The Age of (BBC) Radio

by alphamonkey on October 29, 2007 · 1 comment

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BBC RadioI dearly love the fact that so many great BBC shows made their start as stage and radio productions (and I dearly lament the fact that we Americans have all but turned our back on radio), but long-time ‘Buddha pal Alan made me the happy by pointing out that a number of great BBC Radio productions are freely available on the BBC Radio 4 site. Super kudos to him, as otherwise I’d have never known there was a radio production of Douglas Adam’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency‘, which started at the beginning of October. Awesome!

In addition to the great line-up on the BBC Radio 4 comedy site (which includes the iconic “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy“), Alan also recommends hitting the BBC 7 site, as it’s got gems such as rebroadcasts of classic The Goon Show, the original BBC Radio series for Flight of the Conchords (which is available as an album, no less), and of course the precursor to my favorite BBC show ever, The Boosh (which became The Mighty Boosh, duh).

So give the audio wastelands of American AM the boot and give your ears something awesome, already.

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  • ginwai

    As someone with too much time on his hands, I collect BBC Radio comedy CDs and highly recommend you try and find shows like Genius, The Consultants, The Museum Of Everything and On The Town With The League Of Gentleman.

    Frustratingly, most aren’t available to buy and haven’t been put on the website but there are ways of finding them….

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