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Almost as breathtaking as the treasures from Sutton Hoo, 14 archive episodes of the long-running topical Radio 4 panel show, chaired by Barry Took, Bill Tidy, Simon Hoggart and Sandi Toksvig. Now on display for the first time, these valuable editions can be dated to between 1980 and 2012 and tell us much about the headline-grabbing issues, incidents and individuals of yesteryear. Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a treasure trove of guest players including Nigel Dempster, Ian Hislop, Michael Grade, Rory Bremner, Linda Smith, Sue MacGregor, Armando Iannucci, Fred MacAulay, Francis Wheen, Sue Perkins, Josie Long, Hugo Rifkind, Miles Jupp, Sarah Millican, Paul Sinha, John Craven, Gay Search, Tom Wrigglesworth, Susan Calman and many more. Alongside the regular programmes are three bejewelled editions of News Quiz of the Year, from 1987 and 1991, plus the Millennium Special edition first broadcast on New Year's Eve 1999. This release contains adult language and references that reflect the era in which it was first broadcast. Episode selection by Michael Stevens (P) 2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Songs, sketches and stand-up, recorded in front of a live audience on location Songwriter, broadcaster and award-winning entertainer Sir Richard Stilgoe goes out, about and around Britain in this amusing musical revue, which finds him taking a wry look at the pastimes and professions of our wayward island. In the company of a troupe of star guests including Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson, Kathryn Tickell, Pam Ayres and John Hegley, he visits locations ranging from the Boat Show to the City of London to perform a unique themed comedy show full of fun and laughter. Join him for some musings on booze at the World Wine Fair; a low-calorie look at life at Champney's heath spa; a selection of music, poems and stories about farmyard life inspired by the Royal Agricultural Show. He also takes a Stilgoe-style look at education at Manchester Grammar School, dispels the myths around money-making in the City of London, samples the grandeur of the National Trust's Clandon Park, and the results of sound testing at Guy's Hospital, London. Please Note: These classic recordings were made between 1984 and 1989 and the content of the programme reflects the era in which it was broadcast. Cast and credits Written and presented by Richard Stilgoe Produced by Mike Craig and Neil Cargill Series 1 episodes: The Boat Show; Manchester Grammar School; The World Wine Fair, Bristol; Champney's Health Hydro and Guy's Hospital. Featuring: Sheila Steafel, Charles Collingwood, the Cambridge Buskers, Peter Wheeler, Sandi Toksvig, Emma Thompson Series 2 episodes: City of London; Clandon Park; Christie's Auction Rooms; Brighton Racecourse; The Royal Agricultural Show; Whitehall Theatre Featuring: Charles Collingwood, Belinda Lang, Tim Pigott-Smith, Kathryn Tickell, Peter Blake, Jill Meager, Ian Carr, Lynn Tocker, Francesca Brill First broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 9 April-14 May1984 (Series 1), 8 July-12 August 1989 (Series 2) ©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution LtdShow more
Brought to you by Puffin. The first children's audiobook from Adam Kay. Explore each organ of the body in this immersive, 3D audiobook edition of Kay's Anatomy, read by Adam Kay with a full cast of voices, including Mark Gatiss, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Nyman and Lolly Adefope. Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well... pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder. This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like: Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value. (Yes, they're safe. Chew away!) And . . . How much of your life will you spend on the toilet? About a year - so bring a good book. (I recommend this one.) So sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo- and puke-filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy*. *a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already. The full cast includes: Andy Nyman, Joe Wilkinson, Rose Matafeo, Mark Gatiss, Dan Tetsell, Sandi Toksvig, Desiree Burch, Lolly Adefope, Mike Wozniak, Jan Ravens, Lucy Montgomery, Tom Allen, Henry Paker and Reece Shearsmith. © Adam Kay 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
A finely matured selection of episodes from the long-running topical Radio 4 panel show, chaired by Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig and Miles Jupp. These fourteen archive editions, all published for the first time, span the decades from 1978 to 2017 and recall the headline-grabbing issues, incidents and individuals of yesteryear. Joining regular panellists Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, Francis Wheen, Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton are a plethora of guest players including Clive James, Angela Rippon, Jeffrey Archer, Peter Cook, Clive Anderson, Ian Hislop, Kate Adie, John Sergeant, Jack Dee, Mark Steel, Phill Jupitus, Sarah Millican, Sarah Kendall, Lucy Porter and many more. A special Tribute to Alan Coren is included. Also making appearances on the panel are future News Quiz chairs Sandi Toskvig and Miles Jupp, and none other than the future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - at that time editor of The Spectator - Boris Johnson. Hold the front page! 22/07/1978 chaired by Barry Norman with Alan Coren, Peter Hillmore, Clive James, Angela Rippon 28/06/1986 chaired by Barry Took with Alan Coren, Julian Critchley, Angela Gordon, Richard Ingrams 28/03/1987 chaired by Barry Took with Jeffrey Archer, Alan Coren, Richard Ingrams, John Wells 11/11/1989 chaired by Barry Took with Clive Anderson, Peter Cook, Richard Ingrams, Donald MacCormick 30/06/1990 chaired by Barry Took with Kate Adie, Alan Coren, Ian Hislop, Richard Ingrams 24/10/1992 chaired by Barry Took with Alan Coren, Nick Clarke, Bill Deedes, Richard Ingrams 19/04/1997 chaired by Simon Hoggart with Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy, Sandi Toksvig, Francis Wheen 08/10/1999 chaired by Simon Hoggart with Jeremy Hardy, Boris Johnson, John Sergeant, Linda Smith 26/10/2007 (Tribute to Alan Coren) with Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy 22/02/2008 chaired by Sandi Toksvig with Jack Dee, Fred MacAuley, Carrie Quinlan, Mark Steel 29/10/2010 chaired by Sandi Toskvig with Jeremy Hardy, Phill Jupitus, Ava Vidal, Francis Wheen 07/01/2011 chaired by Sandi Toksvig with Justin Edwards, Jeremy Hardy, Phill Jupitus, Miles Jupp 07/09/2012 chaired by Andy Hamilton, Jeremy Hardy, Fred McAulay, Sarah Millican 22/09/2017 chaired by Miles Jupp with Daniel Finkelstein, Jeremy Hardy, Sarah Kendall, Lucy Porter Chaired by Barry Norman, Barry Took, Simon Hoggart, Sandi Toksvig, Miles Jupp Featuring Clive James, Angela Rippon, Alan Coren, Peter Hillmore, Richard Ingrams, Angela Gordon, Julian Critchley, John Wells, Jeffrey Archer, Peter Cook, Clive Anderson, Donald MacCormick, Ian Hislop, Kate Adie, Bill Deedes, Nick Clarke, Francis Wheen, Linda Smith, Jeremy Hardy, John Sergeant, Boris Johnson, Andy Hamilton, Jack Dee, Fred MacAuley, Mark Steel, Carrie Quinlan, Phill Jupitus, Justin Edwards, Ava Vidal, Sarah Millican, Daniel Finkelstein, Sarah Kendall, Lucy Porter Newsreaders: John Marsh, Brian Perkins, Bryan Martin, Charlotte Green, Peter Donaldson, Neal Sleat,Corrie Corfield, Zeb Soames Produced by John Lloyd, Danny Greenstone, Harry Thompson, Armando Iannuncci, Colin Walsh, Aled Evans, Lucy Armitage, Ed Morrish, Victoria Lloyd, Sam Bryant, Lyndsay Fenner, Joe Nunnery Written by John Langdon, Iain Pattinson, Robert Fraser Steele, Hugh Ryecroft, David Spicer, Dave Cohen, Tom Jamieson, George Poles, Simon Littlefield, Lucy Cox, Paul Carenza, James Sherwood, Steven Carling, Lucy Clarke, Rhodri Crooks, John Luke Roberts, John Hunter, Toby Wilson, Andy Walton, Gareth Gwynn, Kevin Caull, Tom Neenan, Madeleine Brettingham, Max Davis, James Kettle, Danielle Grufferty, Jenny Lavelle Episode selection by Michael Stevens Contains adult language and references that reflect the era in which it was first broadcast.Show more
Brought to you by Penguin. It's April 1940 and German troops are pouring onto the streets of Denmark. 12-year-old Bamse is ordered by his father to keep his head down and stay out of trouble. But Bamse and his daring friend Anton can't resist playing the occasional practical joke on the invading soldiers. When it becomes clear that the trouble isn't just going to pass them by, the people of Denmark decide to take action and Bamse and his eccentric family are about to take part in one of history's most dramatic rescues - smuggling Denmark's Jewish population, across the water to Sweden, and safety. Many of the characters are based on Sandi's own family, including her father, Bamse, and the book was inspired by the stories her told to her. © Sandi Toksvig 2005 (P) Penguin Audio 2020Show more
Not quite a biography, not quite a documentary, When Jeremy Hardy Spoke to the Nation celebrates Jeremy Hardy’s Radio 4 life, with material from his very first appearances in stand-up shows in the mid-1980s, via his own early sitcom At Home With The Hardys, and right through to his glorious appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – as well as the very best of the ten series of his own ground-breaking Jeremy Hardy Speaks To the Nation and his final solo series Jeremy Hardy Feels It. Narrated by his great friend and colleague Sandi Toksvig, the programme also features never before broadcast behind-the-scenes material and shines a light on how and why the man once described as “an incendiary vicar” stayed so funny and so beloved for over thirty years. There’ll also be some singing. The show is produced by his longest-term collaborator, David Tyler for Pozzitive, who has all the tapes. Narrator: Sandi Toksvig Produced & directed by David Tyler A Pozzitive production for BBC Radio 4Show more
A collection of insightful interviews, documentaries and comedy that celebrates LGBTQ+ in Britain, publishing to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewallriots. The Ben Hunte Interviews: Presenter and journalist Ben Hunte interviews his LGBTQ heroes about their unforgettable gay moments. Guests include Paul O'Grady, Stephen K Amos, Peter Tatchell, Ruth Hunt (CEO of Stonewall), Stephanie Hirst, Youtuber Calum McSwiggan. The Essay: The Love That Wrote Its Name: Simon Callow, Stella Duffy, Gregory Woods, Neel Mukherjee and Louise Welsh explore and celebrate five gay relationships of writers and artists. Queer Icons: Plato's Symposium: Shahidha Bari discusses LGBTQ in the history of philosophy. Who Decides if Gay is OK?: What brought about decriminalisation in the UK and why has it not happened in Zambia, which largely inherited the British legal system? Highlights from Front Row's Queer Icons project: Celebrating LGBTQ culture from the poetry of Sappho to the songs of Frank Ocean, guests are asked to champion a piece of LGBTQ artwork that is special to them. Presented by Alan Carr, with guests including Mary Portas, Olly Alexander, Christine and the Queens, Stella Duffy, and the Oscar-winning writer of Moonlight, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Happy That Way: Special compilation programme made in 2017 celebrating the best out and proud BBC Radio comedy from the past five years. Features Susan Calman, Graham Norton, Stephen Fry, Sue Perkins, Al Porter, Mae Martin, Stephen K Amos, Suzi Ruffell, Paul Sinha and Sandi Toksvig.Show more
Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith ISIHAC is still unmissable. 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 Welcome to the seventeenth collection of episodes from the famous antidote to panel games. Jack Dee challenges regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with a series of silly games against which to pit their wits, along with special guests Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp. Highlights include Word for Word, Alien Duets, Swanee Kazoo, Meat Eater's Songbook, In My Pants, Mornington Crescent, Not My Fault, Pig Farmer's Songbook, Specialist Greetings Cards, Unsuccessful Charities, Dentists' Film Club and the ever-popular One Song to the Tune of Another. Enjoy this fine feast of wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and with the lovely Samantha keeping score. Credits In the Chair.................Jack Dee Round the Table...........Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden With Harry Hill, Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili and Miles Jupp At the Piano..................Colin Sell Programme consultant: Iain Pattinson Produced by Jon Naismith Compiled by Jon Naismith, Megan Landon and Graeme GardenShow more
Four sparkling episodes from the 2015 series of the ever-popular topical comedy show – including Sandi Toksvig's last ever show. Since 1977, The News Quiz has been the go-to radio programme for headlines, punchlines and superb satire on current events. In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy and Susan Calman, plus guest players including Samira Ahmed, Fred MacAulay, Lucy Porter and Andy Hamilton, delve into news topics as varied as the threat of a 'Grexit', the re-internment of Richard III, MPs' salaries and the dangers of skinny jeans. In addition, newsreaders Neil Sleat and Corrie Corfield read a selection of humorous press cuttings sent in by listeners. Featuring Sandi Toksvig's final appearance as host, as well as a tribute to Charles Kennedy, these four shows from Series 86 and 87 represent the very finest and funniest comedy from the sharpest and wittiest panellists. Duration: 2 hours approx.Show more
Sandi Toksvig chairs four sparkling episodes of the ever-popular topical comedy show The News Quiz, ‘the finest topical comedy panel game known to radio’, which has been providing headlines and punchlines since it first aired in 1977.In these four episodes, long-standing panellists including Jeremy Hardy, Fred MacAulay, Mark Steel and David Mitchell take a wry look at the news in all its larger-than-life glory.With guest players including Bob Mills, Sarah Pascoe, Samira Ahmed, Justin Moorhouse, Elis James and Lucy Porter, they tackle issues as diverse as Scottish Independence, commuter train standards, Russian activities in Crimea, dietary health scares, passport delays and black cab strikes. Also included is a special Sport Relief interlude in which the players answer questions whilst clocking up miles on an exercise bike - with a special guest appearance by Duncan Goodhew!Sandi Toksvig chairs proceedings, while Neil Sleat, Kathy Clugston and Diana Speed read a selection of humorous cuttings.Show more
How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught. Thankfully, Sandi Toksvig has come to the rescue with her entertaining guide to modern manners, with characteristic wit and perceptiveness.Show more
Series 75 of the perennially popular show which takes a satirical look at the week's news, chaired by Sandi Toksvig. The nine episodes include Bills, Blair and Belhadj; Ghettos, Gap Years and the God Particle; Weirdos, War Games and Website Dating; and Conferences, Catfights and Cuts. Among the panellists are Dominic Lawson, Jeremy Hardy, Fred Macaulay, Andy Hamilton, Susan Calman, Marcus Brigstocke, Hugo Rifkind, Julia Hartley-Brewer, Laura Solon, Phill Jupitus, Bob Mills, Sarah Millican, Paul Sinha and Matthew Parris. Reading the news are Rory Morrison, Neil Sleat and Charlotte Green.Show more
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