Since the 1960s the very best of BBC radio’s spoken word output has been available to own, first on record and cassette and now on CD and digital download. In addition to its extensive backlist catalogue, BBC Audio continues to publish a wide range of entertainment drawn from recent radio programming and the BBC archive.
A vast range of comedy titles from the vintage to the modern include Hancock’s Half Hour, The Goon Show, Just a Minute, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Cabin Pressure, plus shows from comedians such as Sue Perkins, Micky Flanagan, Alan Partridge, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett. The realms of fantasy are depicted in Doctor Who, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. There’s radio drama based on the works of some of our most popular and significant writers including Jane Austen, Terry Pratchett, Maya Angelou, Neil Gaiman and Oscar Wilde. Our wide variety of crime and thrillers include Stone, The Martin Beck Stories, Paul Temple, Lord Peter Wimsey and The Interrogation, alongside full-cast dramatisations of the works of major crime novelists such as Agatha Christie, John le Carré and Arthur Conan Doyle. History, science and culture epics include A History of the World in 100 Objects, This Sceptred Isle, A History of Childhood, The Making of Music and the memoirs of David Attenborough.
More information about the BBC’s spoken word radio services can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/sounds.