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  • BBC Audio

    A finely matured selection of episodes from the long-running topical Radio 4 panel show, chaired by Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and Miles Jupp. These fourteen archive editions, all published for the first time, span the decades from 1978 to 2017 and recall the headline-grabbing issues, incidents and individuals of yesteryear. Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Francis Wheen, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a plethora of guest players including Clive James, Angela Rippon, Jeffrey Archer, Peter Cook, Clive Anderson, Ian Hislop, Kate Adie, John Sergeant, Jack Dee, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus, Sarah Millican, Sarah Kendall, Lucy Porter and...read more

  • Sandi Toksvig

    Four sparkling episodes from the 2015 series of the ever-popular topical comedy show – including Sandi Toksvig's last ever show. Since 1977, The News Quiz has been the go-to radio programme for headlines, punchlines and superb satire on current events. In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy and Susan Calman, plus guest players including Samira Ahmed, Fred MacAulay, Lucy Porter and Andy Hamilton, delve into news topics as varied as the threat of a 'Grexit', the re-internment of Richard III, MPs' salaries and the dangers of skinny jeans. In addition, newsreaders Neil Sleat and Corrie Corfield read a selection of humorous press cuttings sent in by listeners....read more

  • Sandi Toksvig

    1940. Copenagen, Denmark. The German troops have invaded. A must-read account of immense courage during the Second World War, for children. Based on real-life events experienced by Sandi Toksvig's family during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Ten-year-old Bamse Skovlund and his best friend Anton have been ordered to stay out of trouble. It soon becomes clear that trouble isn't just going to pass any of them by. Jewish Danes are subject to appalling treatment by the German occupiers, and every day are at risk of being taken away to concentration camps in mainland Europe. The Skovlund family are determined to fight against Nazi occupation. And if this means participating in one...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 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

  • 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

  • Adam Kay

    Brought to you by Puffin. The first children's audiobook from Adam Kay. A Sunday Times pick for audiobooks to listen to during lockdown. Explore each organ of the body in this immersive, 3D audiobook edition of Kay's Anatomy, read by Adam Kay with a full cast of voices, including Mark Gatiss, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Nyman and Lolly Adefope. Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important...read more

  • Richard Stilgoe

    Songs, sketches and stand-up, recorded in front of a live audience on location Songwriter, broadcaster and award-winning entertainer Sir Richard Stilgoe goes out, about and around Britain in this amusing musical revue, which finds him taking a wry look at the pastimes and professions of our wayward island. In the company of a troupe of star guests including Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson, Kathryn Tickell, Pam Ayres and John Hegley, he visits locations ranging from the Boat Show to the City of London to perform a unique themed comedy show full of fun and laughter. Join him for some musings on booze at the World Wine Fair; a low-calorie look at life at Champney's heath spa; a selection of...read more

  • Adam Kay

    Explore each organ of the body in this immersive audiobook adaptation of Kay's Anatomy, read by world-wide multi-million bestselling author and former doctor Adam Kay with a full cast of voices, including Mark Gatiss, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Nyman and Lolly Adefope. Do you ever think about your body and how it works? Like really, really think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well...pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your math teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: - Are boogers safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of...read more

  • Tba

    Proving that yesterday's news is every bit as entertaining as today's, these 14 archive episodes of the long-running BBC Radio 4 panel show are chaired by Barry Took, Simon Hoggart and Sandi Toksvig. Spanning the years from 1979 to 2011, this latest selection of sharp and funny editions take in three governments, five Prime Ministers, several Royal Weddings, six US Presidents, and countless column inches of amusing cuttings sent in by listeners. Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a newsworthy collection of guest players including Clive James, Gillian Reynolds, Claire Rayner, Sue Cook, Ian Hislop, John Wells, Roy Hattersley, Miles...read more

  • Graeme Garden

    Humph in Wonderland stars chairman Humphrey Lyttelton in the title role, with Tony Hawks as the Narrator, Sandi Toksvig as the Queen of Hearts, Tim Brooke-Taylor as the Duchess, Graeme Garden as the Cook and Barry Cryer as Humpty Dumpty. Andy Hamilton also features as the Caterpillar, with Rob Brydon as the Mad Hatter, Jeremy Hardy as the March Hare, Jack Dee as the Cheshire Cat and Colin Sell as the White Rabbit. Among the fun and games are: 'Mornington Crescent', 'Swanee Kazoo', 'Cheddar Gorge', new definitions for the 'Uxbridge English Dictionary', as well as 'Recipes for Nigella Lawson’s Saucy Mouthfuls' (she makes a great sticky tart). Including 20 minutes of bonus material not...read more

  • John Lloyd

    The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977, and spawned the hit television panel game Have I Got News for You. In these four episodes, panellists including Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy and Francis Wheen take a wry, sideways look at the news, interpreting events big and small in their own unique ways. With guest stars including Sue Perkins, Hugo Rifkind and Mark Steel, they face questions on topics as diverse as obesity, the US Federal Reserve, Derek Conway’s suspension and fuel duty protests - as well as Jeremy Paxman’s pants, naked flights for nudists, the broken toilet on the...read more

  • A. A. Milne

    Join Pooh and Piglet as they make a new friend, Tigger, who bounces his way into the Hundred Acre wood, performed by an amazing all-star cast Performed by incredible talent including Finty Williams, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Daws, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench, this classic Winnie the Pooh audiobook is perfect for keeping little ones entertained. Contains the following stories: In which a house is built at Pooh Corner for Eeyore In which Tigger comes to the forest and has breakfast In which Tigger is unbounced In which Eeyore finds the Wolery and Owl moves into it In which Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted place For more amazing audio...read more

  • A. A. Milne

    Join this all-star cast including as they go on adventures and look for heffalumps with Pooh, Piglet and friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Performed by incredible talent including Finty Williams, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Daws, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench, this classic Winnie the Pooh audiobook is perfect for keeping little ones entertained. Contains the following stories: In which Piglet meets a Heffalump In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presents In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the Forest, and Piglet has a bath In which Christopher Robin leads an expotition to the North Pole For more amazing audio books featuring Pooh,...read more

  • A. A. Milne

    Enjoy this classic Winnie the Pooh collection, voiced by an amazing all-star cast. Performed by incredible talent including Finty Williams, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Robert Daws, Jane Horrocks, Geoffrey Palmer and Judi Dench, this classic Winnie the Pooh audiobook is perfect for keeping little ones entertained. Contains the following stories: In which Rabbit has a busy day In which Pooh invents a new game In which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb trees In which a search is organdized In which Piglet does a very grand thing For more amazing audio books featuring Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and other favourite friends, try: Winnie the Pooh: Tigger Comes To The...read more

  • Sandi Toksvig

    How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners, with characteristic wit and...read more

  • John Lloyd

    The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977, and spawned the hit television panel game Have I Got News For You. These four episodes see the plucky panellists, including Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, Phill Jupitus and Jeremy Hardy, tackling the biggest news stories (and some of the smallest) with their inimitable wit and wisdom. With guest stars such as Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, Phil Hammond and Carrie Quinlan, they face questions on a variety of topics, from Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Iraq and the NHS to baffled hedgehogs, feisty female chimps, Jose Mourinho’s dog and the shocking...read more

  • John Lloyd

    The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977. Chaired by Sandi Toksvig, this is Series 76 of the show which takes a satirical look at the week's news. These eight episodes from 2011 and 2012 include a festive programme and a special panto programme, Oh No It Isn't, co-written by John Finnemore. Panellists include Alexei Sayle, Susan Calman, Miles Jupp, Jeremy Hardy, Tom Allen, Fred MacAulay, Sue Perkins, Bob Mills, Rebecca Front, Hugo Rifkind, Steve Punt, Roisin Conaty, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus and Rick Wakeman. Supplying the cuttings and clippings are newsreaders Peter Donaldson,...read more

  • Frank Delaney

    Frank Delaney's witty wordplay panel quiz game. Frank Delaney's language based panel quiz game series revolves around the English language. This upbeat, fun word battle sees a host of well-known contributors battling to Say the Word first. The series is filmed in front of a live audience at a wide range of literary festivals in the UK and live in the BBC Studios. In each episode the contestants move through five varied quiz rounds, from creating new words derived from a known writers work, guessing the origins of words, guessing the spelling of hard English words, too untangling the dramatic riddles to find the connecting syllables. In the round Loose Change the contestants look...read more

  • Henry Fielding

    A collection of contemporary adaptations of the best-known works of Henry Fielding - plus bonus documentary programme Dubbed 'the father of the English novel' by Sir Walter Scott, Henry Fielding is well known for his ribald humour and ironic, satirical fiction. Collected here are four of his most famous works, including his comic masterpiece Tom Jones, as well as a fascinating documentary exploring the foundling motif in fiction. Tom Jones - Fielding's bawdy picaresque tale follows the amorous adventures of foundling Tom, one of the most sparkling heroes in English literature. Starring Simon Russell Beale as Henry Fielding and Michael Legge as Tom. Joseph Andrews - Sitting down to...read more