The hilarious and heartwarming account of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear audiobook browser and welcome to Peggy and Me. The story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.
The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'. Fortunately, helping to fill its vacant plinths is a gathering of the world's most original minds. Among the guests bearing donations to the museum in these 25 episodes are Neil Gaiman, Sarah Millican, Clive James, Kate Adie, Sir Terry Pratchett, Ronni Ancona, Jon Ronson and many more.
"Oh, the British!!!"
The award-winning BBC Radio 4 sketch show returns, written by and starring John Finnemore. Winner of the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience, the programme was described as 'one of the most consistently funny sketch shows for quite some time' by The Guardian. The sketches and skits feature Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Simon Kane, Lawry Lewin and Carrie Quinlan.
A bumper collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved and most enduring comedy panel games. The inimitable Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair for these 36 hilarious editions, collected together for the first time. He presides over regular players Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton, plus guests including Stephen Fry, Tony Hawks, Andy Hamilton, Paul Merton, Sandi Toksvig and Jeremy Hardy.
Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.
"An education in politics with brilliance and humour."
Matt Lucas hosts the newest and most prestigious awards ceremony of the year - the perfectly-title 'Lucases'. Including awards for the Lamest Excuse of All-Time, the Lucas for Most Pointless Member of the Royal Family and the Lucas for Greatest Song By A Musical Artist Who Is Otherwise Rubbish.
More sketches from the inside-out world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, including what James Bond is really like as a party guest, and the rather too exciting world of Rabbit Newsnight. Their distinctive and lopsided view of the world includes the worst possible name for a dry cleaning shop; the brave and dangerous work of Hairdressers Sans Frontiers; and the tragic consequences when a stray piece of ham goes unchecked.
When Lister got drunk, he really got drunk! After celebrating his birthday with a Monopoly-board pub crawl around London, he came to in a burger bar on one of Saturns moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein". Joining the Space Corps seemed a good idea.
"Best audiobook in the universe"
Bill Nighy returns as Charles Paris in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of a novel by Simon Brett, adapted by Jeremy Front. Whilst appearing in a Christmas production of Cinderella, Charles finds a body beneath Eastbourne Pier and soon comes under suspicion for murder.
Kenneth Horne is joined by Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee and Pat Lancaster in the second series of the classic weekly radio show. Between 1958 and 1964, Beyond Our Ken was one of radio's most popular comedy shows, with a regular audience of 10 million listeners. A hilarious mix of sketches and music, packed with witty wordplay, comic catchphrases and larger-than-life characters, this fabulous forerunner to Round the Horne remains just as funny today.
Stephen Fry and John Bird star as masters of spin Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe in all 22 episodes of the BBC Radio 4 series. Prentiss McCabe is a London-based 'government-media relations consultancy', and in each episode Charles and Martin are embroiled in the machinations of the British political system. This complete collection includes all 21 episodes of the four series broadcast between 2000 and 2004, plus the special 2006 episode. Duration: 11 hours approx.
David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.
The Mighty Boosh is unlike any show you are ever likely to hear, and one that defies description; the closest you could get to the unique style of Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding would be in the early days of Reeves and Mortimer, with their cardboard props and men with sticks.
"Love love love the Mighty Boosh xx"
In this first volume of his diaries, Michael Palin tells for the first time how Monty Python emerged and triumphed. Perceptive and funny, it chronicles not only his struggle to find a niche in the world of television comedy, but also the extraordinary goings on of the many powerful personalities who coalesced to form the Python team.
"great stories. Abrupt, disappointing ending"
Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the fourth series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult. By John Finnemore (The News Quiz, Mitchell & Webb).
Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.
Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses' script for Revolting People, about the American War of Independence, winningly mixes the "boom boom" school of jokes, literary silliness (jeopardy means "like a jeopard"), and anachronisms that make deft political points.
In this Christmas special 'Molokai' - It's Christmas morning, but when Carolyn schedules an extra stop-off to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, Arthur has just seven minutes to celebrate Christmas. Stephanie Cole, Benedict Cumberbatch & Roger Allam star in the second series of the hit sitcom about the tiny charter airline for whom no job is too small, but many, many jobs are too difficult.
Collected together for the first time, 21 episodes of the radio series starring Wilfrid Brambell and Harry H. Corbett, based on the TV episodes written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
Join Professor John Lloyd and curators Jimmy Carr, Humphrey Ker, Phill Jupitus and Sarah Millican as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses. The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn't make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go 'hmm'.
Sally Phillips stars as the social worker with all the PC jargon but none of the practical solutions in a further six episodes of the radio sitcom. Duration: 3 hours approx.
Seven more episodes of biting satirical wit from Steve Punt, Hugh Dennis, Mitch Benn and guests, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November and December 2016. Duration: 3 hours approx.
Jack Frost is disheveled, disorganised and disrespectful. His superiors don't like him. He has a habit of doing things his way - and getting results. But when Denton CID is faced with a spate of major crimes, Frost finds himself under pressure. A young woman becomes the sixth victim of a multiple rapist, a teenage girl goes missing, there's a robbery at the Purple Parrot nightclub, and an old man is injured in a hit-and-run. With all this on his plate, Frost has little time and less patience for paperwork.
Comedian Marcus Brigstocke presents a two-part special focussing on the great British press. In the first episode, he plunges headfirst into the contents of the great British newspaper and comes up smelling of Daily Mail. Plus he reveals the headline of the year that you'll never get to read.... In the second episode, there's sex, scandal and saucy secrets on offer as Marcus examines how the great British press combine the difficult jobs of both selling newspapers and ruining peoples' lives.
Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French, Olivia Colman, Sarah Millican and Germaine Greer in this new four-part BBC Radio 4 series. Using cars as a 'vehicle' for sharing memories, Victoria and guests take a comic look at life, love, sex, work, childhood, adulthood and adventure. At the heart of the show is an exploration of what cars symbolise to women today, including freedom, power, refuge, novelty and familiarity.
The Penny Dreadfuls examine the life of Guy Fawkes, undertake a satirical version of the French Revolution and turn their comic eye towards Hereward the Wake. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Marek Larwood, Justin Edwards, Miles Jupp, Richard E Grant, and Sally Hawkins.
Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus’ epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin’s famous voyage. The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lolly Adefope, Robert Webb and Susan Calman.
Christopher Douglas stars as Ed Reardon in the complete series 11 of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series. Ed Reardon - hack writer, pipe smoker, fare dodger and master of the abusive email - returns in the radio sitcom, written by Christopher Douglas and Andrew Nickolds. Starring Christopher Douglas as Ed, with a supporting cast. Duration: three hours approx.
Eight episodes of the topical radio comedy show.
A hectic mix of sketches and songs, Beyond Our Ken kept millions of listeners in stitches between 1958 and 1964. In these uproarious half hours, you can enjoy a series of plays to remember; hear all about Kenneth Horne's adventures in Switzerland, Macau and the North West Frontier; check out the latest film releases in Picture Go Round; and learn about the worlds of photography, hobbies, food, the city and more in documentary feature Hornerama.
Sue Johnston, John Hannah and Eddie Marsan are among the stars of this spellbinding, hilarious and uplifting comedy drama. Set entirely at a series of weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, these 13 episodes also feature Rebecca Front, Paul Kaye, Julia Deakin and Samantha Bond.
All 13 episodes of the 14th series of the classic nautical BBC radio comedy series, plus bonus features. This much-loved classic comedy series stars Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray in 13 episodes of mirth and mayhem, first broadcast in 1973. Duration: seven hours approx.
The complete 76th series of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game, chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Just a Minute has been entertaining generations of listeners since its first series in 1967. Here regular players, including Paul Merton, return to do verbal battle with newer players of the game, all the time seeking to avoid hesitation, repetition and deviation.