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(1940-1949) "BBC Radio - The Early Years" (17 Episodes) (OTR, Variety, various)
Info: This is a collection of BBC radio comedies: "Band Waggon" starring Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch; "ITMA" (It's That Man Again) starring Tommy Handley; "Much Binding in the Marsh" starring Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne; "HMS Waterlogged" starring Eric Barker, with Jon Pertwee; "Studio Stand Easy" starring Charlie Chester; "Up The Pole" starring Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss, with Jon Pertwee; "Life with the Lyons" starring Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels; and "The Will Hay Programme" starring Will Hay.Wiki
Admin notes: If you are young then this is an eye opener to your history.
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(1950-1959) "BBC Radio - (30 Items) (docu, info, Progs.) (6 Episodes) (OTR)
Info: This contains a documentary by the writer and several audio books/programmes.)
also a BBC radio comedy) : .Wiki     Wiki2

Admin notes: Very funny, great story.
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(1950-1959) "NBC Radio - (Adventure, western, US  prog.) (90 Episodes) (OTR)
Info: Tales of the Texas Rangers, a western adventure old-time radio drama, premiered on July 8, 1950, on the US NBC radio network and remained on the air through September 14, 1952. Movie star Joel McCrea starred as Texas Ranger Jayce Pearson, who used the latest scientific techniques to identify the criminals and his faithful horse, Charcoal, to track them down.
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Admin notes: Insight into US radio of the time..
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(1951-1959) "BBC Radio - Educating Archie" (13 Episodes) (OTR, comedy)
Info: Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie Andrews. The programme was popular despite a ventriloquist act on radio seeming quite illogical. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. .Wiki
Admin notes: If you are young then this is an eye opener to comedy history.
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(1951) The Goon Show (79 Episodes) #1
Info: The Goon Show is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series broadcast from 28 May to 20 September 1951, was titled Crazy People; subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character.   Wiki
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(1951) The Goon Show (79 Episodes) #2
Info: The Goon Show is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The first series broadcast from 28 May to 20 September 1951, was titled Crazy People; subsequent series had the title The Goon Show, a title inspired, according to Spike Milligan, by a Popeye character.   Wiki
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(1954) Hancock's Half Hour (otr, series, BBC) (11 Episodes)

Info: Hancock's Half Hour was a BBC radio comedy, and later television comedy series, broadcast from 1954 to 1961 and written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. The series starred Tony Hancock, with Sidney James; the radio version also co-starred, at various times, Moira Lister, Andrée Melly, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams.  Wiki.
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(1959-1977)  The Navy Lark (113 Episodes)   File; format mp3. - listen on-line or D/l
Info: The Navy Lark was a radio sit-com about life aboard a British Royal Navy frigate named HMS Troutbridge, (a play on HMS Troubridge, a Royal Navy destroyer) based in HMNB Portsmouth. wiki

Admin notes: Written by Laurie Wyman - a blast from the past..Pt.1/2
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(1962-77) Back to the Race (108 Episodes)
Info: The Men from the Ministry is a British radio comedy series broadcast by the BBC between 1962 and 1977, starring Wilfrid Hyde-White, Richard Murdoch and, from 1966, when he replaced Hyde-White, Deryck Guyler.  Wiki

Admin notes: If you are young and you have never heard them an insight into politcal satire.
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(1962) Steptoe and Son (otr, series, BBC) (56 Episodes)

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Steptoe and Son is a British sitcom written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson about a father-and-son rag-and-bone business. They live on Oil Drum Lane, a fictional street in Shepherd's Bush, London. Four series were broadcast by the BBC from 1962 to 1965, followed by a second run from 1970 to 1974.
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(1971) The TV Lark .

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The series was an extension of The Navy Lark for BBC radio.


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Written by Laurie Wyman.


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(1974) (Comedy, music, series, radio)  (73 Tracks)
Info: Here are the original radio episodes of the British sitcom Dad's Army. Wiki dates shown are original air dates on BBC Radio 4. Since 2007 the full run of radio episodes have been regularly repeated on digital archive station BBC_Radio_4_Extra along with its radio-only sequel "It Sticks Out Half a Mile."

Admin notes: File format: mp3 - 73 episodes, Very good
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(1976) Derek and Clive (otr) 13 tracks/excerpts     Wiki
Info: Derek and Clive was a double act of comedic characters created by Dudley Moore (Derek) and Peter Cook (Clive) in the 1970s. .

Admin notes: Rude in places, parental advice suggested. Broad language used.

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(1982-1999) Black Addrer (27 Episodes)
Info: Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 period British sitcoms, along with several one-off installments. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as the anti-hero Edmund Blackadder, and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period, with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, for example Melchett (Stephen Fry) and Lord Flashheart (Rik Mayall).   Wiki
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(1997) Monty: His Part in My Victory, Spike Milligan (audio book)
Info:  Monty: His Part in My Victory, Spike Milligan's third volume of war memoirs, co-written with Jack Hobbs, runs to only about 90 pages of text.  An audio version was recorded by Milligan, and was released on Oct. 30, 1997.


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  4 tracks.   
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(1990) Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future (Radio Drama, Sci Fi, BBC)
Info:  4 part dramatisation, based upon an original Frank Hampson story. May 3, 1990
Dan Dare was created for the 1950s and 60s boys' comic "The Eagle" and will be well remembered by those of "a certain age".
Plot
: Spaceships have been vanishing in the dead zone near Venus, but why?
Colonel Dan Dare has a theory.

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  4 episodes.   
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