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Brought to you by Puffin. The brand-new, hilarious book from bestselling, record-breaking author, Adam Kay. The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off but there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked. It's time to find out why Ancient Egyptians thought the brain was just a useless load of old stuffing that might as well be chucked in the bin, why teachers forced their pupils to smoke cigarettes, why hairdressers would cut off their customers' legs, and why people used to get paid for farting. (Unfortunately that's no longer a thing - sorry.) You'll get answers to questions like: Why did patients gargle with wee? How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages? What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.) If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body! Praise for Kay's Anatomy: 'An enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' i 'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' Sunday Times 'Totally brilliant!' Jacqueline Wilson 'Fun and informative' Malorie Blackman 'Very funny - this exciting book is bound to inspire the next generation of medics' Sunday Express © Adam Kay 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021Show more
Modern technology is terrifying. The average smartphone carries out three-point-three-six billion instructions per second. The average person can only carry out one instruction in that time. Stop and think about that for a second. Sorry, that's two instructions; you won't be able to do that. But what if modern technology was... literally terrifying? What if there really was a ghost in the machine? Travel through the bad gateway in this modern ghost story as award-winning writer and performer Tom Neenan ('The Mash Report', 'Spitting Image') discovers what horrors may lurk in our apps and gadgets... With a full cast including Nina Sosanya (W1A, His Dark Materials), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing), Andy Nyman (Fiddler On the Roof, Ghost Stories), Freya Parker (Lazy Susan) & Georgie Glen (Call The Midwife, The Thick Of It) In the first episode of series 3 - hang on, let me just put you on hold... In Show 2, Tom & Heidi are trapped in a terrifying situation - and have to make a horrifying decision... In the next episode, a brand-new exercise bike means Tom has to stay ahead of the pack - in every sense... ... and in the final episode, we discover there is something even worse than a nightmare as sweet dreams turn very very sour... This show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, John Finnemore's Double Acts, Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, Agendum, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now...Show more
The man they call 'Britain's Funniest Milton' and the genius in the mad shirts in 'Mock The Week' stars in the fourth series of Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge, Humans), Josie Lawrence (Who's Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Ghosts, Yonderland), Dan Tetsell (Upstart Crow) & Colin Hoult (Russell Howard's Good News). Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. And in this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone, anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - 'No problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push... The show comes from Pozzitive, proud producers of Cabin Pressure, Jeremy Hardy Speaks To The Nation, The Brig Society, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive, Shush! & Kevin Eldon Will See You Now... In the first episode - 'Police, Camera, Milton!' - there is high drama in the line of duty when Milton is asked to form a Police Corruption Unit and takes it a little too literally... In Episode 2, 'The Art Dealer', Milton's attempt to become an international Art Dealer leads to a deadly brush with danger... In the third episode, ('The Theatrical Impresario'), the curtains are up, and Milton's got nothing to hit but the people from the rival theatre who are trying to destroy his theatrical dreams... In Episode 4- 'The Eco Worrier' - Milton goes under the sea to save the earth and stumbles across a mysterious Great Aunt at the same time, while Anton gets his fingers burnt by an old flame. In the fifth episode, 'The Petsman', Milton turns to social media to calm things down when dog and cat owners go to war... because that usually works, right? ... And in the final episode, 'The Cruiseman', Milton thinks his luck is in when he unexpectedly wins a luxury cruise. But who would want him out of the way? Apart from everyone, that is... 'Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners' - The Guardian. 'King of the surreal one-liners' - The Times 'If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!' - The Daily Mail'Show more
The BBC Radio 7 sci-fi comedy, starring Dan Mersh, Tim Key, Prunella Scales and Dan Tetsell Reporters Charlie Palmer and Moog Johnson are supposed to be exploring the galaxy in search of unimaginable news. But the beauty of an infinite universe is that if everything possible happens somewhere, there's no need to actually go there to check. So they may as well stay where they are - parked on Clapham Common disguised as a hedge - and simply make up their stories instead. Unfortunately, their terrifying boss at Inter-Galactic News, Korg, is on to them, and won't tolerate their fake news any longer. From now on, they have to provide real reports - or he'll have their spleens in a box... Aided by onboard computer Mother, who provides them with Bakewell tarts and Jammy Dodgers (her baking programme has overwritten pretty much all her other software), the duo prepare to take the IGN Indolent on a variety of perilous missions, including locating a missing ambassador, babysitting Korg's nephew, tracking down Mad Captain Pendulum and finding the perfect present for Mother's birthday. Can they avoid having their ship captured by pirates? Will they survive a messy meeting with the Emperor of the Toilet People? And when an evil planet tries to take over the universe while Mother's away, who will come to their rescue? Written by Stuart Sumner and Ian Simons, this light-hearted space comedy stars Dan Mersh as Charlie, Tim Key as Moog, Prunella Scales as Mother and Dan Tetsell as Korg. Guest stars include The IT Crowd's Chris O'Dowd and Geoffrey McGivern, who played Ford Prefect in the original radio production of The Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy. Produced by Victoria Lloyd Original music by Ben Walker, with additional music by George Corporal First broadcast BBC Radio 7, 10 February-3 March 2007 (Series 1), 1-22 March 2008 (Series 2) Cast Charlie - Dan Mersh Moog - Tim Key Mother - Prunella Scales Korg - Dan Tetsell Fluffy/Claude/Postmaster General - Jot Davies Yecch - Margaret Cabourn-Smith Captain Grey/Sprout-Bunge- Colin Holt Captain Pendulum - Chris O'Dowd Aunty Genocide/Sam - Anna Bengo Eddie Chessington - Geoffrey McGivern Ben - Gus BrownShow more
Welcome to the all-encompassing Museum of Everything – feel free to take a wander round our infinite gallery of strange exhibits, stranger exhibitors, disgruntled guides and obsessed visitors. The items on display range from the Elgin Tiddlywinks to the birds and the bees, and you can learn about the history of wicker and the origins of scampi, enjoy a display featuring the worst-selling author of Victorian times, get inducted into the Mock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and discover the real identity of Jack the Ripper. For some badger-based fun, take the family to Badgerland or Euro Badger. Alternatively, why not tour a stately home with Lady Bagshot, go on a journey to experience the History of the Future or marvel at the monarchy with our majestic royal theme park? But whatever you choose to do, beware of ‘The Curator’ – and don’t leave without visiting the gift shop… Shortlisted for a 2005 Sony Radio Award, this surprising, surreal sketch series was written by and stars Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins and Dan Tetsell, with Lucy Montgomery. Produced by Alex Walsh-Taylor Music by Dominic Haslam and Ben WalkerShow more
The man they call 'Britain's Funniest Milton' and the genius in the mad shirts in "Mock The Week" stars in the third series of Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones! co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill ('Mr Selfridge', 'Humans'), Josie Lawrence (Who's Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) & Dan Tetsell (Mongrels). "Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners" - The Guardian. Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is 'Help!'. And in this show he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - "No problem too problemy". So when you're close to the edge, then Milton can give you a push... In the first of the complete six episodes, Milton gets to the bottom of things by founding a seat of learning... In Part two, when Milton becomes an expert genealogist and gets stuck up an unexpected family tree... In the next episode, why not sign on with Milton Prime, the pioneering audio comedy delivery service and listen to this week's programme completely free! As Milton sets up his own delivery service...Part four, it's "Pest Control to Milton Jones", as he becomes an expert in clearing vermin... After that, why not sort out your life and sign on with the patent Milton Declutterering Method! (including getting rid of that extra "er" in Declutterering...) And in the final episode, a famous baker comes to the gym, and Milton decides it's time to show off his nice buns... "King of the surreal one-liners" - The Times "If you haven't caught up with Jones yet - do so!" - The Daily MailShow more
Mention Milton Jones to most people and the first thing they think is Help!' And in this show, with the help of trusty assistant Anton, he has decided to set himself up as a man who can help anyone anywhere - whether they need it or not. Because, in his own words - 'No problem too problemy'. So when you're close to the edge, Milton can give you a push... In the first of these six episodes, Milton has decided to become a wedding planner. But when a distraught bride comes to the door with the case of the vanishing groom-to-be, Milton is all set to help. In Episode Two, when a new rail line threatens a tiny dormouse, Milton decides it's time to put his foot down - carefully... In the next episode, when the local seafarers' pub starts only serving coffee, there's no denying it's rum....The coffee, that is. So who better than Milton to sort it out? Episode Four, and a friend who runs a B&B is in trouble - so it's time for Milton to dust off those nylon sheets and let the sparks fly! After that, in Episode Five, Milton is asked for help because there are ugly rumours about the local farm going too far with its GM crops. At least, that's what the vegetables are saying. And in the final episode, Milton is asked to help out with the local book festival because the townsfolk are too distracted by their smartphones to - sorry, what was I saying? Sorry, just got a text... The man they call 'Britain's funniest Milton' stars in his new show Thanks A Lot, Milton Jones!, co-starring Tom Goodman-Hill (Mr Selfridge), Josie Lawrence (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Ben Willbond (Horrible Histories, Yonderland) and Dan Tetsell (Mongrels). Milton Jones is one of Britain's best gagsmiths with a flair for creating daft yet perfect one-liners', The Guardian. King of the surreal one-liners' - The Times. If you haven't caught up with Jones yet, do so!', The Daily Mail.Show more
Following a successful run on Radio 7, Miriam Elia's fantastical Sony Radio Academy Award nominated comedy sketch series transfers to Radio 4 for a second series, with new characters and a few familiar faces. Originally broadcast from 29 September 2010 - 20 October 2010, this download offers another chance to step inside the deranged mind of comedian Miriam Elia (winner of BBC Radio 7's 'Witty and Twisted' competition).In 'A Series of Psychotic Episodes', Moses receives his first Commandments, Captain Empathy tries to avert disaster, Edward the Hamster makes a friend, and Sweep has an interesting story about his life before he met Sooty. Meanwhile Postman Pat finds out that his life so far is based on a lie, and 'Darwinian Families' launch a new toy range... This slightly skewed sketch comedy features the voices of Rachel Atkins, Miriam Elia, Pippa Evans, Geoff McGivern, David Reed and Dan Tetsell.Show more
Based on his hit Edinburgh show, The Ape That Got Lucky is Chris Addison's first series of comic lectures for BBC Radio 4, in which the thinking idiot's pretend anthropologist takes on human evolution. Mr and Mrs H. Sapiens like to think of themselves as rather special, yet we share 98% of our DNA with chimps. That's why we have so much in common with them. We both look undignified on a bouncy castle, for example. In this series, Chris takes the listener on a journey through the vast and rich subject of human development, explaining how we fluked Top Species status and asking the listener if they're a man or monkey. Accompanying him is renowned expert and noted polymath Professor Austin Herring (Geoff McGivern) and the whole thing is illustrated verbally by noted actors and renowned gadabouts Jo Enright and Dan Tetsell.Show more
Based on his Perrier-nominated Edinburgh hit show of 2004, Chris Addison's Civilization is a comedy lecture series for Radio 4. It neatly follows on from Chris's first Radio 4 series, The Ape That Got Lucky. Western Civilization, like many very old things, is pretty much on its last legs. And if Western Civilization as we know it is dying sooner rather than later, we're going to have to build ourselves a new one. And how are we going to do that, then? Chris Addison's Civilization explores exactly what we need to create a new, shinier, betterer civilisation (apart from planning permission - that's obvious). Accompanying Chris on his journey is noted expert and renowned polymath Professor Austin Herring (Geoff McGivern). Dan Tetsell and Jo Enright are also on hand to illustrate the jokes, stories, wild conjecturing, half-truths and even facts that make up the lectures.Show more
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