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The most popular Radio books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Test Match Special Diary
The story of the 2019 cricketing summer - as seen from the greatest vantage point of them all: the Test Match Special commentary box.
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Day Like Today: Memoirs
For more than three decades, millions of Britons have woken to the sound of John Humphrys' voice.
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Missing Hancocks: Five new recordings of classic 'lost' scripts
Kevin McNally stars in five brand new recordings of original Hancock's Half Hour scripts by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Now, five of them have been recreated by BBC Radio 4, with Kevin McNally taking the role made famous by Tony Hancock.
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My A-Z of Cricket: A personal celebration of our glorious game
A funny and entertaining guide to cricket from iconic cricket character, Henry Blofeld.
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Archers Year Of Food and Farming: A celebration of Ambridge's most delicious produce, from the fields to the kitchens, with a side order of gossip
Full to the brim with the latest Ambridge recipes, and freshly prepared gossip, this must-have for all Archers fans lifts the lid on village and farm life
6
Howard Stern Comes Again
Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favourites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.
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William Shakespeare's Brexit: A Political Sh*tstorm in Five Acts
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For the Love of Radio 4: An Unofficial Companion
Radio 4 provides the soundtrack to life for millions of Britons. In Radio 4: An Unofficial Companion, Rosie Dillon celebrates all that's best about the nation's favourite spoken-word station, taking us on a tour through its history, its key personalities and programmes, and countless memorable moments from the archives.
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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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For the Love of The Archers - The Unofficial Puzzle Book: 200 Brain-Teasing Activities, from Crosswords to Quizzes
One of Britain's best-loved radio serials, The Archers has a special place in our affections. But when you're not tuning in for the latest goings-on, how about a puzzle or two to pass the time? From quizzes to crosswords, whether you're an expert or a casual listener, there's plenty here to tickle your fancy and tease your brain.
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Last Train to Hilversum: A Journey in Search of the Magic of Radio
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Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special: Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon
The autobiography of cricket broadcasting legend, Henry Blofeld
13
Today: A History of our World through 60 years of Conversations & Controversies
This book is about sixty years of memory - a history of ourselves, our country and the changing world.
14
Norse Mythology: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
15
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.
16
Going Deaf For A Living
Going Deaf for a Living is Steve Lamacq's candid reflection of several decades spent on the frontline of the alternative music scene.
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His Dark Materials: The Complete BBC Radio Collection: Three BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
All three BBC radio dramatisations of the bestselling fantasy trilogy - plus bonus material A breathtaking epic spanning multiple worlds, His Dark Materials follows the adventures of Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, two children catapulted into a life-or-death struggle to save the future of the Cosmos.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue 16: The Award Winning BBC Radio 4 Comedy
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In Our Time: Celebrating Twenty Years of Essential Conversation
A fascinating insight to a selection of the show's best episodes, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the popular Radio 4 programme.
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Just a Minute: A Vintage Collection: 12 classic episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game
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Battle of Britain Broadcaster: Charles Gardner, Radio Pioneer and WWII Pilot
The first detailed biography of this famous BBC correspondent's wartime career, both in the armed forces and as a serviceman.
22
Jeeves & Wooster: The Collected Radio Dramas
A rollicking collection of s ix acclaimed dramatisations of P.G Wodehoue's Jeeves & Wooster novels, starring Michael Hordern and Richard Briers as Jeeves and Wooster. Right Ho, Jeeves sees mayhem breaking out at Brinkley Court, but there are more brains in the Wooster household than just Jeeves...
23
Shipping Forecast: A Miscellany
From the places themselves - how they got their names, what's happened there through the ages - to the poems and parodies that it's inspired, this is a beautifully evocative tribute to one of Britain's - and Radio 4's - best-loved broadcasts.
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Going Off Alarming: The Autobiography: Vol 2
The dazzlingly funny second volume of Danny Baker's memoirs: the television years.
25
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Christmas Clue
Features the Christmas Special, called "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Christmas Carol", broadcast on Christmas Day 2003. This work contains the normal quiz show, the regulars will be telling the story of Ebenezer Scrumph and his poor assistant Crotchet with the help of the regular guests - Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, and Stephen Fry.
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Howard Stern Comes Again
Over his unrivalled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities-discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favourites? It's one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer.
27
Good Face for Radio: Confessions of a Radio Head
The diaries of one of Britain's most beloved broadcasters, and the UK's favourite radio voice.
28
Radio: Making Waves in Sound
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News Quiz: Best of 2019: The topical BBC Radio 4 comedy panel show
Four of the funniest episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp. Guest regulars include Andy Hamilton, Angela Barnes, Susan Calman, Andrew Maxwell, Fern Brady, Desiree Burch, Michael Deacon, Kerry Godliman, Holly Walsh, Andy Zaltzman and Helen Lewis.
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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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Going on the Turn
The laugh-out-loud third volume of Danny Baker's memoirs, following the bestselling Going to Sea in a Sieve and Going Off Alarming.
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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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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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Just a Minute: Best of 2019: 4 episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game
Four of the funniest 2019 episodes from the much-loved BBC Radio 4 panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons.
35
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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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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Still Whispering After All These Years: My Autobiography
Bob Harris tells his story of over 40 years of broadcasting with the BBC, from the young, passionate music fan who moved to London determined to make music his life, to being presented with an OBE for his services to music broadcasting.
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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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Archers Official 2019 Calendar - Square Wall Calendar Format
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Sonic Youth Slept On My Floor: Music, Manchester, and More: A Memoir
Sonic Youth Slept on My Floor is a lively, revelatory and gloriously well-written memoir of Dave Haslam's life and work in some of the most interesting corners of contemporary culture. It's a masterful insider account of life at the Hacienda, the rise of Madchester and the birth of the rave era.
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Dick Barton Casebook: A BBC Radio Collection
Noel Johnson, Douglas Kelly, Duncan Carse and Gordon Davies star as Dick Barton in this exciting BBC Radio 4 collection set in the world of criminal masterminds, espionage and adventure!
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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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Over and Out: My Innings of a Lifetime with Test Match Special: Memories of Test Match Special from a broadcasting icon
The autobiography of cricket broadcasting legend, Henry Blofeld
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Your Call: What My Listeners Say and Why We Should Take Note
Looking beyond the polls and the experts, Radio 2's Jeremy Vine explores the opinions of the nation. Published in hardback as What I Learnt.
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Woman's Hour: Words from Wise, Witty and Wonderful Women
For the last 70 years, the guests of Woman's Hour have been entertaining listeners with their compelling combination of wit, warmth, insight and humour.
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Till the Cows Come Home: A Lancashire Childhood: The Sunday Times Bestseller
A wonderfully written, funny coming of age memoir of growing up in 1980s Lancashire, by best loved DJ and broadcaster Sara Cox.
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Victoria Wood: From Soup to Nuts
Rebecca Front presents this two-part look back at Victoria Wood's stand-up and songs using her own archives and tapes - including never-before-heard material Victoria Wood was a comedian, actress and all-round national treasure.
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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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Hancock's Half Hour: Complete Series One & Two
Tony Hancock stars with Sid James and Kenneth Williams in the legendary BBC Radio comedy series. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Andree Melly, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness.
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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.