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Wake Up To Wogan, 1993

Who Else Would Have Fireworks On The Radio ? In it's time Wake up To Wogan was the most listened to radio show in the United Kingdom.  It marked a return to the airwaves for Terry Wogan who had left to persue ...

Educating Archie

Educating Archie, 1950 Educating Archie started life as a long running Radio Comedy in 1950 on the BBC Light Programme, a huge hit with audiences despite it being a ventriloquist on the radio, it attractted av...

Take It From Here

Take It From Here - 1948 In Tribute To Denis Norden, 1922 - 2018 To some this was the very first British sitcom a subject we discussed in an earlier post. Take It From Here was the popular Sunday BBC  Ra...

It Sticks Out Half A Mile

It Sticks Out Half A Mile, 1983 It Sticks Out Half A Mile was the Radio sitcom that ran for 13 episodes between 1983 and 1984.  Written By Michael Knowles and Harold Snoad who had previously adapted Dads Army ...

I Say Right Monkey, It’s…..

The Al Read Show The Al Read Show was one of the most popular radio comedy shows in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s. Up to 35 million people listened to it each week. His catchphrases "Right Monkey" and "You'...
the late sir terry wogan one of britain's most loved entertainers

Terry Wogan Looks Back At A Golden Age Of Comedy

Wogan's Radio Fun, 1987 Wogan's Radio Fun was a one off special broadcast in two parts in 1987, as part of the Wogan show. The importance of comedy on the radio should never be underestimated.  Over many ye...
From caimbridge footlights to bbc radio 2 it's I'm Sorry I\lll read that again

From The Footlights To Radio……

I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, 1964 I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again originated from the famous Cambridge University Footlights (an amateur dramatic club in Cambridge, run by Cambridge University students). ...

Round The Horne

Round The Horne 1965 - 1968 Round The Horne was the classic Radio Comedy that ran for four series of sixty six, thirty minute episodes on the BBC Light Program (now Radio 2) from 1965 – 1968. Recorded at th...

Hancock’s Return ?

Hancock's Ashes, 2014 Not quite Hancock's return, but back in 1968 Willie Rushton flew to Australia to bring back the ashes of Tony Hancock. In 2014 a short one off comedy drama was written about the event ...