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Beyond Our Ken: Series One
Beyond Our Ken: Series One by Barry Took

Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Ron Moody star in the surviving 13 episodes from the very first series of the classic weekly show, the forerunner to Round the Horne. Between 1958 and 1964, Beyond Our Ken lit up the airwave...

First World War: 1916: Voices from the BBC Archive
First World War: 1916: Voices from the BBC Archive by Mark Jones

A unique collection of historic recordings covering the events of 1916, from the final evacuation of Gallipoli to the aftermath of the Somme. These fascinating and often poignant firsthand accounts describe the humiliating retreat by Allied forces from Ga...

This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901: The Classic BBC Radio History
This Sceptred Isle Collection 2: 1702-1901: The Classic BBC Radio History by Christopher Lee

The final five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original volumes 6-10: '1702-1760: The First Bri...

Burton at the BBC: Classic Excerpts from the BBC Archive
Burton at the BBC: Classic Excerpts from the BBC Archive by BBC Audio

Highlights from Richard Burton's finest BBC radio performances from the 1940s to the 1980s. Richard Burton was one of the most famous British actors of the twentieth century, renowned for his magical, mellifluous voice. Before Hollywood tempted him away, ...

Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3
Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3 by Jimmy Perry

Here are 26 episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, and Clive Dunn, plus the pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a Mile. In 1973, the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original televisi...

The Goon Show: Volume 31
The Goon Show: Volume 31 by Spike Milligan

Four episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy starring Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe. Goon but not forgotten! Here is a chance to enjoy more surreal clowning from one of the greatest comedy teams on radio. During the course of the...

Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series Two
Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series Two by Jimmy Perry

Twenty episodes from the second BBC Radio series, starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn. In 1973 the BBC adapted its hit TV series for radio, featuring the original TV cast and characters. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976,...

The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso
The Divine Comedy: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso by Dante Alighieri

Blake Ritson, David Warner, Hattie Morahan and John Hurt star in this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dante's epic poem. Inferno: Thirty-five year old Dante finds himself in the middle of a dark wood, in extreme personal and spiritual crisis. Hope of rescue ...

Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in Shakespeare's tragedy of love and power. As part of BBC Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston star in this brand-new production. Love...

The Little Ottleys (Series 4)
The Little Ottleys (Series 4) by Martyn Wade

All five episodes of the social comedy set in Edwardian London stars Haydn Gwynne - as heard on BBC Radio 4. It is early Autumn in the year 1916. Bruce Ottley, having gone to America to escape the Zeppelins and to live with Madame Frabelle, has returned t...

The Apple Tree
The Apple Tree by Gerda Stevenson

Maria is an Englishwoman who has fallen in love with her husband Iain's Highland heritage - but there's a shock in store for them when they take a trip home to his mother's island croft. It is Hogmanay, and Iain has just received news of his mother's deat...

Three of a Kind (Vintage Beeb)
Three of a Kind (Vintage Beeb) by Kim Fuller

Highlights from the classic BBC TV comedy sketch show starring Lenny Henry, Tracey Ullman and David Copperfield. Broadcast over three series between 1981 and 1983, Three of a Kind made stars out of Tracey Ullman and Lenny Henry, and helped writers such as...

Fry's English Delight - Series 6
Fry's English Delight - Series 6 by Stephen Fry

Presented by Stephen Fry, as heard on BBC Radio 4. 1. Rhetoric: It was once a noble oratorical art. Now, rhetoric means the misleading language of politicians and dictators. Stephen tries to restore its original meaning, with the help of three very differ...

Susan Calman is Convicted (Series 1)
Susan Calman is Convicted (Series 1) by BBC

In a brand new series for Radio 4, News Quiz favourite Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions from a personal perspective. In these four episodes, she examines the current hot political topic of equal marriage; looks at the issues s...

Bridget Christie Minds the Gap: The Complete Series 1
Bridget Christie Minds the Gap: The Complete Series 1 by Bridget Christie

Last year, comedian Bridget Christie noticed that misogyny, like shiny leggings, had made an unexpected comeback. But did it ever really go away? Bridget Christie Minds the Gap is a new stand-up comedy series on the state of British feminism today. In the...

The Navy Lark: Volume 28 - Troutbridge's Party
The Navy Lark: Volume 28 - Troutbridge's Party by Lawrie Wyman

Four BBC radio episodes. Secret Mission to Calais ('Working Their Passage'): The Admiral foists a 'ticklish job' from the Diplomatic Service on Povey: collect somebody who has got out of 'you know where' from France - at the same time as Pertwee needs to ...

The Now Show (Complete Series 38)
The Now Show (Complete Series 38) by Steve Punt

Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis present the week via topical stand-up and sketches. Public Domain (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd ...

I Was There Too! The Complete Series: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
I Was There Too! The Complete Series: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation by Elizabeth Kuti

Three 'witness' insights into history. In That Door by Elizabeth Kuti (read by Eleanor Bron), it is Wittenberg, 1517 and Brother Martin meets the indomitable Frau Sprenger. In Nothing but Blue Skies by Dominic Power (read by Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Kathe...

Mad Girl: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation
Mad Girl: A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation by Phil Gladwin

Fifteen year old Rose hears voices. Mostly she gets along with them ok, but when her real Dad turns up out of the blue to take her away for the weekend, things get completely out of control. This drama has sprung out of a project that listened to people w...

15 Minute Drama: Derailed (Complete)
15 Minute Drama: Derailed (Complete) by Steve Chamber

George is romantic and great fun but how much does Marie really know about her new partner? After a whirlwind romance and Mediterranean marriage to chirpy cockney George, Marie's plans for a cosy Christmas a deux are derailed when he says the band's sched...

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