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.
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.
The easy way to understand your baby’s poo (and have a good laugh along the way!)
Most parents become poo-obsessed for the first few months of baby’s life – baby poo turns an astonishing array of colours in a very short time and is a key to understanding whether baby is healthy and getting enough food.
This clever and unique swatch book plays into this rather bizarre (but incredibly important) aspect of early parenting, turning the poo ‘palette’ into both a source of entertainment and a genuinely useful source of medical information. Packed with tips, remedies and all the while lifted by the author’s effortless humour, this handy little colour swatch book makes the perfect light-hearted gift and is set to become an essential part of every new parent’s baby kit!
Grace loves a woman. Annie loves a man. Violet isn't quite sure. But you'll love them all...
Grace has what one might call a 'full and interesting life' which is code for not married and has no kids. Her life is the envy of her friends, who assume she doesn't want the trappings of married life. But all this time she has been waiting in secret for someone to hit her so hard that she would run out of breath, like the way a wave in a rough sea knocks you over...
When Grace meets a beautiful woman at a party, she falls suddenly and desperately in love. At the same party, lawyer Annie meets the man of her dreams - the only man she's ever met whose table manners are up to her mother's standards. And across the city, Violet, who is mostly afraid of everything, is making another discovery of her own: that for the first time in her life she's falling in love with a woman.
A Love Story for Bewildered Girls is a hilarious and heart-warming novel tale of female friendship and first love in all its guises.
Lily has just arrived, ready to begin her first year as a teacher at the village school. There to welcome her is John Pruett, who, after his years in the war, has settled into the role of headmaster. Tom, the local bobby, is also on hand to make her feel at home up north. But Lily has a secret lurking in her past that threatens the new life she’s trying to build.
Can she move forward and begin to love again?
In his new novel, Jack Sheffield invites you to travel back in time. Back to the days when owning a television made you the envy of the neighbours, Woolworth’s still had pride of place on the high street and the village panto was the height of entertainment.
A tender, devastating coming-of-age debut novel about friendship, innocence and war
The end of the school year is approaching, and siblings Paddy and Liz McLaughlin, Christy Meehan, Kevin Thompson and their friends will soon have to decide what they're going to do with the rest of their lives. But it's hard to focus when there's the allure of their favourite hangout place, the dingy 'Cave', where they go to drink and flirt and smoke. Most days, Christy, Paddy and Kevin lie around listening to Dexys and Joy Division. Through a fog of marijuana, beer and budding romance, the future is distant and unreal.
But this is Derry in 1981, and they can't ignore the turmoil of the outside world. A friend is killed, and Christy and Paddy, stunned out of their stupor, take matters into their own hands. Some choices are irreversible, and choosing to fight will take hold of their lives in ways they never imagined.
With humour and compassion, Geraldine Quigley reveals the sometimes slippery reasons behind the decisions we make, and the unexpected and intractable ways they shape our lives.
Ed Harris (Author), David Acton (Read by), Fenella Woolgar (Read by), Freya Parker (Read by), Full Cast (Read by), Jane Slavin (Read by), Kate O'Flynn (Read by)
A rollicking wartime comedy set in the Cabinet War Rooms, starring Fenella Woolgar at Dot.
Follow Dot as she gets squiffy over Agent Bertie Whiff-Whaff, concocts stirry yet pithy slogans for the war effort, and goes on a mission to St Horribly Vulture’s School for Boys to enlist a teacher for ‘Shhhh Bletchley Park’.
A luxurious, coffee-table celebration of the entire Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups phenomenon, featuring covers and samples from many as yet unpublished books.
Readers will discover that bestselling titles such as How It Works: The Husband and Ladybird Book of the Midlife Crisis are merely the tip of the iceberg.
Featuring covers and pages from, among others:
- The Ladybird Book of Passive Aggression - People at Work: The Prime Minister - The One Night Stand - The Estate Agent - The Commuter - What to Look for in the Worst Case Scenario - Well Loved Tales: Game of Thrones - Hypochondria and Hypochondriacs - The Ladybird Book of Wishful Thinking - How it Works: The Northerner - The Story of Faking the Moon Landing - Great Civilisations: The Cockneys - I Can Do My V.A.T.
Tim Key (Author), Tim Key (Read by), Tom Basden (Read by)
Tim Key is never far from stage and screen - from Peep Show to Alpha Papa to Taskmaster. But now he's back doing what he does best - attempting to recite poetry whilst tormenting his friend and musician, the equally brilliant Tom Basden.
'...You never know when Key will suddenly toss you a fantastic joke or startlingly well-constructed line.' Radio Times
'In any other sphere apart from comedy, we'd probably class this way of looking at the world as certifiable. Here it feels like genius.' The Telegraph
Matt Parker, the brilliant stand-up mathematician, shows us what happens when maths goes wrong in the real world
We would all be better off if everyone saw mathematics as a practical ally. Sadly, most of us fear maths and seek to avoid it. This is because mathematics doesn't have good 'people skills' - it never hesitates to bluntly point out when we are wrong. But it is only trying to help! Mathematics is a friend which can fill the gaps in what our brains can do naturally.
Luckily, even though we don't like sharing our own mistakes, we love to read about what happens when maths errors make the everyday go horribly wrong. Matt Parker explores and explains near misses and mishaps with planes, bridges, the internet and big data as a way of showing us not only how important maths is, but how we can use it to our advantage. This comedy of errors is a brilliantly told series of disaster stories with a happy ending.
The fifth BBC Radio 4 series of this wickedly funny parody of the Bloomsbury Group, Henry and Vera go to the USA and dip a toe in transatlantic culture (where Vera wows Dorothy Parker). Henry, Vera, Ginny and Lionel visit Paris, where in the 1930s, radical arts movements were raging, and figures such as Picasso, Hemingway and Joyce held court - and got drunk.
Starring Miriam Margolyes as Vera Sackcloth-Vest (Vita Sackville-West), Jonathan Coy as Henry Mickleton (Harold Nicolson), Alison Steadman as Ginny Fox (Virginia Woolf), Nigel Planer as Lionel Fox (Leonard Woolf), John Sessions as D. H. Lollipop (D.H. Lawrence) and Morwenna Banks as Venus Traduces (Violet Trefusis).
‘… one of the funniest, slyest, most naughtily inventive and brilliantly performed shows on the air’ Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph
Between Britain’s beleaguered Brexit talks and chaos in Trump’s White House, the FIFA World Cup in Russia and and a long-awaited Royal Wedding, Britain’s political cartoonists’ pens are poised to skewer, celebrate and deride the biggest political events of 2018. In Britain’s Best Political Cartoons, Dr Tim Benson returns with another compendium of the wittiest drawings from our very best political cartoonists, including Steve Bell, Martin Rowson, ‘Mac’, Peter Brookes, and many more. Occasionally thought-provoking, often incisive and always hilarious, it is a riotous tour through another unforgettable twelve months in politics.
Four of the funniest recent episodes from the bitingly humorous BBC Radio 4 quiz, chaired by Miles Jupp
The News Quiz takes a sideways look at the headlines with the help of some talented comedians and commentators. Among the guest performers in this sparkling collection are Jeremy Hardy, Andy Hamilton and Mark Steel.
Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers star in ten classic episodes of The Goon Show, plus a host of bonus features.
Immensely popular and hugely influential, The Goon Show changed the face of British comedy. This fourteenth and final collection returns to the programme’s fourth series and includes the episodes The History of Communications, The Kippered Herring Gang, The Tooth-Paste Expedition, The Case of the Vanishing Room, The Greatest Mountain in the World, Collapse of the British Railways Sandwich System, The Case of Agent X2 (aka The Silent Bugler), The Story of Brain [sic] (aka Western Story), The Saga of the Internal Mountain and Bank of England Robbery.
Also included is the special satirical show The Starlings, recorded without an audience or orchestra, plus radio programmes including Vivat Milligna!, Growing Up with the Goons and Radio Fun: The Story of Radio Comedy Part 7. Documentary extracts include items from Kaleidoscope and Dad Made Me Laugh, as well as ‘The Disconnected Thoughts of Chairman Spike’, featuring unused interview material from At Last the Go On Show.
In addition, two physical booklets combine to tell the story of the show’s development with reference to original archive paperwork, plus the history of the recordings themselves. Remastered using new material and the latest technology to give the best possible sound quality, these recordings are sure to appeal to all collectors of The Goon Show.
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.
If you've ever stood in the baby section of a department store and thought 'WTF! How on earth can they charge £200 for a miniature wicker basket for my baby to sleep in?' then this is the book for you!
Becoming a parent is a life-changingly brilliant (brutal) experience that's totally worth the hard work ... but why is it so EXPENSIVE? We're all warned that having a baby will push our bank balances to the limit but it's not until you're taking out a second mortgage to buy a buggy that you realise you have no idea what you've let yourself in for. If only there was a way to enjoy being a parent without every 'essential' putting you further into your overdraft.
Facebook sensations LadBaby have taken the internet by storm with their genius money-saving hacks and now they're ready to show you how you can do it too. Parenting for £1 and Other Baby Budget Hacks will not only help you dodge some of parenthood's biggest expenses but keep you smiling while you do it. From alternative Moses baskets to free nappy stations you can pick up on your weekly shop; from soft-play ball pits you can create at home to a do-it-yourself newborn photo shoot, no stone will be left unturned as they tackle babyland head on.
With full colour photos to accompany every hack, Parenting for £1 is the ultimate money-saving guide for parents and parents-to-be, promising to steer you through the early years without completely emptying your wallet.
The name’s Trotter, Derek Trotter, and the world of business is my speciality. 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 ownt-shirts, knocked ‘em out at ridiculously low prices and cut the competition out of the market.
But the commodities game 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. 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.