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The most popular Radio scripts books currently available. Updated weekly.
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William Shakespeare's Brexit: A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts
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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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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 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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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. `The more I listen to John Finnemore's Cabin Pressure, the more I think what a stonking masterpiece it is.
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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. aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me.'A small blue box opened in 2008 revealed a wartime world of love, longing and frustration.
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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 ObserverAnother collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games now in its eighteenth edition.
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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. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Bill Kerr Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness. In these hilarious Half Hours, Hancock has a makeover; The episodes are: The New Radio Series;
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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. At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick and Bill Pertwee.
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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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Round the Horne: Complete Series One: March 1965 - June 1965
Kenneth Horne, Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden and Hugh Paddick star in 16 episodes of the anarchic 1960s radio comedy. At its heart was the suave and upstanding Kenneth Horne, around which revolved the multiple naughty personas of Kenneth Williams, Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick and Bill Pertwee.
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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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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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Classic BBC Radio Shakespeare: Tragedies: Hamlet; Macbeth; Romeo and Juliet
Three powerful radio productions from the BBC archives starring Ian McKellen, Ronald Pickup and Paul Scofield and a host of celebrated acting talent .
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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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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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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. One of the first modern sitcoms, Hancock's Half Hour made Tony Hancock a household name and launched the careers of writing partners Galton and Simpson.
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My Teenage Diary: Adolescent Musings from the Hit BBC Radio 4 Series
Featuring diary extracts from Terry Wogan, Alex Horne, Robert Peston, Rachel Johnson, Meera Syal, Sheila Hancock, Robert Webb and many more, these diaries give us a wealth of brilliant material - from the funny and ridiculous, via the poignant, pretentious and philosophical, down to the extremely embarrassing.
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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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Script: The Audio Scripts
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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.
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Archers in Fact and Fiction: Academic Analyses of Life in Rural Borsetshire
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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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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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Goon Show Compendium Volume 13
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in 7 early episodes of The Goon Show, plus a plethora of bonus features.
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Cabin Pressure: The Complete Series 2
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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So You Want To Write Radio Drama
A practical guide to writing radio drama and getting it produced, by a leading radio dramatist and a hugely experienced radio drama producer who have both created award-winning dramas for the BBC.
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7 Secrets of Creative Radio Advertising
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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. Three series were broadcast between 1974 and 1976, with episodes adapted from their TV counterparts by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles.
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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.
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Anansi Boys: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
A brand new 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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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.
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Best Of Round The Horne
The Best of Round the Horne stars Kenneth Horne, `the uncrowned head of the show'; Betty Marsden (Daphne Whitethigh and terribly, terribly affected Fiona); This recording was previously released on LP in 1975, and subsequently on the cassette Round the Horne Volume 1.
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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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Navy Lark Collection: Series 7: July - October 1965
The Complete Series 7 with an online booklet. The Navy Lark will be aboard HMS Troutbridge again! Written by Laurie Wyman, for most of its run, the comedy series starred Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Ronnie Barker.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Resistance: BBC Radio 4 full-cast drama
Gina McKee stars in this chilling apocalyptic radio drama by award-winning writer Val McDermid. Reporting on the event is journalist Zoe Meadows, who files her copy from a food van run by her friends Sam and Lisa. 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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War of the Worlds: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
Robert rushes to view the craft, and is present when Martians emerge and turn their heat rays on the locals, who are waving white flags. 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.
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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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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. Now he's back and feeling a little off-kilter, so he decides to rekindle his friendship with Bella.
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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. Casting around for suitable relatives with whom she can make her home, Flora alights on the mysterious Starkadders and, ignoring the horrified shrieks of her friends, heads down to darkest Sussex.
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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.