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Ayres on the Air: The Complete Series 1-6

The BBC Radio 4 Sketch Show
By: Pam Ayres
Narrated by: Pam Ayres
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
Categories: Radio & TV, Entertainment
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Writer, poet, and broadcaster Pam Ayres has been making her fans smile for more than 30 years, since her first television appearance on Opportunity Knocks. Now some of her best sketches, verses and songs are brought together in this complete collection of series 1-6 of her Radio 4 show, Ayres on the Air

Each series consists of 4 episodes, with Pam performing witty and wonderful pieces on subjects as diverse as getting older, shopping and a surfeit of beige, bored chickens and school plays. With each sketch, she delights and entertains in a way that is unique to this very special broadcaster.

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  • N. Cawsey
  • 12-27-18

Gentle Humour at its Best

Ayres and Whitehead, a bit like Dench and Palmer, go together very well. This made me smile rather than laugh out loud, but I smiled a lot! Pam's distinctive Oxfordshire burr contrasts well with both Whitehead's rather dry 'middle England' accent and the posh voice of Felicity, the only other person in it.
I think it is especially appealing to people of a 'certain age' - approximately Pam's- who remember the world as it used to be, suet duffs to line your stomach, picking blackberries , walking to school in the snow, and,of course, the good hiding!
It is a long listen but easily broken up into episodes so can be dealt with easily in segments, each complete on its own. There is a little bit of repetition but not much.
One of the most enjoyable audio downloads I have listened to.

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  • ann oriette suzanne cox
  • 07-28-19

Ayres on the aiir

To be entertained like i was by this book, was hugely satisfying,so glad I came across it.

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  • Jae
  • 06-29-19

Ayres On The Air

This is a joy to listen to, very funny and infused with warmth and wit by Pam Ayres.

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  • ROSIEBLUE
  • 03-01-19

Wonderful

I totally loved this audiobook. Great sketches, poetry and pams stories. What a talented woman. Wish there were another six series of this. One of my favourite audiobooks.

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  • Liam
  • 02-13-19

chuckle tastic from start to end

had heard of Pam but hadn't heard much of her stuff. glad I got this, really lovely observant comedy. just the thing to cheer you up and have a chuckle to after a long day on a winter's night

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  • AMANDA
  • 02-06-19

Pam ayres

very funny never laughed so much for ages.
I love Pam ayres she is so clever.

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  • jon gledhill
  • 01-08-19

Disappointed

Too many repeated sequences- the songs were clever and slight amusing but not funny, disappointed