Week Ending

Week Ending, 1970 Week Ending was a long running radio series that took a satirical look at the current affairs of the time.  The series was broadcast on a Friday night and whilst it ran for twenty eight years...

Clare In The Community

Clare In The Community, 2004 Clare In The Community is often billed as one of the best Radio Comedies of all time ranking up with the likes of the Dad's Army Radio series.  The title Clare In The Community is ...

Hamish And Dougal…

You'll Have Had Your Tea: The Doings Of Hamish And Dougal, 2002 The fictional characters Hamish and Dougal first appeared in one of the rounds of another Radio Comedy series: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.  I...

The Jason Explanation

The Jason Explanation, 1977 Del Boy On The Radio?David Jason will always be associated with his many TV credits, but he has also had success on the radio.The Jason Explanation was a BBC Radio sketch sh...

The News Quiz

The News Quiz, 1977 The News Quiz is a topical panel game that takes a light hearted look at the week's news.  It is perhaps the longest running BBC Radio series having being first broadcast in 1977.The se...
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...