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The most popular Radio books currently available. Updated weekly.
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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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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
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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.
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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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Today Programme Puzzle Book 2: The puzzle book of 2019
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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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.
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Last Train to Hilversum: A journey in search of the magic of radio
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Norse Mythology: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
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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
11
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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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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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.
14
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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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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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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Just a Minute: A Vintage Collection: 12 classic episodes of the much-loved BBC Radio comedy game
18
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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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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Going Off Alarming: The Autobiography: Vol 2
The dazzlingly funny second volume of Danny Baker's memoirs: the television years.
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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.
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Radio: Making Waves in Sound
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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.
24
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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Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked
A new paperback edition of the bestselling biography of Radio Caroline
26
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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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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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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Archers Official 2019 Calendar - Square Wall Calendar Format
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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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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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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 8: The BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show
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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...
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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
35
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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Wit and Wisdom of Test Match Special
`He played that so late, it was almost posthumous.' (John Arlott) For over fifty years, Test Match Special has provided the soundtrack to many cricket fans' lives - now this book collects its greatest hits.
37
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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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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Orson Welles, Volume 3: One-Man Band
An epic survey of Orson Welles' life and work. It shows what it was like to be around Welles, and, what it was like to be him, in which lies the answer to the old riddle: whatever happened to Orson Welles?
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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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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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Charles Paris: Star Trap: A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
Bill Nighy returns as the loveably louche Charles Paris in Jeremy Front's BBC radio dramatisation of Simon Brett's novel When Charles Paris' agent rings with the news that he has a part for him in a new musical, Charles is delighted - and somewhat amazed, as he can neither sing nor dance.
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I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue: Volume 10
This tenth collection finds unflappable chairman Humphrey Lyttelton giving silly things to do to regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden, as well as special guests Jeremy Hardy, Ross Noble, Andy Hamilton and Rob Brydon.
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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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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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Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography
Comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter Danny Baker charts his 30 years in showbiz.
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Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It
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Radio Moments: 50 Years of Radio - Life on the Inside
A lively and insightful account of 'the second great age of radio'.
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Dad's Army: Complete Radio Series 3
Twenty-six episodes from the third BBC Radio series starring Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier and Clive Dunn plus a bonus pilot episode of It Sticks Out Half a MileIn 1973 the BBC adapted its hit wartime TV series for radio, featuring the original television cast and characters.
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Welcome to Just a Minute!: A Celebration of Britain's Best-Loved Radio Comedy
The paperback outing of the very first Just a Minute book, written by the show's long-standing and much adored chairman