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  • BBC Radio

    Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine travel the world in pursuit of species on the brink of extinction In 1985, The Observer magazine sent Douglas Adams to Madagascar to look for the exotic and potentially extinct aye-aye lemur. There he met zoologist Mark Carwardine, and together they made a radio pilot about their travels, In Search of the Aye-Aye. This led to a hugely popular radio series, Last Chance to See, later adapted as a bestselling book. Douglas Adams died in 2001, but his friend Stephen Fry took his place for a follow-up 20th anniversary television series, broadcast on BBC Two in 2009. This collection includes the initial pilot show and the complete BBC radio series from...read more

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    Tom Hollander stars as a washed-up TV actor brought in to turn around a failing academy by staging a school play Newly rebranded Deer Park Academy is struggling to turn itself around after being placed in special measures. Hoping to inspire the students (and tick the 'creative learning' box for the next Ofsted inspection), the headmaster decides to put on a production of Romeo and Juliet. But inspiration can be dangerous, and when has-been ex-TV star Geoff Cathcart is brought in to direct, he opens a Pandora's box of problems. Geoff is a maverick with little time for rules and regulations, a laissez-faire attitude to health and safety and his own, somewhat unorthodox, ideas about...read more

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    Nicholas Parsons chairs six more episodes of the evergreen BBC Radio 4 panel game. Fresh from winning the Radio Award for comedy in the 2016 Chortle Awards, the perennially popular show returns for a 75th series. Guests joining Nicholas Parsons include regulars Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Sheila Hancock and Marcus Brigstocke, as well as relative newcomers Josh Widdicombe and Holly Walsh. Debutants Alexei Sayle and John Finnemore play their first games with panache, while Gyles Brandreth and Graham Norton both mark the same milestone as they celebrate their 100th appearances. Among the diverse topics they tackle are Halley's Comet, Answering the Telephone, Clock-watching,...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    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, ten 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. Among the many guest performers attempting to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject are Kenneth...read more

  • BBC Radio

    Sixteen sparkling episodes of the iconic comedy panel show Radio 4's longest-running panel game returns for the first time since the death of much-missed maestro Nicholas Parsons, who chaired the show for over 50 years. Following in his footsteps for Series 86 are an array of special guest hosts, including Paul Merton, Sue Perkins, Nish Kumar, Jenny Eclair, Gyles Brandreth, Lucy Porter, Stephen Fry, Julian Clary, Tom Allen and Jo Brand, while in Series 87, Sue Perkins takes the chair and endeavours to keep the participants in check. All are primed to rule on cases of hesitation, deviation or repetition, as the panellists attempt to speak for 60 seconds on a given subject without...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    Four more extended episodes from the award-winning 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 The antidote to panel games returns with this sixteenth glorious collection, in which Jack Dee gives regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do. Joining them in this compilation are special guests Rob Brydon, Victoria Wood, Susan Calman and David Mitchell. Highlights include Uxbridge English Dictionary, One Song to...read more

  • Herbguister Finklebottom

    A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games. ‘The funniest comedy quiz show of them all.’ Sue Arnold, Observer The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton; plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy. Hear them having their wicked way with favourite rounds including One Song to the Tune of Another, Limericks, Sound Charades, Cheddar Gorge and Swanee Kazoo. The teams...read more

  • BBC Radio

    Six more episodes of biting satirical wit from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn and guests, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November and December 2016. Duration: 3 hours...read more

  • BBC Radio

    Eight episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game hosted by Nicholas Parsons – including two special shows recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Now Nicholas Parsons and guests return for the 76th series of the panel show where participants must try to speak for 60 seconds without hesitation, deviation or repetition. (No repetition? That's no small order after nearly 50 years...) Guests include veteran players Paul Merton (now the second most prolific player of the game after Kenneth Williams), Sheila Hancock, Marcus Brigstocke, Gyles Brandreth, Julian Clary, Tony Hawks and...read more

  • Herbguister Finklebottom

    Seven more episodes of biting satirical wit from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn and guests, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November and December 2016. Duration: 3 hours...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    The complete 96th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. The guests featured in this series include Andy Hamilton, Zoe Lyons, Hugo Rifkind, Jeremy Hardy, Felicity Ward, Mark Steel, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman, Lucy Porter and Vicki Pepperdine. The panellists discuss the week's top stories, such as the treatment of the Windrush Generation, Trump and Macron's 'bromance', the Buddhist funeral of 800 defunct robot dogs, the USA's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal, and Dr Dre's...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    Four more extended episodes from the award-winning 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 Welcome to the seventeenth collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games. Jack Dee challenges regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with a series of silly games against which to pit their wits, along with special guests Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp. Highlights include Word for Word,...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    The complete 97th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp with special guest hosts including Jo Brand, Bridget Christie, Susan Calman and Lucy Porter. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. The guests featured in this series include Deborah Frances-White, Daliso Chaponda, Mark Steel, Andy Hamilton, Hugo Rifkind, Jayde Adams, Phil Jupitus and Rory Bremner. The panellists discuss the week's top stories, such as the international espionage, the cryptic world of doctors’ handwriting, the baffling world of acronyms, the...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    The complete 98th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. Guests include; Hugo Rifkind, Zoe Lyons, Andy Hamilton, Lucy Porter, Susan Calman and Desiree Burch. Each week, the panellists discuss the week's top stories including Vladimir Putin's suggestion to log off from the world wide web, Theresa May's return to Brussels to discuss the backstop, and the Polar Vortex. Produced by Richard...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    The complete 99th series from the long-running topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show, hosted by Miles Jupp, with special guest hosts. Eight more episodes featuring a panel of comedy guests who trawl through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    In this complete collection of episodes from series 82 of Just a Minute, Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for 60 seconds on a variety of subjects such as George V, favourite breakfast eateries, canals, bad apples and pasta. With panellists including Paul Merton, Sheila Hancock, Jan Ravens, Tony Hawkes, Gyles Brandreth and Zoe Lyons, this series shows just why Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Find out as we play Just a Minute! (C) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd; (P) 2019 BBC Studios Distribution...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    Nicholas Parsons invites guests to try to speak for sixty seconds on a variety of subjects such as chicken nuggets, conkers, zombies, superfoods, office politics and Hercule Poirot. Who can talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Who will leap in at the last second to trounce the competition and secure the lead? Find out as we play Just a Minute! With panellists including Paul Merton, Stephen Fry, Josie Lawrence, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair and Shappi Khorsandi, this series shows just why Just a Minute is one of Radio 4's longest-running and most popular series. Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series...read more

  • BBC Radio Comedy

    Featuring a host of household names pitted against the clock, this is a collection of 8 episodes from series 79 of Just A Minute, hosted by the charming Nicholas Parsons. With panellists including Paul Merton, Andy Hamilton, Jenny Eclair, Sheila Hancock and Phill Jupitus, this collection of highlights why Just A Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Can the competitors talk for one minute on a given subject without hesitation, repetition or deviation from the subject? Find out as we play Just a...read more

  • BBC Radio

    Six episodes of the perennially popular BBC Radio 4 panel game, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. 'Just a Minute' was born the same year as Radio 4 itself, and is one of the longest-running and best-loved radio comedy shows. Hosted by the inimitable Nicholas Parsons, it tasks contestants to speak for sixty seconds on any given topic 'without repetition, hesitation or deviation'. Under the watchful eye of the Chairman, they must fend off challenges and win the points, using only their wit, ingenuity and improvisational skills. Duration: 2 hours 50...read more

  • Bbc Radio 4

    Join world-leading scientists as they delve into the incredible stories behind 16 elements, including the dark and controversial history of gold; how a solar eclipse in 1868 led to the discovery of the periodic table's most notorious escape artist, helium; the role of iron in the rise and fall of human civilisations; why you might find iodine in British milk, but not necessarily anywhere else in the world; and how a discovery in boiled urine led to the trade union movement and a chemical weapon. Far from being confined to a laboratory, In Their Element weaves chemistry back into our everyday lives. From the incredible power of lithium to our use and abuse of lead, to why carbon is the...read more