Here are 50 favourite nursery rhymes. Included are lots of the most common nursery rhymes - and all those you may have forgotten!
"I wasn't impressed, but youngster LOVES this"
Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades to find his people starving and oppressed by the new Sheriff of Nottingham. Under this tyrannical regime, the slightest crime attracts the heaviest punishment, and dissent is impossible. Robin soon discovers that the only way to reason with the Sheriff is with bow and arrow ¿ even if it means sacrificing his lands and becoming an outlaw.
"What a beautiful voice!!"
The Sheriff of Nottingham is determined to punish Robin for his defiance of authority. He holds the villagers of Locksley hostage, threatening to cut out a villager's tongue every hour until Robin is found. Robin has no choice but to give himself up to protect them. But with his gang of outlaws on his side, all is not lost.
Here's the classic TV comedy sketch show that launched the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Griff Rhys Jones, Mel Smith, and Pamela Stephenson. Written by some of Britain's finest comedy writers, including Richard Curtis, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, and David Renwick, the show was groundbreaking, irreverent, outrageous, innovative, and rude.
"A classic from the BBC"
A fun collection of all-time favourite pre-school playgroup songs for everyone to enjoy....
Exterminate! Everything you wanted to know about the Daleks, but were too afraid to ask. The Daleks have a long and terrible history of aggression, and are among the most feared of all science-fiction baddies. Ruthless, cunning, and utterly evil, they have no pity, no fear, and will stop at nothing to destroy all other forms of life.
"So that's where they came from...."
The Sheriff and his men capture Roy, and the outlaws find a baby abandoned in Sherwood Forest. Roy is given a choice: kill Robin Hood or let his own mother hang. Meanwhile, Marian angers the Sheriff with her disobedience. Will Roy betray Robin? How will the Sheriff punish Marian? And who does the baby belong to?
In 'The Weaver's Tale' (1 May 1977) Barbara isn't happy when Tom spends all their money on a second-hand loom, and Jerry bravely decides to rein in Margo's spending - just after she's been shopping. In 'Suit Yourself' (8 May 1977) Tom and Barbara are making a suit for Tom using sheeps' wool and dye from stinging nettles, while Margo and Jerry have a dinner where 'Sir' announces his retirement. But who will take over the company?
Genius is the comedy series, broadcast on Radio 4, that sees Dave Gorman and a celebrity guest chew over ridiculous, unworkable but sometimes "genius" inventions from the public. Genius invites listeners to air those incredible concepts that strike after one-too-many drinks at the pub: not necessarily ideas that are worthy, or even very well thought through, but have a hint of genius.
The show that holds a mirror up to nature and then proceeds to give it a rather embarrassing haircut.
When a mysterious sniper begins to murder the innocent people of Nottingham, the Sheriff is quick to blame Robin Hood. To stop the killings, Robin must work with the Sheriff to discover the true identity of the murderer. Is it really the elusive Nightwatchman? And can the Sheriff really be trusted?
Described by Barry Took as "a kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrases, and innuendo, revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic", I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue. It showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.
This six-part comedy series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1988. Hosted by Stephen Fry, accompanied each week by Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Emma Thompson, and a selection of guests including Phyllida Law, Robert Bathurst, Julia Hills, and Alison Steadman, the show takes the form of a roundtable discussion, interspersed with sketches that veer tangentially from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Walking disaster area he may be, but the nation's favourite grumpy old man is in formidable form as he takes on the neighbours with a pile of radioactive horse manure, suffers a traumatic reunion with his long-lost brother, and reflects on life, wood lice, and everything as he awaits the call of jury service. The tetchy ogre of suburbia roars again and bites back in three classic television episodes written by David Renwick.
Four of the best editions from recent series of the popular BBC Radio 4 comedy news quiz, featuring Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Alan Coren, Jeremy Hardy and a variety of guest players.
"Wonderful British humor"
Sandi Toksvig takes over as chairman in four editions of the ever-funny comedy news quiz, with panellists including Alan Coren, Andy Hamilton, and Jeremy Hardy.
"Can Listen to this Over & Over (& Eagerly Do)"
Patrick Troughton battles to save mankind in this classic six-part "lost" television adventure, with linking narration by Frazer Hines. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Jamie, and Victoria to the south coast of present-day Earth. Something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea, and before long the nearby refinery is under attack. Landing on a foam-covered beach, the travellers are at first mistaken for saboteurs.
Due to popular demand, and after a long break, here is a fifth volume of episodes from the irreverent radio comedy series that ran between 1964 and 1973. Starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie, ISIRTA is a mix of quick-fire sketches, bad puns, humorous songs, and TV and cinema parodies. It quickly developed a cult following, and was the forerunner of The Goodies and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
Here are four episodes of classic comedy from the days when the Civil Service had a sense of humour. The Men from the Ministry were the hilarious radio forerunners of TV's Yes Minister — bungling bureaucrats who bungled for 15 glorious years from 1962 to 1977.
This major new Radio 4 series charts the development of Western medicine and healing, from the ancient Greeks to the pioneering organ transplant operations of the 20th century and beyond.
"Stellar history of *Western* medicine"