Here is the unforgettable "Fletch", everyone's favourite criminal, making the most of his enforced stay at Her Majesty's Pleasure. Never a man to shrink from a challenge, even from behind bars, Fletch could manage anything from organising a win on the horses to buying a council flat in Mayfair. Amazing his cell mates and infuriating officialdom, Fletch, the Arthur Daley of penal servitude, always comes out on top.
"Porridge - Comedy Gold"
Here’s a cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologues, poems, and songs in this ‘sequential entertainment for radio’. Among the sketches, Mr Serpent, a sales rep in the Garden of Eden, tries to flog a knowledge course to Eve (‘one bite and you’re a PhD’). A doctor has to give some bad news, but gets more emotional than the patient, and there’s love among the road reports. There’s an exclusive interview with ‘Charlie Chaplin’, some lavatory humour....
Ronnie Barker, Richard Beckinsale, Fulton Mackay and Brian Wilde star in two classic episodes written by Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais. "An Evening In": Godber is moved into Fletch's cell, and confides that he finds it tough each time the door bangs shut. Fletch advises him to think of it as a quiet night in, but the trouble is Godber has 698 more nights to get through. "Heartbreak Hotel": Godber has an uncharacteristically violent episode after receiving a Dear John letter from his fiancée Denise.
For nearly 25 years the two Ronnies were a TV institution, a much loved double-act but each with his own inimitable, individual appeal.
Yes, it's hello again from them. For nearly 25 years The Two Ronnies were a TV institution, a much-loved double-act, each with his own inimitable, individual appeal. Who could forget Barker's hilarious 'pispronunciation', Corbett's witty monologues, the risque limericks, the puns, the patter, and the parody? So enjoy another fun-filled feast of verbal fireworks. Inspired classic comedy from the two one-offs who said goodnight but not goodbye.
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett star in highlights from their BBC TV series. Includes the sketches: 'The Strange Case of Mrs. Mace', 'Plain Speaking', 'Grublian', 'Dr. Spooner Re-Visited', 'A Doctor’s Life', and 'About a Bout'. There’s also 'Doctors Anonymous', 'Jolly Rhymes', 'The Complete Rook', 'Ronnie Corbett’s Chat-Spot', and 'A Doctor’s Life'. Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now reissued and available to download.
Here are four hilarious episodes from the classic BBC comedy series Porridge, starring Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Richard Beckinsale, and Fulton Mackay.
Ronnie Barker stars in four episodes of the comedy sketch show as heard on BBC Radio 4. Here’s a further cornucopia of clever comedy, featuring sketches, monologues, poems and songs in this sequential entertainment for radio. Here, the sketches include: a bizarre slice of Shakespeare, a poem for a man with a plan, and a forgetful actor.
Four more episodes from the classic prison sitcom, starring Ronnie Barker as Fletcher, with Richard Beckinsale and Fulton Mackay in support.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, and Ronnie Barker star in four hilarious radio episodes - including the special "Queen's Silver Jubilee" edition. Also included in this collection of classic radio episodes are "Stormy Weather", "Chasing the 'Kepeac'", and "Smugglers in the Solent".
"To get a job where the only thing you have to do in your career is to make people laugh...well, it's the best job in the world," says Ronnie Barker.
The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a comic wave from 1959 to 1977.
Four episodes of the much-loved classic BBC radio comedy series set on and around the good ship HMS Troutbridge. Starring Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Ronnie Barker and cast, the episodes featured are 'The Hovercraft Training Course' (12 September 1965), 'A Sticky Business' (18 September 1966), 'Operation Showcase' (7 October 1973) and 'Relief for Station 150' (30 November 1975).
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray and Ronnie Barker star in four classic radio episodes. Included in this collection of classic radio comedy are the episodes "Steamship Day", "A Fishy Business", "'Troutbridge' in Quarantine", and "'Troutbridge' Electrifies Portsmouth".
Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett star in highlights from their BBC TV series. Includes such sketches as Mispronunciation; Night, Night; Cheers; Cricket Commentators; Train of Events; and, not forgetting, the News according to The Two Ronnies. There’s also All in a Day's Wonk; Sex Equality; Pam Ayres; The Castaway; and You’re Welcome, Milord. Taken from the TV series The Two Ronnies, first transmitted June to August 1976.
The Navy Lark, one of radio's longest running laughter-makers, kept the nation on the crest of a wave from 1959 to 1977. All at sea in the Senior Service were conniving Chief Petty Officer Jon Pertwee, silly-ass Sub-Lieutenant Leslie Phillips, and the constantly bemused Stephen Murray as 'Number One', while Tenniel Evans made mischief as Leading Seaman Goldstein.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray star in four episodes of the classic BBC radio comedy series.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, and Ronnie Barker star in these four BBC radio episodes. In "Farewell to HMS Varsity ('Drifting Through')", minesweeper HMS Varsity is towed on its final trip to the breakers' yard - along with some unsuspecting passengers.... In "The Army Lark ('Blowing Themselves Up')", Troutbridge must take an army platoon to detonate explosives on a Belgian beach, but Phillips has trouble finding Belgium. Plus two more uproarious episodes.
Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray and Ronnie Barker star in these four hilarious radio episodes. Mr Murray is Victimised (Doing a Mischief) - 25 July 1965: Captain Povey realises that the person who keeps saving the hopeless crew of HMS Troutbridge from being dismissed is the wily Lt Murray. So, if he can turn CPO Pertwee and Sub-Lt Phillips against Murray, then he will have them.
Four more classic episodes of high jinks on the high seas with the crew of the HMS Troutbridge.