another factory audience gather for an edition of the BBC Radio comedy variety show workers' playtime

Workers Playtime

Workers Playtime, 1941 Workers' Playtime was a British radio variety programme transmitted by the BBC between 1941 and 1964.  Originally the show was intended as a morale-booster for industrial workers in Brit...
bernie clifton stars in the bbc radio series bernie clifton's comedy shop

Bernie Clifton’s Comedy Shop

Bernie Clifton's Comedy Shop, 1982 Mike Craig was a prolific producer and writer of over 1200 comedy shows for both BBC Radio and TV - including: Morecambe and Wise, Ken Dodd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Al Reid, Harry Wor...

The Will Hay Programme

The Will Hay Programme, 1944 Through the war years the radio had kept the nation both informed of what was going on and entertained.  Shows such as ITMA with Tommy Handley were hugely popular.  However there w...

Harry Hill’s Fruit Corner

Harry Hill's Fruit Corner, 1993 Comedian Harry Hill began his TV and Radio comedy career with Harry Hill's Fruit Corner.  Hill had achieved his big break the year previous when he won the Perrier Award for Bes...

How Does That Make You Feel

How Does That Make You Feel, 2010 How Does That Make You Feel was a long running BBC Radio comedy-drama that ran for fifty five episodes over eleven series between 2010 and 2019.  Episodes were typically fifte...

The 99p Challenge

The 99p Challenge, 1998 The 99p Challenge is a spoof panel game originally broadcast on BBC Radio.Five series of six episodes each were broadcast between 1998 and 2004.  This was actually the second versio...
the cast of the hit bbc radio and tv series goodness gracious me

Goodness Gracious Me

Goodness Gracious Me, Radio (1996) TV Series (1998)  The show that introduced us to the Kumars.Between July 1996 and June 1998 Goodness Gracious Me ran for two series on Radio, series one aired as four epi...

The Shuttleworths

The Shuttleworths, 1993 Some people may remember this:https://youtu.be/KxL9dHStGdM  Comedian Graham Fellows had a top 10 hit in 1978 as Jilted John and then promptly disappeared. ...

Deep Trouble

Deep Trouble, 2005 Whilst classic BBC Radio Comedy The Navy Lark went above water Deep Trouble went below.Deep water ran for two series totalling eight episodes between 2005 and  2007.A TV version dest...