New Radio Show

A new show for BBC Radio 4 Extra was recorded on 23rd January and due to be broadcast on 18th March on BBC Radio 4 Extra from 9:00 - 12:00. The Real Comedy Controllers featured a panel comprising Paul Jackson (Producer The Two Ronnies, Red Dwarf), Beryl Vertue (Agent to Galton & Simpson, Tony Hancock; Producer of Men Behaving Badly), John Lloyd (Producer Blackadder, Not The Nine O'Clock News, QI) and Jimmy Mulville (Producer Radio Active and Alas Smith & Jones). The panel discussed Radio Comedy from the 40's and 50's including their own reminiscences and views on the shows included in the programme which included extracts from Hi Gang, Peter Sellers, Al Read and Peter Sellers as well as full episodes of ITMA (the Victory Show), The Goons (The Phantom Head Shaver of Brighton), The Navy Lark and Beryl Vertue's choice of Hancock's Half Hour: A Sunday Afternoon at Home.

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