Slip into your crash helmet, pull on your safety goggles and firmly secure your seat belt (even if you're not in a car). These jokes are so funny that no one can be trusted to tell them safely. Not even Her Majesty the Queen! But, if anyone can do it, Danger Mouse can.
Danny Robins (Author), Adam Riches (Read by), Anna-Lena Bergelin (Read by), Danny Robins (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Sissela Benn (Read by), Thomas Oredsson (Read by)
A full cast Radio 4 sitcom about a stand-up comedian from London who is living in Sweden, starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winner Adam Riches.
Geoff, a marginally successful stand up comic from London, is moving to the tiny, cold and unpronounceable village of Yxsjö in northern Sweden, after his Swedish girlfriend Linda decides to move home to raise their child.
Geoff must contend with snow, moose, pickled herring, unemployment, Maypole dancing, snowmobiles, meatball rolling, saunas, social democracy, weird pizzas, bears, deep forests, death metal, difficult in-laws, and more snow.
Written by UK funnyman Danny Robins, creator of the Lenny Henry comedy Rudy's Rare Records, the series is set and recorded in Sweden and stars Adam Riches, Danny Robins and some of Sweden's most popular TV comedy actors.
Emily is twenty-two years old. She’s just discovered that the gender pay gap is currently estimated to close in 2117. She’s psyched that her great-great-granddaughter is going to witness this momentous step forward for the sisterhood. She’s made herself a tick-off calendar that she intends to hand down the maternal line.
How much has changed since women were first allowed to cast off their pinnies and embark on the excitements of office life? Whilst it’s true that we’ve evolved from the murk of the typing pool into the beige of the boardroom, life in the office for women can still be underwhelming in myriad ways that would be familiar to our sisters from the fifties.
Complete with nostalgic illustrations and genuine retro advice, Career Girls guides the reader through the eternal conundrums faced by women in the workplace everywhere. From redressing the pay gap through a semi-legal sponsorship scheme to surviving a leadership course where you’re forced to express yourself through the medium of dance, Career Girls is the perfect companion for the modern working woman.
Have you ever looked at a cantankerous little dog thought, “If she were a person, she’d probably demand to see the manager after trying to use expired coupons”? Or seen a particularly fluffy dog and imagined her as a woman who loves crosswords and hands out sweets to the kids next door? Or an older dog, grey beard and wise eyes, who might join Facebook just to keep in touch with the grandkids and then post the same selfie, five times, no caption.
Then this book is for you. Based on the Instagram account with hundreds of thousands of followers, Dog Personalities humanises our canine pals, creating imaginative, hilarious backstories for some of our favourite dogs.
The name’s Trotter, Derek Trotter, and the world of business is my game. When it comes to the art of closing deals I’ve been around the track more times than a lurcher. Not only have I been there, done it and bought the t-shirt, I’ve gone back round to do it again, printed my own t-shirts, knocked ‘em out at ridiculously low prices and cut the competition out of the market.
From the back streets of the bustling business hub that is Peckham, South London, I taught myself to run before I could crawl and went on to ski the entrepreneurial pistes with the kind of style and grace not seen since Orville and Dean took to the rink.
The commodities market ain’t all champagne and skittles. It’s a rocky road full of potholes, speed cameras, people who don’t indicate, mouthy cyclists, and all sorts of obstacles designed to get on your tits. But fear not... You Know It Makes Sense is the definitive business guide, designed pacifically to help steer you in the right direction. Packed full of insider knowledge, tips and warnings, think of it as your personal stat-nav on the corporate highway.
And whether you’re a Director, middle management, a junior staff hotshot, or the one that fetches the sandwiches, it will help you get to where you’re going
More classic fun and games from the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy show
This third treasury features a host of specials based around the award-winning ‘antidote to panel games’. In the mix are I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Christmas Clue, featuring the teams’ unique interpretation of A Christmas Carol, Humph in Wonderland in which they venture down a rabbit hole, and In Search of Mornington Crescent, in which Andrew Marr peers behind the veil of secrecy surrounding that game. There are also two tributes to the programme’s inimitable original host: Chairman Humph, presented by Stephen Fry, and Humph: A Celebration Concert. Finally, arriving just after they’ve had their tea, are all three series of spin-off comedy The Doings of Hamish & Dougal.
Among the guest performers in this sparkling collection are Sandi Toksvig, Andy Hamilton, Rob Brydon, Jeremy Hardy, Jack Dee, Dame Judi Dench, Sir Michael Gambon and Alison Steadman. Duration: 16 hours approx.
From Sarah Jane Smith to Bill Potts, from Susan Foreman to the Thirteenth Doctor, women are the beating heart of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, they don’t let anything hold them back.
Featuring historical women such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria alongside fan favourites like Rose Tyler and Missy, The Women Who Lived tells the stories of women throughout space and time. Beautifully illustrated by a team of all-female artists, this collection of inspirational tales celebrates the power of women to change the universe.
Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series BLACK MIRROR, this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world.
This is BLACK MIRROR in book form - allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different - and more disturbing - light. You have been warned...
CAUTION: You have now arrived in the past. Watch out for dinosaurs.
With this trusty guide, you can create a world in which humanity matures quickly and efficiently, instead of spending 200,000 years stumbling around in the dark without language, not knowing that tying a rock to a string would unlock navigating the entire world, and thinking disease was caused by weird smells. It contains all the science, engineering, mathematics, art, music, writing, culture, facts, and figures that are required for one human – without any specialized training – to build a civilization from the ground up. It will allow you to create a world like the one you left, but better. It is nothing less than a complete cheat sheet for civilization.
Both fascinating and hilarious, How To Invent Everything provides an enthralling journey through the history of human ingenuity and invention. You’ll discover the five most important technologies humans have invented (Spoken Language, Written Language, Numbers, the Scientific Method and the Calorie Surplus), and learn how quickly we can recreate those skills and knowledge with a few basic facts and tools. It's a perfect read for fans of Randall Munroe’s What If? and Thing Explainer, zombie apocalypse survivors, web comic lovers and wannabe time travellers everywhere.
I felt like I was living in a world teetering on the brink ...
Life as a stay-in-bed husband turned out to be a lot more complicated than I expected. My wife was pregnant with a baby that possibly wasn't mine. My old man was engaged in a war with the feminist movement that he was never going to win. And my old dear was making a lot of unexplained trips to Russia.
Throw into the mix an eldest son with a possible sex addiction and three infant sons who were so thick they made me look like Edward Einstein.
I might have actually gone over the edge if it wasn't for the belief of my daughter and the challenge of helping her win the greatest prize that South Dublin has to offer - the Strictly Mount Anville glitter ball.
Empowering, inspiring and full of badass Buffy attitude, this little book is packed with the Chosen One’s awesome words of wisdom and killer advice. Whether you’re fighting vampires and saving the world, or not, life can get tough. And when it gets tough, you need to slay, the Buffy way.
So, whether you’re dealing with heartache or homework, family drama, bad bosses, anxiety over what to wear, unreliable BFFs or a full-on existential crisis, Buffy has it covered. She’ll guide you through the Hellmouth and out the other side. Because, she’s been there.
In Finland there is a special word – 'Kalsarikanni' – to denote ‘drinking at home, alone, in your underwear.’
It is no coincidence Finland consistently rates in the top-5 in happiness ranking. In Finland, Pantsdrunk is considered a path to recovery and self-empowerment to help you face your future challenges, much like the Lagom or Hygge of their other Scandi neighbours.
The Pantsdrunk method also includes bingeing on Netflix, scrolling mindlessly on your phone, sweet and salty snacks, sofa time, and blocking all work communications. It will lead you to live a healthier, more energising and relaxing life – wherever, whenever.
Do you revere the legend that is Arnie? Do you agree that the best activities for your health are pumping and humping? Do you trust that if it bleeds, you can kill it?
Then this is the book for you.
What Would Arnie Do? is a collection of the wit and wisdom of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whether you're looking for inspiration in the gym, in your career, or for fighting deranged cyborgs, Arnie has just the right phrase to spur you to greater success.
And remember: Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.
This unique, witty and handy colour swatch book is your entertaining and informative guide to every possible bowel movement. Arranged by consistency and colour, you’ll learn fascinating facts about your faeces: why floaters float, why stinkers stink and what you need to eat if you’re pooping pellets like a rabbit.
Based on medical information and full of popular culture gags and quirky health facts, if you give a crap about your health (or if you just like toilet humour), this hilarious guide is for you.
In this seventeenth collection of the perennial antidote to panel games, regular panellists Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden – plus special guests – are given silly things to do by chairman Jack Dee. Over the years I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue has featured many different games, from one off spectaculars to firm favourites, returning series after series.
So join Jack and company for some inspired nonsense and pointless revelry, with Colin Sell on the piano!
'ISIHAC is still unmissable. It remains the most thrillingly anarchic panel show in any media you care to name' Simon Mayo, Mail on Sunday
‘The funniest comedy quiz show of them all’ Sue Arnold, The Observer
Return to Ragley for Jack Sheffield's delightful eleventh novel - a nostalgic and humorous story set in the early 1950s.
Readers love Jack Sheffield: 'Wry observation and heartwarming humour in equal measure' Alan Titchmarsh 'Overflowing with amusing anecdotes' Daily Express 'Amusing adventures at the North Yorkshire village school' Choice 'Jack Sheffield's in a class of his own' York Press
Liam Williams (Author), Liam Williams (Read by), Full Cast (Read by)
From Liam Williams, a two-time Edinburgh Festival Award Nominated comedian, comes a rich storytelling series about Liam's teenage misadventures in the Yorkshire suburbs.
The first series delves into Liam's memories of his first fight, virginity loss, the best house party ever organised, and his marvellous outwitting of an entire teaching staff. This is the New Labour, post-mining, aspirational heartland, meeting 50 Cent and Generation Y ennui, represented in a bourgeois radio format - by one of Britain's most exciting comedians.
Series two sees Liam anxiously awaiting A-Level results before trying to find his feet in a most alien of new environments, Cambridge University. There, he searches for hedonism, torn between the laddish drinking societies and the artsy intelligentsia of Cambridge University.
Liam Williams is a critically acclaimed comedian, known for his wry poetic presentation style. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Fridge Comedy Awards, and for Best Show at the 2014 awards. He has appeared as a guest stand up on Russell Howard’s Good News, and on Channel 4’s Drunk History. His successful mockumentary series on BBC Three in 2017 was called Pls Like, about a man trying to become a YouTube star.
The series was recorded in Leeds and stars teens from Yorkshire as the young Liam and his mates.
Collected together for the very first time, 18 editions of Eric and Ernie's BBC Radio 2 comedy series. Between 1975 and 1978, when they were at the peak of their popularity on BBC TV, Morecambe and Wise also starred in their own radio series, with each episode scripted by the one and only Eddie Braben. This feast of sketches and duologues features a host of guests including Ann Hamilton, Anita Harris, Hayle Hunnicutt, Richard Caldicot, Percy Edwards, Clodagh Rodgers, Nicola Pagett, Brian Wilde, Des O'Connor, Vince Hill and Penelope Keith.