jimmy Carr, Matt Lucas, Johnny Vegas, Stewart Lee, Alan Moore and Brian...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this sixth series, guests (and hosts) include Jo Brand, Barry Cryer, Mark Thomas, Alexei Sayle, Lenny Henry, Bill Bailey and Simon...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this seventh series, guests (and hosts) include Marcus Brigstocke, Clive Anderson, John Lloyd, Phill Jupitus, John Hegley, Jack Dee and Jeremy...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this eighth series, guests (and hosts) include Catherine Tate, David Tennant, Richard Wilson, Arabella Weir and Paul...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    'Chain Reaction' is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after.In this ninth series, guests (and hosts) include Robert Llewellyn, Dave Gorman, Frank Skinner, Eddie Izzard, Alistair Campbell, Alistair McGowan and Simon...read more

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    For two decades, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, every fan of the Doctor hoped to find The Doctor Who Annual in their Christmas stocking. Larger than life and twice as colourful, the stories within were exuberant — and often charmingly naive — in their take on ‘the children’s own programme which adults adore’. Here, for the first time on audio, Peter Purves (Steven), Anneke Wills (Polly), Geoffrey Beevers (the Master), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Nicola Bryant (Peri) read a selection of these colourful and energetic tales. In The Sons of Grekk, the First Doctor is held prisoner in a brutal, otherworldly society. The King of Golden Death finds that the Second Doctor,...read more

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    This thirteenth collection of the antidote to panel games finds Jack Dee giving regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do - along with special guests Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Rob Brydon and David Mitchell. Highlights include ‘Uxbridge English Dictionary’, ‘One Song to the Tune of Another’, ‘Sound Charades’, ‘Historical Voicemail’, ‘Bankers’ Film Club’, ‘Sound Effects Storytime’, ‘Party Guests’, ‘84 Chicken Cross Road’, ‘Trail of the Lonesome Pun’, ‘Greetings Cards’, ‘Unseen Prequels’ and, of course, ‘Mornington Crescent’. So get ready to laugh out loud as the gang indulge in more wonderful...read more

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    The complete 92nd series of the long-running BBC Radio 4 satirical quiz, hosted by Miles Jupp. The popular topical comedy panel game returns with eight more episodes, trawling through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Duration: 4 hours...read more

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    The complete 93rd series of the topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. The long-running satirical panel game returns with eight more episodes, featuring guests including Jeremy Hardy, Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton, Katy Brand, Zoe Lyons, Holly Walsh, Mark Steel, Hugo Rifkind and Rich Hall. The panellists give a comic commentary on new stories such as General Election, that leaky Brexit dinner, a close encounter with a wild boar, an intriguing hearing in the USA and an unorthodox lifeguard recruitment...read more

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    A headline-crunching celebration of Radio 4’s hugely successful topical comedy quiz show The News Quiz made its debut on Radio 4 in 1977, and four decades later it’s still playfully making and breaking the headlines of our daily news. Among the vintage gems in this collection are 25 Years of the News Quiz, in which Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, John Sergeant, Linda Smith and Francis Wheen take a trip through a quarter of a century of headline news, with Radio 4 newsreaders providing cuttings (and giggles) from 1977 to 2002. Meanwhile The Archive Hour: Headlines, Deadlines and Punchlines, presented by Matthew Parris, features interviews with chairmen and panellists past...read more