History of British radio comedy
Presented by Russel Davies this 1988 documentary series tells the story of the development of British Radio comedy from the variety show formats to sitcoms.
- The Earliest On-Air Comedians (44.3Mb)
- The 1930s (44.5Mb)
- The Second World War (44.6Mb)
- Second World War Variety Acts (44.3Mb)
- Wartime Morale (44.7Mb)
- Post-War Performers (44.9Mb)
- The 1950s (44.2Mb)
- Hancock, The Goons, Beyond Our Ken, Joyce Grenfell (44.7Mb)
- End of the Goon Show (45Mb)
- 1960s vs the Establishment (44.3Mb)
- I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (44.8Mb)
- Radio Active, After Henry, and a look ahead (44.1Mb)
- At Christmas (71.6Mb)
MP3 files hosted by archive.org.