BBC The Museum of Curiosity is hosted by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame), and the comedian Jimmy Carr.
The Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the museum and explain why it deserves a place in the museum. Ever since someone gave the museum the Big Bang it's been expanding at an alarming rate, and now there's no looking back without the aid of a huge telescope.
BBC A facsmile edition of the original 1978 LP of comedy sketches and songs, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Taken from the fondly-remembered BBC radio series of the early 1970s.
BBC Nicholas Parsons chairs eight episodes of the long-running panel game, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Spring 2015.
“Welcome to Just a Minute!” As the Minute Waltz fades away, once again a multitude of players pit their wits against each other as they attempt to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject without hesitation, repetition, or deviation from the subject.
So join redoubtable chairman Nicholas Parsons as the panellists - including Paul Merton alongside longtime players and newcomers to the game - use their intellect, imagination, wit and verbal dexterity to beat the clock and win the points in these eight sparklingly funny shows.
BBC In a brand new series for Radio 4, News Quiz favourite Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions from a personal perspective. In these four episodes, she examines the current hot political topic of equal marriage; looks at the issues surrounding the death penalty from the perspective gained whilst working on Death Row; considers how best to deal with depression; and evaluates what it means to be Scottish. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.
BBC A reissue of the classic 1970s vinyl LP, released as part of the Vintage Beeb range. First published by BBC Records & Cassettes in 1971, The Magic Roundabout includes 10 stories written and read by Eric Thompson.
Featuring the popular characters of Dougal, Florence, Zebedee, Dylan, Brian, and Ermintrude, the stories include 'Dougal's Experiment', 'A Starry Night', 'The Piano Carrier', 'Dougal's Adventure' and 'The Musical Box'. A bonus interview with Eric Thompson (which was not on the original LP) is also included.
Vintage Beeb: classic albums first available as BBC LPs, now available to download for the first time ever.
BBC Four more extended episodes from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, specially compiled by producer Jon Naismith.
The antidote to panel games returns with this 16th glorious collection, in which Jack Dee gives regular panelists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden silly things to do. Joining them in this compilation are special guests Rob Brydon, Victoria Wood, Susan Calman and David Mitchell.
Highlights include 'Uxbridge English Dictionary', 'One Song to the Tune of Another', 'French Monopoly', 'Swanee Kazoo', 'Sound Charades', 'Pensioner’s Film Club', 'Complete Cats', '84 Chicken Cross Road', 'Hirsute Film Club', 'Unromantic Endings', 'Just a Minim', the delightful 'Add a Word', 'Ruin a Film' and, of course, 'Mornington Crescent'.
Get ready to chuckle along with the gang as they deploy the finest wit and wordplay, accompanied by Colin Sell on the piano and the lovely Samantha keeping score.
BBC An exclusive edition of the perennially popular BBC Radio 4 series for gardeners everywhere.
Gardening can be both a challenge and a joy. Get it right, and it can provide boundless pleasure; get it wrong, and it is a source of infinite frustration. Help is at hand, however, in this specially recorded ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’ compilation, in which the regular team offers all-year round advice on everything from plants and planting to pests, diseases, design and seasonally topical tips.
Chairman Eric Robson and panelists Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, Pippa Greenwood, Bunny Guinness, Roy Lancaster and Anne Swithinbank address key gardening questions for every season. They include: how to protect your container plants from winter frost; how to ensure your spring bulbs flower; how to grow summer vegetables in a tiny courtyard, and how to find trees or shrubs that provide stunning autumn colour.
There’s also a plethora of information for any time of year, such as how to attract birds into your garden, obtain the perfect lawn, and clean and maintain your pond. Best of all, the number one question from gardeners - ‘how can I get rid of slugs and snails?’ - is authoritatively answered. So join the team in the potting shed, and look forward to a whole year of trouble-free gardening!
BBC English Audio lessons for Frensch Speakers.(Advanced level)
Presentation: Entertaining comedy situations of everyday life played by English actors.
Explanation: A tutor explains in your own language the dialogues played by the actors in the Presentation.
Practice: Exercises to practice spoken English and oral comprehension.