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The most popular Radio scripts books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Today Programme Puzzle Book 2: Over 250 brainteasers from the land, sea and ice
Take on even more cryptic, numerical and linguistic brainteasers in this second puzzle book from Britain's best-loved radio programme.
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Cabin Pressure: The Collected Series 1-3
Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas, and John Finnemore as Arthur.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16: The Award Winning BBC Radio 4 Comedy
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Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio full-cast dramatisations
Now her former love has returned... With an all-star cast including David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia McKenzie, Jenny Agutter, Toby Jones, Eve Best and Juliet Stevenson, these BBC radio adaptations are full of humour, romance, love lost and love regained.
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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 4
Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas and John Finnemore as Arthur.
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Round the Horne: Complete Series 3: Classic Comedy from the BBC Archives
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.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue: A Second Treasury: The much-loved BBC Radio 4 comedy series
A collection of classic fun and games from one of BBC Radio 4's best-loved comedy panel games.
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Gloomsbury: Series 5: The hit BBC Radio 4 comedy
Accompanied by Ginny and Lionel, they are enjoying a last-minute whirlwind of pleasure in the City of Love when Venus arrives with some dreadful news...Nigel Planer, Morwenna Banks, Nigel Planer, Jonathan Coy and John Sessions star in these six episodes of the superbly funny literary sitcom.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 18: The award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy
It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name' Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday `The funniest comedy quiz show of them all' Sue Arnold, The Observer Another collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games now in its eighteenth edition.
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Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series Two
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.
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Infinite Monkey Cage: Series 6, 7, 8 and 9
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science.In these 24 episodes the programme looks at topics as diverse as Oceans, Science Mavericks, Parallel Universes, Science v Art, Space Exploration, Brain Science, Creating Life, The Science of Christmas Behaviour, Space Tourism, Death and Risk.
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D-Day: The Road to Normandy
First-hand accounts by those who planned and took part in the Normandy landings, and eyewitness reports from BBC correspondents travelling with the troops on 6 June 1944. In 1940, after the evacuation of the British army from Dunkirk, Winston Churchill vowed that Allied Forces would return to "cleanse Europe of the Nazi Pestilence".
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John Finnemore's Double Acts: Series 2: 6 full-cast radio dramas
This is the second series of one-off comedies written by the genius behind the smash-hit radio sitcom "Cabin Pressure" - John Finnemore.In the third show, newcomers Kieran Hodgson (2017 South Bank Arts - Breakthrough Comedy Award) and Ethan Lawrence ("Bad Education") are Pidge & Gavin in "Here's What We Do" - Pidge & Gavin!
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Missing Hancocks: Series 3: Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
Five more brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts, starring Andy Secombe and Kevin McNally. Written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson and with the classic score performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, these hilarious episodes were recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.
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My Teenage Diary: Adolescent Musings from the Hit BBC Radio 4 Series
Ever wanted to pick the lock of a celebrity's teenage diary?My Teenage Diary is a Radio 4 comedy show hosted by Rufus Hound featuring celebrities reading and discussing extracts from their teenage diaries.
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Goon Show: Volume 33: Four episodes of the anarchic BBC radio comedy
Foiled by President Fred - Series 6, Episode 7 (1 November 1955)Personal Narrative - Series 7, Episode 8 (22 November 1956)Round the World in Eighty Days - Series 7, Episode 21 (21 February 1957)The Missing Boa Constrictor - Series 7, Episode 25 (21 March 1957)Goon but not forgotten!
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Hancock's Half Hour Collectibles: Volume 4
A fascinating collection of rare and remastered radio & TV material starring Tony HancockIn this fourth treasury of rare archive material, our irrepressible hero forms an association to save Fred's Pie Stall, in a newly restored 1959 radio episode of Hancock's Half Hour.
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All That Fall and Other Plays for Radio and Screen
(Pause.) That sound you hear is the sea. (Pause.) I mention it because the sound is so strange, so unlike the sound of the sea, that if you didn't see what it was you wouldn't know what it was.
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Museum of Curiosity: Series 1-4: 24 episodes of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy panel game
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'. This title features episodes from this series.
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Round the Horne: Complete Series 4: 17 episodes of the groundbreaking BBC radio comedy
Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 17 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy, including the 1967 Christmas special. Round the Horne arrived on BBC radio in 1965, bringing laughter to Sunday lunchtimes throughout the land.
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Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Comedies: The Taming of the Shrew; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Twelfth Night
Three classic radio productions from the BBC archives starring Nigel Hawthorne, Miriam Margolyes, Geraldine McEwan and a host of celebrated acting talent. These three legendary plays, performed by some of the best-known theatrical actors of the 20th Century, are the perfect way to commemorate England's greatestdramatist.
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Archers in Fact and Fiction: Academic Analyses of Life in Rural Borsetshire
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Cold Comfort Farm: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
Patricia Gallimore and Miriam Margolyes star in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic comic novel.
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Just a Minute: The Golden Collection: Classic episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game
Celebrating half a century of Just a Minute on BBC radio, this is a collection of 12 episodes from each of the programme's six decades, ranging from 1968 to the special Christmas 2016 edition, Just a Minute Does Panto.
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Charles Dickens - The BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume Four: A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
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Bleak Expectations: The Complete First Series
Join Anthony Head, Celia Imrie, Richard Johnson and Geoffrey Whitehead in this gloriously daft Victorian romp in the style of Charles Dickens after too much gin, first performed on the British Broadcasting Club's Radio 4.
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Clare in the Community: Series 10: Series 10 & a Christmas special episode of the BBC Radio 4 sitcom
Clare Barker, the social worker with all the politically correct jargon but none of the practical solutions, continues to struggle with her professional and private life.
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Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies: Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
Recorded at BBC Broadcasting House and featuring the BBC Drama Repertory company, with specially composed music including a score from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, this is classic radio drama at its finest.
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Round the Horne: The Complete Julian & Sandy: Classic BBC Radio comedy
In these 48 lally-trembling scenarios, Jools and Sand cater for the intimate at 'omey in Bona Caterers, shake hands with a prospective member in Keep Britain Bona, set themselves up as Bona Tax Consultants and teach the world to talk proper in Bona School of Languages.
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War of the Worlds: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
It is the beginning of a merciless invasion... As Robert flees in search of safety, accompanied by a young curate, young soldier Billy experiences the chaos happening in London. It stars Blake Ritson as Robert, with Samuel James as Billy and Carl Prekopp as the Curate.
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Goon Show: Volume 32: Four episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy
Forog - Series 5, Episode 13 (21 December 1954) The Six Ingots of Leadenhall Street (aka The Terrible Blasting of Moreton's Bank) - Series 5, Episode 23 (1 March 1955) The Tale of Men's Shirts - Series 10, Episode 2 (31 December 1959)The Scarlet Capsule - Series 9, Episode 14 (2 February 1959) Goon but not forgotten!
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Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge: BBC Radio 4 comedy
Also included are two bonus programmes: a spoof behind-the-scenes feature Knowing Knowing Me, Knowing You and In Conversation with Steve Coogan.
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?: Complete BBC Radio Series
In addition, Terry gets some shock news, and helps Bob get ready for his and Thelma's big day...Originally lost from the BBC archive, the audio for many of these episodes was recovered by producer Stan Was, the BBC's Archive Treasure Hunt, and a listener to BBC7.
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Inspector Morse: BBC Radio Drama Collection: Three classic full-cast dramatisations
Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations starring John Shrapnel as Morse and Robert Glenister as Lewis, plus a bonus reading by Colin Dexter of one of his short stories. In Last Seen Wearing, Inspector Morse is reluctant to take over an old missing person case from a dead colleague.
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My Dear Bessie: A Love Story in Letters: A BBC Radio 4 adaptation
Benedict Cumberbatch and Louise Brealey read a love story in letters, played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. 'Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now;
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Old Harry's Game: The Complete Series One & Two
Andy Hamilton stars as Satan in the comedy that's satirical, philosophical, inventive, topical - and timeless. 'One of the great comic creations of recent years' - Sunday Telegraph. one of the best-written comedies around, sustained over its 12 years on the air by brilliant performances and production' - Daily Telegraph.6 CDs.
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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 3
Cabin Pressure is set in the wing and a prayer world of a tiny, one-plane charter airline; Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas and John Finnemore as Arthur.
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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2
Written by John Finnemore (John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme, The Now Show), Cabin Pressure stars Stephanie Cole as Carolyn, Benedict Cumberbatch as Martin, Roger Allam as Douglas and John Finnemore as Arthur.
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Navy Lark Collection: Series 8: September - November 1966
All aboard HMS Troutbridge for Series Eight of The Navy Lark! Bonus material includes The Embassy Lark episode `National Grumpshnog Week' and Episode Five from Series One (broadcast 12 April 1966).
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Just A Minute: A Further Classic Collection: 22 archive episodes of the much-loved BBC radio comedy game
A further delightful collection of 22 previously unpublished episodes of the ever-popular BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons. Showcasing five key players from the past five decades - Tim Rice, Wendy Richard, Tony Hawks, Sue Perkins and Julian Clary - the collection also includes two bonus editions of the show.
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7 Secrets of Creative Radio Advertising
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I Capture the Castle: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
Toby Jones and Holliday Grainger star in a new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Dodie Smith's enduringly popular coming-of-age novel In the 1930s, seventeen-year-old Cassandra Mortmain lives in a crumbling ruin of a castle in the Suffolk countryside.
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Hancock's Half Hour: Series 5: 20 episodes of the classic BBC Radio comedy series
The complete fifth series of the legendary BBC Radio comedy series starring Tony Hancock. Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. This volume contains all 20 episodes from the fifth radio series, collected together for the first time.
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Samuel Pepys - After the Fire: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
When the Great Fire of 1666 was finally extinguished, little remained of London but smouldering rubble. Following on from the acclaimed radio dramatisation of Pepys' complete diaries, this instalment of his chronicles focuses on events following the cataclysmic inferno that destroyed much of the capital four hundred years ago.
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Navy Lark Volume 31: Horrible Horace: Four classic radio comedy episodes
11 March 1960 After a boisterous party, the crew are feeling poorly - and matters are not helped when Commander Povey orders them onto choppy waters in search of a buoy...
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Resistance: BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama
It's the Summer Solstice weekend, and 150,000 people have descended on a farm in the North East of England for an open-air music festival. It's assumed to be a 24-hour thing, until people get home and discover strange skin lesions, which ulcerate and turn septic.
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Lunch: Complete Series 1-4: BBC Radio 4 comedy drama
Stephen Mangan and Claire Skinner star in all four series of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy drama. Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds Proust seminars for retirees. In Marcy Kahan's delightful "platonic romantic comedy", we join Bill and Bella as they meet, eat and disagree about everything;
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Anansi Boys: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's bestselling and much-loved novelWhen his father dies, Fat Charlie Nancy discovers that not only was the late Mr Nancy actually the god Anansi, but that he also has a long-lost brother, Spider, who is everything Fat Charlie is not.
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Round the Horne Compendium: Classic BBC Radio Comedy
Starring Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden and Bill Pertwee, Round the Horne breathed new life over the BBC radio airwaves from 1965 to 1968, a madcap mix of daring double entendres, captivating characters and bawdy badinage. This collection includes two complete episodes - Series 1, Episode 5 and Series 1, Episode 15.
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News Quiz: A Vintage Collection: Archive highlights from the popular Radio 4 comedy
A headline-crunching celebration of Radio 4's hugely successful topical comedy quiz show The News Quiz made its debut on Radio 4 in 1977, and four decades later it's still playfully making and breaking the headlines of our daily news.