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    • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

    • By: Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
    • Narrated by: Paul Eddington, full cast, Nigel Hawthorn
    • Length: 18 hrs and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 158
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      5 out of 5 stars 150
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      5 out of 5 stars 150

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining and funny

    • By Malcolm on 17-09-2017

    Non-member price: $49.97

    • Absolute Power

    • The Complete BBC Radio 4 Radio Comedy Series
    • By: Mark Tavener
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry, John Bird
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Stephen Fry and John Bird star in all four series of the BBC Radio 4 satirical comedy, plus the 2006 special episode. Set in the Machiavellian world of modern PR, Absolute Power introduces us to London-based 'government-media relations consultancy' Prentiss McCabe, whose partners Charles Prentiss and Martin McCabe are frequently embroiled in the machinations of the British political system.

    Non-member price: $34.34

    • The Goon Show Compendium: Volume 11 (Series 9, Pt 2 & Series 10)

    • Twenty episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy series
    • By: Spike Milligan
    • Narrated by: Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Twenty remastered episodes of the legendary series plus bonus material. Immensely popular and hugely influential, the groundbreaking radio series changed the face of British comedy. Now, for the first time, this collection presents the available episodes in chronological order as they were scheduled to be broadcast. In addition, there are some rare bonus archive items.

    Non-member price: $49.97

    • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme

    • The Complete Series 3 & 4
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: a full cast, John Finnemore, Carrie Quinlan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 13

    The complete third and fourth series of BBC Radio 4’s award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure. In the third and fourth series of his hit sketch show, John Finnemore examines a typically eclectic range of issues including making friends, the problem with polymath bestselling authors, the colour of posh men’s trousers, and a history of choice.

    Non-member price: $28.11

    • Welcome to our Village Please Invade Carefully

    • Series 2
    • By: Eddie Robson, Hattie Morahan, Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Narrated by: Peter Davison, Hattie Morahan, Full Cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 6

    The complete second series of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom about an alien invasion of a small village, starring Hattie Morahan and Charles Edwards with Peter Davison and Jan Francis. When the small Buckinghamshire village of Cresdon Green is invaded by an alien race called the Geonin, the local residents come up against Uljabaan, the smooth-talking leader of the aliens.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Ed Reardon's Week: Series 11

    • The BBC Radio 4 sitcom
    • By: Christopher Douglas
    • Narrated by: Christopher Douglas, full cast, Stephanie Cole
    • Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
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    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.

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • Dad's Army

    • Complete Radio Series One
    • By: David Croft, Jimmy Perry
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Arthur Lowe
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Twenty episodes from the first BBC Radio series plus an hour-long Christmas special, 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, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By Anonymous User on 28-04-2018

    Non-member price: $34.35

    • Hancock's Half Hour

    • Complete Series One & Two
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: Tony Hancock, Sid James, Full Cast
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock’s Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of “the lad ‘imself”. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Andrée Melly, Bill Kerr, and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.

    Non-member price: $29.97

    • That Mitchell and Webb Sound: Radio Series 5

    • By: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Narrated by: David Mitchell, Robert Webb
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Comedy from the lopsided world of David Mitchell and Robert Webb, with Olivia Colman and James Bachman. The radio sketch series which spawned BBC TV’s That Mitchell and Webb Look returns with five brand new episodes.

    Non-member price: $18.74

    • Just a Minute

    • Another Classic Collection
    • By: BBC Comedy
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Parsons
    • Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    A sparkling collection of 22 classic episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades - Sheila Hancock, Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Stephen Fry and Graham Norton - the collection also includes two bonus Christmas themed editions of the show. Loved for the verbal dexterity, wicked wit and competitive edge of its participants, Just a Minute has welcomed scores of guest players to the game since it began in 1967.

    Non-member price: $34.35

    • Hancock’s Half Hour: Series 3

    • Ten episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
    • By: Ray Galton, Alan Simpson
    • Narrated by: full cast, Tony Hancock, Sid James
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock’s Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of “the lad 'imself”.

    Non-member price: $29.97

    • The Navy Lark: Collected Series 10

    • By: Lawrie Wyman
    • Narrated by: Jon Pertwee, Full Cast, Leslie Phillips, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    18 episodes from the tenth series of this much-loved BBC radio classic comedy starring Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee. With a starring cast of Stephen Murray, Leslie Phillips and Jon Pertwee, ably supported by Richard Caldicot, Heather Chasen, Tenniel Evans and Michael Bates, The Navy Lark remains buoyant after all these years.

    Non-member price: $31.23

    • Just a Minute: Series 75

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Panel Game
    • By: BBC Radio Comedy
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Nicholas Parsons, Paul Merton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Nicholas Parsons chairs six more episodes of the evergreen BBC Radio 4 panel game. Fresh from winning the Radio Award for comedy in the 2016 Chortle Awards, the perennially popular show returns for a 75th series. Guests joining Nicholas Parsons include regulars Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence, Sheila Hancock and Marcus Brigstocke, as well as relative newcomers Josh Widdicombe and Holly Walsh.

    Non-member price: $17.97

    • Goodness Gracious Me

    • The Complete Radio Series 1-3
    • By: Meera Syal, Anil Gupta, Sanjeev Bhaskar
    • Narrated by: Kulvinder Ghir, Meera Syal, Nina Wadia, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
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    Nothing escaped the eye of the satirical eye of Britain's phenomenally successful all-Asian sketch show that was Goodness Gracious Me. The complete BBC Radio series 1-3 fore-ran the award-winning BBC TV series that ran in the late 1990s, and features the same cast. Prepare for your heart to pound in the Indian recreation of Brief Encounter, sing along to the profound words of wisdom with Fifty Ways to Leave your Mother, and enjoy pop classics such as Hindi People and Punjabi Girl.

    Non-member price: $21.26

    • Gloomsbury: Series 1

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
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    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th century.

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, Series 5

    • The BBC Radio 4 Comedy Sketch Show
    • By: John Finnemore
    • Narrated by: John Finnemore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The complete fifth series of BBC Radio 4's award-winning sketch show, written by and starring the writer of Cabin Pressure. John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme has won a host of awards, including the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best Scripted Comedy with Live Audience. Written by and starring John Finnemore, this fifth series of the hit show returns with more witty wordplay and laugh-out-loud sketches.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a delight!

    • By Ishai Sagi on 21-09-2016

    Non-member price: $18.72

    • In and Out of the Kitchen, Series 1, 2, and 3

    • By: Miles Jupp
    • Narrated by: Miles Jupp, Justin Edwards
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Miles Jupp stars as fussy food writer Damien Trench in three series of the much-loved BBC Radio 4 sitcom. Well-known cookery writer Damien Trench is famous for his book A Year in the Kitchen, a diary of everything he cooked and ate over the course of 12 months. Now, for the follow-up volume, In and Out of the Kitchen, Damien undertakes to open up the doors "not only to my kitchen, but also to my life". But is Damien’s life as idyllic as his listeners might suppose?

    Non-member price: $31.23

    • Round the Horne: Complete Series 3

    • Classic Comedy from the BBC Archives
    • By: Barry Took, Marty Feldman
    • Narrated by: Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
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    Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 20 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land. It carved a niche in the history of broadcast comedy, a sketch show which prodded the boundaries of propriety and innuendo.

    Non-member price: $32.95

    • Gloomsbury: Series 3

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: Alison Steadman, full cast, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, and Nigel Planer star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy, and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.

    Non-member price: $21.86

    • Gloomsbury: Series 2

    • By: Sue Limb
    • Narrated by: full cast, Alison Steadman, Miriam Margolyes
    • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
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    Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman and Roger Lloyd-Pack star in Sue Limb's comedy parodying the arty and adulterous adventures of the Bloomsbury Group. A stellar cast, including Morwenna Banks, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions, join in this affectionate send-up of the infamous Bloomsbury literary group, who dominated the English cultural scene in the early 20th Century.

    Non-member price: $20.98

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