Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.
"Fun, creative, and thought-provoking"
Dirk Gently has an unshakeable belief in the interconnectedness of all things, but his Holistic Detective Agency mainly succeeds in tracking down missing cats for old ladies. Then Dirk stumbles upon an old friend behaving bizarrely - and he's drawn into a four-billion-year-old mystery that must be solved if the human race is to avoid immediate extinction.
Harry Enfield exuberantly returns as Dirk Gently, who, fallen on hard times and dressed as a gypsy woman, is using his irritatingly accurate clairvoyant powers to read palms. He is saved when a frantic client turns up with a ludicrous story about being stalked by a goblin waving a contract accompanied by a hairy, green-eyed, scythe-wielding monster.
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. On Volume 1, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie can be heard alongside Lee Evans and Jo Brand. This was her TV debut whilst Lee Evans was also just starting his own phenomenal career.
The best bits of Series 1 & 2, starring Harry Enfield ably assisted by those bloody good blokes, Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke. All the old favourites are here: The Slobs, Lee and Lance, Tim Nice But Dim, The Self Righteous Brothers, but there's also a barmy bunch of jolly amusing new characters.
Miles Jupp stars as James Boswell, Dr Johnson's time-travelling biographer, recalling the lives of other legends alive and dead in Jon Canter's award-winning comedy series. In this series Boswell's subjects are Sigmund Freud (Henry Goodman), Maria Callas (Arabella Weir), Harold Pinter (Harry Enfield) and Boris Johnson (Alistair McGowan).
Friday Night Live was a late night programme that pushed comedy on TV to new levels. Most TV comedy at that time was a rather safe affair full of middle aged comics and impersonators. Friday Night Live brought in a new generation of comedians; some from the growing club circuit and some along the path from University. Volume 2, Another comic who got an enormous boost from Friday Night Live was Harry Enfield. He introduced two great characters--the loveable Greek kebab shop owner Stavros, and the less loveable but equally funny Loadsamoney, the plasterer who boasted about his earnings in the booming late 80’s. Included here also is his Northern cousin Buggerallmoney--ah the north south divide! Other great tracks are to be found by Robbie Coltrane, Jo Brand and the wonderful Dame Edna Everage.
An exciting audiobook, featuring brand new characters from highly-regarded, best-selling, multi-award-winning talent, Oliver Jeffers. When life in the forest begins to change; when trees mysteriously lose their branches, when whole tree trunks start to disappear, when homes are lost, the only course of action for the forest dwellers is to begin a full scale investigation. Alibis must be proved, clues must be sought but even so, blame is never far from anyone's thoughts.Who is the perpetrator of this heinous crime? Will justice be done?
Here comes Duck in his truck, the wonderful new character soon to be the focus of a whole new series. But watch out for that rock Duck … too late Duck’s truck is stuck in the muck!The truck is well and truly stuck, but luckily help is at hand in the form of a Frog. When the Frog and the Duck fail to eject the truck, they enlist the help of a Sheep who just happens to be passing by in his green jeep. But even the might of the sheep can’t move the truck.
A hilarious new adventure featuring the infamous Duck and his long-suffering friends, Sheep, Goat and Frog.Duck and friends go out one daywith a bat, a ball and a glove to play.Duck hits the ball – but where does it fall?On a branch in the tree, now they can’t play at all.Frog has an idea, Duck lends a handbut nothing turns out quite as planned.
Hilarious, action-packed new title in the best-selling Duck in the Truck series from highly-regarded picture book creator, Jez Alborough. Make way Super Duck is here! Goat is eager to try out his new kite with the help of friends, Sheep and Frog. But, just they are about to see if it will fly, Super Duck arrives in his super truck. And, as always when Duck is around, things are bound to go wrong! Indeed it is not long before Frog is carried up into the sky on the end of the kite’s string. Poor Frog! Can Super Duck save the day? Read by Harry Enfield.