London Branch: A Celebration of Radio Comedy

by on 18th March 2009. Comments Off.
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Band Waggon, ITMA, Educating Archie, Round The Horne, The Navy Lark, Hancock’s Half Hour, The Goon Show, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Radio Active, Blue Jam, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, Just a Minute, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, Dead Ringers, Adam & Joe, The Now Show, Down the Line, Listen Against …. radio has been at the forefront of British comedy for more than 80 years – and is in as good a state of health as it ever was.

We celebrated how remarkably effective the wireless has been – and continues to be – at tickling the UK’s funny bone. Like a sort of live version of Desert Island Discs but with comedy clips, 6Music Presenter and tiny Radio 4 mascot Jon Holmes talked to special guests including comedy legend Barry Cryer and Steve Punt who shared their favourite moments from the archives and pondered the question of whether radio is still the best environment for new comedy.

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