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  • Jeremy Hardy

    'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - The Evening Standard 'Made me drop the kettle in shock, but worth it' - The Daily Telegraph Few can forget where they were in September 1993 when they first heard Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Jeremy Hardy returns with a brand new series that not only seconds that emotion but explains it too. Yes, BBC Radio 4's most passionate polemicist returns to the airwaves with a new format which promises to be both personal and profound, and to present sides of Jeremy you won't have heard before. He may even sing. (He won't sing.) The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue regular, proud progenitor of ten series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, and winner of numerous awards and almost certainly the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, Jeremy is famous for lines like: 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year old daughter asked me for a new pair of...read more

  • Paul Bassett Davies

    Jeremy Hardy returns to the airwaves with four broadcasts of national comic import. 1. “How To Eat Food” In order to help explain one of our most fundamental acts as human beings, Jeremy picks up the topic of food with the chopsticks of enquiry and then drops it on his trousers of former cleanliness. Helping him tackle the subject will be special guests Vicki Pepperdine and Paul Bassett Davies 2. “How To Define Oneself In Terms Of Regional, Cultural And Geopolitical Identity Without Tears” In this post-Scottish-Independence referendum world, Jeremy dispassionately examines the questions of nationality, identity and accents. The noo. Helping him get to grips with the new world...read more

  • David Tyler

    Not quite a biography, not quite a documentary, When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation celebrates Jeremy Hardy’s Radio 4 life, with material from his very first appearances in stand-up shows in the mid-1980s, via his own early sitcom At Home With The Hardys, and right through to his glorious appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – as well as the very best of the ten series of his own ground-breaking Jeremy Hardy Speaks To the Nation and his final solo series Jeremy Hardy Feels It. Narrated by his great friend and colleague Sandi Toksvig, the programme also features never before broadcast behind-the-scenes material and shines a light on how and why the man...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    This complete eighth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation contains 4 episodes, with the titles How to Grow Up, How to Confront the Vexed Issue of British Identity, without Getting in the Most Fearful Bate About the Whole Thing, How to Have Faith and How to Communicate without Showing Off. Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Exploring family history is an urge that has gripped the nation, and it has gripped Jeremy Hardy too. In My Family and Other Strangers he sets out on the road and on the world wide web to find out all he can about the Hardy clan. His aim is to prove - or more likely disprove - his grandmother Becky's dubious claims that they are descended from Sir Christopher Wren and that Jeremy's great grandfather was personal bodyguard and confident to the King. Wild stories apart, Jeremy travels as far a field as his local library and the hostile waters around Malta in order to find family traits that go beyond a big nose and IBS. Whatever he finds, how will he know how much is in the blood and...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Few can forget where they were thirteen years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own'. 'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - Evening Standard 'Made me drop the kettle in...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own'. 'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - Evening Standard. 'Made me drop the kettle in...read more

  • Guests

    Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own'.This series featured a revamped format where famous actresses were invited onto the show to face...read more

  • Guests

    Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own'.'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - Evening Standard.'Made me drop the kettle in...read more

  • Guests

    Few can forget where they were twenty years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - 'Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own'.'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - Evening Standard.'Made me drop the kettle in...read more

  • Guests

    Few can forget where they were thirteen years ago when they first heard 'Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation'. The show was an immediate smash-hit success, causing pubs to empty on a Saturday night, which was particularly astonishing since the show went out on Thursdays. Since that fateful first series, the show has gone on to win Sony awards, Writers Guild nominations and a Nobel Prize for Chemistry with lines like - Kids should never be fashion slaves, especially in the Far East. My 12-year-old daughter asked me for a new pair of trainers. I told her she was old enough to go out and make her own. 'The master of quietly inflammatory comedy' - Evening Standard. 'Made me drop the kettle in...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    In his first series, Miles Jupp is in the chair for eight episodes of BBC Radio 4's ever-popular topical comedy show. The News Quiz,‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines, punchlines and a sharply satirical take on the news since it first aired in 1977. In these eight episodes, the players include regulars such as Mark Steel, Susan Calman, Jeremy Hardy, Samira Ahmed and Lucy Porter, as well as newer panellists including Danny Finkelstein, Sarah Kendall, Emily Ashton, Elis James and Sara Pascoe. They dissect issues diverse and diverting, including Jeremy Corbyn; Lord Ashcroft's biography of David Cameron; the 5p charge for plastic...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Miles Jupp presents eight episodes of the topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show. The long-running satirical panel show that inspired Have I Got News For You returns for its 89th series, tackling the big (and not so big) events that have been making the headlines. In these eight episodes, players poking fun at the news include FrancisWheen, Susan Calman, Zoe Lyons, Hugo Rifkind, Lucy Porter, Sarah Kendall, Jeremy Hardy, Samira Ahmed, Rich Hall and Steve Lamacq. Using their considerable comedic talents, they dissect topics as varied as the forthcoming EU referendum; the junior doctors' strike; the controversy over Oxford University's Cecil Rhodes statue, the US election front...read more

  • Jeremy Hardy

    Sandi Toksvig chairs four sparkling episodes of the ever-popular topical comedy show The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, which has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Steel and David Mitchell take a wry look at the news in all its larger-than-life glory. With guest players including Bob Mills, Sarah Pascoe, Samira Ahmed, Justin Moorhouse, Elis James and Lucy Porter, they tackle issues as diverse as Scottish Independence, commuter train standards, Russian activities in Crimea, dietary health scares, passport delays and...read more

  • BBC Audio

    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

  • Iain Pattinson

    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to attend a live recording of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue, the antidote to panel games, now is your chance to discover how much fun they are! These two extended editions of the programme, from 1995 and 1996, offer an exclusive glimpse behind the scenes, in the company of players Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton and Jeremy Hardy. Hear Humph and the team setting up before and after a recording, catch the jokes intended only for the theatre audiences (including the naughty bits!), listen to Barry and Graeme as 'Alec and Denzil', early ancestors of their much-loved 'Hamish and Dougal' creations, and thrill to...read more

  • Barry Cryer

    Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden star as Hamish and Dougal, with Alison Steadman as Mrs Naughtie, and Jeremy Hardy as the local Laird. Gambling Fever sees Hamish becoming addicted to gambling after winning a Sporran Cosy in the Glen MacLottery, while in There’s Something About Mrs Naughtie, the lady comes into an inheritance and attracts the advances of Hamish, Dougal and the Laird. In The Subsidence Adventure, Hamish and Dougal advertise as ‘builders to the gentry’, while in Inverurie Jones and the Thimble of Doom, a treasure hunter plunders the local museum. Look Who’s Stalking finds Hamish and Dougal employed as ghillies to the Laird’s stalking party, and Porridge Votes sees the...read more

  • BBC Audiobooks

    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

  • BBC Audiobooks

    The complete 90th series of the long-running BBC Radio 4 satirical quiz, hosted by Miles Jupp. The popular topical comedy panel game returns with nine more episodes, trawling through news stories big and small to provide comedy, commentary, irony and irreverence. In these nine episodes, panellists taking some satirical swipes at the headlines include Jeremy Hardy, Susan Calman, Rebecca Front, Edwina Currie, Vicki Pepperdine, Andy Hamilton, Holly Walsh, Bridget Christie, Dane Baptiste and Frankie Boyle. They face questions on subjects including the Panama Papers, Tata Steel, the London mayoral elections, the collapse of BHS, Leicester City's Premier League triumph, Donald Trump...read more