Myles Rudge

Something to Shout About: Series 1-3: A BBC Radio Comedy
  • Something to Shout About: Series 1-3: A BBC Radio Comedy

    • Myles Rudge

    • Ronie Wolfe

    • Eleanor Summerfield (Read by)

    • Fenella Fielding (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Joan Sims (Read by)

    • Michael Medwin (Read by)

    • Nicholas Phipps (Read by)

    • Sheila Hancock (Read by)

    Series 1-3 of the 1960s comedy set in the world of advertising

    Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners’, Something To Shout About ran over three series in 1960-61.

    Michael Medwin stars as account executive Michael, with Fenella Fielding as his seductive secretary Janet, Joan Sims and Sheila Hancock as shorthand typists Mavis and Shirley, Eleanor Summerfield as no-frills executive Maggie and Nicholas Phipps as copywriter Adrian. This disparate team must stick together to succeed, as they battle to win new accounts and impress clients – and from wooing a US tycoon to putting a glamorous spin on a dreary seaside holiday camp, they always think big. Why else would they hire an elephant to promote bath salts?

    In these three series, a new recruit unsettles the ad agency’s routine, there’s uproar in the agency when the women discover that the men get paid more, a Parisian photoshoot is ruined and has to be redone on a budget, and a team trip to the countryside to work on a shampoo commercial doesn’t go to plan...

    Written by Myles Rudge and guest starring Warren Mitchell and Roy Dotrice in a variety of roles, this light-hearted look at the advertising world is a treat for lovers of classic radio comedy.

    Due to the age of these vintage recordings, the sound quality may vary.

    Produced by John Simmonds, Trafford Whitelock and Eric Miller
    Music by The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet, under the direction of Cliff Adams (Series 1)

Myles Rudge (Author) Myles Rudge was an actor, scriptwriter and playwright, best known as the lyricist of the comedy songs Right Said Fred and Hole in the Ground (sung by Bernard Cribbins). He wrote two series of the hit BBC radio comedy Stop Messing About, a follow-up to Round the Horne. Myles Rudge died in 2007. Joan Sims (Reader) As a long-serving member of the world-famous Carry On team, Joan Sims starred in twenty- four of the classic comedies. She has also appeared in many acclaimed productions in the West End and her film credits include The Belles of St Trinian's with Alastair Sim, The Naked Truth with Peter Sellers, Davy, Trouble in Store, the last ever Ealing Comedy, with Norman Wisdom, and five Doctor films opposite Dirk Bogarde and Leslie Phillips. Joan has over 100 TV credits to her name, most recently she appeared in the acclaimed BBC TV production of Martin Chuzzlewit.

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