Hugh Dennis and Steve Punt star in the long running bbd radio series the now show on bbc radio 4

The Now Show

The Now Show, 1998 Proving that Radio comedy is still a force to be reckoned with: The Now Show is still going strong more than twenty years after it first hit the airwaves. The series is a successor to pop...

Ken Dodd’s Palace Of Laughter

Ken Dodd's Palace Of Laughter 1986 - 1987 It is so difficult to pin down any detailed information on Ken Dodd's TV and Radio work, but we have managed to gather together some information for this post. This...

Monty Python: The Self Abasement Tapes

And Now For Something Completely, Sort Of, New! Monty Python: The Self Abasement Tapes, 2019 Something new from Monty Python? Not quite.  This year 2019 sees Monty Python reach fifty.  So to celebrate Michael...

Lines From My Grandfather’s Forehead

Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead, 1971 Lines From My Grandfather's Forehead was a radio comedy sketch show from Ronnie Barker.  First broadcast in 1971 the show ran for two series of eight episodes each.  ...

Radio’s Long Running Comedy Panel Show……..

Just A Minute - 1967 - Present Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. The idea for the game came to Ian Messiter as he rode on the top of a number 13 bus.  He wa...

In Tribute To John Myers

Morgan's Wind Up's Legendary radio presenter and executive has died suddenly aged, 60.  To those of us who like a good chuckle Myers will be best remembered for his famous wind ups as Mr Martin played by John ...
mong the sstars of surreal bbc radio comedy the burkiss way

And Now For Something A Little Surreal…

The Burkiss Way, 1976 The Burkiss Way was a BBC Radio comedy sketch show.  It ran for six series between 1976 and 1980, notching up forty seven episodes along the way. The series took it's roots from two ha...

It’s A Fair Cop

It's A Fair Cop, 1961 By 1961 Eric Sykes was well known for his writing skills having written numerous radio shows for others and had even appeared in his own TV series.  However It's A Fair Cop was hi...

The Mary Whitehouse Experience (Radio)

The Mary Whitehouse Experience, 1989 During the 1980's, a new genre of comedy had begun to emerge, today we know it as alternative comedy and The Mary Whitehouse Experience fits nicely into the category. Or...

On The Town With The League Of Gentlemen

On The Town With The League Of Gentlemen, 1997 The forerunner to the hugely successful League Of Gentlemen TV series was this six part BBC Radio series, first broadcast in 1997. Whereas the TV series was se...