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.
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.
From the bestselling author of Yes Man, a simultaneously fascinating and hilariousinvestigation into the new culture of rudeness – where it comes from, how it affects us, and what we can do about it.
You're not imagining it: people are getting ruder. From road rage and snarky tweets, to queue-jumpers, victim blamers and fat shamers, we are ruder than we’ve ever been.
A man on a mission, Danny Wallace travels the world visiting our rudest critics. He interviews neuroscientists, psychologists, NASA scientists, barristers, bin men, and bell boys—all to better understand the culture of rudeness that is threatening to overwhelm us. He even joins a Radical Honesty group in Germany, talks to drivers about road rage in LA, and confronts his own online troll in a pub. And in doing so, he brilliantly uncovers hidden truths behind what makes us act the way we do, whether rudeness can be caught, and how one small impolite moment can snowball into disaster.
Want to be part of the solution? Let Danny Wallace be your guide.
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.
‘The indispensable bedside classic’ Leland Carlson, Assistant Vice President of the Dull Men’s Club
This Book Will Send You to Sleep makes no claims to be fun or interesting. It is a book you can read in full confidence that you will find absolutely nothing to stimulate your brain. A book, like no other, that will afford you much sleep and copious amounts of pointless knowledge.
Where else will you read about the political crisis in Belgium 2007–2011 or study the growth pattern of holly? And from where else can you find, in one place an overview of railway gauges, a summary of the administrative bureaucracy of the Byzantine Empire and instructions for the creation of a collapsible music stand?
Prepare to fall fast asleep with the most boring book ever published.
The crew of HMS Troutbridge return in these four classic episodes of the long-running comedy series, reviewed by The Times as doing ‘everything with such charm…’ Starring John Pertwee, Leslie Philips and Ronnie Barker.
Disillusioned with what the UK is becoming, Bridget Christie seeks out people who believe they have found the secret to a happier life. She meets four people who believe they have found utopia - whether that be by refusing to read the news or by living a completely sustainable Good Life-style life.
Six more episodes of BBC Radio 4’s multi-award-winning sketch show, written by and starring John Finnemore.
‘The best sketch show in years, on television or radio’ Radio Times.
John Finnemore, writer and star of Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts, returns for a seventh series of his hugely acclaimed Souvenir Programme, which won him Radio Broadcaster of the Year at the 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.
Expect sketches! Expect songs! They’re what made up the previous series, so it seems a pretty safe bet that that’s what will be in this series as well.
In this sixteenth 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 visual 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
Ben Ashenden (Author), Alex Owen (Author), Alex Owen (Read by), Ben Ashenden (Read by)
Join Alex and Ben - aka The Pin - in their weird twist on the double-act sketch show.
The Pin are a multi-award-winning comedy duo with a unique brand of self-reflexive comedy. Performed in front of a live studio audience, their sketches exist somewhere between razor-sharp smartness and joyous silliness. Expect sketches, commentary on the sketches, subtext, rewinds and replays until the line between the performance and critique blurs to hilarious effect.
‘One of the smartest, punchiest new comedy duos to have appeared in a while...had me laughing out loud on my own in an empty room’ The Guardian
‘…makes you feel as though you might be hearing the next Mitchell and Webb’ The Times
‘The most exciting new comedy duo working today" - David Walliams
Join Professor John Lloyd and Curators Noel Fielding, Jo Brand and Romesh Ranganathan as they plunge down the badger hole of ignorance in a search for the universe's most mind-boggling oddnesses.
The Museum of Curiosity is BBC Radio 4's monumental comedy edifice, and the only one with gargoyles in the foyer. It allows nothing inside that doesn’t make you scratch your head, stroke your chin or, at the very least, go ‘Hmm’. Fortunately, helping to fill its almost vacant plinths is a gathering of the world’s most original minds.
The guests bearing donations to the museum in this collection include Howard Goodall, Corey Taylor, Vic Reeves, Ross Noble, George Monbiot, Lucy Porter, Deborah Frances-White, Sally Phillips and Phil Jupitus and many more.
Brian Cox and Robin Ince present a witty, irreverent look at the world according to science.
The Infinite Monkey Cage has become one of BBC Radio 4’s most popular science-based programmes. In each episode physicist Brian Cox and comedian Robin Ince delve into a particular field of science, with the help of guests from the worlds of science, academia and entertainment.
These 25 episodes feature subjects ranging from the music to Frankenstein, from particle physics to the science of sleep, and from astronauts to insects. Also included is the 2017 Christmas Special episode.
Well-known guests featured in this collection include Dave Gorman, Phil Jupitus, Sara Pascoe, Ross Noble, Eric Idle, Noel Fielding, Katy Brand and Mark Gatiss.
When Lucy Mangan was little, stories were everything. They opened up new worlds and cast light on all the complexities she encountered in this one.
She was whisked away to Narnia – and Kirrin Island – and Wonderland. She ventured down rabbit holes and womble burrows into midnight gardens and chocolate factories. She wandered the countryside with Milly-Molly-Mandy, and played by the tracks with the Railway Children. With Charlotte’s Web she discovered Death and with Judy Blume it was Boys. No wonder she only left the house for her weekly trip to the library or to spend her pocket money on amassing her own at home.
In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude. She relives our best-beloved books, their extraordinary creators, and looks at the thousand subtle ways they shape our lives. She also disinters a few forgotten treasures to inspire the next generation of bookworms and set them on their way.
Lucy brings the favourite characters of our collective childhoods back to life – prompting endless re-readings, rediscoveries, and, inevitably, fierce debate – and brilliantly uses them to tell her own story, that of a born, and unrepentant, bookworm.
Cats rank among the world's top negotiators. They get humans to do what they want, when they want. So if you could learn to persuade a cat to do what you wanted, then any human - colleague, friend, boss, partner, or even your most cantankerous relative - would bow to your magic.
This book teaches you all the tricks you need to get along with even the most stubborn adversary. Among other things, you'll learn how to get your body language just right; perfect your timing - the art of the pounce - and make your opponent feel calm, happy, purring and in control, as you steer him or her away from a fight, and towards a mutually-beneficial, scratch-free resolution.
Surprisingly simple and incredibly effective, this guide to winning arguments will lead you to healthier, happier relationships, a more successful career and, even, the ability to herd cats, should you so wish.
This eggcellent collection of hilarious Hatchimals jokes is sure to have you and your friends cracking up! Inside you'll find hundreds of eggceptional jokes about your favourite Hatchimals and their Hatchtopia hang-outs.
So crack open the book and get ready to start giggling!
James Cary (Author)
, Alex Macqueen (Read by), Fergus Craig (Read by), Lill Roughley (Read by), Olivia Colman (Read by), Robert Bathurst (Read by), Tom Goodman-Hill (Read by)
Set during World War Two, Hut 33 follows the adventures of a team of codebreakers at Bletchley Park as they work tirelessly to break German codes, matching wits with the fabled Enigma Machine. Unfortunately, they hate each other.
Archie is a stroppy Geordie socialist revolutionary, while Professor Charles Gardner is a toffee-nosed snob. In theory, the immensely stupid 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall is in charge of the hut, but he is still struggling with even the most basic concepts such as his name. They are joined by child prodigy Gordon, and the silent Winstanley. There’s also Mrs Best, the lascivious landlady, and the hut’s Polish secretary Minka, the only competent member of the team – although her answers to everything are usually involve violence.
Starring Tom Goodman-Hill as Archie, Robert Bathurst as Professor Charles Gardner, Alex MacQueen as 3rd Lt. Joshua Featherstonhaugh-Marshall, Fergus Craig as Gordon, Lill Roughley as Mrs Best, and Olivia Colman as Minka.
In each episode of this award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, comedian Mark Steel visits a UK town and researches its history, heritage and culture, after which he performs a bespoke evening of comedy for the local residents.
Mark’s destinations in series 7 and 8 include Stockport, Colchester, Hebden Bridge, Kingston upon Thames, Lynton and Lynmouth, Gibraltar and Bedford.
In 2010 Mark Steel's in Town won a Silver Award for "Best Comedy" in the Sony Radio Academy Awards, and in 2012 it won the Gold Award in the same category. Also in 2010 it won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for "Best Radio Comedy / Light Entertainment". The series was voted "Best Radio Entertainment Show" in the Comedy.co.uk Awards held by the British Comedy Guide in the 2012 and 2015 awards.
A BBC Radio 4 parody of the lives of the Romantic poets by Sue Limb, writer of the hit comedy Gloomsbury.
An everyday story of towering genius, set in and around the Lakeland retreat of William and Dorothy Wordsmith. The Wordsmiths have not long settled in their sublime cottage, when they are visited by the inebriate Samuel Tailor Cholericke and the lascivious Lord Biro, followed by numerous other romantically-inclined writers and leech-pedlars who arrive at the door of Vole Cottage. Dorothy must manage the increasingly chaotic household (assisted by Stinking Iris), while William focuses on his latest masterpiece, ‘The Withered Turnip’. Set against an elegant musical background of trilling sheep.
Starring Denise Coffey as Dorothy Wordsmith, Geoffrey Whitehead as William Wordsmith, Simon Callow as Samuel Tailor Cholericke, Miriam Margolyes as Stinking Iris and Tim Curry as Lord Biro.
Cast: Dorothy Wordsmith: Denise Coffey William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow Stinking Iris: Miriam Margolyes The Leechpedlar: Chris Emmett Lord Biro: Tim Curry Teresa Sanseveria: Helen Atkinson Wood Percy Jelley: Hugh Thomas Mary Godwit: Alison Fiske Charles Lump: Nicholas le Prevost Mary Lump: Julia Hills Thomas de Quinine: Nickolas Grace Sir Walter Spott: Bill Paterson Mary Wordsmith: Iris-Gemma Morlay John Sheets: Nicky Henson Sara Cholericke: Angela Pleasance William Bloke: John Shrapnel Announcer: Eugene Fraser
Music by Stephen Oliver, sung by Cantabile Produced by Jonathan James-Moore