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 legend that was The Goon Show. However these three radio legends were coming to an end. Hancock’s Half Hour had finished it’s radio series in 1959 and would finish it’s run on TV in it’s current format in 1960, although it would go on for one more series as Hancock with a few noticable changes. The Goon show ended in this year as did Take It From Here.
This left the BBC with a massive hole in their shedule. There were even those that felt that radio would never be the same. However in the summer of 1960 (July) the BBC unveiled it’s new comedy series “Something To Shout About” The show filled the gap left by the others admirably running for 3 series between 1960 and 1962.
Surprisingly all the episodes still exist in the BBC archive yet it rarely gets repeated until recently when BBC Radio 4 Extra picked it up.
The series revolves around the adventures of a London-based advertising agency: Apsley, Addis, Cone, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy and Panners – a small company that thinks big!
No clips are available, catch up at BBC 4 Extra
Michael Medwin as Michael Lightfoot
Fenella Fielding as Janet Harris
Eleanor Summerfield as Maggie Tufnell
Joan Sims as Mavis Willis
Nicholas Phipps as Adrian Beales
Warren Mitchell as Various
Channel: BBC Light Programme
Written By: Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe
Original Transmission Dates: 5th July 1960 – 12th February 1962