All Aboard For The Navy Lark

The Navy Lark, 1959 Broadcast on the BBC Light Program and subsequently BBC Radio 2.The Navy Lark was a radio sitcom that revolved around life aboard a British Royal Navy Frigate – HMS Troutbridge, based in HM...
rhys thomas plays spoof dj gary bellamy in bbc radio 4's down the line

It’s The Late Night Phone In…

Down The Line, 2006 Down The Line was the hugely popular BBC Radio spoof phone-in.  It originally ran for five series over seven years, notching up twenty seven episodes on the way.When the show was first ...
vintage bbc logo as would have probably been used around the time of the light program

70 Years Of British Comedy, 1940’s

Part One - After The War We are going tore-run a series of posts looking back over the last 70 years of great British comedy. This time we go all the way through to the present day.We've tagged some of the...

Listen To Les

If You Can't Laugh At Your Troubles Then Laugh At His, As You..... Listen To LesListen To Les was a long running BBC Radio series starring the late great Les Dawson.  Very little information about the seri...

Dad’s Army On Radio

Series Starts On BBC Radio 4 Extra Today at 12.30 Dad's Army - Radio Series - 1974 Like many sitcoms of the day many of the Dad's Army TV episodes were remade for BBC Radio 4 with the original cast, although ...
kenneth williams invites you to The Bettry Witherspoon Show

The Betty Witherspoon Show

Despite it's name there was no Betty Witherspoon, the character, if there ever was one, never appaeared as either a real person or indeed a character.  It appears the idea for the title was a parody of the Simo...
joan sims and fenela fielding are among the cast of bbc radio comedy something to shout about

Something To Shout About

By 1960 television was getting into full speed, but radio was still a poular medium.  After all at this point in time iot had left us with comedy classics such as Hancock's Half Hour, Take It From Here and the ...

Just A Minute

Just A Minute, 1967 This BBC Radio panel game that just keeps running.  By 2013 the show had ran for an amazing sixty six series and counting.The idea behind the show was first used in a show One Minute Pl...