BBC The Museum of Curiosity is hosted by the Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, Professor John Lloyd C.B.E. (of Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, Blackadder and QI fame), and the comedian Jimmy Carr.
The Museum invites three guests, a mixture of entertaining experts and expert entertainers, to donate one item each to the museum and explain why it deserves a place in the museum. Ever since someone gave the museum the Big Bang it's been expanding at an alarming rate, and now there's no looking back without the aid of a huge telescope.
BBC A facsmile edition of the original 1978 LP of comedy sketches and songs, starring Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. Taken from the fondly-remembered BBC radio series of the early 1970s.
BBC The complete series of eight episodes of the topical comedy quiz show also includes the Team News Quiz vs. Team Now Show special edition. Joining host Sandi Toksvig and regular panellist Jeremy Hardy are, in Episodes 1 and 2: Susan Calman, Samira Ahmed and Nick Doody. In Episode 3 The News Quiz (Sandi Toksvig & Jeremy Hardy) take on The Now Show (Steve Punt & Hugh Dennis), with host Rory Bremner. Episode 4 panellists appearing with Jeremy Hardy are Francesca Martinez, Fred Macaulay and Susan Calman and guests for Episode 5 are Miles Jupp, Francis Wheen and Sue Perkins. The guests on Episode 6 are Hugo Rifkind, Bob Mills and Jo Brand and, for Episode 7, they are Francis Wheen, Rebecca Front and Roisin Conaty. In the last episode, Jeremy is joined by Daniel Finkelstein, Mark Steel and Katy Brand.
BBC Two BBC Radio programmes exploring President John F. Kennedy's shocking assassination on 22 November 1963.
In Something Is Terribly Wrong, first broadcast in 2003, Alan Thompson charts the confusion and disbelief after the assassination. He returns to key sites in Dallas, and talks to eyewitnesses including Nellie Connally (ex-First Lady of Texas), Jim Leavelle (ex-Dallas detective), Jim Ewell (ex-Dallas Morning News correspondent), Aubry Rike (ambulance driver/witness), and Ken Dowe, from Dallas radio station KLIF. Using rare, vivid archive material, he relives the events as they unfolded over three days that shocked the world.
In Letter from America, first broadcast two days after the President's assassination, renowned broadcaster Alistair Cooke uses his weekly radio missive to reflect upon the legacy of John F. Kennedy, and to observe that the American nation feels it has been robbed of a brother.
BBC In a brand new series for Radio 4, News Quiz favourite Susan Calman explores issues on which she has strong opinions from a personal perspective. In these four episodes, she examines the current hot political topic of equal marriage; looks at the issues surrounding the death penalty from the perspective gained whilst working on Death Row; considers how best to deal with depression; and evaluates what it means to be Scottish. Produced by Lyndsay Fenner.
BBC English Audio lessons for Spanish Speakers. (Advanced level)Presentation:
Entertaining comedy situations of everyday life played by English actors. Explanation:
A tutor explains in your own language the dialogues played by the actors in the Presentation. Practice:
Exercises to practice spoken English and oral comprehension.
BBC Nicholas Parsons chairs eight episodes of the long-running panel game, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in Spring 2015.
“Welcome to Just a Minute!” As the Minute Waltz fades away, once again a multitude of players pit their wits against each other as they attempt to talk for sixty seconds on a given subject without hesitation, repetition, or deviation from the subject.
So join redoubtable chairman Nicholas Parsons as the panellists - including Paul Merton alongside longtime players and newcomers to the game - use their intellect, imagination, wit and verbal dexterity to beat the clock and win the points in these eight sparklingly funny shows.
BBC This fascinating celebration of BBC Radio 4 features archive clips from some of the channel's best-loved programmes, including The Archers, Desert Island Discs, Today, Woman's Hour, Weekending, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, The Now Show, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Just a Minute, and many more. Amongst the personalities heard from during this radio extravaganza are Dame Edna Everage, Sue Lawley, Neil Kinnock, John Humphrys, Humphrey Lyttelton, Douglas Adams, John Peel, Angus Deayton, Kenny Everett, and Roy Plomley to mention just a few.
This glorious evocation of an iconic radio station - and constant companion to many - will appeal to anyone with an interest in, and love of, radio broadcasting and the BBC in general.