Chain Reaction’ is the entertaining BBC Radio 4 tag talk show where this week's guest is next week's interviewer. Famous names from the world of showbusiness choose who they would like to chat to, and must submit to being questioned in their turn the week after. In this seventh series, guests (and hosts) include Marcus Brigstocke, Clive Anderson, John Lloyd, Phill Jupitus, John Hegley, Jack Dee and Jeremy Hardy.
As a comic instrumentalist, sawing away week after week at his violin, Jack Benny stood as radio's reigning off-key virtuoso, producing more laughs per measure than any other comic before or since. This seven hour set of 14 digitally remastered radio episodes finds Benny and his badly squeaking bow mangling the classics and infuriating the long-suffering Professor Andre LeBlanc (Mel Blanc). He also discovers his "talent" as a songwriter - a skill every bit as highly developed as his ability with the violin.
Jack Benny was a fearless combat pilot, a brilliant-but-troubled surgeon, the terror of the high seas, and the hero of every conceivable caper. There was nothing Jack Benny couldn't do, or hadn't done. To hear him tell it, anyway. The classic Benny persona fit hilariously into hundreds of ridiculous roles, from rough-and-ready adventurers to athletic heroes to romantic lovers and back again. Here's a collection of some of Jack's most fabulous guises! Includes eight digitally restored and remastered episodes.
Jack Benny continues to get the laughs with this collection of six spoofs that highlight both fairy tales and classic radio shows. This hysterically humorous collection is a must-have for any comedy or Jack Benny fan. A brilliant, talented comic, Benny continues to captivate audiences of all ages with his laugh-out-loud situational comedies and parodies.
"Hardcore Jack Benny fans may like, but..."
Jack is a man with no memory, awakening in a dark and dangerous metropolis on the eve of its destruction. The only clue to his former life: a handwritten note in the pages of a book of faerie tales entitled Forevermore. Marked for death in a peacekeeping force sent to quell the riots, he finds sanctuary and survival with other renegades on the streets of Dead City.
"book for those looking for a long wordy listen "
The horrific bombing in Oklahoma City, the discovery of huge caches of weapons stockpiled in private residences, and the astounding rise in membership of various armed militias across the United States has forced Americans to re-examine what it means to have the "right to bear arms".