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Radio raving tendencies, part two - The Bibliophile
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Radio raving tendencies, part two
Because I did threaten promise to do this. This time round, my BBC favourites that aren't currently being broadcast but I'm looking forward to hearing them again one day. Or, in some cases, shows that looked interesting when I was browsing the programme indexes and I'm looking forward to hearing them for the first time one day.

But first, a couple of documentary series that have gone into permanently available mode since that last post (the BBC is forever changing):

Bosphorus (3 episodes permamently available)

A Brief History of Mathematics (10 episodes permamently available)

And now the awaiting their being repeated series:

With Great Pleasure

Good Omens

Life in London

The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries

Doctor Who

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Burkiss Way

Take it from Here

Stop Messing About!

Quando, Quando, Quando

Parsley Sidings

No Commitments

Lucy Montgomery's Variety Pack

Jim the Great


Elephants To Catch Eels

Detective Sergeant Nick Mohammed

Change at Oglethorpe

Births, Deaths and Marriages


Doctor in the House

A Bit of Fry and Laurie

The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

Smelling of Roses

One Foot in the Grave

On the Town with the League of Gentlemen

Coming Alive

Boxer and Doberman

The Spaceship II

The Price of Fear

Stephen Fry on the Phone

Space Hacks

Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful


When the Dog Dies

The Men from the Ministry

Rigor Mortis

Doctor at Large

Bleak Expectations

Cabin Pressure

Rudy's Rare Records

John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme


The Frankie Howerd Variety Show

Beyond Our Ken

Yes Minister

Acropolis Now

A Short History of Vampires

The Alan Davies Show

The Castle

The Man in Black

The Cavity Within

Unearthing Mysteries


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zappo From: zappo Date: 7th September 2015 06:24 (UTC) (Other places)
What a wonderful list! Yes Minister! The League of Gentlemen! Fry galore! Thanks for posting these handy references, for those boring days of nothing to do. Or even of work! For now we have wifi down in the cellar and can distract ourselves in our monotonous jobs down there, with excellent audio. Yay!

Speaking of Doctor Who, there is also this non-free but highly enjoyable production company: http://www.bigfinish.com/
jlsjlsjls From: jlsjlsjls Date: 7th September 2015 14:07 (UTC) (Other places)
You're very welcome ... can't have you being bored. I've always loved that the Beeb does radio versions of television programs (that League of Gentlemen is an exception, being the radio series that preceded the television version)

I've heard Big Finish credited at the ends of some shows I've listened to ... thanks for the link to their site! Two other production companies that make good stuff for the BBC are Testbed Productions and Baby Cow Productions (who also bring Red Dwarf to our television screens ... and have an announcement that they're about to start filming series 11 & 12 of that show on their front page!!!)
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