Barry Took presents a four-part history of BBC Radio comedy. The series includes the high points of the classic comedy of the twenties, the "golden age" of the fifties and sixties and the best of today's new stars, in a selection of clips from the BBC archive and the BBC Radio Collection.
3: Fun and Games
From Does the Team
Think? and Ignorance Is
Bliss to Just a Minute and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, panel shows have been vehicles for some of radio's best-loved entertainers.
Barry Took looks at the history of quizzes, panel games and the ad-lib humour which has been a cornerstone of BBC Radio for over 70 years. Written by Barry Took
Late-night listening with Derek and Ellen Jameson , featuring personalities and topical issues. Including at
10.45 What's That Noise? and at 11.45 a review of tomorrow's papers. Plus the classical feature.
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